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From St G. J. Mivart   4 January 1872

7, North Bank, | N.W.

Janry. 4th 1872

My dear Sir

I herewith forward, by book post, a separate copy of my reply to Prof. Huxley’s criticism on the “Genesis of Species”—1 I had hoped to have been able to have sent you at the same time my reply to Mr Chauncey Wright but owing to an accident I must wait till April when I hope it will be out.2

Wishing you very sincerely a happy new year | I remain | My dear Sir | Yours very truly | St Geo Mivart

To | C. Darwin Esq


There are two copies of Mivart’s reply to Thomas Henry Huxley, published in the January 1872 issue of Contemporary Review (Mivart 1872a), in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL; one is an offprint, and the other has been torn from a copy of the Contemporary Review and is lightly annotated. Mivart also refers to his book criticising CD’s theory of natural selection, On the genesis of species (Mivart 1871a). Huxley’s criticism of Mivart was also published in Contemporary Review (T. H. Huxley 1871a).
Mivart published a reply to Chauncey Wright’s review of Genesis of species (Wright 1871a, Mivart 1871a) in the April 1872 issue of North American Review (Mivart 1872b).


Sends his reply to Huxley’s criticisms [Contemp. Rev. 19 (1872): 168–97].

Letter details

Letter no.
St George Jackson Mivart
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, North Bank, 7
Source of text
DAR 171: 197
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8143,” accessed on 23 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20