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From T. H. Huxley   22 June 1870


Reports "shindy" at Oxford over persons proposed for doctorate. Pusey assented to CD’s being "doctored" to keep out seven worse devils.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June 1870
Classmark:  DAR 166: 322
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7239

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  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   22 June 1870 …
  • … Ever, oh Coryphæus diabolicus | your faithful follower | T.  H.  Huxley June 22. 1870 …
  • … 9  and Bischoff 1845 ; see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 20 June [1870] and n.  2. The Darwins …
  • … Appendix II)). See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 20 June [1870] . CD had been offered an …

From Thomas Henry Huxley   21 January 1870


Refers to "Devonshire Man"’s attack on him ["Professor Huxley’s last new theory", Pall Mall Gaz. 18 Jan 1870, p. 6]. His intention to answer – a waste, except for political bearing of Celt question ["Professor Huxley on Celts and Teutons", Pall Mall Gaz. 21 Jan 1870, p. 6].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Jan 1870
Classmark:  DAR 166: 323
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7084

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  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … just now. — —My wife sends her love to all your circle | Ever Yours | T.  H.  Huxley
  • … of London on 18 February 1870 (T.  H.  Huxley 1870b). Huxley had given a lecture on 9  …

To T. H. Huxley   20 June [1870]


Asks for figures of embryos by A. Ecker and T. L. W. Bischoff to copy [for Descent, ch. 1].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  20 June [1870]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 269)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6788

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   20 June [1870] …

From J. D. Hooker   24 September 1870



Reports on the 1870 BAAS meeting at Liverpool. Huxley’s address was over the heads of the laymen.

Tyndall’s was eloquent to listen to, disappointing to read.

George Rolleston’s "Rococo" address [Nature 2 (1870): 423–7, 442–6].



Has done an immense lot of work.

Regrets CD has not kept the simple title "Origin of man" [for Descent].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Sept 1870
Classmark:  DAR 103: 57–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7323

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  • … address on 14 September 1870 (T.  H.  Huxley 1870c). The topic of Huxley’s address was …
  • … be artificially brought together’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1870c, p.  lxxxiii). See letters to J.   …
  • … sermons, addresses, and reviews (T.  H.  Huxley 1870a). It included one of Huxley’s most …
  • … On the physical basis of life’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1869a). Hooker refers to John Tyndall’s …

From St G. J. Mivart   25 April 1870


Apologises for saying more than was necessary in his previous letter. Although he feels gratitude and esteem for CD, he execrates those who use natural selection to oppose man’s higher interests and impede his advance. Has seen Huxley’s Man’s place in nature for sale among a crowd of obscenities at most Italian railway stations.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 171: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7173

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  • … refers to Thomas Henry Huxley and T.  H.  Huxley 1863. Cynocephalus is the flying lemur. …

From J. D. Hooker   [7 March 1870]



Does not give much for botanical results of Round Island, but the zoology is wonderful.

Lyell’s new book [The student’s elements of geology (1870)]. Urges Lyell to make it Elementary principles.

Grove is disgusted with CD for being disquieted by William Thomson: "Take another dose of Huxley’s penultimate address to Geol. Soc." [Q. J. Geol. Soc. Lond. 25 (1869): 28–53].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [7 Mar 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 42–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6646

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  • … also to Thomas Henry Huxley and T.  H.  Huxley 1866. Charles Paget Hooker. Hooker refers …
  • … the Geological Society of London (T.  H. Huxley 1869b), Huxley challenged the accuracy of …

From Francis Galton   8 April 1870


The mark he had thought a variation is not, and he thinks his infusion still too small even when the blood is defibrinised.

Author:  Francis Galton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Apr 1870
Classmark:  DAR 105: A13–14
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7161

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  • … Henry Huxley made this statement in T.  H.  Huxley 1866, p.  74. Fibrin: ‘an insoluble …

From William Boyd Dawkins   29 January [1870]


Discovery of skull of "River-bed" race of man near Corwen.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6582

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  • … bed sites in Britain and Ireland (T.  H.  Huxley 1862). Platycnemia: flattening of the …

To J. D. Hooker   27 September [1870]


Comments on JDH’s report of Liverpool meeting.

Huxley’s address.

Sir Roderick [Murchison]’s "apotheosis".

Tyndall’s lecture is "grand" except for egotistical beginning. Some Frenchmen have pitched into CD for using the "as if" reasoning, which Tyndall shows is justified.

Has just read George Rolleston’s address in Nature.

Anton Dohrn says German public have high opinion of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  27 Sept [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 181–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7328

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  • … p.  lxxii). Huxley’s address (T.  H.  Huxley 1870c), on spontaneous generation, was …

From J. D. Hooker   [22 May 1870]



Willy is back from New Zealand. JDH perturbed by what to do with him.

J. W. Dawson’s Bakerian lecture for Royal Society is full of errors, and JDH is forced to recommend that it not be published. [An abstract of the lecture was published: "On the pre-Carboniferous floras of north-eastern America", Proc. R. Soc. Lond. 18 (1869–70): 333–5.]

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [22 May 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 47–50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7198

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  • … tour I took with Huxley to the Eifel, with my boy Charlie, to whom H.  has taken a great …
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