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To H. A. Huxley   [5 December 1874]

Summary

Wants to see Huxley tomorrow, but knows he is going down to High Elms to see Colenso.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Anne Huxley
Date:  [5 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9743F

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, H. A. …
  • … To H.  A.  Huxley   [5 December 1874] …
  • … in Natal ( Cox 1888 , 2: 388–401). CD met T.  H.  Huxley on 6 December 1874; see letter …
  • … to G.  H.  Darwin, [6 December 1874] . No card from Henrietta Anne Huxley has been found. …

From T. H. Huxley   25 June 1874

Summary

Returns proof of his note on brain for 2d ed. of Descent. Has added a reference to Abbé Lecomte’s "terrible pamphlet" [Le Darwinisme et l’origine de l’homme (1873)] "lest it be thought I meant our cher Owen".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 334
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9510

Matches: 4 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … all of you | Ever | Yours very faithfully | T H Huxley 4 Marlborough Place | June 25 1874 …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   25 June 1874 …
  • … n.  3, below, and the letters from T.  H.  Huxley, 14 April 1874  and 16 April 1874 ; no …

From T. H. Huxley   16 April 1874

Summary

His note on the brain should be in small type.

Glad CD agrees with him on hand, foot, and skull question.

Has heard from Dohrn.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 333
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9413

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … us know when you are in Town | & believe me | Ever Yours very faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   16 April 1874 …
  • … and Johann Lucae (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 14 April 1874  and n.  2), and quotes …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 14 April 1874  and n.  1. CD’s …
  • … found; see, however, the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 14 April 1874  and n.  2. There is no …

From T. H. Huxley   31 March 1874

Summary

His note on brain [in man and apes for 2d ed. of Descent] nearly finished.

Has heard nothing about Dohrn.

THH has been invited to lecture in America.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 166: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9380

Matches: 7 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   31 March 1874 …
  • … things here Ever | Yours faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley I have heard no more about the spirit …
  • … in Descent 2d ed. (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 March [1874] and n.  3). Michael …
  • … out research at the station (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874  and n.  4). CD …
  • … Dohrn a donation of £120 (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 March [1874] ). Huxley did not …
  • … Hensleigh Wedgwood ( letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874  and n.  2), after which …

From T. H. Huxley   23 December 1874

Summary

Entirely sympathises with CD about Mivart’s attack on George. THH has had a letter from Mivart in which he pleads guilty, but THH has decided there is no patching the matter up. Advises against doing anything unless Mivart takes initiative.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 95: 356–7; DAR 166: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9773

Matches: 5 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   23 December 1874 …
  • … to you & yours | Ever | Yours faithfully | T H Huxley Figurez vous. They have made me a …
  • … letter from St G.  J.  Mivart to T.  H.  Huxley, 20 December 1874, see Appendix V.  Huxley …
  • … Darwin ( [Mivart] 1874 ; G.  H.  Darwin 1873a). Leonard was Huxley’s eldest surviving son. …

To T. H. Huxley   24 December [1874]

Summary

THH’s letter to Mivart is "tremendous". CD’s feelings and intentions about the matter.

If THH has made out homology of the skull, it is grandest discovery in years.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  24 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 311)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9776

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   24 December [1874] …
  • … s paper on the skull of Amphioxus (T.  H.  Huxley 1874b) was read at the Royal Society of …
  • … on 17 December 1874. See also letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 8 December 1874  and n.  4. …
  • … between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 23 December 1874 . See …
  • … enclosure to letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 23 December 1874 . Huxley had censured St George …

To T. H. Huxley   29 January [1874]

Summary

Discusses THH’s account of the séance. CD convinced all are fraudulent.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  29 Jan [1874]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 377)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9258

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   29 January [1874] …
  • … furniture took place (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). Ukase : a decree …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874 . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874 . William Crookes investigated several …
  • … reported on by Huxley (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 27 January 1874 ). An observer at a …

To T. H. Huxley   28 March [1874]

Summary

Asks for THH’s description of brain and skull [of man and apes] for 2d ed. of Descent [supplement to ch. 7].

