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From T. H. Huxley   20 July 1868

Summary

Prof. Kühne would like to visit CD.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 July 1868
Classmark:  DAR 221.4: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6283

Matches: 3 hits

  • … address is 37 Baker S t ,—unless you prefer to retain me as medium [DIAG HERE] T H Huxley
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   20 July 1868 …

From T. H. Huxley   13 November 1868

Summary

CD is welcome to come for breakfast on Sunday.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 315
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6460

Matches: 4 hits

  • … you would abuse the opportunity to demoralize Harry Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   13 November 1868 …
  • … who was a favourite of CD’s (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868 , n.  3). …

From Thomas Henry Huxley   [before 30 January 1868]

Summary

Congratulations on George’s attaining Second Wrangler.

Variation has just arrived. Wishes he had two heads or a body that needed no rest.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 30 Jan 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 313
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5814

Matches: 3 hits

  • … needed no rest—! Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley Wife & chicks flourishing—& nearly …
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … this letter and the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 30 January [1868] . George Howard Darwin was …

From T. H. Huxley   18 December 1868

Summary

Sends letter [from Haeckel?] opened by mistake.

August Schleicher a great loss.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 Dec 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 316
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6498

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Schleicher is a great loss— Ever yours | T H Huxley Jermyn S t Dec 18 th 1868 Haeckel …
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   18 December 1868 …

From T. H. Huxley   12 September 1868

Summary

BAAS Norwich meeting. Hooker [President] came out in great force. "Darwinismus" spread over the sections and crept into everything. CD will have rare happiness of seeing his ideas triumph during his life.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6363

Matches: 4 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … your family | Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley * I am preparing to go into opposition— I …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   12 September 1868 …
  • … Harry) Huxley, see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 June 1868  and n.  3. Harry had stayed …

To T. H. Huxley   30 January [1868]

Summary

Thanks for congratulations.

Doubts THH’s response to Pangenesis will give him pleasure. "Oh Lord what a blowing up I may receive."

Still thinks THH has been too "sharp sighted" on hybridism.

Sends Mrs Huxley Queries about expression.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  30 Jan [1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5817

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   30 January [1868] …
  • … are not identified. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 30 January 1868] and n.  3. …
  • … see n.  3, below). See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 30 January 1868]. Huxley had …
  • … copy of Variation (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 30 January 1868]). He refers to …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  14, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 December [1866] ). See also …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 7 January 1867], and letter …
  • … to T.  H.  Huxley, 7 January [1867] . CD refers to Henrietta Anne Huxley. The enclosure, …

To T. H. Huxley   [13–21 September 1868]

Summary

Sends a page to be sent on to Charles William Nunn.

Offers sympathy for the illness of THH’s son, Henry (Harry) Huxley.

Wishes he could have attended the British Association for the Advancement of Science meeting at Norwich.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [13–21 Sept 1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6381F

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   [13–21 September 1868] …
  • … between this letter, the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868 , and the letter …
  • … growing out of it (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868  and n.  1). For the …
  • … to the working men of Norwich (T.  H.  Huxley 1868c). Huxley also delivered a lecture, ‘On …
  • … of the races of mankind’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1868d), on 24 August at the International …
  • … Harry) Huxley. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 12 September 1868 . CD refers to Joseph …
  • Huxley. I have written the first page so that you can tear it off & send it, if you like, to M r Nunn. — We are so sorry to hear of the poor dear little man being ill; but I do believe it will turn out only indigestion. Pray ask M rs H. , …

To T. H. Huxley   21 February [1868]

Summary

THH’s offer to read proof of essay on man encourages CD to write with satisfaction instead of a vague dread.

Begs Mrs Huxley not to forget corrugator supercilii in a crying child.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 108)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5408

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   21 February [1868] …
  • … to Henrietta Anne Huxley (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 30 January [1868] and n.  5). CD …
  • … between this letter and the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 30 January [1868] . Huxley’s letter …
  • … Correspondence vol.  15, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 June [1867] ). CD refers to Descent. …

To T. H. Huxley   23 July [1868]

Summary

Has come to Freshwater for five weeks for his health. Sends regrets to Prof. Kühne at not being able to see him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 July [1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 241)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6287

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   23 July [1868] …
  • … Friedrich Kühne; see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 20 July 1868 . The summer of 1868 saw …

To T. H. Huxley   [before 18 May 1868]

Summary

Questions on marmosets and the vocal organs of Hylobates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [before 18 May 1868]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 373)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6148

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   [before 18 May 1868] …

To T. H. Huxley   10 June 1868

Summary

W. S. Dallas asks whether Ray Society would publish translation of Haeckel’s Generelle morphologie. If THH thinks suggestion good, he might make inquiries.

Family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 June 1868
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6239

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   10 June 1868 …

From A. R. Wallace   1 March 1868

Summary

Offers enclosure demonstrating that natural selection could produce sterility of hybrids.

