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From T. H. Huxley and H. A. Huxley   20 September 1871

Summary

Has received Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [see 7940].

Has reviewed Quarterly Review article and 2d ed. of Genesis of species for the Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76].

Mivart has hopelessly misunderstood Suarez [Disputiones (1630)] on evolution.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley; Henrietta Anne Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 39–42
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7953

Matches: 8 hits

  • Huxley, H. A. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley   20 September 1871 …
  • Huxley, T. H. …
  • … 1871 issue of Contemporary Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b), Huxley criticised St George …
  • … the Wellesley index. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 30 July 1871 . Henry Huxley was CD’s …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  16, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 10 June 1868. Huxley’s wife was …
  • … the works of Francisco Suárez in T.  H.  Huxley 1871b. The St Andrews University Library …
  • … questions of creation and evolution (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, p.  451). In Tractatus de opere …

To T. H. Huxley   21 September [1871]

Summary

On Mivart’s Genesis of species, and THH’s intention to reply to it.

Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [see 7940].

CD is revising Origin and will answer Mivart on incipient organs. "Pendulum is swinging against us, but will swing back again".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 279)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7958

Matches: 10 hits

  • Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 . …
  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley and H.   …
  • Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 . St George Jackson …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   21 September [1871] …
  • … of population ( Malthus 1826 ). CD refers to Henry Huxley; see letter from T.  H.   …
  • … Mivart 1871a; see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 and n.  3). CD may refer …
  • … and Wright 1871b; see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 and n.  1. Mivart …
  • … Mivart] 1871c); see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 and n.  2. Mivart made …
  • … A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 . See letter from T.  H.   …

From T. H. Huxley   10 October 1871

Summary

Answers CD on transitional forms. Has no doubt Zeuglodon is transitional form between Carnivora and Cetacea.

Met Mivart in Manchester. Some doubt that he was the author of Quarterly Review article.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 326
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8000

Matches: 14 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … regards to all | Ever Yours faithfully | T H Huxley 26. Abbey Place | Oc.  10 th . 1871 …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   10 October 1871 …
  • … Anne Huxley. Huxley’ s review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b) was reprinted in Critiques and …
  • … addresses ( T.  H.  Huxley 1873 ). …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 October [1871] . Huxley refers to Ernst Haeckel and …
  • … to Haeckel 1866 . See T.  H.  Huxley 1868. Huxley divided the class Aves into three …
  • … Ratitae; and Carinatae (see T.  H.  Huxley 1867 ). In Origin 6th ed. , p.  302, CD …
  • … s article, ‘Mr.  Darwin’s critics’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b), reviewed St George Jackson …
  • … of the Dinosaurians. ’ See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 October [1871] and n.  2. Huxley …
  • … Huxley refers to Joseph Dalton Hooker and to T.  H.  Huxley 1871b (see letter to T.   …
  • H.  Huxley, 5 October [1871] ). See also letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [2 October 1871] and …
  • … in Birmingham on 9 October 1871 (T.  H.  Huxley 1871c). The Metaphysical Society was …
  • Huxley, Thomas Henry. 1873. Critiques and addresses. London: Macmillan. Kargon, Robert Hugh. 1977. Science in Victorian Manchester: enterprise and expertise. Manchester: Manchester University Press. ODNB : Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition. ) Edited by H. …

From T. H. Huxley   28 September 1871

Summary

Sends proof of article for Contemporary Review [18 (1871): 443–76].

Is grieved to hear that Mivart is author of Quarterly Review article. THH thought better of him than that.

Compares the Origin to Plato’s Republic: "it will remain fresh for two thousand years".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Sept 1871
Classmark:  DAR 99: 43–46
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7973

Matches: 12 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 . …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   28 September 1871 …
  • Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871  and n.  5. CD added a chapter to Origin 6th …
  • … my anterior curvature July– [DIAG HERE] September Ever Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley
  • … in the Contemporary Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b). Huxley refers to Joseph Dalton Hooker. …
  • … Review . Huxley’s article (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b) was published in the November 1871 issue. …
  • … particular to Mivart. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 21 September [1871] . Huxley refers to …
  • … German). Huxley refers to Henrietta Anne Huxley and Henry Huxley; see letter from T.  H.   …
  • … Review ([Mivart] 1871c; see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 21 September [1871] and n.  6). In …
  • … his article ‘Mr.  Darwin’s critics’ (T.  H.  Huxley  …
  • Huxley took particular care to criticise Mivart’s use of the work of the Catholic theologian Francisco Suárez in Genesis of species (Mivart 1871a); see letter from T.  H.   …

To T. H. Huxley   30 September [1871]

