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Darwin Correspondence Project

From T. HHuxley   13 November 1868

26 Abbey Place

Novb 13th 1868

My dear Darwin

You are always the bienvenue & we shall be right glad to see you on Sunday morning—

We breakfast at 8.30 & the decks are clear before nine— I would offer you breakfast but I know it does not suit you to come out unfed; & besides you would abuse the opportunity to demoralize Harry1

Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley


Huxley refers to his youngest son, Henry Huxley, who was a favourite of CD’s (see letter from T. HHuxley, 12 September 1868, n. 3).


CD is welcome to come for breakfast on Sunday.

Letter details

Letter no.
Thomas Henry Huxley
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Abbey Place, 26
Source of text
DAR 166: 315
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6460,” accessed on 20 October 2020,

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