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To T. H. Huxley   9 April [1856]

Summary

Arrangements for visit of Huxleys to Down on 26 Apr.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1852

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   9 April [1856] …
  • … the relationship to the letter to T.  H. Huxley, 2 April [1856] and the letter to Joseph …
  • … 8 April [1856] . See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 2 April [1856], n.  2, for the members of …
  • … joined them for dinner on 26 April. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 2 April [1856], n.   3. …

To T. H. Huxley   13 [December 1856]

Summary

Pleased by what THH says on cement glands and organs in higher Crustacea. Content to be moderately right.

Hopes THH will dissect the Conchoderma.

Asks for cases of organs in which there is no apparent transition from other organs or in which transition can be shown in an unexpected way and for instances of odd and inexplicable connections between parts, such that if one part varies the other varies also.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  13 [Dec 1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 44, 375)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2020

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   13 [December 1856] …
  • … by the relationship to the letter to T.  H. Huxley, 9 December [1856] . Siebold 1857 , the …
  • … selection , p.  372 n.  5. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 9 December [1856] , n.  7. See …
  • … discussed in the letter to T.  H. Huxley, 8 July [1856] . Henrietta Anne Huxley was …
  • … ed. 1900, 1: 151). See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] , n.  2. CD was gathering …
  • … Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H. Huxley, 29 [September 1855] . Hincks 1852  was …

To T. H. Huxley   4 May [1856]

Summary

It seems improper that his advances to G. B. Sowerby Jr for payment of engravings should not have been mentioned to Council of Ray Society. His appreciation of the Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 May [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1868

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   4 May [1856] …
  • … intervening years. See the preface to T.  H. Huxley 1859b and L.  Huxley ed. 1900, 1: 71– …
  • … visited CD at Down (see letter to T.  H. Huxley, 2 April [1856]). Huxley, a member of the …
  • … 2 September 1857, bound into the copy of T.  H. Huxley 1859b in the Cambridge University …

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: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   27 May [1856] …
  • … lectures on general natural history ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 ), published on 24 May 1856. CD …

To T. H. Huxley   1 July [1856]

Summary

Asks for information on geographical distribution of ascidians; are any closely allied species or genera found in north and south temperate zones that do not have representatives in the tropics?

Answers some questions on [cirripede] antennae.

If THH ever sees a tree washed ashore, will he observe whether any earth is embedded between roots?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 July [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 175, 37–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1914

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   1 July [1856] …
  • … p.  46). See also letters to T.  H. Huxley, 8 July [1856] , and to J.  D. Hooker, 13  …
  • … collection of the British Museum (see T.  H. Huxley 1852 ). The catalogue, however, was …
  • … is requisite. ’ See also letter to T.  H. Huxley, 8 July [1856] . CD refers to Huxley’s …
  • … with the issue of 3 June 1856 ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 ). In Huxley’s fifth lecture, …
  • … Natural History may be made to elucidate one another. ’ ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 12: 623). …
  • … See letters to T.  H. Huxley, 27 May [1856] , and to J.  W. Lubbock, 27 May [1856]. Huxley …

To T. H. Huxley   9 December [1856]

Summary

Grateful for Siebold’s wonderful facts [C. T. E. von Siebold, On a true parthenogenesis in moths and bees (1856), trans. by W. S. Dallas (1857)].

Vitality of spermatozoa.

Hybridisation of bees. Bees are in one respect his greatest theoretical difficulty.

CD still convinced about the relation of cement receptacles and ovarian tubes [in Crustacea].

Birth of C. W. Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Dec [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 42, 374)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2017

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   9 December [1856] …
  • … early in 1857. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 8 July [1856] , in which Thomas Hincks’s work …
  • … the former were the ‘true ovaria’ ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 15: 239). CD’s (and Huxley’s) …
  • … 2, above. The most recent part of T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , the second part of lecture nine, …
  • … Times & Gazette beginning in May 1856 ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 ). In the fourth part of the …
  • … glands found by CD in cirripedes. In T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 14: 354, Huxley stated that: …
  • … Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H. Huxley, 29 [September 1855] ). This species was …

To T. H. Huxley   8 July [1856]

Summary

Will use Boltenia case cautiously, if at all.

