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From T. H. Huxley   3 January 1881

Janry 3. 1881

My dear Darwin

I have no doubt your Memorial which I return herewith will succeed—1

I am very sorry not to be able to pay you a visit just now but the necessity of Lecturing at 10 AM on Mondays keeps me prisoner between October & February2

I hope soon to have the Classification paper to send you3

With best wishes for 1881 to you & Mrs Darwin & all

Ever Yours | T H Huxley

Wife is getting a little better & consequently wants to wait on the whole family4

Footnotes

CD was circulating a memorial for a civil list pension for Alfred Russel Wallace; Huxley was the last person to sign (see Correspondence vol. 28, letter to T. H. Huxley, [29 December 1880]). For a transcription of a draft of the memorial, see Correspondence vol. 28, Appendix VI.
Huxley lectured on zoology at the Royal School of Mines at South Kensington.
CD had read a summary of Huxley’s lecture ‘On the application of the laws of evolution to the arrangement of the Vertebrata and more particularly of the Mammalia’ in The Times (T. H. Huxley 1880b; see Correspondence vol. 28, letter to T. H. Huxley, [29 December 1880]).
Henrietta Anne Huxley had been unwell since November (see Correspondence vol. 28, letter from T. H. Huxley, 14 November 1880).

Bibliography

Huxley, Thomas Henry. 1880b. On the application of the laws of evolution to the arrangement of the Vertebrata and more particularly of the Mammalia. [Read 14 December 1880.] Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London (1880): 649–61.

Summary

Returns [Wallace] memorial.

Hopes to be able to send classification paper soon. [See 12935.]

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12971
From
Thomas Henry Huxley
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 9: 202)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12971,” accessed on 2 March 2024, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-12971.xml

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