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Darwin Correspondence Project

From Henry Faulds   16 February 1880

The transcript of this letter is not yet available online.

Summary

Asks CD’s help in obtaining data on finger-prints – both of ancient impressions in pottery and of living men of all races. Suggests a comparative study with similar markings of lemuroid monkeys might yield results of value about man’s origin. Gives the practical utility of prints in identification in criminal and legal studies and investigations. Encloses a form.

Summary

Asks CD’s help in obtaining data on finger-prints – both of ancient impressions in pottery and of living men of all races. Suggests a comparative study with similar markings of lemuroid monkeys might yield results of value about man’s origin. Gives the practical utility of prints in identification in criminal and legal studies and investigations. Encloses a form.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12488
From
Henry Faulds
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Fukiji Hospital, Tokyo
Source of text
UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/22, 23)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12488,” accessed on 22 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-12488.xml

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