To T. H. Huxley 3 February 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Huxley
Knowing how busy you are, it was a shame in me to trouble you; but you can form no idea how anxious I was about the flowing or sliding part; & I did not know that it was so difficult.—2 Many thanks for telling me what you can.3 Will not Tyndall experimentise upon broken ice in this horrid frost, & explain how two pieces of ice can freeze together,—4 I hope & daresay he has.—
I am sorry to hear of the “jolly row” with Owen;5 though I do not want to doubt that you are, as you once called yourself, as meek as a Dove—
With many thanks for your note, & most humble apologies for having bothered you | believe me | My dear Huxley | Ever yours | C. Darwin
Thanks THH for his response on glacial movement. Hopes Tyndall will experiment on broken ice and explain how two pieces of ice can freeze together.
Sorry to hear of THH’s row with Richard Owen.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Huxley, T. H.
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- Source of text
- Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 104)
- Physical description
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2045,” accessed on 27 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2045