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From T. H. Huxley   26 April 1873

Summary

Concern for Lady Lyell;

will clear away work and set off for holiday in June.

Sends Critiques and addresses.

A life of J. D. Forbes [by J. C. Shairp, P. J. Tait, and A. A. Reilly (1873)] suggests that THH and Tyndall conspired to keep JDF from getting the Copley Medal. THH feels obliged to correct this.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 104: 223–24a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8882

Matches: 9 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … and I cannot stand that— Ever my dear Darwin | Yours affectionately | T H Huxley
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   26 April 1873 …
  • … of 25 April 1873. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 25 April 1873 , and letter to subscribers …
  • … to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] , n.  4. Huxley was professor of natural history …
  • … ODNB ). CD’s annotated copy of T.  H.  Huxley 1873  is in the Darwin Library–CUL.  The …
  • … Evolution and its consequences’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1871; Mivart 1872). Huxley responded to …
  • … preface of his new collection ( T.  H.  Huxley 1873 , pp.  ix–xi). The Life and letters of …
  • Huxley, Thomas Henry. 1873. Critiques and addresses. London: Macmillan. ODNB : Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition. ) Edited by H. …

To T. H. Huxley   28 April 1873

Summary

Lady Lyell’s death.

Sends names of donors of gift to THH.

The Edinburgh Review has a critical article against CD, THH, Tyndall, and H. Spencer [see 8935]. Thinks Forbes reference not worth answering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 299)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8887

Matches: 8 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   28 April 1873 …
  • … Jackson Mivart. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 26 April 1873  and nn.  8 and 9. James …
  • … Huxley (see letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] , n.  4, and …
  • … 1873  and n.  2. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 26  April 1873  and n.  1. CD refers to …
  • … and Charles Lyell. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 26 April 1873  and nn.  5 and 6. …
  • … Huxley’s Critiques and addresses ( T.  H.  Huxley 1873 ). CD refers to [Baynes] 1873  and …
  • H.  Spencer is the sole evolutionist who has written on the subject! With respect to D r . Forbes, unless there is something more explicit than the sentence which you copy, I sh d .  not have thought it worth answering. It seems to me much the same as if the French after the battle of Waterloo had said “the English & their friends will now be rendered more cautious in their further proceedings” My dear Huxley | …

To T. H. Huxley   4 November 1873

Summary

Answers THH’s query about W. H. Flower; gives the amount he contributed to the gift. Advises against returning it, even anonymously. Hopes WHF’s health improves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 303)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9131

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   4 November 1873 …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 November 1873 . William Henry Flower contributed to the …
  • … problems (see letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] and n.  4). …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 November 1873  and n.  5. …

From T. H. Huxley to Anton Dohrn   15 November 1873

Summary

THH sends to AD a draft, prepared by himself and CD, of a statement for a subscription fund to assist AD’s Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  15 Nov 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 13: 249)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9412

Matches: 8 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Dohrn, Anton …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn   15 November 1873 …
  • … to Mademoiselle & believe me | Ever Yours | T.  H.  Huxley I write in haste to save post …
  • … Letter from Anton Dohrn to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 November 1873 (Imperial College of Science, …
  • … the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 . Huxley had arranged for a set of the …
  • … at Naples for its library (letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 1 October 1873, ( …
  • … £ | Ch Darwin 50 £ | G.  H Dar 10 £ ’ (DAR 96: 163). On Huxley’s financial troubles, see …
  • H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] . A draft of this circular in CD’s hand is in the Darwin Archive–CUL (DAR 96: 163). Huxley

From T. H. Huxley   [13 November 1873]

Summary

Arrangements for meeting in London.

Glad CD has heard about Dohrn’s affairs.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [13 Nov 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 331
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9183

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   [13 November 1873] …
  • … me, had done enough for your friends of late. — Ever | yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley
  • … problems (see letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] and nn.  2– …
  • H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] . In 1873, the Thursday before 15 November was 13 November. Huxley
  • H.  Darwin, 15 November [1873] . Anton Dohrn was appealing for funds for the Zoological Station in Naples, which he had founded. In April 1873, CD organised a subscription fund raised by Huxley’ …

To T. H. Huxley   25 April 1873

Summary

Affected by THH’s letter – will send a copy to the other 17 friends. Hopes for his and public’s sake his health will improve.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 297)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8875

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   25 April 1873 …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 . A copy of Huxley’s letter of 24  …
  • … with the letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] . Several of …

To T. H. Huxley   5 December [1873]

Summary

Sorry to hear of Dohrn’s troubles. Has written to prospective donors saying that nothing can be done because of attitude of Dohrn’s father.

New [2d] edition of Descent is an awful job.

Diet no longer doing much for his health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Dec [1873]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 305)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9173

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   5 December [1873] …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873 . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873 . CD refers to Anton Dohrn and Carl August …
  • … November 1873 ). See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873  and n.  2. Joseph Dalton …

From T. H. Huxley   3 November 1873

Summary

W. H. Flower is ill and obliged to go off for six months. Wants to return the money Flower contributed to fund for his holiday, asks the amount.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Nov 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 329
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9126

Matches: 4 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   3 November 1873 …
  • … bankers— Ever | Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley Not one solitary moment have I had to …
  • … problems (see letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] and n.  4). …

From T. H. Huxley   [8 February 1873]

Summary

Forwards Matthew Arnold’s Literature and dogma [1873].

