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Darwin Correspondence Project

Henry Hoyle Howorth


Portuguese-born English lawyer and politician. Conservative MP for South Salford, 1886–1900. Best known for courting controversy as a writer of political letters and historical treatises; also wrote extensively on ethnology. Wrote books arguing that violent floodwaters rather than glaciers were agents of geological change. FRS 1893.


The Times, 17 July 1923, p. 14.