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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-4845

From T. H. Huxley   1 June 1865

Museum of Practical Geology

June 1 | 1865

My dear Darwin

Your M.S reached me safely last evening—1

I could not refrain from glancing over it on the spot and I perceive I shall have to put on my sharpest spectacles & best considering cap—

I shall not write till I have thought well on the whole subject2

Ever Yours | T H Huxley

Footnotes

1
Huxley refers to CD’s manuscript of the section on pangenesis for Variation (see letter to T. H. Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n. 4).
2
No letter from Huxley commenting on CD’s manuscript has been found, but see the letter to T. H. Huxley, 12 July [1865], for CD’s response to Huxley’s critique.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4845
From
Huxley, T. H.
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Museum of Practical Geology
Source of text
DAR 166: 308
Physical description
1p

Summary

MS arrived. Has glanced at it and sees he must put on his sharpest spectacles and best considering cap.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4845,” accessed on 6 May 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4845

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