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To T. H. Huxley   25 November [1859]

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Rejoices over THH’s lecture ["On species and races, and their origin", 10 Feb 1860, Not. Proc. R. Inst. G. B. 3 (1858–62): 195–200] to be given at Royal Institution. Offers pigeon illustrations.

Adam Sedgwick has sent a "slashing" letter [2548] about Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 74)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2554

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To T. H. Huxley   16 December [1859]

Summary

Will bring materials for Royal Institution lecture [when he comes to London].

Plans to bring out separate detailed volumes [on his theory], starting with domestic variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  16 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 87)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2585

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  • … make this trip (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 21 [December 1859] ). The Museum of Practical …

To T. H. Huxley   4 March [1860]

Summary

Gardeners’ Chronicle has reprinted THH’s Times review.

W. H. Harvey made weak attack on Origin [Gard. Chron. (1860): 145–6], to which Hooker made admirable rejoinder [Gard. Chron. (1860): 170–1].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Mar [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 109)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2720

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  • 1859, p.  8, was reprinted in the Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , 3 March 1860, pp.  192–3. Gardeners’ Chronicle and Agricultural Gazette , 18 February 1860, p.  145, and 25 February 1860, pp.  170–1. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   1 January [1860]

Summary

Will keep THH’s secret [of authorship of Times review of Origin]. It has made deep impression.

J. D. Dana’s illness.

Daily News accuses him of plagiarising Vestiges.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Jan [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives ( Huxley 5: 94)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2633

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  • 1859, p.  2. He was particularly anxious to distance his theory from the discredited views expressed in Vestiges of the natural history of creation ( [Chambers] 1844 ). See Correspondence vol.  3, letters to J.  D.  Hooker, [ …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   3 January [1861]

Summary

Congratulates THH on first number of Natural History Review.

THH’s article on brain ["On the zoological relations of man with the lower animals", Nat. Hist. Rev. (1861): 67–84] completely smashes Owen.

Owen’s Leeds address [Rep. BAAS (1858): xlix–cx].

In his historical sketch of opinion on species CD has picked out some sentences [by Owen] with which he will take some revenge. CD is not bold enough to come to an open quarrel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 155, 372–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3041

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 5 July [1857]). CD refers to Owen’s Rede lecture delivered at Cambridge University in May 1859. …

To T. H. Huxley   25 November [1859]

Summary

THH’s letter about the Origin makes CD feel like a Catholic who has received extreme unction. Can now sing nunc dimittis. Had determined to abide by judgment of Lyell, Hooker, and THH.

Problem of how variations arise at all troubles him also.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2553

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  • 1859 . ‘Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine’ (Luke 2: 29): ‘Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace’. CD had criticised Huxley for his attacks on distinguished naturalists ( Correspondence vol.  6, letters to J.  D. Hooker, …
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