Hereditary Genius

photo of GaltonOn 27 November 1869, Francis Galton published Hereditary Genius, which purports to be the first statistical study of creative and intellectual eminence. Image: Sir Francis Galton, probably taken in the 1850s or early 1860s (labeled as "middle life" in source). This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


Rebecca N. Mitchell, “Francis Galton’s Hereditary Genius, 1869 & 1892″

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27 Nov 1869

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