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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

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

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   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

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

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

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

To T. H. Huxley   4 February [1880]

Summary

Greatly relieved by THH’s letter [advising against a reply to Samuel Butler].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 338)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12458

To T. H. Huxley   [5 March 1880?]

Summary

Is in town and will call on Sunday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [5 Mar 1880?]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12513

To T. H. Huxley   11 [April] 1880

Summary

Sorry he missed THH’s lecture ["The coming of age of The origin of species", Royal Institution, 9 Apr 1880]. Has read press notices and heard from his children of its great success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 340)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12574

To T. H. Huxley   [May 1880?]

Summary

Discusses Pallasian doctrine; considers plants are splendid for making one believe in natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [May 1880?]
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12595H

To T. H. Huxley   [7 May] 1880

Summary

Expresses his delight with and admiration for THH’s "Coming of age [of The origin of species]" in Nature [22 (1880): 1–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [7 May] 1880
Classmark:  DAR 145: 289; Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12597

To T. H. Huxley   11 May 1880

Summary

Comments on natural selection. Sometimes he can persuade himself that it is of quite subordinate importance, but so many structures have been explained by it that he can also persuade himself that every structure developed through it. Cites H. G. Bronn’s list [of structures not explicable by natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 May 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 342); Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12604

To T. H. Huxley   5 November 1880

Summary

Has read THH’s review of Sir Wyville Thomson’s [Introduction to the] Voyage of the "Challenger".

Sends a draft of a letter for Nature [Collected papers 2: 223–4]. He particularly asks THH to decide whether he should include a certain paragraph [see ML 1: 389].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 344)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12796

To T. H. Huxley   13 November 1880

Summary

Sends draft of memorial for a pension for Wallace with suggested names of signers. Asks THH’s help.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  13 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 346)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12811

To T. H. Huxley   [after 26 November 1880]

Summary

Is glad that Hooker will sign memorial for Wallace’s pension. Had thought it hopeless because Hooker objected to ARW’s spiritualism and his bet on the sphericity of the globe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 26 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 349)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12864
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