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From G. G. Stokes to T. H. Huxley   5 December 1864

Lensfield Cottage Cambridge

5th Decr. 1864

Dear Huxley,

There was one expression in my last1 which is not perhaps rigorously exact. Instead of saying “declining to honour it with the Copley Medal of the Royal Society” I should have said simply “not honouring it with the Copley Medal of the Royal Society”2   For declining implies having been asked, and there was no asking in the present case.

Yours very truly | G. G. Stokes

Summary

Wishes to correct an expression in his last letter which is "perhaps not rigorously exact": he should not have said "declining to honour it [the Origin] with the Copley Medal" but simply "not honouring it with the Copley medal". "Declining implies having been asked and there was no asking in the present case."

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4701
From
George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
To
Thomas Henry Huxley
Sent from
Cambridge
Source of text
DAR 99: 76
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4701,” accessed on 25 August 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4701

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12

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