To T. H. Huxley 15 September 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Huxley
I must just thank you for your three last Lectures which I have read with much interest (& have forwarded to J. Lubbock), & for your magnificent compliment to me.—2 I declare you will turn my head right round. You have given, as it seems to me, a capital account of the Cirripedes. I have been glad to read what you say on the value of the Group; & I daresay you are right; but how difficult, not to say impossible it is to classify the higher groups.3 Take the Crustacea & see what differences in opinion in the half-dozen best judges, without much difference in the facts they go on.
I am, also, particularly obliged for the Lecture on the Nerves: which has struck me as eminently curious & interesting; & all new to me.—4
I suppose you will soon set off for a Holiday or perhaps are gone,5 so I have marked this note not to be forwarded.— I hope Mrs Huxley & the wonderful Baby are well.—6
My dear Huxley | Yours very truly | C. Darwin
- 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: 137)
- Physical description
Thanks for three last lectures and the account of cirripedes.
Difficulty of classifying the higher groups.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2141,” accessed on 30 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2141