Polyzoa.

Bisexualism in Flustra and Ascidia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  8 July [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1922

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   8 July [1856] …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] . …
  • … See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] , n.  4. Probably a reference to the …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   2 April [1856]

Summary

Invitation to THH and wife to come to Down to meet H. C. Watson, T. V. Wollaston, and the Hookers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  2 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 46)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1847

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … subsequently invited to attend the lecture (see letter to T.  H. Huxley, 9 April [1856] ). …
  • … dear Huxley The Hookers are coming here on the 22 d . & I believe M r Wollaston & H.  C. …

To J. D. Hooker   17–8 [June 1856]

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Comments on Huxley–Falconer dispute [see "On the method of palaeontology", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 18 (1856): 43–54].

Wollaston’s On the variation of species [1856].

Has exploded to Lyell against the extension of continents.

Plants common to Europe and NW. America as result of temperate climate.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  17–18 [June 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1904

Matches: 5 hits

  • … attacked by Thomas Henry Huxley in T.  H. Huxley 1856a. For CD’s first response to the …
  • … bear is naturally frugivorous? ’ (T.  H. Huxley 1856a, p.  191). Huxley had insisted that …
  • … instrument of morphological research’ (T.  H. Huxley 1856a, p.  192). Huxley had referred …
  • … physiological correlations of organs’ (T.  H. Huxley 1856a, p.  190). In his defence of …
  • … Lyell, 16 [June 1856] . In a letter to T.  H. Huxley dated ‘June? 1856’ in L.  Huxley ed. …

From J. D. Hooker   10 July 1856

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[T. Bell Salter’s?] "hybrid" Epilobium a false claim.

Admires Huxley’s response to Falconer [see 1904].

Tristan da Cunha plant list, requested by CD, supports JDH’s position [on continental extension?].

Chilean plants not exceptional.

JDH considers parallels between Australian Alps and European plants strong evidence for multiple creations.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 July 1856
Classmark:  DAR 100: 96–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1923

Matches: 3 hits

  • … by Jove he will find this pungent Huxley & Mrs H staid with us from Saturday till Monday …
  • … 21 [May 1856] and 17–18 [June 1856]. T.  H. Huxley 1855. See letter to J.  D. Hooker, 5 [ …
  • … Celtic, and Lusitanian provinces. T.  H. Huxley 1856b, a response to Falconer 1856 . See …

To J. D. Hooker   21 [May 1856]

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Huxley’s "vehement" [Royal Institution?] Lectures make it difficult to propose him for Athenaeum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 [May 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 163
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1876

Matches: 3 hits

  • … reference to Hugh Falconer’s reaction to T.  H. Huxley 1856a (see n.  4, below). CD’s note …
  • … in the Medical Times & Gazette ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 ). The first two lectures, printed …
  • … or coadaptation of organs in T.   H. Huxley 1856a. Hugh Falconer later criticised Huxley …

To J. W. Lubbock   27 May [1856]

Summary

Asks JWL to use his influence to forward the appointment of T. H. Huxley to the Examinership in Physiology and Comparative Anatomy at University of London. Gives details of THH’s qualifications.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John William Lubbock, 3d baronet
Date:  27 May [1856]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (LUB: D23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1877

Matches: 3 hits

  • … influence to forward the appointment of T. H. Huxley to the Examinership in Physiology and …
  • … See the letter to T.  H. Huxley, 27 May [1856] for the basis of this date. William …
  • H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96. EB : The Encyclopædia Britannica. A dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information. 11th edition. 29 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1910–11. Pingree, Jeanne. 1968. Thomas Henry Huxley: …

To J. D. Hooker   [early December 1856]

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Sends JDH part of MS for chapter 3 of Natural selection ["Possibility of all organic beings crossing"] to be corrected and returned.

