Rare Book & Manuscript Library

G. Udny Yule papers, 1899-1949

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1404
Bib ID 4078550 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Yule, G. Udny (George Udny), 1871-1951
Title G. Udny Yule papers, 1899-1949
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.



Selected items cataloged; remainder arranged.



Correspondence, manuscripts, memorabilia, and printed material by and about George Udny Yule, English statistician. 17 letters are from Yule to John Wishart, who took over his chair in mathematical statistics at Cambridge University in 1931, with carbons of his letters from Wishart, and 2 letters from Sir Frank Leonard Engledow to Wishart concerning Yule. Letters in the late 1940's are of a more personal nature, because of his early retirement for health reasons. He was a man of many interests, seen in his manuscript poem, his early printed article for the Royal Statistical Society, and the various memorabilia

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); G. Udny Yule papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. Harold Hotelling, 1985.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Processed 06/20/88.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.


Heading "CUL Archives:"
"CUL Collections:"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Mathematical statistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Statisticians -- England -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical sketch

George Udny Yule (C.B.E., 1918; F.R.S., 1921; M.A., University Lecturer and Reader in Statistics, Cambridge, 1912-1931; Fellow of St. John's College, Assistant Professor Applied Mathematics, 1897-1899; City and Guilds of London Institute, 1899-1912; Newmarch Lecturer in Statistics, University College of London, 1902-1909, Fellow in 1926; President, Honorary Vice President, Royal Statistical Society of London; Fellow and sometime member FRAI.