From T. H. Huxley 11 November 1866
26 Abbey Place
Novr. 11th. 1866
My dear Darwin
I thank you for the New Edition of the ‘Origin’1 & congratulate you on having done with it for a while—so as to be able to go on to that book of a portion of which I had a glimpse years ago—2
I hear good account of your health—indeed the last was that you were so rampageous you meant to come to London & have a spree among its dissipations3
May that be true—
I am in the thick of my work & have only had time to glance at your ‘Historical sketch’—
What an unmerciful basting you give “Our Mutual friend”— I did not know he had put forward any claim!4 And even now that I read it black & white, I can hardly believe it—
I am glad to hear from Spencer that you are on the right (that is my) side in the Jamaica business— But it is wonderful how people who commonly act together are divided about it—5
My wife joins with me in kindest wishes to Mrs Darwin6 & yourself | Ever yours truly | T H Huxley
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State of the Family!7
You will soon receive an Elementary Physiology book—not for your reading but for Miss Darwin’s—8 Were you not charmed with Haeckel?9
Thanks for 4th ed. of Origin.
What a basting CD gives "our mutual friend" [Owen].
Glad he argrees with THH on Jamaica affair [Gov. Eyre and the "rebellion"].
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5275,” accessed on 22 January 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5275