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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Huxley   1 June 1865

Museum of Practical Geology

June 1 | 1865

My dear Darwin

Your M.S reached me safely last evening—1

I could not refrain from glancing over it on the spot and I perceive I shall have to put on my sharpest spectacles & best considering cap—

I shall not write till I have thought well on the whole subject2

Ever Yours | T H Huxley

Footnotes

Huxley refers to CD’s manuscript of the section on pangenesis for Variation (see letter to T. H. Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n. 4).
No letter from Huxley commenting on CD’s manuscript has been found, but see the letter to T. H. Huxley, 12 July [1865], for CD’s response to Huxley’s critique.

Bibliography

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Summary

MS arrived. Has glanced at it and sees he must put on his sharpest spectacles and best considering cap.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-4845
From
Thomas Henry Huxley
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Museum of Practical Geology
Source of text
DAR 166: 308
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4845,” accessed on 19 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-4845.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13

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