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Darwin Correspondence Project

To T. H. Huxley   [9 December 1859]1

[London]

Friday

My dear Huxley

At your leisure return enclosed in blank envelope to Down. I am off home—

Farewell my good and dear general agent. | C. D.

Do not forget when you write to Köllicker2 to say a word about the Translation, it would do good service to the subject.3 It will be God’s blessing if I do not become the most conceited man in all England.

Footnotes

Dated on the assumption that CD was writing from his brother’s house, where he stayed for two days en route to Down. He left Ilkley on 7 December and arrived in Down on 9 December 1859 (‘Journal’; Appendix II).
Rudolf Albert von Kölliker was professor of comparative anatomy in Würzburg. CD sent him a copy of the second edition of Origin in April 1860 (see Correspondence vol. 8, letter to John Murray,9April [1860]). CD had formerly presented Kölliker with a copy of Living Cirripedia (1854) (see Correspondence vol. 5, letters to T. H. Huxley, 2 September [1854] and 13 September [1854]).
For the negotiations concerning a German translation of Origin, see Correspondence vol. 8, letters to T. H. Huxley, 2 [February 1860] and 4 February [1860], and to H. G. Bronn, 4 February [1860].

Summary

Sends enclosure [unspecified].

Reminds THH to mention [German] translation [of Origin] when he writes to R. A. von Kölliker.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-2574
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
Thomas Henry Huxley
Sent from
London
Source of text
DAR 145: 189
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2574,” accessed on 19 June 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2574

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7

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