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From T. H. Huxley   6 August 1860

Summary

Announces great ally for CD: K. E. von Baer "worth all the Owens & Bishops that ever were pupped". Quotes Baer: "J’ai énoncé les mêmes idées que M. Darwin", but based only on zoological geography.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1860
Classmark:  DAR 98 (ser. 2): 31–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2891

Matches: 7 hits

  • … there is in it Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley Aug t . 6 th . 1860. End of letter : ‘ …
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   6 August 1860 …
  • … his reply to this letter. See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 8 August [1860] . See also n.  3, …
  • … s most important embryological texts (T.  H.  Huxley trans.  1853). See L.  Huxley ed.   …
  • … published in the Westminster Review ([T.  H.  Huxley] 1860b). Baer repeated his intention …
  • … Archives)). See also letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 2 December [1860] . He did not publish a …

From T. H. Huxley   19 May 1875

Summary

Lyon Playfair’s bill [on vivisection] is unacceptable to all teachers of physiology. It prohibits dissections for demonstrations to students. He will have to repudiate it. Asks CD’s advice.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 340
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9985

Matches: 3 hits

  • … M rs Darwin | Ever Yours faithfully | T H Huxley 5.2 The Professors … done— 5.4] quotation …
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   19 May 1875 …

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   6 July 1866

Summary

Has taken memorial to G. H. Richards, the Hydrographer. He favours the proposal and will instruct Capt. Mayne. THH will communicate with Dr Cunningham, the naturalist for the expedition.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 July 1866
Classmark:  DAR 166: 311
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5149

Matches: 3 hits

  • … are prospering & M rs . Darwin better than she was Ever | Yours faithfully | T H Huxley
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   6 July 1866 …

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. …

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 …

From T. H. Huxley   22 January 1875

Summary

Writes on behalf of Royal Society Polar Committee for suggestions concerning instructions to naturalists on new expedition.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 342
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9827

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … by March 15 th — Ever | Yours very faithy | T H Huxley Top of letter : ‘Hot Spring’ pencil …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   22 January 1875 …

From T. H. Huxley   23 November 1859

Summary

Has just finished Origin. CD has demonstrated a true cause for the production of species.

CD has loaded himself with unnecessary difficulty in adopting natura non facit saltum.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Nov 1859
Classmark:  DAR 98: B11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2544

Matches: 5 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … that like the Parrot in the story ‘I think the more’ Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley
  • … From T.  H. Huxley   23 November 1859 …
  • … 21 [May 1856] ). See also letter to T.  H. Huxley, 25 November [1859] . The story has not …
  • … die Entwickelungsgeschichte der Thiere (1828) ([T.  H. Huxley] trans. 1853). For Huxley’s …

From Thomas Henry Huxley   1 January 1865

Summary

Sends photograph.

THH wishes he could write the popular zoology but writing is a boring and slow process when he is not interested, and he is overburdened with lectures.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 166: 304
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4732

Matches: 9 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … remembrances to M rs Darwin Ever yours | T H Huxley Thanks for ‘für Darwin’— I had it— …
  • … Bibliography Bibby, Cyril. 1959. T. H. Huxley. Scientist, humanist and educator. London: …
  • … 1985–. Di Gregorio, Mario A. 1984. T. H. Huxley’s place in natural science. New Haven and …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  12, letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 5 November [1864] . The photographs …
  • … the elements of comparative anatomy (T.  H.  Huxley 1864a): ‘ I don’t call that a Book … I …
  • … Correspondence vol.  11, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 July 1863 ). These lectures were …
  • … Lessons in elementary physiology (T.  H.  Huxley 1866). Huxley’s lectures ‘On the various …
  • … L.  Huxley ed.  1900, 1: 254). T.  H.  Huxley 1864a. A second volume was not published. CD …

From T. H. Huxley   21 April 1875

Summary

Lord Cardwell thinks it unlikely that Parliament will take any action on a vivisection bill this session. Playfair should be consulted.

E. F. W. Pflüger’s important memoir on how carbonic acid is produced by living matter and his speculation about origin of living matter [see 9931].

