To T. H. Huxley 6 January 1875
Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.
My dear Huxley
I have just received the Academy & read with absolute delight your article. What a man you are: I am convinced that all the writers in England could not have written such an article. How grandly you have defended me from the charge of duplicity. You have also greatly honoured George.1 You have indeed been a true friend to me.
Yours affectly. | Ch Darwin
Though contrary to your advice, I cannot make up my mind not to write to Mr Mivart & tell him with the utmost plainness what I think of his conduct.2 There will then be no doubt, if we ever meet, that I shall cut him dead.—
What will his feelings be when he reads your article! I wish the Bishop was alive.—3
Thanks THH for his article in the Academy and his defence of CD and G. H. Darwin against Mivart. Still thinks he should write plainly to Mivart.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Huxley, T. H.
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- Source of text
- Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 313)
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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9804,” accessed on 23 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9804