JDH’s report of Podostemon flowering cleistogamously under water in Bengal.

[Copious revision by JDH.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [early Dec 1856]
Classmark:  DAR 205.5: 213
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1974

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Natural selection , p.  63. See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] and n.  2. …

To J. D. Hooker   13 July [1856]

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Has found no case of Huxley’s eternal hermaphrodites.

Cruelty and waste in nature.

CD does not believe in hybrids.

One proven case of multiple creations would smash CD’s theory.

Asks JDH to read MS on alpine and Arctic distribution.

Lyell’s "conversion" to mutability.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  13 July [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 169
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1924

Matches: 2 hits

  • … from J.  D. Hooker, 10 July 1856 . See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] , n.  2. …
  • … See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 8 July [1856] . See the final paragraph of the letter from …

To J. D. Hooker   9 May [1856]

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Lyell urges CD to publish a sketch of species theory; CD asks JDH’s opinion on best course.

Concerned about opposition, particularly by Owen, to Huxley’s admission to Athenaeum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9 May [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1870

Matches: 3 hits

  • … held at the Royal Institution (T.  H. Huxley 1855 and 1856a). He had previously described …
  • … physiological reasoning should not be’ (T.  H. Huxley 1851, p.  436). Huxley had received …
  • … anatomy and physiology of Medusae ( T.  H. Huxley 1849 ). CD had made an appointment to …

To James Dwight Dana   21 December [1856]

Summary

Thanks for sending paper on geological development (Dana 1856). Discusses infertility of species. Discusses first part of Asa Gray’s paper (A. Gray 1856–7). Thanks for note on the Cave Rat. Discusses a new species of fossil cirripede, in the genus Chthamalus. Explains his interest in pigeon breeding.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  James Dwight Dana
Date:  21 Dec [1856]
Classmark:  Catherine Barnes (dealer) (2003)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2020F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … vol.  6, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 December [1856] and n.  7; see also Fossil …
  • … CD refers to Thomas Henry Huxley and T.  H.  Huxley 1856–7, 14: 354. See Correspondence …

To Edward Sabine   23 April [1856]

Summary

CD and Hooker suggest Sir John Richardson for Royal Medal. Other suggestions are George Bentham, Joseph Prestwich, Albany Hancock.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Edward Sabine
Date:  23 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  The Royal Society (Sa: 387)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1858

Matches: 2 hits

  • … nominated by CD and seconded by Huxley. See letter to H.  T. Stainton, 13 April [1856]. In …
  • … Correspondence vol.  5, letters to T.  H. Huxley, 31 March [1855] and 18 April [1855] . …

To J. E. Gray   1 July [1856]

Summary

Requests information on ranges of echinoderms for his essay on variation [Natural selection]. Are there genera with representative species in northern and southern seas, but none in tropics?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Edward Gray
Date:  1 July [1856]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1915

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of marine animals (see letter to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] . ). Gray is not listed …

From J. D. Hooker   9 November 1856

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JDH approves MS section on geographical distribution.

Never felt so shaky about species before.

His objections to some mechanisms of distribution that CD proposes.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Nov 1856
Classmark:  DAR 100: 105–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1983

Matches: 2 hits

  • … criticised by Thomas Henry Huxley in T.  H. Huxley 1856b. The Philosophical Club of the …
  • Huxleys adaptation views at the Geolog. Soc. & read it with the cool deliberation & emphasis & pointed tone & look of an implacable foe. —& H.   …

To Henry Tibbats Stainton   13 April [1856]

Summary

Thanks HTS for Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer [no. 2, 12 Apr 1856]. Agrees with his remarks [in "Why did Mr Westwood get the Royal Medal?"], but explains that a change in rules for awarding the Royal Medal has been made. Earlier it had to be given for publications in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, which explains small number of entomologist recipients.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Tibbats Stainton
Date:  13 Apr [1856]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (General Special Collections MSS DAR 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1853

Matches: 1 hit

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