From T. H. Huxley 18 December 1868
Geological Survey of England and Wales
My dear Darwin
It’s lucky this letter contains no secrets for I opened it & read it without looking at the outside—as it came enclosed with other matters—1
Schleicher is a great loss—2
Ever yours | T H Huxley
Dec 18th 1868
Haeckel evidently thinks that a grateful country has knighted you
Sends letter [from Haeckel?] opened by mistake.
August Schleicher a great loss.