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To T. H. Huxley   11 December [1860]

Down Bromley Kent

Dec. 11th

My dear Huxley

Please read enclosed, as I did not like to refuse.1 But I know well from what you said, what your answer will be.—   Still less than simply insert would you (after seeing it) pay for article.— Please return the enclosed, & let me have answer for Asa Gray.—   The part in question is on second Page of Gray’s letter— Wright, I believe, is excellent mathematician & I think self taught & educated & so I suppose poor.—

Ever yours | In Haste | C. Darwin


The enclosed item was presumably the letter from Asa Gray, dated 26 November, that is now missing (see letter to Asa Gray, 11 December [1860]). It apparently included an account of an article by Chauncey Wright that Gray hoped Huxley would publish in the Natural History Review.


Forwards A. Gray’s letter [inquiring whether THH would be interested in printing Chauncey Wright’s review of Origin].

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Thomas Henry Huxley
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Source of text
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 166)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3018,” accessed on 23 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 8