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From T. H. Huxley   5 June 1875

Summary

Playfair "disgusted at our pronunciamentos against the Bill". Burdon Sanderson and William Sharpey agreed to it. THH feels he must serve on Vivisection Commission.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10010

To T. H. Huxley   23 October [1875]

Summary

Thanks for THH’s essay on species [article for an American encyclopedia].

Will probably never again write on large and general subjects; will keep to easier specific ones such as insectivorous and climbing plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Oct [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 320)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10214

From T. H. Huxley   30 October 1875

Summary

Encloses an invitation to give evidence to Vivisection Commission. Satisfied with way things were going, but E. E. Klein’s evidence that he is utterly indifferent to pain of animals has done great mischief.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 351, DAR 166: 343
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10234

To T. H. Huxley   1 November [1875]

Summary

Astonished and disgusted at Klein’s evidence. No doubt there will be severe and vicious legislation against physiology. Will give evidence before Commission.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 322)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10235

From T. H. Huxley   2 November 1875

Summary

Arrangements for CD’s appearance before Vivisection Commission.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Nov 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 344
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10236

To T. H. Huxley   12 November [1875]

Summary

Thanks for Elementary biology [1875]. Wishes he had had a course like it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Nov [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 324)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10256

To T. H. Huxley   10 December [1875]

Summary

Is coming to London. Will call on THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Dec [1875]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Medicine and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 325)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10292

From T. H. Huxley   3 April 1876

Summary

A Dr Sarazin offers services as translator.

Will read CD’s letter about Robert Swinhoe to Royal Society Council and see what can be done for him.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 345
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10438

From T. H. Huxley   19 November 1876

Summary

Agrees with CD that Charles Voysey’s "Protest" would not do any good.

Has less sympathy with half-hearted sentimental school than with thorough-going orthodoxy. On theological dogmas, benevolence of the Creator.

[Encloses copy of his letter to Voysey.]

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1876
Classmark:  DAR 166: 346–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10679

To T. H. Huxley   19 November [1877]

Summary

Deeply grateful for THH’s tribute to him at conferring of LL.D. at Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  19 Nov [1877]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 328)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11240

From T. H. Huxley   21 November 1877

Summary

He said nothing in his tribute to CD that was not strictly accurate. Has written out a version as well as he can recollect it and will send CD a copy.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Nov 1877
Classmark:  DAR 166: 348
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11244

From T. H. Huxley   8 June 1878

Summary

Sends article on "Evolution" [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed.]. CD will be interested in Lamarck’s opinions in 1794.

Is working on crayfish and their distribution.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 June 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 349
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11546

To T. H. Huxley   11 June [1878]

Summary

Thanks for evolution article; would like to know what made Lamarck "change his front" so completely.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 June [1878]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 331)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11550

From T. H. Huxley   2 July 1878

Summary

Othniel Marsh of Yale would like to visit CD.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1878
Classmark:  DAR 166: 350
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11582

To T. H. Huxley   11 August [1878]

Summary

CD’s election to Botany Section of French Academy amuses him, because he "doesn’t know the characters of a single natural order!".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Aug [1878]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 326)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11651

From T. H. Huxley   28 December 1878

Summary

Describes Anthony Rich, whom he has visited.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1878
Classmark:  DAR 210.12: 8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11808

To T. H. Huxley   29 December 1878

Summary

About Anthony Rich, who has decided to leave his fortune to CD [and later also to make a bequest to THH]. CD’s account of what he wrote to Rich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  29 Dec 1878
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 329)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11809

To T. H. Huxley   18 January 1879

Summary

Has read Hume with great pleasure, but found parts very stiff reading.

George Darwin has visited Anthony Rich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  18 Jan 1879
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 333)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11834

To T. H. Huxley   19 April 1879

Summary

Thanks for Haeckel’s Freedom in science and teaching [1879], with preface by THH.

Enjoyed rap on knuckles THH gives Rudolf Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  19 Apr 1879
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 335)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12003

To T. H. Huxley   2 February 1880

Summary

Asks THH to advise him about a response to Samuel Butler’s attack accusing CD of dishonesty. Quotes the advice of others but will do what THH advises.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  2 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 336)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12451
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