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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1873]1

My dear Darwin

I send you by book-post a copy of M. Arnolds “Literature & dogma” which he has forwarded to me for you—2 He told me the other day that he should not send the book directly to you, as he particularly wanted not to trouble you to write an acknowledgement

I hope you are thriving in these beastly East winds I am travelling between the two stations of Dyspepsia & health thus:

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With best regards to Mrs Darwin | Ever | Yours faithfully | T. H. Huxley

I am in great hopes we shall secure the Presidential Chair of R. S. for Hooker—but of course that is between ourselves3

Footnotes

The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to Matthew Arnold, 9 February [1873].
Matthew Arnold’s Literature & dogma (Arnold 1873) was published in early February (Publishers’ Circular, 17 February 1873, p. 114).
Joseph Dalton Hooker was elected president of the Royal Society of London in 1873 (ODNB).

Summary

Forwards Matthew Arnold’s Literature and dogma [1873].

Hopes they can secure Hooker for President of Royal Society.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8761
From
Thomas Henry Huxley
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 166: 328
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8761,” accessed on 23 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8761

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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