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Darwin Correspondence Project

To subscribers to T. H. Huxley’s gift   [25 April 1873]1

(Private Circular)

The sum of £2150, subscribed by 18 of Prof. Huxley’s friends, was paid into his account on April 23rd. & 25th.2 On April 23rd., Mr. Darwin wrote to inform Prof Huxley of the fact, & he has this morning received an answer, of which the enclosed is a copy.3 As 17 copies could not be made within a sufficiently short time, Mr. Darwin begs the recipient to forward this letter & this circular to the person whose name stands next on the subjoined list—4


The date is established by the relationship between this letter, the letter from T. H. Huxley, 24 April 1873, and the letter to T. H. Huxley, 25 April 1873.
See letters to T. H. Huxley, 23 April 1873 and 25 April 1873.
A copy of the letter from T. H. Huxley, 24 April 1873, was enclosed with the circular. Aside from minor changes in punctuation, the copy is complete and accurate; it is in DAR 99: 69–70.
The enclosure has not been found but for CD’s rough copy of the list of contributors, see Appendix V. The contributors were William George Armstrong, William Bowman, George Busk, CD, Erasmus Alvey Darwin, John Evans, Thomas Henry Farrer, William Henry Flower, Thomas Archer Hirst, Joseph Dalton Hooker, Henry Bence Jones, John Lubbock, Charles Lyell, James Paget, Herbert Spencer, William Spottiswoode, John Tyndall, and Joseph Whitworth.


A circular letter forwarding to subscribers a copy of Huxley’s letter of thanks [8873].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Subscribers to T. H. Huxley gift
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 99: 71
Physical description
1p, encl 4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8876,” accessed on 28 October 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21