Hopes they can secure Hooker for President of Royal Society.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Feb 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 328
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8761

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   [8 February 1873] …
  • … Darwin | Ever | Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley I am in great hopes we shall secure the …

From T. H. Huxley   24 April 1873

Summary

Is overwhelmed by generosity of his friends. Admits he felt morally beaten and without energy for first time in his life. Someday wants the names of the friends.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 99: 62–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8873

Matches: 4 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   24 April 1873 …
  • … manner of man their father’s friend was & why he loved him Ever yours | T.  H.  Huxley
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 . Huxley alludes to the story of Martin …

To T. H. Huxley   23 April 1873

Summary

Informs THH that 18 friends have given him a fund of £2100 to enable him to take a holiday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  23 Apr 1873
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 295)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8872

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   23 April 1873 …

To subscribers to T. H. Huxley’s gift   [25 April 1873]

Summary

A circular letter forwarding to subscribers a copy of Huxley’s letter of thanks [8873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Subscribers to T. H. Huxley gift
Date:  [25 Apr 1873]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 71
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8876

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Subscribers to T. H. Huxley gift …
  • … To subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift   [25 April 1873] …
  • … DAR 99: 71 Charles Robert Darwin Down [25 Apr 1873] Subscribers to T. H. Huxley gift …
  • … between this letter, the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 , and the letter …
  • … to T.  H.  Huxley, 25 April 1873 . …
  • … See letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873  and 25 April 1873 . …
  • … A copy of the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 , was enclosed with the circular. …

From T. H. Huxley   3 December 1873

Summary

A letter from Anton Dohrn declines the proposed fund [that THH and others suggested be raised in England for marine biological station at Naples].

Hooker’s inaugural as President of Royal Society a success.

R. Owen distinguished himself in his way.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Dec 1873
Classmark:  DAR 166: 330; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 13: 252)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9169

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   3 December 1873 …
  • … Naples station (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 15 November 1873 ). This …

From A. F. Baker   25 May 1873

Summary

Calls CD’s attention to the fact that Huxley’s view [in Lessons in elementary physiology (1866)] of lymphatic fluid as overflow from blood supports CD’s view of secretion of tears in Expression.

Author:  Augustine FitzGerald Baker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 160: 19
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8921

Matches: 4 hits

  • … of Lessons in elementary physiology (T.  H.  Huxley 1872; actually the fifth reprint of …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley 1868b), but not in relation to tears. …
  • … Thomas Henry Huxley’s Lessons in elementary physiology (T.  H.  Huxley 1868b, pp.  33–4). …
  • … The quotation appears in T.  H.  Huxley 1868b, p.  83. CD discussed the secretion of tears …

To John Tyndall   18 April [1873]

Summary

The Huxley fund amounts to £1955. CD trembles about THH’s answer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  18 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 15 (EH 88205953)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8867

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Anne Huxley. See also letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] . …
  • … for Thomas Henry Huxley. See also letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 . Huxley was …
  • … in Aberdeen (letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Michael Foster, 22 April 1873 ( Dawson  1946 , …
  • Huxley does not return till Saturday or Monday night. — I tremble about his answer. — When I definitely hear, I will send a “private Circular” to the 18 subscribers, telling the total amount sent with no other details, & answer, either in extenso or in abstract, according to its nature. Whatever H.   …

To Matthew Arnold   9 February [1873]

Summary

Thanks MA for his Literature and dogma [1873].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Matthew Arnold
Date:  9 Feb [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8762

Matches: 3 hits

  • … reference to Arnold 1873 (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [8 February 1873] and n.  2). …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [8 February 1873] and n.  2. …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [8 February 1873] . …

From T. H. Farrer   3 May 1873

Summary

Hopes affairs will enable him to get back to flowers.

Huxley’s letter [about the fund raised for him] was noble. Would like to have seen CD’s to him.

Author:  Thomas Henry Farrer, 1st Baron Farrer
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 May 1873
Classmark:  DAR 164: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8896

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Wedgwood 1980 , p.  303). See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 , and letter from …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April  1873 . …
  • … was that of Huxleys— I should like to have seen yours to him Sincerely yours | T H Farrer …

To John Tyndall   25 April 1873

Summary

It has just occurred to CD that he ought not to leave a copy of Huxley’s confidential letter in the hands of anyone. Asks JT to write to ask recipients to return the copies to CD at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr 1873
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 18 (EH 88205956)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8879

Matches: 2 hits

  • … CD refers to the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 , a copy of which was enclosed …
  • … in the letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] . …

From E. A. Darwin to Emma Darwin   24 April [1873]

Summary

Lady Lyell has died of typhoid.

Herbert Spencer is anxious to know about the state of affairs [fund for Huxley].

Edinburgh Review article [review of Expression, Edinburgh Rev. 137 (1873): 492–528] is "a thoroughly nasty unfair review as ever I read".

Author:  Erasmus Alvey Darwin
Addressee:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Date:  24 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 105: B88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8874

Matches: 3 hits

  • … had been raised for him (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 , and letter from …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 ). Expression was harshly reviewed in the April 1873 issue …
  • … On the physical basis of life’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1869; see [Baynes] 1873 , p.  501). Spencer …

To John Tyndall   25 April [1873]

Summary

Sends another copy [of Huxley’s letter of thanks for holiday fund].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Tyndall
Date:  25 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 261.8: 17 (EH 88205955)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8878

Matches: 2 hits

  • … to another copy of the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 24 April 1873 . A copy was enclosed …
  • … with the letter to subscribers to T.  H.  Huxley’s gift, [25 April 1873] . …
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