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To T. H. Huxley   31 October [1861]

Summary

Owen’s new résumé of his brain doctrine ["On the cerebral character of man and ape", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 3d ser. 7 (1861): 456–8]; an attack on CD’s views. Quotes Owen on cavillers and controversialists.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  31 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 194)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3303

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   31 October [1861] …
  • … On the zoological relations of man with the lower animals’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1861a). See …
  • … letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 October [1861] . …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 October [1861] . …
  • … Quadrumana. See also letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 1 April [1861] , and to J.  D.  Hooker, …

To T. H. Huxley   17 February [1861]

Summary

Chauncey Wright’s review of Origin: A. Gray asks that THH append a list of philosophical books on subject if he accepts it for Natural History Review.

Sends Gray’s pamphlet of his (republished) reviews [Natural selection not inconsistent with natural theology (1861)] for notice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  17 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 169)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3063

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   17 February [1861] …
  • … and 14 December [1860] , and letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 14 December 1860] . The …
  • … Agassiz’s criticism of Origin . See [T.  H.  Huxley] 1861c, p.  433. Huxley delivered a …
  • … his paper with the following passage (T.  H.  Huxley 1861a, p.  67): As the biological …

To T. H. Huxley   22 October [1861]

Summary

Mr Campbell (recommended by H. Spencer) would be a treasure but doubts any man has patience to experiment at another’s suggestion.

Jocular comments about THH’s audacity in doubting Catasetum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Oct [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 177)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3293

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   22 October [1861] …

To T. H. Huxley   1 April [1861]

Summary

Does not think much of the arguments of the Duke [of Argyll], though liberal and complimentary to himself.

THH’s Athenæum letter ["Man and the apes", 30 Mar 1861, p. 433] almost too civil. What a thorn THH must be to Owen.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Apr [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 162)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3107

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   1 April [1861] …
  • … the Darwins at Down from 9 to 25 March. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 February [1861] . …

To T. H. Huxley   22 February [1861]

Summary

Invites Mrs Huxley and the children to spend a fortnight at Down.

MS of Chauncey Wright’s review has not yet arrived.

[P.S. missing from original.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 157); DAR 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3066

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   22 February [1861] …
  • … but is included in the copy in DAR 145. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 17 February [1861] . …

To T. H. Huxley   22 May [1861]

Summary

Chauncey Wright’s review of Origin.

Family plans for Torquay in summer.

J. S. Henslow’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 May [1861]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 164)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3153

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   22 May [1861] …

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

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 20 July [1860] . CD’s annotated copies …
  • … journal are in the Darwin Library–CUL. T.  H.  Huxley 1861a. The article was a response to …
  • … been omitted from R.  Owen 1859 (see T.  H.  Huxley 1861a, p.  69). John Lubbock, one of …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 16 November [1860] and 22 November [ …
  • … Jan 3 d . My dear Huxley I have just finished No r I of N.  H.  Review & must congratulate …

To George Rolleston   5 September [1861]

Summary

GR’s letter is a gold-mine.

Pleased to have Pierre Gratiolet’s comment on the embryology of greatly modified organs

and GR’s valuable cases of analogous variation.

Doubts craniologists, but recounts his father’s opinion that the shape of CD’s head was altered when he returned from the Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Rolleston
Date:  5 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  Royal College of Physicians of London (ALS/D12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3245

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 July [1857] and 9 July [1857] , and …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 7 July 1857 . Rolleston published two papers in the Natural …

To Asa Gray   26–7 February [1861]

Summary

Believes AG’s pamphlet will do natural selection "right good service".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  26–7 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (57a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3073

Matches: 2 hits

  • … published by Williams and Norgate. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 17 February [1861] . …
  • … 17 February [1861] . See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 17 February [1861] . The title of Gray’ …

To Williams & Norgate   25 August [1861]

Summary

Instructions to a book seller.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Williams & Norgate
Date:  25 Aug [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3235F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  9, letter to T.   H.  Huxley, 31 October [1861] and nn.  2 and 3). …

To W. E. Darwin   4 November [1861]

Summary

Reports events at Down;

has been doing good work on the homologies of orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  4 Nov [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3307

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1861 (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 May [1861] , and H.  G.  Hutchinson 1914 ). John …

To Asa Gray   12 March [1861]

Summary

Has received Chauncey Wright’s article.