Summary

On THH’s review [see 7977] of Mivart’s Genesis of species and the Quarterly Review article on Descent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  30 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 283)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7976

Matches: 15 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   30 September [1871] …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871 . Huxley had sent CD the …
  • … sheets of an article in Contemporary Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b; see letter from T.   …
  • H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871  and n.  1). …
  • … In T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, Huxley attacked St George Jackson Mivart’s On the genesis of …
  • … Mivart] 1871c, p.  49). Letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871 . CD refers to …
  • … Thomas Knowles; see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871  and n.  4. See letter …
  • … The scientific aspects of positivism’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1869b); see Correspondence vol.   …
  • … 17, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 9 July [1869] , and letter to J.  D.   …
  • … Hooker, 24 July [1869] . In T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.  460–7, Huxley criticised the …
  • … and why they are’. CD referred to T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, p.  462, in Descent 2d ed. , p.   …
  • … Huxley countered this criticism in T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.   467–70, by referring to CD’ …
  • … was influenced by a higher power in T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.  470–3, pointing out ways in …
  • … Dalton Hooker. The final paragraphs of T.  H.  Huxley 1871b counter Mivart’s criticisms of …

From T. H. Huxley   20 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for new book [Descent].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 324
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7494

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … at the Schoolboard Ever Yours faithfully | T H Huxley Jermyn S t Feby.  20. 1871. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   20 February 1871 …

To T. H. Huxley   5 October [1871]

Summary

Hooker admires THH’s review of Mivart [see 7977]. Most impressed by THH’s handling of metaphysics.

Hooker’s problems: family health and A. S. Ayrton [Commissioner of Works].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 287)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7987

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   5 October [1871] …
  • … in Critiques and addresses in 1873 ( T.  H.  Huxley 1873 ). CD refers to Maria Hooker, …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871 . Huxley had sent CD a …
  • … s critics’, in the Contemporary Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b), and CD had passed it on to …
  • … Dalton Hooker (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871 , and letter to J.  D.   …
  • … September [1871] ). Huxley’s article (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b) appeared in the November 1871  …
  • … a collection of essays in 1870 (T.  H.  Huxley 1870a). His article in the Contemporary …

To T. H. Huxley   9 October [1871]

Summary

Asks whether THH has written on affinities of Eocene cetacean Zeuglodon. Wants to cite it in 6th ed. of Origin as in some slight degree an intermediate form, but does not know how far he may venture.

Has had more evidence of profound impression of Mivart’s book [Genesis of species].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 289)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7995

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   9 October [1871] …
  • … Huxley’s review of Mivart 1871a (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b); see letter from J.  D.  Hooker, [ …
  • … been found, but see the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 10 October 1871 . CD’s copy of Huxley’ …
  • … on the classification of birds ( T.  H.  Huxley 1867 ) in his unbound journals (Darwin …

From T. H. Huxley   30 July 1871

Summary

Shocked at Lyell’s appearance and speech.

Family news.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 July 1871
Classmark:  DAR 166: 325
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7888

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   30 July 1871 …
  • … believe me | Ever yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley 26 Abbey Place | N.W July 30. 1871 …

To T. H. Huxley   [11 or 18 May 1871]

Summary

Asks for a ticket for THH’s lecture at the Royal Institution for WED. With ED’s and HED’s forgeries of CD’s signature.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [11 or 18] May 1871
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6541F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T. H. Huxley   [11 or 18 May 1871] …
  • … in Macmillan’s Magazine , June 1871 (T. H. Huxley 1871b). Bence Jones was secretary of the …

To T. R. R. Stebbing   10 October [1871]

Summary

Doubts whether an experiment to test the durability of human bones would be worth while. Absence of such bones in post-glacial river-bed deposits does not weigh in the least on CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing
Date:  10 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.404)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7999

Matches: 3 hits

  • … T.  H.  Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 . CD added a substantially new …
  • … 1871a in the Contemporary Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b). Stebbing’s letter to CD has not …
  • … Jackson Mivart’s Genesis of species (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, Mivart 1871a). See letter from …

From W. E. Darwin   [3 November 1871]

Summary

Apologises for not working very quickly on proofs. Comments on Huxley’s theological critique of Mivart.

