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From T. HHuxley   20 February 1863

The Athenæum

My dear Darwin

I am glad you have received the monkey book and I shall be right glad of criticisms by & bye if you have any time to spare for them—1

I am ashamed not to have answered your former letter but I fell ill on the Tuesday after you were with us—spent a day or so in bed and have not got right yet2

As soon as I am square again I will look up the fish business3

Ever | Yours faithfully | T H Huxley

Feb. 20th 1863

Footnotes

See letter to T. HHuxley, 18 [February 1863]. The reference is to Huxley’s Evidence as to man’s place in nature (T. HHuxley 1863b). CD stated his opinion on T. HHuxley 1863b in his letter to Huxley of 26 [February 1863].
Huxley refers to CD’s letter of 16 February [1863]. CD visited Huxley on 8 February, during his stay in London (see letter to T. H. Huxley, [8 February 1863]).
CD had consulted Huxley on the anatomy of fish fins, a subject which formed part of his researches on polydactylism (see letters to T. H. Huxley, [8 February 1863] and 16 February [1863], and letter to J. J. Briggs, 2 February [1863] and nn. 1 and 3).

Summary

Has not answered CD’s former letters. Has been ill. Will look up fish business as soon as he is square again.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4001
From
Thomas Henry Huxley
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Athenaeum Club
Source of text
DAR 166: 297
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4001,” accessed on 20 October 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4001.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 11

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