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 2 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2141