Asks about Dohrn affair and contributions for Naples station. Doubts subscriptions will be successful.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  28 Mar [1874]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science and Technology Archives (Huxley 5: 293)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9376

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   28 March [1874] …
  • … fund for the Zoological Station (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 ). …
  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 . CD was preparing the second …
  • … Correspondence vol.  21, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 December [1873] and n.  5); Huxley’ …
  • … Station in Naples (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874  and n.  4). Charles …

From T. H. Huxley   14 April 1874

Summary

Sends his screed about the brain [for Descent], which he thinks pounds the enemy into a jelly.

Is in good health.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 198–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9409

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   14 April 1874 …
  • … have done for years Three cheers for Clarkism! Ever | Yours very truly | T.  H.  Huxley
  • … 2d ed. , pp.  199–206 (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 28 March [1874] ). Huxley refers to …
  • … had criticised Huxley’s earlier work (T.  H.  Huxley 1863), in which he had argued for the …
  • … was also Huxley’s physician (see Correspondence vol.  21, letter to G.  H.  Darwin, [ 3  …

From T. H. Huxley   8 December 1874

Summary

K. G. Semper’s article ["On the relationship of the Vertebrata and Annelida", Ann. & Mag. Nat. Hist. 15 (1875): 94–5] is ill-natured. Misinterprets facts already discovered by F. M. Balfour.

Has been working on Amphioxus. Puts his theory of vertebrate skulls on firm footing at last.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 234–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9748

Matches: 6 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   8 December 1874 …
  • … the Royal Society of London (T.  H.  Huxley 1874b). CD may have sent him Carl Gottfried …
  • … equivalents of cranium and brain (T.  H.  Huxley 1874b, pp.  129–30). Balfour identified …
  • … publication on the vertebrate skull was T.  H.  Huxley 1858. Huxley attempted to establish …
  • … Semper 1874). Huxley had met CD on Sunday 6 December 1874 (see letter to H.  A.  Huxley, …

From T. H. Huxley To St. G. J. Mivart   [23 December 1874]

Summary

A severe letter of rebuke to Mivart for his attack on G. H. Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  St George Jackson Mivart
Date:  [23 Dec 1874]
Classmark:  DAR 166: 336
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9774

Matches: 2 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Mivart, S. G. J. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley To St. G.  J.  Mivart   [23 December 1874] …

From T. H. Huxley   6 March 1874

Summary

Has heard from Dohrn about his financial problems. Asks CD’s advice on what to do.

THH’s article in Contemporary Review ["Universities: actual and ideal" (1874), Collected essays, vol. 3 (1894)].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Mar 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 193–4; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (Huxley: 13.256, 13.258)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9336

Matches: 5 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … to M rs . Darwin | Ever yours truly | T H Huxley All well baring colds Pal. Torlonia 26. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   6 March 1874 …
  • … Correspondence vol.  21, letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 15 November 1873 , and …
  • … letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873 ). In his letter (see enclosure), Dohrn told …

From St. G. J. Mivart to T. H. Huxley   24 December 1874

Summary

A confidential letter explaining in detail the extent to which he regrets his attack upon [George] Darwin’s article.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  24 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 145: 369
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9778F

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Mivart, S. G. J. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … From St. G.  J.  Mivart to T.  H.  Huxley   24 December 1874 …
  • … Yours very faithfully | St Geo Mivart T.  H.  Huxley, Esq. Sec. R.S. &c. &c. &c. …

To T. H. Huxley   22 December [1874]

Summary

Thanks THH and Hooker for defending George Darwin against Mivart’s libel.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Dec [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 273
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9769

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   22 December [1874] …
  • Huxley and Joseph Dalton Hooker had been discussing how to respond to an attack apparently by St George Jackson Mivart on an article by George Howard Darwin (‘On beneficial restrictions to liberty of marriage’; G.  H.   …

From St. G. J. Mivart to T. H. Huxley   20 December 1874

Summary

Is writing confidentially not to justify the passage referred to [see 9759], which he much regrets, but to state facts. He never intended any personal hostility to [George] Darwin and seeks advice about how to make reparation.

