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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

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

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

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

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

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

To T. H. Huxley   [7 December 1880]

Summary

Asks to see THH on Thursday or Friday to hear about the Wallace affair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [7 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 355)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12893

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

To T. H. Huxley   9 December 1880

Summary

Thinks Wallace memorial should not be presented to Lord Aberdare, nor to Owen, for signature, but will follow THH’s wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 351)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12899

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

To T. H. Huxley   [29 December 1880]

Summary

Has asked Hooker to sign the Wallace memorial and send it on to THH.

Read splendid lecture by THH on evolution in the Times ["On the application of the laws of evolution to the arrangement of the Vertebrata and more particularly of the Mammalia", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880): 649–62].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [29 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 363)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12935

To T. H. Huxley   27 December 1880

Summary

Has obtained signatures for the memorial. Wonders whether Gladstone would see a deputation and offers to write to Gladstone instead. Asks THH’s advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12941

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
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