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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

To T. H. Huxley   6 January 1875

Summary

Thanks THH for his article in the Academy and his defence of CD and G. H. Darwin against Mivart. Still thinks he should write plainly to Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  6 Jan 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 313)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9804

To T. H. Huxley   [after 12 January 1875]

Summary

CD has written to Mivart to say that he will never hold any communication with him in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 12 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9813

To T. H. Huxley   14 January 1875

Summary

Is alarmed by the petitions against vivisection that are being circulated. Believes there is scope for reasonable legislation and would like to see eminent physiologists prepare a petition so that the science could be protected and animals saved from needless suffering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  14 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9817

From T. H. Huxley   18 January 1875

Summary

Agrees with CD on vivisection. Will communicate with Burdon Sanderson and see what can be done.

Mivart’s wriggle.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 338
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9823

From T. H. Huxley   22 January 1875

Summary

Writes on behalf of Royal Society Polar Committee for suggestions concerning instructions to naturalists on new expedition.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9827

To T. H. Huxley   27 January [1875]

Summary

Sends suggestions for observations on glacial phenomena that might be made on the [Polar] expedition [of H. M. S. Alert and Discovery, 1875–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A48–53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9831

From T. H. Huxley   [4 April 1875]

Summary

Sends his thoughts on [vivisection] petition. Thinks they might make petition more talked about. Leaves it to J. Paget, Burdon Sanderson, and CD to deal with.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [4 Apr 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 337
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9875

From T. H. Huxley   21 April 1875

Summary

Lord Cardwell thinks it unlikely that Parliament will take any action on a vivisection bill this session. Playfair should be consulted.

E. F. W. Pflüger’s important memoir on how carbonic acid is produced by living matter and his speculation about origin of living matter [see 9931].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9942

From T. H. Huxley   19 May 1875

Summary

Lyon Playfair’s bill [on vivisection] is unacceptable to all teachers of physiology. It prohibits dissections for demonstrations to students. He will have to repudiate it. Asks CD’s advice.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 340
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9985

To T. H. Huxley   21 May 1875

Summary

CD believes Playfair’s bill would not restrict demonstrations under anaesthetic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 May 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 316)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9986
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