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Letter 2469A

Lyell, Charles to Huxley, T. H.

17 June 1859

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    Extended discussion of their respective difficulties with the definition and status of species and with the extent to which the theory of transmutation may be applied.

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    Has rediscovered S. S. Haldeman's 1844 paper defending the transmutation theory with great skill.

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    Asks for reference to Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire's first enunciation of the progressive development and transmutation theory.

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