Mr Gun1 has set himself to carry forward the fascinating subject which Galton invented—the collection of hereditary titbits connecting the famous and the moderately famous—quite a different subject from the scientific compilation of complete family trees of definitely determinable characteristics such as blue eyes, round heads, six toes, and the like. His method, like Galton’s, is to take in turn each of a number of distinguished ‘connections’ and to exhibit to us what a surprising number of celebrities are some sort of a cousin to one another.
KeywordsSeventeenth Century Economic History Present Writer Economic Society Determinable Characteristic
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