To T. H. Huxley 1 April 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Huxley
I return the 3 pamphlets by this post.— The Duke is very liberal & highly complimentary to me, but I do not think much of his argument—2 Curious case of absence of organic remains is that of India, as described by Oldham.—3
I was extremely glad to see your notice in Athenæum.4 It seemed to me very well done, but almost too civil. It is a good joke, that since Owen attacked me, I do not feel at all a good monitor, & feel more inclined to clap anyone on the back, then to cry hold hard!—5 I wonder whether he will answer you.—6 Oh Lord what a thorn you must be in the poor dear man’s side.—
Ever yours | C. Darwin
We shd. be very glad sometime to hear how Mrs. Huxley goes on.—7
Does not think much of the arguments of the Duke [of Argyll], though liberal and complimentary to himself.
THH’s Athenæum letter ["Man and the apes", 30 Mar 1861, p. 433] almost too civil. What a thorn THH must be to Owen.
- Letter no.
- Charles Robert Darwin
- Thomas Henry Huxley
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- Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 162)
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