From T. H. Huxley [before 14 December 1860]1
P.S. I have just received your note & the inclosure from Asa Gray—2 How can you imagine there can be a doubt about the reply? Of course I shall be exceedingly glad to have it if it is good— I wish to see articles both for & against, so as to have it clearly understood that the Review is a ‘Champ libre’—3
Paying for it however is what I unfortunately do not see my way to at present— Until the circulation reaches 6 or 7 hundred we shall hardly be able to pay anything & even then I am afraid not much— But get us the article if you can & if your friend is the most rabid advocate you ever had so long as he argues the question scientifically & is’n’t abusive (beyond reason) I am quite sure Busk will agree with me on the propriety of inserting it4
My desire to have an anti-Darwinian article—is not so much because I want to see you criticised & because I want all the world to understand that it is not a party journal.
I return A. Grays note. Will he write for us?
Would be glad to have Chauncey Wright’s [Origin] review for the Natural History Review.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3022,” accessed on 29 March 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3022