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From Henrietta Anne Huxley   1 January 1865

Summary

Has just been shown CD’s remarks on Tennyson. Upbraids CD for "Owen-like quotation" out of context, and getting source wrong. "If ""facts"" in Origin are of this sort I agree with Bishop of Oxford."

Author:  Henrietta Anne Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4733

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, H. A. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  8, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 April [1860] ; see also letter to …
  • … Thomas Henry Huxley In the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 November [1864] ( Correspondence …

From T. H. Huxley   1 June 1865

Summary

MS arrived. Has glanced at it and sees he must put on his sharpest spectacles and best considering cap.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 June 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 308
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4845

Matches: 5 hits

  • … I shall not write till I have thought well on the whole subject Ever Yours | T H Huxley
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   1 June 1865 …
  • … for Variation (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n.  4). No letter from …
  • … been found, but see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] , for CD’s response to …

From T. H. Huxley   29 May 1865

Summary

Glad to read what CD sends. Any glimmer of light on those subjects is of utmost importance.

Quotes a letter from Haeckel on progress of Darwinism in Germany.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 307
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4838

Matches: 9 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … your family | Ever | Yours faithfully | T H Huxley I am glad to hear the icebags are doing …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   29 May 1865 …
  • … and the Westminster Review . See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n.  3. …
  • … Correspondence vol.  12, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 3 October [1864] and n.  2, letter to …
  • … 1 September 1864] , and letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 3 October [1864] and n.  3). Haeckel …
  • … pangenesis hypothesis (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] ). Huxley delivered the …
  • … published in the Fortnightly Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1865). Huxley refers to Ernst Haeckel. …
  • … s claim that CD was a teleologist ([T.  H.  Huxley] 1864c). Annotated copies of Kölliker …

From T. H. Huxley   15 January 1865

Summary

Thanks for [E. Eudes?] Deslongchamps’ paper.

Henry Huxley born.

Leader in Reader [4 (1864): 821] is by THH. It has got him into trouble with some of his friends.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 305
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4745

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … kind remembrances to M rs Darwin & the rest of your circle Ever Yours faithy | T H Huxley
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   15 January 1865 …
  • … 7 January [1865] . See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 4 January [1865] , and letter to J.  D.   …
  • … daughter, Ethel, was born in 1866. [T.  H.  Huxley] 1864b. See letter from J.  D.   …
  • … 1865 and n.  6, and letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 4 January [1865] and n.  7. See letter from …

From T. H. Huxley   1 May 1865

Summary

Sends Catalogue [of the collection of fossils in the Museum of Practical Geology (1865)], most of which was written in pre-Darwinian epoch [i.e., 1857].

Hears magnum opus [Variation] completely developed, though not yet born.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 306
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4824

Matches: 7 hits

  • … yours are Ever | Yours faithfully | T H Huxley Verso of letter : ‘Kew | Hooker | Hackel on …
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   1 May 1865 …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, [before 25 February 1863] , and letter …
  • … from T.  H.  Huxley, 25 February 1863 ). …
  • … The preface to T.  H.  Huxley and Etheridge 1865 was written before 1859, when Origin was …
  • … Correspondence vol.  6, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 16 December [1857] , and letter to J.   …

From T. H. Huxley   2 October 1865

Summary

Has returned from holiday. Family news.

Concern over Hooker’s health.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 310
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4905

Matches: 4 hits

  • … regards & remembrances to M rs Darwin & your family— Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   2 October 1865 …
  • Huxley. See A.  Desmond 1994–7 , 1: 290–1. Joseph Dalton Hooker had suffered a severe attack of rheumatic fever in August and had recently been recuperating at Buxton, Derbyshire (see letter from F.  H.   …

From Thomas Henry Huxley   1 January 1865

Summary

Sends photograph.

THH wishes he could write the popular zoology but writing is a boring and slow process when he is not interested, and he is overburdened with lectures.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4732

Matches: 9 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … remembrances to M rs Darwin Ever yours | T H Huxley Thanks for ‘für Darwin’— I had it— …
  • … Bibliography Bibby, Cyril. 1959. T. H. Huxley. Scientist, humanist and educator. London: …
  • … 1985–. Di Gregorio, Mario A. 1984. T. H. Huxley’s place in natural science. New Haven and …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  12, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 November [1864] . The photographs …
  • … the elements of comparative anatomy (T.  H.  Huxley 1864a): ‘ I don’t call that a Book … I …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 July 1863 ). These lectures were …
  • … Lessons in elementary physiology (T.  H.  Huxley 1866). Huxley’s lectures ‘On the various …
  • … L.  Huxley ed.  1900, 1: 254). T.  H.  Huxley 1864a. A second volume was not published. CD …

