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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. H. Huxley   20 July 1868

July 20th | 1868

My dear Darwin

Kühne, Professor of Physiology,1 (and a monstrous clever fellow) has just been to see me, and he wants to know whether there is any possibility of his paying his devotions at the Shrine of Dr. Darwin.

I have told him that that great Saint though always kind to worshippers is not always in a condition to be worshipped— In fact that the best incense occasionally gives him a sick headache

However I promised to make inquiries & let Kühne know

Tell me what I shall say, if you do not care to see him— If you do his address is 37 Baker St,—unless you prefer to retain me as medium


T H Huxley


Prof. Kühne would like to visit CD.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 221.4: 254
Physical description
ALS 4pp (photocopy)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6283,” accessed on 31 January 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16