[Ads-l] Possible precursor to Huxley (1885) on witnesses as liars, experts

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Sun Mar 13 16:00:29 UTC 2022

As previously noted:

"Talked politics, scandal, and the three classes of witnesses—liars, d—d liars, and experts. Huxley gave account of civil list pension."

Huxley, Leonard, The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley (2 vols), London: Macmillan 1900, Vol. I, pp. 255, 257–258.

An earlier book, in many editions (here using hathitrust from 1881) discussed “classes of witnesses” including “the lying witness” and “the expert witness,” “Experts of every variety have pet crochets, theories, and systems….” P. 73,

Hints on advocacy, intended for practitioners in civil and criminal courts :
with suggestions as to opening a case, examination-in-chief, cross-examination, re-examination, reply, conduct of a prosecution and of a defense, etc., and illustrative cases /
by Richard Harris.
Main Author:
Harris, Richard, 1833-1906.<https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Search/Home?lookfor=%22Harris,%20Richard,%201833-1906.%22&type=author&inst=>
Related Names:
Murfree, William Law 1817-1892.<https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Search/Home?lookfor=%22Murfree,%20William%20Law%22&type=author&inst=>
St. Louis, Mo. : W.H. Stevenson, 1881.
2d American from the 4th English ed. Rev. and enl. /


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