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: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   4 October [1865] …
  • … Huxley children (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 October 1865 , n.  1). The letter is in …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 October 1865 . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 October 1865 . CD first consulted Henry Bence Jones in …
  • … for inclusion in Variation (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and nn.  4–8). …
  • … found; however, see the letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] and [17 July 1865] , and …
  • … the letter from T.  H. Huxley, 16 July 1865 . The Huxley family had spent their …
  • … West Sussex (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2  October 1865  and n.  1). The reference is …

To T. H. Huxley   12 July [1865]

Summary

Thanks THH for reading Pangenesis MS. Will read Buffon and Bonnet (as he does not want to republish their views) and will try to persuade himself not to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 July [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 219)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4870

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 July [1865] …
  • … to A.  R.  Wallace, 28 [May 1864] . See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n.  4. …
  • … CD had submitted to Huxley for criticism (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 1 June 1865 ). …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n.  4. Huxley’s letter commenting on the …
  • … and Polygenistic schools’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1865, p.  275). He noted that although CD had …
  • … sent to Huxley, see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] , n.  7, and Olby 1963 . …
  • … Olby 1963 , p.  237. CD refers to T.  H.  Huxley 1865. See letter from Edward Cresy, 9  …
  • … 7. A lightly annotated copy of T.  H.  Huxley 1865 is in the Darwin Pamphlet Collection– …

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: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   4 January [1865] …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 1 January 1865. …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 1 January 1865. The photograph has …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 1 January 1865 and n.  3. Joseph Dalton Hooker had …
  • … 1 January 1865 and n.  6, and [T.  H. Huxley] 1864b). In his Reader article, Huxley …
  • … and teaching the art of shoemaking ([T.  H.  Huxley] 1864b, p.  821): How will an Eton boy …
  • … not been found. See letter from H.  A.  Huxley, 1 January 1865. Henrietta Anne Huxley had …
  • … poem out of context. See letter from H.  A.  Huxley, 1 January 1865 and nn.  2 and 3. …

To T. H. Huxley   [17 July 1865]

Summary

Has read Buffon; whole pages are like his own. But CD is not converted to non-belief. There is a fundamental distinction between Pangenesis and Buffon. Fears he may not resist publishing it, but will be cautious.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [17 July 1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 221)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4872

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   [17 July 1865] …
  • … letter to John Lubbock, 11 June [1865] ). See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 16 July 1865 . …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 16 July 1865 . The Monday after 16 July …
  • … of pangenesis (see letter to T.  H. Huxley, 12 July [1865] and n.  3). In Variation 2: …
  • … Evidence as to man’s place in nature (T.  H. Huxley 1863a). A pirated American edition was …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 July 1863  and n.  14) and a second …
  • … of organic molecules. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 16 July 1865  and n.  3. For a …
  • … of pangenesis, see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and n.  7. For CD’s …

From T. H. Huxley   16 July 1865

Summary

Did not intend to persuade CD against publishing Pangenesis. Will not take the responsibility, nor risk being made a horrible example 50 years hence.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 309
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4875

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   16 July 1865 …
  • … Press. 1985–. Paradis, James G. 1978. T. H. Huxley: man’s place in nature. Lincoln and …
  • … him for criticism (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] ). The letter containing …
  • … found; however, see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] , in which CD said he …
  • … grieved to hear that you have been so ill again— Ever | Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley

To T. H. Huxley   30 May [1865]

Summary

Thanks for THH’s willingness to read Pangenesis MS. Thinks some such view will have to be adopted but it overthrows, in an uncomfortable manner, ordinary development.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  30 May [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 217)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4841

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   30 May [1865] …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 29 May 1865 . CD had asked Huxley whether …
  • … his pangenesis hypothesis (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] , and letter from …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley, 29 May 1865 ). CD may be alluding to the view expressed in his manuscript, …

To T. H. Huxley   27 May [1865]

Summary

Thanks for Catalogue.

Has had a bad month. Somewhat improved as a result of John Chapman’s ice-bag cures.

Asks THH to read MS on his hypothesis Pangenesis. THH only man whose judgment on it would be final with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 May [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 214)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4837

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   27 May [1865] …
  • … is established by the reference to T.  H.  Huxley and Etheridge 1865 (see n.  2, below). …
  • … Huxley sent CD a copy of T.  H.  Huxley and Etheridge 1865, A catalogue of the collection …
  • … the beginning of May (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 1 May 1865 ). CD had read the proof- …
  • … Correspondence vol.   6, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 16 December [1857] , and letter to J.   …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, [before 12 November 1857] . For a …

From J. D. Hooker   [15 June 1865]

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Summary

Impressed by Tylor’s book [see 4836].

