To T. H. Huxley 25 November 
Ilkley Wells House | Otley Yorkshire
My dear Huxley
I rejoice beyond measure at Lecture.1 I shall be at home in a fortnight, when I could send you splendid folio coloured drawings of Pigeons.2 Would this be in time? If not I think I could write to my servant & have them sent to you.— If I do not hear I shall understand that about 15 or 16 days will be in time.—
I have had a kind yet slashing letter against me from poor dear old Sedgwick, “who has laughed till his sides ached at my Book”3 Phillips is cautious but decidedly, I fear, hostile.—4
Hurrah for Lecture it is grand!
In Haste | C. Darwin
Rejoices over THH’s lecture ["On species and races, and their origin", 10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200] to be given at Royal Institution. Offers pigeon illustrations.
Adam Sedgwick has sent a "slashing" letter  about Origin.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Huxley, T. H.
- Sent from
- Source of text
- Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 74)
- Physical description
- constant varieties, races
- information, data, scientific description
- negative attitude/assessment
- negative self-criticism
- positive attitude/assessment
- reception of Darwinism
- species, speciation
- theory (including philosophy)
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2554,” accessed on 28 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2554