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From T. H. Huxley   [before 3 October 1857]



On classification and possibilities of a scientific morphology and zoology. CD’s "pedigree business" is important for physiology but has nothing to do with pure zoology any more than human pedigree has to do with the census. Zoological classification is a census of the animal world.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 3 Oct 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 205.5: 218
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2144

To T. H. Huxley   3 October [1857]


Thinks naturalists look for something further than Cuvier’s view of classification. Poses a theoretical problem on the classification of the races of man to prove that a genealogical system is best.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Oct [1857]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 139)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2150
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