Encloses admirable note from Huxley on Lyell–Lubbock affair.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [15 June 1865]
Classmark:  DAR 102: 28; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 2: 131)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4855

Matches: 4 hits

  • … of her illness Ever yours faithfully, | T H Huxley End of letter : ‘Kingsley— any one you …
  • … letter from J.  D.  Hooker to T.  H.  Huxley, 6 June 1865 (Imperial College of Science, …
  • … revised note). In the letter from T.  H.  Huxley to John Lubbock, 7 March 1865 (British …
  • … In a letter from J.  D.  Hooker to T.  H.  Huxley of 6 June 1865 (Royal Botanic Gardens, …

From F. W. Farrar   6 November 1865

Summary

Grateful for CD’s approval of Chapters on language.

Is inclined to believe that the races of man were primordially distinct.

Author:  Frederic William Farrar
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Nov 1865
Classmark:  DAR 164: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4933

Matches: 4 hits

  • … from any more than a single pair’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1863b, p.  117). Huxley went on to …
  • … pp.  121–3). See also letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] , n.  8. Some of Farrar’s …
  • … by means of artificial selection (see, for example, [T.  H.  Huxley] 1860b and T.   …
  • H.  Huxley 1863b, pp.  147–9). Huxley’s suggestion was considered at length by CD and …

To F. W. Farrar   2 November [1865]

Summary

Has enjoyed FWF’s volume [Chapters on language]. Had found Max Müller’s theory obscure and weak.

Believes FWF would come to agree with him on species if he studied general questions in natural history. To argue for immutability of species on the basis of geology resembles a wise savage in a nation with no books saying his language has never changed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Frederic William Farrar
Date:  2 Nov [1865]
Classmark:  University of Virginia Library, Special Collections (3314 1: 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4929

Matches: 5 hits

  • … see, for example, Correspondence vol.  11, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863]). …
  • … Museum of Practical Geology in 1862 (T.  H.  Huxley 1863b; see L.  Huxley ed.  1900, 1: …
  • … the separately published lectures (T.  H.  Huxley 1862) is in the Darwin Library–CUL (see …
  • Huxley’s little book of Six Lectures    I w d gladly send you a copy if you think you would read it. Considering what Geology teaches us, the argument for the supposed immutability of specific Types seems to me much the same as if, in a nation which
  • H.  says is all wrong & has partly converted Papa to that opinion. ’ Farrar’s book contained a brief allusion to CD’s theory of transmutation ( Farrar 1865 , p.  51), described as the possibility that: myriads of centuries ago, there may have been a near genetic connection between the highest of the animals and the lowest of the human race … It is not yet proved that there was; we believe that there was not ; but, nevertheless, the hypothesis is neither irreverent nor absurd. CD refers to the single-volume edition of Thomas Henry Huxley’ …

To J. D. Hooker   7 January [1865]

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Summary

Has finished long paper on "Climbing plants". Prefers sending it to Linnean Society if Bentham does not think it too long.

For New Zealand flora [1864–7] CD suggests JDH count plants with irregular corollas and compare with England.

Does not quite agree about Reader.

Is Tyndall author of piece on spiritualism?

CD’s illness diagnosed as "suppressed gout".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  7 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 257a–c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4742

Matches: 3 hits

  • … refers to Thomas Henry Huxley and [T.  H.  Huxley] 1864b. See letter from J.  D.  Hooker, …
  • … Hooker’s remarks. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 4 January [1865] and n.  7. CD refers to ‘ …
  • … vol.  12; see also letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 1 January 1865, n.  9). The last known …

From Samuel Butler   1 October 1865

Summary

Autobiographical letter describing how, when he could not conscientiously take orders, he went to New Zealand and has now returned to England to study art.

Fascinated and delighted by Origin

and is pleased that his pamphlet [Evidence for the resurrection of Jesus Christ] pleases CD.

Author:  Samuel Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 106: A1–2; Butler 1923, pp. 198–201
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4904

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  10, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 9 October 1862  and n.  1). Richard …
  • … 1862; see Correspondence vol.  10, letter from T.  H. Huxley, 9 October 1862  and n.  6). …

From Charles Lyell to J. D. Hooker   [31 May 1865]

Summary

Emcloses copies of correspondence concerning his dispute with John Lubbock.

Author:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [31 May 1865]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Letters to J. D. Hooker, vol. 14, doc. 323); Edinburgh University Library, Centre for Research Collections (Gen. 113/3650–3, 3813–20, 3821–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4844F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … as Hooker (letter from Charles Lyell to T.  H.  Huxley, 2 June 1865, Imperial College of …
  • … George Busk (letter from Charles Lyell to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 June 1865, Imperial College of …
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