To T. H. Huxley 10 November 1
My dear Huxley
I have been very glad to receive the circular today about the Review—a grand set of names as Editors!—2 I have sent in my name, of course, as subscriber.—3 But I write today merely just to say (as I know full well that we have had your sympathy & that your own great sorrow has not shut up your heart for others’ sorrows)4 that my girl is well enough to be carried home today. Nevertheless I fear the Doctors think her health very precarious, there is great torpor in the mesentery.
Reading over the Prospectus it has occurred to me as just worth your consideration whether you would not offer to give your correspondents information, as far as lies in your power on any point which they may wish to investigate.—5 Many a country man has no power of ascertaining whether any subject has been investigated.— I feel this from being in this predicament myself & having had to write to lots of people to know whether a certain point (action of C. of Ammonia on sap of living plants) has been observed.—
Ever | My dear Huxley | Yours most truly | C. Darwin
On the prospectus of Natural History Review. Suggests it might offer information on whether subjects that correspondents may wish to investigate have been done already.
Henrietta still very seriously ill.
- 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: 143)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2979,” accessed on 17 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-2979