More on Pangenesis and the inadequacy of H. Spencer’s approach.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Mar 1868
Classmark:  DAR 106: B49–50, B53–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5966

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter to T.   H.  Huxley, 10 [January 1863]. CD’s annotations …
  • … that exhibited cross or hybrid sterility (T.  H.  Huxley 1863b, pp.  106–8). CD had been …
  • … were cross sterile, that is, new ‘physiological species’ (see [T.  H.  Huxley] 1860 , T.   …
  • H.  Huxley 1862, pp.  108–13, …
  • … 146–50, and T.  H.  Huxley 1863b, pp.  107–8). CD’s interest in cases of intra-specific …

To G. H. Lewes   [13 November 1868]

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Summary

Arranges to call on GHL.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  George Henry Lewes
Date:  [13 Nov 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 185: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6459

Matches: 2 hits

  • … see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 13 November 1868 ). …
  • H.  Lewes, 12 November 1868 . In 1868, the Friday following 12 November was 13 November. CD was in London from 7 to 16 November 1868 (see ‘Journal’ ( Correspondence vol.  16, Appendix II)). His Sunday engagement was with Thomas Henry Huxley ( …

To Ernst Haeckel   20 December 1868

Summary

Concerning death of August Schleicher.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  20 Dec 1868
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6509

Matches: 1 hit

  • … forwarded it to CD (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 18 December 1868  and n.  1). August …

From Edward Blyth   [3 April 1868]

Summary

Discusses apes and their relationships to each other. Writes particularly of the gibbon, its structure and well-developed legs giving it the ability to walk without using its hands.

Author:  Edward Blyth
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Apr 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 45: 29, DAR 83: 156
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6089

Matches: 3 hits

  • … refers to Thomas Henry Huxley’s Man’s place in nature (T.  H.  Huxley 1863a), p.  72. …
  • … There is an annotated copy of T.  H.  Huxley 1863a in the Darwin Library–CUL (see …
  • Huxley, in consequence of the inordinate length of their arms, it has been generally overlooked that the lower limbs are really more developed than in the other apes, and when upon level ground they walk with the lower limbs only (a fact which Linnæus might have known when he designated one of them Homo lar ), holding the arms up more to be out of the way than for the purpose of balancing; but they are always ready to seize hold of a bough or any other object to help them forward when on the ground, though they never touch the ground with the hands to assist in progression. I have repeatedly seen a pair of H.   …

To Ernst Haeckel   19 November 1868

Summary

Congratulates EH on birth of child.

Mentions projected translation of Generelle Morphologie.

Comments on EH’s last book [Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte]. Criticises EH’s statements on palaeontology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  19 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6466

Matches: 3 hits

  • … on 15 November 1868 (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 13 November 1868 ). Haeckel had asked …
  • … 1866 ; letter from Ernst Haeckel to T.  H.  Huxley, 21 September 1868, Imperial College …
  • Huxley papers, 17: 189). Although Haeckel agreed to remove all the philosophical and polemical parts of the original, the translation was never made (see Krauße 1987 , p.  79). CD refers to Natürliche Schöpfungsgeschichte (Natural history of creation; Haeckel 1868c). The book was a collection of Haeckel’s lectures. See Haeckel 1868c, pp.  99–201. CD had visited Charles Lyell on 14 November 1868 (see letter to G.  H.   …

To T. H. Farrer   5 June 1868

Summary

"I have seen the action on Ophrys exactly as you describe and am thoroughly ashamed of my inaccuracy."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Date:  5 June 1868
Classmark:  Linnean Society of London (LS Ms 299/3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6230

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Correspondence vol.  9, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 22 October [1861] . For CD’ s discussion …
  • H.  Farrer, 4 June 1868 . CD refers to Listera ovata ; see Orchids , pp.  139–47. Thomas Henry Huxley

From Edward Cresy   7 February 1868

Summary

Thanks for loan of Variation. "The Saturday Sadducees" do not believe there are a hundred people who understand the argument. EC fancies he does.

Author:  Edward Cresy, Jr
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Feb 1868
Classmark:  DAR 161: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5850

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of the fossil (Richard Owen 1862, T.  H.  Huxley 1868b). Henrietta Emma Darwin had read …

To Charles Alexander Johns   13 August [1868?]

Summary

CD not a good enough botanist to form a judgment of specimen. Does not understand whether CAJ supposes the variety to be a result of hybridism or of the present very hot summer, which CD cannot doubt will have an effect on some British plants in their struggle for life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  C. A Johns
Date:  13 Aug [1868?]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (ML ref.A27 p. 60: CY Reel 2846)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6312

Matches: 1 hit

  • … unusually hot and dry (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 July [1868] and n.  4). The letter …

From Thomas Campbell Eyton   23 August [1868]

Summary

Sends a copy of his Osteologia avium.

Variation in pigs’ heads

and in Convolvulus.

Author:  Thomas Campbell Eyton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 163: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6328

Matches: 1 hit

  • … of the Zoological Society of London (T.  H.  Huxley 1868a). The remarks on Opisthocomus …
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