Charles Spearman, 1863-1945

@article{Thomson1947CharlesS1,
  title={Charles Spearman, 1863-1945},
  author={Godfrey H. Thomson},
  journal={Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  year={1947},
  volume={5},
  pages={373 - 385}
}
  • G. Thomson
  • Published 1 February 1947
  • History
  • Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society
Charles Spearman was born in London on 10 September 1863, and died there on 17 September 1945. He was survived by Mrs Spearman and their daughters; But their only son was killed in Crete in 1941. Even in his schooldays, he has told us, he was ambitious to follow an academic career. But, yielding to ‘the mouthful delusion that life is long’, he tried first a spell in the army as a regular officer of Engineers, went through the Burma campaign of that time, and then, mourning the lost years and… 

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