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To Henry Faulds   7 April 1880

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Faulds
Date:  7 Apr 1880
Classmark:  Faulds [1912?], pp. 22–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12564F

From Henry Faulds   16 February 1880


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.

Author:  Henry Faulds
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Feb 1880
Classmark:  UCL Library Services, Special Collections (GALTON/3/2/1/22, 23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12488
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1880 (2)