Correspondence of James Waldo Fawcett [manuscript], 1925-1928.

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Correspondence of James Waldo Fawcett [manuscript], 1925-1928.

Fawcett sent over 100 questionnaires to eminent people in a "study of the principle of heredity." He was interested in the influence of the number of siblings, parental age, birth order and inherited traits. Correspondents include Albert Payson Terhune, Franz Boas, Geraldine Farrar, Robert Underwood Johnson, Daniel Chester French, Anson Phelps Stokes, Jane Addams, Sinclair Lewis, Hamlin Garland, Theodore Dreiser, James Branch Cabell, Thomas Alva Edison, Walter Lippmann, Upton Beall Sinclair, Eugene Victor Debs, William Allen White, Louis Untermeyer, Van Wyck Brooks, Walter Prichard Eaton, and Don Marquis. For a complete list, see control folder. There are two copies of another questionnaire on civilization and culture. One is partially filled out by an unknown hand. A second may have been signed by Franz Boas.

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