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To John Tyndall   25 April [1873]1

April 25—


My dear Tyndall

Is not this a charming letter?2

Ought the circular & copy to be sent to Lady Millicent Jones? I shd. doubt it under present circumstance; but you will know by far best.— If it is sent perhaps it had better go to her last.3

I am so happy about the whole affair.

In Haste | Ever yours | C. Darwin

Poor dear Sir C. Lyell sent in this morning an additional 50£.4


The year is established by the reference to the circular sent regarding the subscription for Thomas Henry Huxley (see n. 2, below).
Millicent Bence Jones was the widow of Henry Bence Jones, a subscriber to the Huxley fund. Bence Jones had died on 20 April 1873 (ODNB).
See letter to Charles Lyell, [25 April 1873] and nn. 2 and 3, and Appendix V.


Sends Huxley’s "charming letter". Asks whether it should be sent to Lady Millicent Jones. CD is "so happy about the whole affair".

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Tyndall
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Source of text
DAR 261.8: 16 (EH 88205954)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8877,” accessed on 26 March 2019,

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