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From John Tyndall   9 April [1873]1

Royal Institution of Great Britain

9th April

My dear Darwin

You have stolen a march upon me, but I am content. Our excellent friend Spottiswoode & his sweet wife were here yesterday.2 I told him all about our meeting & that we had made a shot at him for £100— He was delighted. It was a capital stroke of work yesterday: and I feel more and more confident, considering the perfectly brotherly spirit of the transaction that Huxley will raise no permanent objection to it.3

I wrote to Armstrong4 yesterday.

I also saw Bence Jones.5 He gave me (without asking) a cheque for fifty pounds | Yours ever | John Tyndall

CD annotations

Top of letter: ‘Hooker | [Leonard | Chester]pencil circled pencil

Footnotes

The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to John Tyndall, 8 April [1873].
See letter to John Tyndall, 8 April [1873]. Tyndall refers to William and Eliza Taylor Spottiswoode.
The subscription for Thomas Henry Huxley was raised among personal friends only (see letter to William Spottiswoode, [8 April 1873].
William George Armstrong.
Henry Bence Jones.

Summary

Is convinced that the "brotherly spirit of the transaction" will cause Huxley not to raise objections.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8852
From
John Tyndall
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Royal Institution
Source of text
DAR 106: C11
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8852,” accessed on 25 April 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8852

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

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