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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
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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.
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History / Biographical Note
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.