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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From T. H. Huxley   3 February 1880

Summary

Has read Butler’s letter and CD’s draft reply and Litchfield’s letter. Has no hesitation in saying CD should take no notice. Litchfield’s advice is judicious.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb 1880
Classmark:  DAR 92: B82–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12457

From T. H. Huxley   10 May 1880

Summary

Hopes CD does not think his faith in natural selection is weak because he omitted mention of it in his lecture.

Is working on dogs. They will make a case for "Darwinismus".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 352
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12603

From T. H. Huxley   14 November 1880

Summary

Will support the petition for a pension for Wallace.

CD’s paragraph [about Wyville Thomson, see 12796] was so good that if he had written it he would have sent it to the printer, but [for CD] it is best to refrain.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 353
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12815

From T. H. Huxley   7 December 1880

Summary

THH will be at Kensington.

He has been so busy that he has let the Wallace business stand over.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 354
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12895

From T. H. Huxley   11 December 1880

Summary

Sends draft of the Wallace memorial.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 355
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12906

From T. H. Huxley   28 December 1880

Summary

Sees no use in a deputation. Suggests CD send the memorial with a letter.

Family news.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Dec 1880
Classmark:  DAR 166: 356
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12949

From T. H. Huxley   3 January 1881

Summary

Returns [Wallace] memorial.

Hopes to be able to send classification paper soon. [See 12935.]

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 9: 202)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12971

From T. H. Huxley   24 January 1881

Summary

Has signed William Darwin’s certificate of nomination to Geological Society.

Gives details of his Fisheries appointment.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 9: 205)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13025

From T. H. Huxley   6 March 1881

Summary

Astonished by Rich’s act. Has written to him.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 9: 209)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13074

From T. H. Huxley   28 June 1881

Summary

Has heard from Haeckel the story of refusal [by Humboldt fund] of Berlin Academy to support him because he was supporter of Darwin. R. Virchow has been so unfair to Haeckel that THH is inclined to think it is a true account. But obtaining the funds in England is extremely difficult.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 9: 211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13223

From T. H. Huxley   12 September 1881

Summary

Hopes Anthony Rich will keep to his intention of leaving his fortune to CD, despite CD’s increased wealth.

His BAAS address at York in Nature ["The rise and progress of palaeontology" 24 (1881): 452–5].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 9: 215)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13348
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