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R.A. Fisher’s letters to Nicolette, 1929

(Ruth) Eileen Guinness was only 17 when she married the much older Fisher on the 26th April, 1917. They were introduced by her older sister, Annie Geraldine, a friend of Fisher’s who he called Gudruna. Fisher liked to give those close to him pet names – hence ‘Gudruna.’ He bestowed Eileen with the name of […]

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Fisher’s cuttings book

Scrapbooks are a personal thing – the place where you keep things that interest or amuse you, of which you are proud or which you have found touching. On examining Fisher’s cuttings book more closely for an exhibition in late 2019, we discovered some important correspondence as well as mementos of his career and family. […]

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Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962) Statistician and geneticist.

A statistician, biologist and geneticist, R.A. Fisher was born in England on the 17th of February 1890. Fisher had a highly successful career for which he became known as “the father of modern statistics” as well as “the greatest biologist since Darwin.” During his lifetime he founded over a dozen theories and methods relating to […]

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