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Apr 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 339
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9942

Matches: 3 hits

  • … careful study Ever | Yours faithy | T H Huxley 3.2 it would] ‘be a good thing to take him …
  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   21 April 1875 …

To T. H. Huxley   7 December [1862]

Summary

On THH’s Lectures to working men.

Work by Ferdinand J. Cohn on the contractile tissue of plants ["Über contractile Gewebe im Pflanzenreich" Abh. Schlesischen Ges. Vaterl. Cult. 1 (1861)] seems important. CD has come to the conclusion that there must be some substance in plants analogous to the supposed diffused nervous matter in lower animals.

[Part of P.S. missing from original.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  7 Dec [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 227, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 179)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3848

Matches: 14 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   7 December [1862] …
  • … by the relationship to the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 December 1862 . Huxley sent CD …
  • … the first three numbers of T.  H.  Huxley 1862c on 2 December 1862 (see letter …
  • … from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 December 1862 ). CD commonly bought his books from the London …
  • … an enterprising publisher. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 December 1862  and n.  2. The …
  • … to be discovered. — The origination of living beings’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1862c, pp.  53–82). …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley 1862c, pp.  53–68. On CD’s views concerning …
  • … see Ghiselin 1969  and Ruse 1975. T.  H.  Huxley 1862c, p.  40 and fig.  5. CD refers to …
  • … indicate identity in the dates of deposition (T.  H.  Huxley 1862c, pp.  39–42). …
  • … See also letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 6 May 1862 , and letter to …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley, 10 May [1862] . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 December 1862 . Huxley had been working intermittently …
  • … Evidence as to man’s place in nature (T.  H.  Huxley 1863a) since early in the year (A.   …

To T. H. Huxley   3 July [1863]

Summary

Will be obliged if Flower examines specimens. States questions he wants answered.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  3 July [1863]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 229)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4232

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   3 July [1863] …
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 July 1863 . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 July 1863 . William Henry Flower. …
  • … See letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 June [1863] and letter from …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley, 2 July 1863 . …

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 …

To T. H. Huxley   11 April [1864]

Summary

Thanks for Lectures on the elements of comparative anatomy [1864].

If Owen wrote article on "Oken" [Encyclopaedia Britannica, 8th ed.] and French work on archetype he never did a baser act [see ML 1: 246 n.].

Bad health lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 Apr [1864]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 203)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4459

Matches: 15 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   11 April [1864] …
  • … Briggs. Di Gregorio, Mario A. 1984. T. H. Huxley’s place in natural science. New Haven and …
  • … in anatomical science by the Right Hon. T. H. Huxley, F.R.S. 2 vols. London: John Murray. …
  • … year is established by the discussion of T.  H.  Huxley 1864c (see nn.  2–4, below). CD’ …
  • … the elements of comparative anatomy (T.  H.  Huxley 1864c) is in the Darwin Library–CUL; a …
  • … theory of the vertebrate skull’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1864c, pp.  278–303). Huxley wrote that …
  • … merits of Oken, and exalt his own’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1864c, p.  288). In the second article …
  • … Owen 1855, pp.  158, 161, quoted in T.  H.  Huxley 1864c, pp.  288–9). Huxley concluded: ‘ …
  • … Okenism, remanié [reformulated]’ (T.  H.  Huxley 1864c, p.  289). See also ML 1: 246 and …
  • … vol.  6, letter from T.  H.  Huxley, [before 3 October 1857] ; Correspondence vol.  11, …
  • … vertebral theory of the skull, see T.  H.  Huxley 1858; see also A.  Desmond 1982 , pp.   …
  • … pp.  205–8, 294. See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 16 January 1864. CD reported in his ‘ …
  • … the phenomena of organic nature (T.  H.  Huxley 1863; see also letter to John Lubbock, [1  …
  • … of Goethe’s unpublished hypothesis (T.  H.  Huxley 1864c, pp.  279–81), and noted the …

Sarazin, Jules (1831–1906)

Matches: 4 hits

  • … 1876 24 Huxley, T. H. French Lay sermons French anatomist military surgeon …
  • … of the Légion d’honneur, 1868. Translated T. H. Huxley’s Lay sermons into French. Archives …
  • … nationales de France (Dossier LH/2459/15) T. H. Huxley 1877 letter from T. …
  • H. Huxley, 3 April …

