RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1858. [Letter on zoological nomenclature]. In William Jardine ed. Memoirs of Hugh Edwin Strickland, M.A. London: John van Voorst, p. clxxv.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 1.2008. RN1

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Mr. Darwin, who afterwards took a prominent part in the discussions, and gave great assistance, writes—

"I have read carefully your laws and suggestions, and have been able to make only one or two unimportant notes. As far as my judgment goes, the laws appear very well digested and clearly written."1

1 Darwin here refers to a printed draft of a committee report to the British Association for the Advancement of Science 'to consider of the rules by which the Nomenclature of Zoology may be established on a uniform and permanent basis' which was published as Darwin et al. 1842.

The complete letter, dated 17 February [1842], along with detailed notes, is published in Correspondence vol. 2, p. 311.

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