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To T. H. Huxley   7 January 1881

Summary

Success of the memorial for Wallace. Sends letter from Gladstone.

Congratulates THH on appointment as Inspector of Fisheries.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  7 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 356)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12986

From T. H. Huxley   8 January 1881

Summary

Congratulates CD on success of Wallace memorial.

Butler has attacked again.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  8 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College, Huxley 9: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12992

To T. H. Huxley   22 January 1881

Summary

Asks THH to sign a certificate of nomination to Geological Society for his son William, if an interest in geology is still enough to qualify for election.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Jan 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 358)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13023

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

To T. H. Huxley   5 March 1881

Summary

CD tells how it came about that Anthony Rich bequeathed his house and land to THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Mar 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 359)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13073

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

To T. H. Huxley   22 June 1881

Summary

Has had letter from Rothenburg asking him to help obtain a grant for Haeckel’s expedition to Ceylon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 June 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 364)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13215

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

To T. H. Huxley   28 June 1881

Summary

CD has offered Ernst Haeckel £100 but does not know where to get further aid. Sorry to hear about Du Bois-Reymond, but is not in the least surprised about R. Virchow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 June 1881
Classmark:  DAR 145: 302
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13226

To T. H. Huxley   9 September 1881

Summary

Erasmus has left half his fortune to CD. Anthony Rich nevertheless insists on keeping to his testamentary arrangements. He also referred to leaving some additional property to THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Sept 1881
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 368)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13324

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

To T. H. Huxley   12 January 1882

Summary

Thanks for Science and culture [1881].

Refers to "Automatism" ["On the hypothesis that animals are automata"], wishing THH could review himself and answer himself and thus go on ad infinitum to the joy and instruction of the world.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Jan 1882
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 370)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13612

From T. H. Huxley   25 March 1882

Summary

Concern over CD’s health. Advises him to get one of the cleverer young London doctors to communicate with Andrew Clark. Only way out of difficulties with Clark.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Mar 1882
Classmark:  DAR 166: 292
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13740

To T. H. Huxley   27 March 1882

Summary

Feels better. Grateful for THH’s kind letter. Wishes there were more automata like him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 Mar 1882
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 371)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13744

To T. H. Huxley   [1860–70?]

Summary

Thanks THH for the delightful evening he gave Frank [Darwin].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [1860–70?]
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13817

To Thomas Henry Huxley   17 July [1851]

Summary

Thanks for report [on echinoderms, Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 2d ser. 8 (1851): 1–19]. Wanted to learn about metamorphosis of the class. Agrees with THH’s distinction between individuals and zooids, but thinks zooids will never cease to be called individuals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  17 July [1851]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1442

To T. H. Huxley   9 October 1851

Summary

Testimonial for THH’s application for Chair in Natural History at Toronto.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Oct 1851
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1457

To T. H. Huxley   22 November [1851]

Summary

Proposes to send THH vol. 1 of Living Cirripedia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Nov [1851]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1462

To T. H. Huxley   23 April [1853]

Summary

On THH’s paper on cephalous Mollusca [Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 143 (1853) pt 1: 29–66]. Discovery of the type or "idea" (in THH’s sense, not Owen’s or Agassiz’s) is one of the highest ends of natural history.

Discusses anamorphism;

position of heart in Cleodora.

Variability within species;

cementing process in cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1480

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1853]

Summary

Offers to send Ascidia specimens of Beagle voyage. Describes some of them.

Hopes THH will review his book [Living Cirripedia, vol. 1] which has been published for a year with no notice taken of it except briefly by Dana.

Discusses Limulus-like larva. "I have become a man of one idea.– cirripedes morning & night."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 150Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1514
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