From T. H. Huxley   5 June 1875

Summary

Playfair "disgusted at our pronunciamentos against the Bill". Burdon Sanderson and William Sharpey agreed to it. THH feels he must serve on Vivisection Commission.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 166: 341
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10010

Matches: 3 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … October With kindest regards to Mrs Darwin | Ever | Yours very faithfully | T H Huxley
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   5 June 1875 …

From T. H. Huxley to G. G. Stokes   9 December 1864

Summary

THH rejects GGS’s charges. Chides him with possibility that if he substituted "Falconer" for "Busk" he might have done it also for "excluded" and "omitted".

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  George Gabriel Stokes, 1st baronet
Date:  9 Dec 1864
Classmark:  CUL (George Stokes papers, Add. 7656 H1386)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4711

Matches: 8 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Stokes, G. G. …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley to G.  G.  Stokes   9 December 1864 …
  • … See letter from G.  G.  Stokes to T.  H.  Huxley, 8 December 1864 . See letter from G.   …
  • … G.  Stokes to T.  H.  Huxley, 8 December 1864  and n.  4. …
  • … T.  H.  Huxley 1864b. The illustrator was J.  Erxleben. …
  • … and George Busk. See letters from T.  H.  Huxley to G.  G.  Stokes, 6 December 1864 and 8  …
  • … and letter from G.  G.  Stokes to T.  H.  Huxley, 7 December 1864 . Stokes was a secretary …
  • … Ever yours very faithfully | T.  H.  Huxley P.S.  The above problem in proportion is of …

From T. H. Huxley   12 September 1868

Summary

BAAS Norwich meeting. Hooker [President] came out in great force. "Darwinismus" spread over the sections and crept into everything. CD will have rare happiness of seeing his ideas triumph during his life.

Author:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Sept 1868
Classmark:  DAR 166: 314
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6363

Matches: 4 hits

  • Huxley, T. H. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … your family | Ever yours faithfully | T H Huxley * I am preparing to go into opposition— I …
  • … From T.  H.  Huxley   12 September 1868 …
  • … Harry) Huxley, see the letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 10 June 1868  and n.  3. Harry had stayed …

To T. H. Huxley   4 October [1865]

Summary

Has done nothing since 1 May. Slowly getting better under Bence Jones’s diet.

The Reader has been sold – would regret its failure as a newspaper for general science.

Pangenesis is recovering from shock it received from THH’s criticism.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 223)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4909

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H.  Huxley   4 October [1865] …
  • … Huxley children (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 October 1865 , n.  1). The letter is in …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 October 1865 . …
  • … See letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2 October 1865 . CD first consulted Henry Bence Jones in …
  • … for inclusion in Variation (see letter to T.  H.  Huxley, 27 May [1865] and nn.  4–8). …
  • … found; however, see the letters to T.  H.  Huxley, 12 July [1865] and [17 July 1865] , and …
  • … the letter from T.  H. Huxley, 16 July 1865 . The Huxley family had spent their …
  • … West Sussex (see letter from T.  H.  Huxley, 2  October 1865  and n.  1). The reference is …

To T. H. Huxley   15 September [1857]

Summary

Thanks for three last lectures and the account of cirripedes.

Difficulty of classifying the higher groups.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  15 Sept [1857]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 137)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2141

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Huxley, T. H. …
  • … To T.  H. Huxley   15 September [1857] …
  • … merely analogical ( Correspondence vol.  5, letter to T.  H. Huxley, 8 March [1855] ). …
  • … T.  H. Huxley 1857a. Huxley and John Tyndall had just returned to London after a second …
  • … Royal Institution on 15 May 1857 (T.  H. Huxley 1857a) and to lectures eleven and twelve …
  • … at the Royal School of Mines ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 ). The second part of lecture twelve …
  • … which has appeared in our time’ ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 15: 238). CD had previously …
  • … his copies of successive parts of T.  H. Huxley 1856–7  to John Lubbock (see letter to …
  • … closely allied to the Branchiopoda ( T.  H. Huxley 1856–7 , 15: 241). CD believed that the …
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