Author:  St George Jackson Mivart
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  20 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 145: 368
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9767F

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Mivart, S. G. J. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … From St. G.  J.  Mivart to T.  H.  Huxley   20 December 1874 …

From T. H. Huxley   27 January 1874

Summary

Reports to CD on a spiritualist séance attended by himself (incognito) and G. H. Darwin.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan 1874
Classmark:  DAR 154: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9256

Matches: 2 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   27 January 1874 …

From J. D. Hooker   25 November 1874

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Summary

Encloses a letter [from Huxley about his invitation to lecture at Edinburgh]. Has done his best to dissuade Huxley from accepting the burden.

JDH’s depression in bereavement.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 228–9; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (JDH/1/14/f. 54)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9732

Matches: 2 hits

  • … bridge over the abyss bravely I wish I could help you Ever | Yours faithfully | T H Huxley
  • … Correspondence vol.  21, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 23 April 1873 ). Hooker refers to his …

From J. D. Hooker   21 December 1874

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Summary

His view of Huxley’s cutting Mivart without explanation. States his own intentions. Mivart’s apology in October Quarterly Review is abominable.

Has heard of a Drosophyllum in Edinburgh. Is it too late?

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Dec 1874
Classmark:  DAR 103: 236–8; Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Dawson 2.214)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9768

Matches: 8 hits

  • … from J.  D.  Hooker, 8 December 1874 ). See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 8 December 1874 . …
  • … Huxley’s paper (T.  H.  Huxley 1874b) was read at the Royal Society of London on 17  …
  • … editor of the Quarterly Review. T.  H.  Huxley 1874c. Mivart was secretary of the Linnean …
  • … p.  70). See letter to G.  H.  Darwin, [6 December 1874] . Huxley sent a verbal message to …
  • Huxley of St George Jackson Mivart’s attack on an article by George Howard Darwin (‘On beneficial restrictions to liberty of marriage’; G.  H.   …
  • H y has put £5000 on the estimates of a new fire proof building for Herbarium, books & mss &c Huxleys
  • H.  in saying that “all desirable practical results are thus obtained”— It leaves you & me where we were— that is a position I have no intention of holding toward M. We must wait to hear what comes of Huxleys [ …
  • Huxley, see Appendix V. For a draft of a letter to Mivart that CD discussed with Hooker, see the enclosure to the letter to J.  D.  Hooker, 14 December 1874 . The letter was never sent. Hooker refers to G.  H.   …

From Michael Foster   7 April [1874]

Summary

Is organising an appeal for the Naples Zoological Station.

Author:  Michael Foster
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Apr [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 165
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9396

Matches: 4 hits

  • … this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 (see n.  2, below). Francis …
  • … of the station, see the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 . Huxley and Balfour had …
  • … 11 November 1873 , and letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 3 December 1873 ). The enclosure has …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  21, letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dorhn, 15 November 1873). …

To Anton Dohrn   7 March 1874

Summary

CD is grieved to hear that AD is overworked and troubled about the Zoological Station. Glad he is now writing to seek assistance from English naturalists. Sends a subscription of £100 and £10 each from George and Francis Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Felix Anton (Anton) Dohrn
Date:  7 Mar 1874
Classmark:  Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München (Ana 525. Ba 712)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9338

Matches: 3 hits

  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 March 1874 . CD’s letter has not been found. Thomas …
  • … Correspondence vol.  21, letter from T.  H.  Huxley to Anton Dohrn, 15 November 1873 ). …
  • … recently changed his mind (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6  March 1874  and enclosures). …
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