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To T. H. Huxley   19 March [1869]

Summary

Thanks for THH’s address [to Geological Society, Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 25 (1869): 28–53]. Admires it and enjoyed attack on William Thomson hugely, but would tremble if he were in THH’s boots. Distinction made by THH between evolutionists and uniformitarians is too great. CD’s sentences on age of world in Origin will do, but he might have been less timid had he read THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  19 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 266)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6670

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   19 March [1869] …
  • … uniformitarianism, and evolutionism, see T.  H.  Huxley 1869c, pp.  xlvi–xlvii. In Origin …
  • … not dispute the evidence for his findings. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 17 March 1869 . …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 17 March 1869 . CD refers to Huxley’s …
  • … of London on 19 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869c). Huxley’s address was a response to …
  • … geologists in regard to the age of the earth (see T.  H.  Huxley 1869c, p.  xxxviii). For …

To T. H. Huxley   9 July [1869]

Summary

Haeckel wants British specimens of calcareous sponges. Can THH tell him to whom he can apply?

Health not improving – cannot climb even a hill.

Has heard THH’s article on Comte ["Scientific aspects of Positivism", Lay sermons (1870)] is a splendid success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 July [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 271)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6823

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   9 July [1869] …
  • … letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 March 1869 and 12 March [1869], and …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 11 March 1869 . …
  • … scientific aspects of positivism’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1869b), which appeared in the 1 June  …
  • … positivist philosophy of Auguste Comte in an earlier article (T.  H.  Huxley 1869a). See …

To T. H. Huxley   8 May [1869]

Summary

Thanks for [D. D. Cunningham’s] letter. Had hoped for a better haul but delighted to hear of the curious fossil.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  8 May [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 268)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6735

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   8 May [1869] …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 7 May 1869 . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 7 May 1869  and n.  2. …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 7 May 1869  and n.  3. …

From T. H. Huxley   17 March 1869

Summary

Last letter was written to be passed on for Lushington’s edification. "(Standing on the points of my toes and my tail very stiff)." Is tiring of controversy as a waste of time. Begins to understand CD’s sufferings over Origin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 318
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6665

Matches: 5 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   17 March 1869 …
  • … hatching his own particular maggot of an idea Ever yours | T.  H.  Huxley March 17. 1869 …
  • … Vernon Lushington. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 11 March 1869 . CD wrote his own letter …
  • … Lushington, [12 March 1869] , and letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 March [1869] ). Origin. …

To T. H. Huxley   14 October 1869

Summary

Delighted with THH’s review [in Academy (1869)] of Haeckel’s [Natürliche] Schöpfungsgeschichte [1868],

but groans about THH’s view of rudimentary organs. Cites Origin and Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  14 Oct 1869
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 277)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6936

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   14 October 1869 …
  • … 13). CD refers to Origin 5th ed. See Variation 2: 397–8. See T.  H.  Huxley 1869d, p.  14. …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 21 [September 1869] . …
  • … 13 November 1869 issues of the Academy (T.  H.  Huxley 1869d). CD is probably complaining …
  • … s arguments against teleology (T.  H.  Huxley 1869d, p.  14). Huxley argued against ‘ …

From T. H. Huxley   11 March 1869

Summary

Nothing new in Lushington’s letter. Two paragraphs are offensive – that THH sought to stir up Scotch Presbyterian prejudices against Comte at Edinburgh and that he had not read Comte.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 317
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6654

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   11 March 1869 …
  • … Review for 1  February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869a) was based on a talk that Huxley had …
  • … the philosophy of Auguste Comte (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 March 1869 and n.  2). …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 March 1869 and n.  2. Lushington’s letter has not been …
  • … the receipt of M r Lushington’s letter through you Yours very faithfully | T.  H.   Huxley

To T. H. Huxley   12 March [1869]

Summary

Apologises for passing on what he agrees were offensive remarks in V. Lushington’s letter. Has told VL he had no right to make them. Asks THH to make allowance for red-hot disciples defending the master.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 264)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6658

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   12 March [1869] …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 11 March 1869 . CD refers to Vernon …
  • … Lushington. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 11 March 1869  and n.  1. See letter to Vernon …

From T. H. Huxley   16 July 1869

Summary

Has already referred Haeckel’s request to J. S. Bowerbank.

Has lost track of collectors and naturalists "by grace of the dredge" because of other work and ""the great question of "Darwinismus" which is such a worry to us all"".

Family health.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 320
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6830

Matches: 5 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   16 July 1869 …
  • … rs Darwin & all your circle Ever Yours | T.  H.  Huxley Hooker has come back, radiant as I …
  • … to Ernst Haeckel. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] , and letter from Ernst …
  • … James Scott Bowerbank. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] . Huxley refers to the …

To T. H. Huxley   1 October [1869]

Summary

V. O. Kovalevsky, Russian translator [of Variation], wishes to hear THH lecture.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  1 Oct [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 275)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6922

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   1 October [1869] …
  • … Huxley was professor. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1869 . Sofia Vasilyevna …

From T. H. Huxley   28 September 1869

Summary

Will do his best on the tooth [sent by CD] but does not put much weight on conclusions based on a single tooth of a horse.

