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From T. H. Huxley   17 December 1858

Summary

K. E. von Baer’s view of the air bladder of fishes.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Dec 1858
Classmark:  DAR 166: 289
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2381

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  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … returned to the heart Ever yours truly | T H Huxley 1.8 posterior division] ‘posterior’ …
  • … From T.  H. Huxley   17 December 1858 …

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

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   1 December [1858] …
  • … following letter. See letters to T.  H. Huxley, 23 October [1858] and 3 November [1858] , …

To T. H. Huxley   3 November [1858]

Summary

Hooker has convinced him that move of British Museum by Government is anticipated. He is now willing to sign the memorial. Still fears for library needs, and objects to distant Kensington site. Lyell should be asked to sign.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 248)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2352

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   3 November [1858] …

To T. H. Huxley   23 October [1858]

Summary

CD’s reasons for not signing the memorial requesting removal of natural history exhibits from British Museum. Less sure about moving botanical specimens to Kew. His notion of museum organisation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Oct [1858]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 243)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2347

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   23 October [1858] …

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

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To John Lubbock   30 [March? 1858]

Summary

Comments and criticisms on JL’s paper [possibly: "On the development of Chloëon dimidiatum", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 24 (1863): 61–78].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  30 [Mar? 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 23 (EH 88206472)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2397

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  • … was hence an insufficient hypothesis (see T.  H. Huxley 1858, p.  215). This sentence does …
  • … not appear in the published version. T.  H. Huxley 1858, pp.  228–34. …
  • … to his official referee’s report on T.  H. Huxley 1858 (see preceding letter). Lubbock’s …
  • … Lectures on general natural history’ ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 ) (see Correspondence vol.  6, …
  • … There is a note to this effect in T.  H. Huxley 1858,p.  205. In a concluding note dated …
  • … in several other insect families (T.  H. Huxley 1858, pp.  233–4). CD’s letter has not …
  • … of parthenogenesis was given at length in T.  H. Huxley 1858, pp.  212–18. Huxley had …
  • … to Huxley. — I have, also, sent some criticisms to Busk, to be communicated to H.  if he …

To George Busk, Linnean Society   30 March [1858]

Summary

Expresses his strong opinion that Huxley’s paper ["Agamic reproduction and morphology of Aphis", Trans. Linn. Soc. Lond. 22 (1858): 193–220, 221–36] should be published.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Busk; Linnean Society; under secretary
Date:  30 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (SP.585c)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2247

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  • … January 1858. The paper was published in the society’s Transactions (T.  H. Huxley 1858). …
  • … in 1858. Dated by the reference to T.  H. Huxley 1858 (see n.  3, below). Thomas Henry …
  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letter to T.  H. Huxley, [before 12 November 1857] ). The second …

To J. D. Hooker   31 March [1858]

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Writing section on large and small genera [for Natural selection, ch. 4].

Huxley supersedes Owen on parthenogenesis.

Buckle’s History of civilisation in England extremely interesting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  31 Mar [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 230
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2248

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  • … Ledebour 1842–53 . T.  H. Huxley 1858. See the two preceding letters. …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  6, letter to T.  H. Huxley, [before 12 November 1857] , for CD’s …

To Roderick Impey Murchison   19 June [1858]

Summary

There is much weight in what RIM says about not breaking up the natural history collection of the British Museum. The botanical collection might be moved to Kew, but CD thinks "it would be the greatest evil which could possibly happen to natural science in this country if the other collections were ever to be removed from the British Museum and Library".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Roderick Impey Murchison, 1st baronet
Date:  19 June [1858]
Classmark:  More Letters 1: 109–10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2286

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  • … in anatomical science by the Right Hon. T. H. Huxley, F.R.S. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …
  • … Appendix VI). See also letters to T.  H. Huxley, 23 October [1858] and 3 November [1858] , …

To J. D. Hooker   9[–10] November [1858]

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Lyell receives Copley Medal; CD to write notes for JDH’s éloge of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  9[–10] Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2355

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H. Huxley, 31 March [1858]; and vol.  6, letters …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H. Huxley, 31 March [1855] ; and vol.  6, letter …

To J. D. Hooker   2 November [1858]

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On moving the natural history collection of the British Museum to Kensington.

Subscription for John Ralfs.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  2 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2351

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  • … D. Hooker, 11 May [1856], and to T.  H. Huxley, 27 May [1856]). Robert Monsey Rolfe and …
  • … directory 1858). See letter to T.  H. Huxley, 23 October [1858] , and letter to J.  D. …
  • Huxley brought before the members of the Club individually the case of M r . Ralfs well known for his Researches on the Desmidiae, who with failing health had been unexpectedly deprived of the small annuity upon which he depended M r H.   …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   12 January [1858]

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On papilionaceous flowers and CD’s theory that there are no eternal hermaphrodites. Connects this theory to absence of small-flowered legumes in New Zealand and the absence of small bees as pollinators.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  12 Jan [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 220
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2201

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  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letters to T.  H. Huxley, 1 July [1856] and 8 July [1856] ) and …

To Armand de Quatrefages   4 January [1858?]

Summary

The information correspondent hopes to get from M.-J.-P. Flourens will be valuable.

CD is keeping all varieties of pigeons, poultry, ducks, etc. for his work on variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jean Louis Armand (Armand de Quatrefages) Quatrefages de Bréau
Date:  4 Jan [1858?]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.144)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2036

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H. Huxley, 2 September [1854] , n.  4). Both …

To J. D. Hooker   27 [November 1858]

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Memorial concerning British Museum collection.

Relation of Cape of Good Hope and Australian flora a great trouble. CD’s high estimation of importance of glacial period for distribution.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 [Nov 1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 258
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2386

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  • … had been expressed in letters to T.  H. Huxley, 23 October [1858] and 3 November [1858] , …

To J. D. Hooker   24–5 November [1858]

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Praises JDH’s Australian introduction.

Disputes JDH’s emphasis on SE. and SW. Australian flora.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  24-5 Nov [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 255
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2371

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  • … subject-based museums (see letters to T.  H. Huxley, 23 October [1858] and 3 November [ …
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