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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Huxley   2 July 1878

July 2. 1878

South Kensington

My dear Darwin

My friend Marsh of Yale is over here & wants badly to see you1

He is a right good fellow & just the sort of man you would like— So if you are well enough to be bothered with strangers I put in a plea for him

His address is Palace Hotel, Buckingham Gate

I am just back from Margate. Madge is slowly mending & I begin to hope we are safe from the after consequence of diphtheria—2 I trust we shall all be together again on Sunday week

Don’t answer this | Ever | Yours very faithfully | T H Huxley


Othniel Charles Marsh, professor of palaeontology at Yale University, visited Europe in the summer of 1878; Marsh had first met Huxley in 1862 (Schuchert 1938, pp. 19 and 32).
Huxley’s daughter Marian was recuperating after a dangerous bout of diphtheria (see letter from T. H. Huxley, 8 June 1878).


Othniel Marsh of Yale would like to visit CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
South Kensington
Source of text
DAR 166: 350
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11582,” accessed on 9 March 2021,