From T. H. Huxley 15 January 1865
26 Abbey Place
Jany 15. 1865
My dear Darwin
Many thanks for Deslongchamps paper which I do not possess.1
I received another important publication yesterday morning in the shape of a small but hearty son,2 who came to light a little before six— The wife3 is getting on capitally and we are both greatly rejoiced at having another boy as your godson ran great risks of being spoiled by a harem of sisters4
I hope this will be the last for I really cannot afford any more—boys or girls5
The leader in the ‘Reader’ is mine & I am glad you liked it6—the more so as it has got me into trouble with some of my friends— However the revolution that is going on is not to be made with rose water
I wish if anything occurs to you that would improve the scientific part of the Reader you would let me know as I am, in great measure, responsible for it—7
I am sorry not to have a better account of your health—8
With kind remembrances to Mrs Darwin9 & the rest of your circle
Ever Yours faithy | T H Huxley
Thanks for [E. Eudes?] Deslongchamps’ paper.
Henry Huxley born.
Leader in Reader [4 (1864): 821] is by THH. It has got him into trouble with some of his friends.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4745,” accessed on 28 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4745