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A Diagram of Heredity

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Cutting from Nature, Vol 57 No. 1464, (1898), p. 293. Galton's letter to the editor titled "A Diagram of Heredity", in which Galton introduces his diagram illustrating the law of heredity, based on a diagram by A J Meston which appeared in the Horseman, 28 Dec 1897.

The clipping has been annotated by Karl Pearson: "Reproduce this diagram for slip 3 of Galton's life".



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