Expresses his strong opinion that Huxley's paper ["Agamic reproduction and morphology of Aphis", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 22 (1858): 193–220, 221–36] should be published.
Down Bromley Kent
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Dear Sir | Yours faithfully | Ch. Darwin
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- f1 2247.f1George Busk was the under-secretary of the Linnean Society in 1858.
- f2 2247.f2Dated by the reference to T. H. Huxley 1858 (see n. 3, below).
- f3 2247.f3Thomas Henry Huxley had read the first part of a paper on parthenogenesis in aphids at a meeting of the Linnean Society on 5 November 1857 (see Correspondence vol. 6, letter to T. H. Huxley, [before 12 November 1857]). The second part, a detailed anatomical study of embryogenesis in aphids, had been read at a meeting on 21 January 1858. The paper was published in the society's Transactions (T. H. Huxley 1858).