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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-9813

To T. H. Huxley   [after 12 January 1875]1

P.S. As I thought it would be most disagreeable to meet Mr. Mivart in London, without a clear understanding of the terms on which we are to stand, I have written him a formal letter, stating his grave offences, and saying that I should never hold any communication with him for the future, and signing “your obedient servant”2

Footnotes

1
The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to St G. J. Mivart, 12 January 1875.
2
CD had written to St George Jackson Mivart about an article Mivart had written in the course of which Mivart claimed that George Howard Darwin’s views condoned immorality; see the letter to St G. J. Mivart, 12 January 1875.

Summary

CD has written to Mivart to say that he will never hold any communication with him in future.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9813
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Huxley, T. H.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
DAR 145: 276
Physical description
1p inc

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9813,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-9813

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