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To T. H. Huxley   20 February [1855]

Summary

Sends specimens of sessile cirripedes for corroboration of their cementing apparatus.

Absence of anus in Brachiopoda and Alcippe cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  20 Feb [1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 23, 372, 376)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1635

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   20 February [1855] …
  • … Dated on the basis of the reference to T.  H. Huxley 1855a (see n.  7, below). …
  • … See letters to T.  H. Huxley, 8 September [1854] and 13 September [1854] . Huxley had …
  • … in Living Cirripedia (1851):  58–61. T.  H. Huxley 1854b. Living Cirripedia (1854):  546. …
  • … T.  H. Huxley 1855a. CD’s copy is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection–CUL. John Percy, …

To T. H. Huxley   3 [September 1855]

Summary

Approves drawing. No one who cannot draw should attempt to be a naturalist. Suggests corrections to [Lepas?] drawing. Comments on position of ganglia, cement glands, and stomach.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 [Sept 1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1759

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   3 [September 1855] …
  • … and Turlington 1956. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 29 [September 1855] . The published …
  • … of the Lepas and Balanus drawings (T.  H. Huxley 1857) show that Huxley made the revisions …

To T. H. Huxley   18 April [1855]

Summary

Thomas Bell thinks John Lindley superior for Royal Society Medal. CD agrees, but demurs at Medal going to same branch of science two years in succession.

Perplexed about Albany Hancock’s qualifications compared with J. O. Westwood’s.

Death of H. De la Beche.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  18 Apr [1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1668

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   18 April [1855] …
  • … council minutes). See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 31 March [1855] , in which CD suggested …
  • … Thomas Bell. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 31 March [1855] . Originally the two Royal …

DCP-LETT-1618

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1757. Has examined a specimen of [of what he had previously described as the ovaria of Lepadidae, see Living Cirripedia 1: 57-8]. Could not find cells resembling ovigerms. When THH has seen the organ in different states, and can say positively that in none could ovigerms be in formation, CD will 'give up the ghost handsomely and entirely'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 161, 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1618

Matches: 1 hit

To T. H. Huxley   8 March [1855]

Summary

Thanks THH for corroborating his observations. Discusses metamorphosis of ovaria to cement organs. Ovaries, germinal vesicles, and anatomy of cirripedes. Difficulties of classification, and observation.

THH’s article on Mollusca [Charles Knight, ed., English cyclopædia: a new dictionary of universal knowledge (1854–70) 3: 855–74].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  8 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1645

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   8 March [1855] …
  • … archetype for the Mollusca. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 20 February [1855] . …
  • … order. The paper has not been identified. T.  H. Huxley 1855a, in which Huxley proposed an …
  • … See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 20 February [1855] . CD had asked Huxley to examine specimens …

To T. H. Huxley   10 June 1855

Summary

Asks whether THH will attend Council of Royal Society and speak for him on Joachim Barrande and J. D. Dana.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 June 1855
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1697

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   10 June 1855 …
  • … absent (Royal Society council minutes). T.  H. Huxley 1855b. There is a copy in the Darwin …
  • … at different epochs in the past’ (T.  H. Huxley 1855b, p.  85; Foster and Lankester eds. …

To T. H. Huxley   31 March [1855]

Summary

Thinks J. O. Westwood deserves Royal Society’s Gold Medal. Asks THH’s opinion of his nomination. Lyell deserves Copley Medal, but, since he has Royal Medal, it may be objectionable to propose him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  31 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1659

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   31 March [1855] …

To T. H. Huxley   29 [September 1855]

Summary

Responds to THH’s questioning of his observations on cirripede anatomy with extensive discussion of what he observed. Admits his elementary knowledge of microscopical structures but seriously doubts he has erred. Cement glands, ovarian tubes, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  29 [Sept 1855]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 21); DAR 145: 222
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1757

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   29 [September 1855] …
  • … CD’s earlier request (see letter to T.  H. Huxley, 13 September [1854] ). Huxley and his …
  • … degree from that given by CD. In T.  H. Huxley 1857, p.  230, he wrote: The “gut-formed …
  • … that they are thus connected. ’ (T.  H. Huxley 1857, p.  239). Samuel William Leonard, a …
  • … of the ovisac in the Copepoda . ’ (T.  H. Huxley 1857, p.  239). CD gave only a cursory …

To J. D. Hooker   7 March [1855]

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Summary

Latitude overrules everything in distribution. Alpine distributions are like insular. Tabulating proportions.

T. V. Wollaston’s Madeira insects: many flightless, thus not blown to sea. TVW’s insects do not confirm Forbes’s Atlantis.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Mar [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1643

Matches: 2 hits

  • … letter to T.  H. Huxley, 20 February [1855] . Wollaston 1854 . See letter from T.  V. …
  • … letter. See letter from J.  D. Hooker, [before 7 March 1855] . T.  H. Huxley 1855a. See …

To the Secretary, Royal Society    18 November [1855]

Summary

Reluctantly agrees to write a paper (the citation of award of the Royal Medal to J. O. Westwood [Abstracts and papers of RSL 1855]), but feels unfitted for the job.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Secretary, Royal Society
Date:  18 Nov [1855]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1782A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … for his comments (see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 31 March [1855] ). …

To W. E. Darwin   [25 April 1855]

Summary

The new pigeon house is nearly complete.

CD is busy trying all sorts of experiments on salting seeds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [25 Apr 1855]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1660

Matches: 1 hit

  • … in anatomical science by the Right Hon. T. H. Huxley, F.R.S. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …
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