Reports on favourable response to AG’s pamphlet.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Asa Gray
Date:  12 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  Gray Herbarium of Harvard University (52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3087

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to A.  Gray 1861a. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 17 February [1861] and n.  2. Chauncey …
  • … to Asa Gray, 11 April [1861] , and to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 May [1861]. CD’s copies of the …

To J. D. Hooker   23 [April 1861]

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Summary

Lieut. F. W. Hutton’s original review [Geologist 4 (1861): 132–6, 183–8] understands that mutability cannot be directly proved.

CD met Bentham at Linnean Society and asked him to write up his views on mutability.

Opinion of Owen.

Conversation with Lyell on antiquity of man.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  23 [Apr 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3098

Matches: 2 hits

  • … of the Athenæum . See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 1 April [1861] . Huxley’s second letter, …
  • … anatomical fact’. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 1 April [1861] . CD refers to his meeting …

To J. D. Hooker   4 February [1861]

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Summary

Changes in admission to Athenaeum.

Slowly working at his volume on Variation.

Experiments on insectivorous and "sensitive" plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Feb [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 87
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3057

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Botanic Gardens, Kew. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 3 January [1861]. CD had learned about …
  • … Correspondence vol.  8, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 14 December 1860] . The third …

From Alfred Russel Wallace   30 November 1861

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov 1861
Classmark:  DAR 181: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3334

Matches: 2 hits

  • … s correspondence, see the letters to T. H. Huxley, 1 April [1861] , and to J. D. Hooker, …
  • … p.  500). See also letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 3 January [1861]. John Phillips addressed the …

To J. D. Hooker   11 March [1861]

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Summary

Invitation to Down for weekend with Huxley and W. B. Carpenter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  11 Mar [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 89
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3085

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the visit, see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 February [1861] . In a letter Huxley wrote …

To John Crawfurd   7 April 1861

Summary

Thanks JC for pamphlets.

"I do not believe in Metempsychosis nor in Genesis – & you are growing so orthodox, that you will end your days, I believe, in believing in the Tower of Babel–."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Crawfurd
Date:  7 Apr 1861
Classmark:  DAR 143
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3114

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Lyell, 2 December [1859] , and to T.  H. Huxley, [5 December 1859]. Crawfurd 1860b. …

To J. D. Hooker   28 September [1861]

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Bates agrees with CD on neuter ants.

Orchids.

Repeating experiment of C. F. v. Gärtner to study Huxley’s idea of physiological species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  28 Sept [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 114
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3268

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.   8, letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 April [1860] , to Charles Lyell, 10  …
  • … morphological peculiarities’ ( [T.  H. Huxley] 1860 , p.  543), and ‘physiological’ …

To Joseph Dalton Hooker   15 January [1861]

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CD’s opinion of minor critics and commentators on Origin.

H. C. Watson’s notion of genera converging is dismissed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  15 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 115.2: 85
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3047

Matches: 2 hits

  • … genus. ’ ( Origin 3d ed. , p.  141). T.  H.  Huxley 1861a. The article was published in …
  • … 1861): 85–115. See also letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 3 January [1861] and n.  15. Stur 1860. …

To John Lubbock   24 June [1861]

Summary

There have been delays, but William Darwin’s banking position is nearly settled.

Is going to Torquay, where he will write up his work on orchids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Date:  24 June [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 263: 40d (EH 88206453)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3195

Matches: 1 hit

  • … a very poor account of M rs . Huxley, as he saw H.  at Club, where 25 dined. — I heard …
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