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To T. H. Huxley   [11 or 18 May 1871]

Summary

Asks for a ticket for THH’s lecture at the Royal Institution for WED. With ED’s and HED’s forgeries of CD’s signature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [11 or 18] May 1871
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541F

From T. H. Huxley   20 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for new book [Descent].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7494

From T. H. Huxley   30 July 1871

Summary

Shocked at Lyell’s appearance and speech.

Family news.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 325
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7888

To T. H. Huxley   21 September [1871]

Summary

On Mivart’s Genesis of species, and THH’s intention to reply to it.

Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [see 7940].

CD is revising Origin and will answer Mivart on incipient organs. "Pendulum is swinging against us, but will swing back again".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 279)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7958

From T. H. Huxley   28 September 1871

Summary

Sends proof of article for Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76].

Is grieved to hear that Mivart is author of Quarterly Review article. THH thought better of him than that.

Compares the Origin to Plato’s Republic: "it will remain fresh for two thousand years".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 43–46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7973

To T. H. Huxley   30 September [1871]

Summary

On THH’s review [see 7977] of Mivart’s Genesis of species and the Quarterly Review article on Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  30 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 283)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7976

To T. H. Huxley   5 October [1871]

Summary

Hooker admires THH’s review of Mivart [see 7977]. Most impressed by THH’s handling of metaphysics.

Hooker’s problems: family health and A. S. Ayrton [Commissioner of Works].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 287)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7987

To T. H. Huxley   9 October [1871]

Summary

Asks whether THH has written on affinities of Eocene cetacean Zeuglodon. Wants to cite it in 6th ed. of Origin as in some slight degree an intermediate form, but does not know how far he may venture.

Has had more evidence of profound impression of Mivart’s book [Genesis of species].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 289)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7995

From T. H. Huxley   10 October 1871

Summary

Answers CD on transitional forms. Has no doubt Zeuglodon is transitional form between Carnivora and Cetacea.

Met Mivart in Manchester. Some doubt that he was the author of Quarterly Review article.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 326
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8000

From T. H. Huxley and H. A. Huxley   20 September 1871

Summary

Has received Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [see 7940].

Has reviewed Quarterly Review article and 2d ed. of Genesis of species for the Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76].

Mivart has hopelessly misunderstood Suarez [Disputiones (1630)] on evolution.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley; Henrietta Anne Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 39–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7953
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