Monday, March 28, 2016

Passport application


CTR's passport application for 1903 states that he is 5 foot 10.5 inches tall (generally reduced to 5.10 in subsequent applications), and that his hair color is grey-brown. The form is witnessed by A.E. Williamson.



9 comments:

roberto said...

1,55 meters

Bernhard Brabenec said...

He was 1,79 Meter. Russell was not a midget. Sorry Roberto

roberto said...

You are right Bernard Brabenec, Russell was 1,79. It was my fault. Thanks.

Just a note: I didn't call Russell, a midget. As a matter of fact, in my life I never called a person, midget, negro, etc.
A person is a person, stop.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

I'm certain Bernard does not know that "Midget" is usually viewed as a pejorative in the United States. It used to be a common, popular term for body-proportionate dwarfism. At 4 feet 10 inches, I am on the edge of "normal" and what used to be called "midget." I do not mind the term midget, but most Little People do.

Bernard wasn't suggesting that you called anyone by a pejorative. And I know you would not.

Semer said...

Blue eyes? I can't read it properly.

jerome said...

The original (for eyes) reads: Large hazel-blue.

Semer said...

By they way, do you happen to know Rutherford's eyes colour? I remember reading a newspaper article that stated they were grey and another one that they were hazel.

jerome said...

This probably does help much, but Rutherford's passport applications for 1910, 1913, 1920 and 1923 have all survived. They all say the color of his eyes is "dark".

Semer said...

Thanks :-)