From Thomas Henry Huxley 16 January 1864
My dear Darwin
I have had no news of you for a long time but I earnestly hope you are better—
Have you any objection to put your name to Flower’s certificate for the Royal Society herewith inclosed?1
It will please him much if you will; & I go bail for his being a thoroughly good man in all senses of the word—which as you know is more than I would say for everybody.
Don’t write any reply; but Mrs. Darwin perhaps will do me the kindness to send the thing on to Lyell2 as per inclosed envelope— I will write him a note about it—
We are all well barring customary colds & various forms of infantile pip— As for myself I am flourishing like a green bay tree (appropriate comparison Soapy Sam would observe)3 in consequence of having utterly renounced societies & society since October—
I have been working like a horse however & shall work ‘horser’ as my College Lectures begin in February4
Tout à vous | T H Huxley
Jan 16th. 1864
Asks CD to sign certificate nominating Flower for Royal Society.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4388,” accessed on 24 April 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4388