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*Jacques BERTILLON (1851-1922) statistician. L.A.S., Paris 7 March 1883, to his dear boss [Edmond About] ; 4 pages in-8 (mourning).

He sends him a statistical work on divorce, and a dissertation on the problem of calculating probabilities, and provides arguments for succeeding his father as head of the demographic statistics service: "1° I have been dealing with statistics for a long time [...] 2° I deal with it passionately. I am the director and owner (what a property!) of a journal called Annales de démographie, which is in its 7th year of existence. I do this out of pure zeal for science [...] 3° I have been teaching statistics for two years at the School of Anthropology [...] 4° Finally, it should be recalled that I am an active member of the Statistical Commission and that I am the author of the Preface to the Yearbook currently in press...".
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*Jacques BERTILLON (1851-1922) statistician. L.A.S., Paris 7 March 1883, to his dear boss [Edmond About] ; 4 pages in-8 (mourning).

He sends him a statistical work on divorce, and a dissertation on the problem of calculating probabilities, and provides arguments for succeeding his father as head of the demographic statistics service: "1° I have been dealing with statistics for a long time [...] 2° I deal with it passionately. I am the director and owner (what a property!) of a journal called Annales de démographie, which is in its 7th year of existence. I do this out of pure zeal for science [...] 3° I have been teaching statistics for two years at the School of Anthropology [...] 4° Finally, it should be recalled that I am an active member of the Statistical Commission and that I am the author of the Preface to the Yearbook currently in press...".

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France - 75016 Paris