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To T. H. Huxley   2 February 1880

Summary

Asks THH to advise him about a response to Samuel Butler’s attack accusing CD of dishonesty. Quotes the advice of others but will do what THH advises.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  2 Feb 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 336)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12451

To T. H. Huxley   4 February [1880]

Summary

Greatly relieved by THH’s letter [advising against a reply to Samuel Butler].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Feb [1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 338)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12458

To T. H. Huxley   [5 March 1880?]

Summary

Is in town and will call on Sunday morning.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [5 Mar 1880?]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12513

To T. H. Huxley   11 [April] 1880

Summary

Sorry he missed THH’s lecture ["The coming of age of The origin of species", Royal Institution, 9 Apr 1880]. Has read press notices and heard from his children of its great success.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 [Apr] 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 340)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12574

To T. H. Huxley   [May 1880?]

Summary

Discusses Pallasian doctrine; considers plants are splendid for making one believe in natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [May 1880?]
Classmark:  Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12595H

To T. H. Huxley   [7 May] 1880

Summary

Expresses his delight with and admiration for THH’s "Coming of age [of The origin of species]" in Nature [22 (1880): 1–4].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [7 May] 1880
Classmark:  DAR 145: 289; Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12597

To T. H. Huxley   11 May 1880

Summary

Comments on natural selection. Sometimes he can persuade himself that it is of quite subordinate importance, but so many structures have been explained by it that he can also persuade himself that every structure developed through it. Cites H. G. Bronn’s list [of structures not explicable by natural selection].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  11 May 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 342); Janet Huxley (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12604

To T. H. Huxley   5 November 1880

Summary

Has read THH’s review of Sir Wyville Thomson’s [Introduction to the] Voyage of the "Challenger".

Sends a draft of a letter for Nature [Collected papers 2: 223–4]. He particularly asks THH to decide whether he should include a certain paragraph [see ML 1: 389].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  5 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 344)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12796

To T. H. Huxley   13 November 1880

Summary

Sends draft of memorial for a pension for Wallace with suggested names of signers. Asks THH’s help.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  13 Nov 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 346)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12811

To T. H. Huxley   [after 26 November 1880]

Summary

Is glad that Hooker will sign memorial for Wallace’s pension. Had thought it hopeless because Hooker objected to ARW’s spiritualism and his bet on the sphericity of the globe.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 26 Nov 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 349)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12864

To T. H. Huxley   [7 December 1880]

Summary

Asks to see THH on Thursday or Friday to hear about the Wallace affair.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [7 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 355)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12893

To T. H. Huxley   9 December 1880

Summary

Thinks Wallace memorial should not be presented to Lord Aberdare, nor to Owen, for signature, but will follow THH’s wishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  9 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 351)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12899

To T. H. Huxley   [29 December 1880]

Summary

Has asked Hooker to sign the Wallace memorial and send it on to THH.

Read splendid lecture by THH on evolution in the Times ["On the application of the laws of evolution to the arrangement of the Vertebrata and more particularly of the Mammalia", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1880): 649–62].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [29 Dec 1880]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 363)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12935

To T. H. Huxley   27 December 1880

Summary

Has obtained signatures for the memorial. Wonders whether Gladstone would see a deputation and offers to write to Gladstone instead. Asks THH’s advice.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 Dec 1880
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 354)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12941
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