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Thomas Huxley

Thomas Huxley

A carte-de-visite portrait of the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895).

Huxley developed an interest in natural history while serving as assistant surgeon on an expedition to Australia (1846-1850). He subsequently became a staunch supporter of Darwinism. In his essays on philosophy and theology Huxley coined the term ‘agnostic’ to describe his own religious opinions.

Photographed by Elliott and Fry, 55 Baker Street, London.


Code: 124356
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