Darwin attacked by three clergymen at BAAS meeting [Exeter, 1869].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 321
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6914

Matches: 4 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   28 September 1869 …
  • … was all they were worth— Ever | Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley Jermyn S Sep.  28. 1869 …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 21 September [1869] . The Darwins stayed at Caerdeon, …

From T. H. Huxley   7 May 1869

Summary

H. M. S. Nassau, surveying Magellan Straits, has found fossils at Gallegos River. They have been sent to THH by R. O. Cunningham [naturalist of H. M. S. Nassau]. Skull of entirely new ungulate mammal.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 May 1869
Classmark:  DAR 166: 319
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6732

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   7 May 1869 …
  • … mess. Ever | Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley Please return Cunningham letter. Jermyn S t …

To Thomas Henry Huxley   10 March 1869

Summary

At writer’s request, forwards long letter on Comte by Vernon Lushington.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  10 Mar 1869
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6649

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … as Catholicism minus Christianity’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1869a, p.  141). Lushington’s letter …

To T. H. Huxley   21 September [1869]

Summary

James Orton, U. S. naturalist, has sent him a tooth from skull of a horse found in Quito, Ecuador in deposits containing Mastodon, etc. JO asked CD to send it to Owen, but, since he does not communicate with Owen, he is sending it to THH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Sept [1869]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 273)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6901

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   21 September [1869] …

To Vernon Lushington   [12 March 1869]

Summary

Huxley has acknowledged receipt of VL’s letter. Both he and CD feel that some of VL’s statements were a little offensive although CD is sure this was not intended. Was glad to read the condensed statement of Comte’s claims in VL’s letter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Vernon Lushington
Date:  [12 Mar 1869]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6660

Matches: 3 hits

  • … this letter and the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 March [1869] . CD refers to Thomas Henry …
  • … Huxley. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 11 March 1869 . CD refers to Auguste …
  • … Scotch Presbyterians’ (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 11 March 1869  and n.  3). For more …

From J. D. Hooker   5 August 1869

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Summary

Huxley has shown him the jaws of an Anoplotherium brought from the Gallegos by R. O. Cunningham.

Saw Hallett’s wheat crops at Brighton; results of his selection very striking.

Huxley is assembling his Darwiniana papers for republication.

Has written a crushing reply to Richard Congreve ["The scientific aspects of positivism", Fortn. Rev. n.s. 5 (1869): 653–70] and JDH feels "infantine" beside him.

Comments on Sabine’s being offered and accepting K.C.B.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 25–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6853

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Henry Huxley. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 7 May 1869  and nn.  2 and 3. Frederic …
  • … Lay sermons, addresses and reviews (T.  H.  Huxley 1870). In it he reprinted two reviews …
  • … Westminster Review , April 1860 (T.  H.  Huxley 1860), and the Natural History Review , …
  • … 1864 ([T.  H.  Huxley] 1864). Hooker …
  • … refers to T.  H.  Huxley 1869b, in which Huxley responded to an article by Richard …

To J. D. Hooker   30 March [1869]

Summary

Interested in Barkly’s letter about Mauritius. Doubts non-volcanic origin. Urges collection of all forms of terrestrial life to determine whether they are of a former continent or "waifs and strays". He leans to latter view, as snakes and reptiles are different.

Huxley’s address wonderfully "brilliant", but it is a mistake to separate evolutionists from uniformitarians.

Bentham has come out "splendidly" on descent of species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Mar [1869]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 121–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6688

Matches: 4 hits

  • … to the Geological Society of London on 19 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869c). See …
  • … letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 19 March [1869] . …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 19 March [1869] and n.  3. Henrietta Emma Darwin had been …
  • H. B.  to have every plant, shell, insect & reptile collected. On any view, former continent, or waifs & strays (which I rather lean to, as snake & reptile different) the case is most interesting. — You are a real good man to come here on the 17 th — I thought Huxleys

To Ernst Haeckel   3 August [1869]

Summary

Suggests Englishmen who might provide sponge specimens.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  3 Aug [1869]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1: 1–52/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6850

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to Thomas Henry Huxley, the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] , and the letter …
  • … from T.  H.  Huxley, 16 July 1869 . See letter to Albany Hancock, 17 July [1869] , and …

From J. D. Hooker   11 March 1869

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Orchids translation should goad [French] Academy into electing CD.

JDH will be sent to St Petersburg congress by Government.

Huxley on protoplasm; his address to Geological Society.

Fertilised an Aucuba with pollen of various species. Reports on results.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 Mar 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 10–11
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6655

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Fortnightly Review , 1 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869a). Huxley equated ‘protoplasm’ …
  • … with the physical basis of life (T.  H.  Huxley 1869a, p.  129). Hooker refers to the …
  • … of London on 19 February 1869 (T.  H.  Huxley 1869c). In the address, Huxley challenged …

To Albany Hancock   17 July [1869]

Summary

Ernst Haeckel is working on calcareous sponges. Does AH have any British specimens that he can spare? [See 6842.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albany Hancock
Date:  17 July [1869]
Classmark:  E. C. Hodgkin (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6834A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 1869 . CD refers to Thomas Henry Huxley. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 16 July 1869 . …

From J. D. Hooker   14 November 1869

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Describes how the offer of C.B. was made. He declined a knighthood. Murchison and Lyell are trying to get him made Knight Commander of the Star of India, but he does not think there is a chance. The Duke [of Argyll?] might do it, but does not like JDH’s Darwinism.

Next Presidency of Royal Society discussed: all (Brodie, the X Club botanists, et al.) are agreed on Lyell.

Everyone is disappointed with Nature.

What did CD think of "Huxley’s rhapsody on Goethe’s ditto" [Nature 1 (1869): 9–11]?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1869
Classmark:  DAR 103: 35—8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6988

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Goethe’, and included a commentary by Huxley (T.  H.  Huxley 1869b). The essay has often …
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