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To T. H. Huxley   22 December [1874]

Summary

Thanks THH and Hooker for defending George Darwin against Mivart’s libel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9769

Matches: 2 hits

  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . …
  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . …

To T. H. Huxley   5 October [1871]

Summary

Hooker admires THH’s review of Mivart [see 7977]. Most impressed by THH’s handling of metaphysics.

Hooker’s problems: family health and A. S. Ayrton [Commissioner of Works].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 287)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7987

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Lombe, and Acton Smee Ayrton. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2 October 1871] and n.  10. …
  • … See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 September [1871] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2  …
  • … Huxley, 28 September 1871 , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 September [1871] ). Huxley’s …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   4 July [1866]

Summary

Sends a draft of memorial to Admiralty [to be signed by geologists and palaeontologists] requesting that an expedition to survey Strait of Magellan collect fossils discovered by Admiral B. J. Sulivan [see 5142].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 July [1866]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 231)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5144

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Straits of Magellan in the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 4 February 1866 . See also letter …
  • … Sulivan, 27 June 1866, and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 June [1866] . See letter from B.   …
  • … and nn.  6 and 7). See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 2 July 1866  and n.  3. The memorial …

To T. H. Huxley   25 November [1859]

Summary

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … letter from J.  D. Hooker, [21 November 1859] , and letter to J.  D. Hooker, [22 November …

To T. H. Huxley   [13–21 September 1868]

Summary

Sends a page to be sent on to Charles William Nunn.

Offers sympathy for the illness of THH’s son, Henry (Harry) Huxley.

Wishes he could have attended the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Norwich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [13–21 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6381F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 174 v. For more on Huxley in Norwich, see the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 30 August 1868 . …
  • … CD’s reply to Nunn, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 25 September 1868 . In his letter of …
  • Hooker’s presidential address to the British Association for the Advancement of Science ( J.  D.   …

To T. H. Huxley   3 October [1864]

Summary

Admires THH’s article on Kölliker’s and Flourens’ criticisms of Origin [in Natural History Review (1864): 566–80].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Oct [1864]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 205)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4624

Matches: 2 hits

  • Hooker, 28 August [1864] , and letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 30 August 1864 . The second …
  • … Kölliker himself by Charles Lyell and Joseph Dalton Hooker. See letter to J.  D.   …

To T. H. Huxley   4 October [1865]

Summary

Has done nothing since 1 May. Slowly getting better under Bence Jones’s diet.

The Reader has been sold – would regret its failure as a newspaper for general science.

Pangenesis is recovering from shock it received from THH’s criticism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 223)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4909

Matches: 2 hits

  • … 1865] and n.  12; see also letter to J.  D. Hooker, 27 [or 28 September 1865] and n.  14). …
  • … Joseph Dalton Hooker in August 1865 and to the letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [26 September  …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   24 February [1858]

Summary

Congratulations on birth of THH’s daughter [Jessie].

On aboriginal dun colour of horses.

Examples of inaccuracies and perpetuation of errors [on hybrids] by "compilers, of which I am one".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  24 Feb [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 107)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2224

Matches: 1 hit

  • … he and Joseph Dalton Hooker attended (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, [17 February 1858] ). …

From George Gabriel Stokes to T. H. Huxley   5 December 1864

Summary

Sabine’s Royal Society address [awarding the Copley Medal to CD], in referring to the Origin, did not contain the words "expressly excluded". The actual words were "expressly omitted from the grounds of our award". This was not meant to place the Origin on a sort of index expurgatorium, but was a simple statement of fact.

Author:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Dec 1864
Classmark:  DAR 99: 72–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4700

Matches: 2 hits

  • … matter of dispute. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 2 December 1864 , and letter from T.   …
  • … H.  Huxley to J.  D.  Hooker, 3 December 1864 ; see also Appendix IV for a discussion of …

To T. H. Huxley   24 December [1874]

Summary

THH’s letter to Mivart is "tremendous". CD’s feelings and intentions about the matter.

If THH has made out homology of the skull, it is grandest discovery in years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  24 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 311)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9776

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  19. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, 21 December 1874 . Huxley’s paper …
  • … 9, and Appendix V. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 December [1874] . For CD and Mivart’s …

To T. H. Huxley   [after 20 April 1860]

Summary

Asks whether THH had by mistake taken the National Review containing W. B. Carpenter’s review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 20 Apr 1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 255)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2765A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the National Review . See preceding letter and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 18 [April 1860] . …

To T. H. Huxley   9 October [1871]

Summary

Asks whether THH has written on affinities of Eocene cetacean Zeuglodon. Wants to cite it in 6th ed. of Origin as in some slight degree an intermediate form, but does not know how far he may venture.

Has had more evidence of profound impression of Mivart’s book [Genesis of species].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 289)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7995

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of Mivart 1871a (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b); see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2 October 1871] . …

To T. H. Huxley   10 September [1860]

Summary

Sends Asa Gray’s review [of Origin]. Asks THH’s advice on getting it reprinted in England.

Hooker’s expedition to Syria.

Disgraceful review of Tyndall’s book in Athenæum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Sept [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 135–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2909

Matches: 1 hit

  • … H.  Huxley, 20 July [1860] . See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 6 September [1860] and n.  5. …

To T. H. Huxley   30 September [1871]

Summary

On THH’s review [see 7977] of Mivart’s Genesis of species and the Quarterly Review article on Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  30 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 283)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7976

Matches: 2 hits

  • … September 1871  and n.  4. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30 September [1871] . An article …
  • … Huxley, 9 July [1869] , and letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 24 July [1869] . In T.  H.  Huxley  …

To T. H. Huxley   4 January [1865]

Summary

Thanks for photograph, charmed by Mrs Huxley’s letter.

Regrets THH cannot do the popular work on zoology.

Has heard THH wrote leading article in last Reader ["Science and ""church policy"" ", 4 (1864): 821].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4738

Matches: 1 hit

  • Hooker had correctly suggested that Huxley wrote the Reader article (see letter from J.  D.   …

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1864]

Summary

Thanks for Lectures on the elements of comparative anatomy [1864].

If Owen wrote article on "Oken" [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th ed.] and French work on archetype he never did a baser act [see ML 1: 246 n.].

Bad health lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4459

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [29 March 1863] and n.  5, and Appendix …
  • … 12, Appendix II). See also letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 [–7] March [1864] and nn.  2, 3, …

To T. H. Huxley   27 May [1856]

Summary

Has written very strong notes to Lord Overstone and Sir J. W. Lubbock and hopes they will be of service to THH.

Acknowledges receipt of THH’s lecture [unidentified].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 May [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 174)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1878

Matches: 1 hit

  • … had already received the first two lectures (see letter to J.  D. Hooker, 21 [May 1856] ). …

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

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 145, and 25 February 1860, pp.  170–1. See letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 26 [February 1860] . …

To T. H. Huxley   23 April 1873

Summary

Informs THH that 18 friends have given him a fund of £2100 to enable him to take a holiday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 295)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8872

Matches: 1 hit

  • … for Huxley, see the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, [6 April 1873] and n.  2. Several of Huxley’ …

To T. H. Huxley   1 December [1858]

Summary

Has had some misgivings about the memorial but now thinks his fears were vain and cowardly. Regrets R. I. Murchison was not told in advance. His low opinion of the Government and B. Disraeli.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Dec [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 250)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2376

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and 3 November [1858] , and letters to J.  D. Hooker, 2 November [1858] and 27 [November …
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