Author:  William Erasmus Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [3 Nov 1871]
Classmark:  Cornford Family Papers (DAR 275: 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8048F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … 19, letter from T. H. Huxley and H. A. Huxley, 20 September 1871 and nn. 4–5. CD had …
  • … Mivart 1871b and [Mivart] 1871c; T. H. Huxley 1871a). Huxley claimed that Mivart had …
  • … of creation (Mivart 1871b, p. 21; T. H. Huxley 1871a, p. 451). See Correspondence vol. …

To J. D. Hooker   30 September [1871]

Summary

Sends proofs of Huxley’s article on Mivart, to be published in Contemporary Review ["Mr Darwin’s critics", 18 (1871): 443–76].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Sept [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 206
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7977

Matches: 3 hits

  • … between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871 . CD refers …
  • … to Thomas Henry Huxley and T.  H.  Huxley 1871b (see letter from T.   …
  • H.  Huxley, 28 September 1871  and n.  1). Maria Hooker; see letter from J.  D.  Hooker to …

To Chauncey Wright   28 October 1871

Summary

Glad CW has written on phyllotaxy [Mem. Am. Acad. Arts & Sci. n.s. 9 (1867–73): 379–415].

Sure that CW’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)] will do cause good service.

Grateful for kindness to sons in America.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Chauncey Wright
Date:  28 Oct 1871
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8033

Matches: 2 hits

  • Huxley and H.  A.  Huxley, 20 September 1871 . George Howard and Francis Darwin had been …
  • … 1 (1871–2): 261–2. CD also refers to Thomas Henry Huxley; see letter from T.  H.   …

From J. D. Hooker   [2 October 1871]

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Summary

On Huxley’s article for Contemporary Review [see 7977] confuting Mivart. It has cheered him,

for he is very low about his mother’s state.

Is also in detestable position with "my lord and master", A. S. Ayrton. JDH has denounced him to the [First] Lord of the Treasury [W. E. Gladstone] for his conduct.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [2 Oct 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 103: 80–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7981

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Review , ‘Mr.  Darwin’s critics’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b; see letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 30  …
  • … Huxley discussed in his essay. See T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.  459–67. By ‘neurosis’ Huxley …
  • … in Latin, tending to contradict Mivart’s view (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.  446–57). Huxley …
  • … reservations about human evolution in T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.  470–3. ‘And when, Sunday …
  • … standard of the much abused Jesuit’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, p.  456). Huxley had previously …
  • … perceptions are, and why they are? ’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b, pp.  466–7). Hooker’s mother, …

To J. D. Hooker   4 October [1871]

Summary

Sorry to hear of JDH’s troubles;

pleased he thinks so highly of Huxley’s article [see 7977].

Huxley makes CD feel infantile in intellect (as JDH once said of himself). CD is not so good a Christian as JDH thinks, for he did enjoy his revenge on Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  DAR 94: 207–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7984

Matches: 3 hits

  • … in the Contemporary Review , ‘Mr.  Darwin and his critics’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b). See …
  • … letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 30 September [1871] . CD refers to St George Jackson Mivart; see …
  • … s article in the Contemporary Review (T.  H.  Huxley 1871b). CD refers to Maria Hooker and …

To John Fiske   9 November 1871

Summary

Thanks JF for his lectures, the arguments of which he finds very forcible; is glad to see JF has detected the falseness of much of Mivart’s reasoning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Fiske
Date:  9 Nov 1871
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (HM 8260)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8058

Matches: 1 hit

  • … 15 years of age. He cited Thomas Henry Huxley (T.  H.  Huxley 1863a) as his authority. CD …

To J. J. Weir   16 October 1871

Summary

Cannot accept JJW’s invitation to a party. His health has been worse than usual for some months – can see no one nor can he go anywhere.

Is preparing a cheap edition of the Origin [6th] and will answer Mivart’s objections.

CD is pleased JJW likes C. Wright’s "Darwinism" [see 7940]. Huxley will publish a splendid review of it in Contemporary Review [Nov 1871].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Jenner Weir
Date:  16 Oct 1871
Classmark:  Oxford University Museum of Natural History (Hope Entomological Collections 1349)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8013

Matches: 1 hit

  • … refers to Thomas Henry Huxley and T.  H.  Huxley 1871b (in the Contemporary Review ). CD …

From J. D. Hooker   5 August 1871

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Summary

Lengthy discussion of William Thomson’s address [BAAS, Edinburgh 1871].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 103: 73–77
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7896

Matches: 2 hits

  • … organic from inorganic matter (T.  H.  Huxley 1870b, pp.  lxxii–lxxxiv). However, Huxley …
  • … protoplasm from not living matter’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1870b, p.  lxxxiv). Huxley himself is …

From Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen   [before 21 February 1871]

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Notes on Variation and Descent.

Author:  Hermanus Hartogh Heijs van Zouteveen
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 21 Feb 1871]
Classmark:  DAR 90: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7529

Matches: 1 hit

  • … suggested by Thomas Henry Huxley in T.  H.  Huxley 1864; it included tapeworms (class …
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