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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To T. H. Huxley   6 January 1875

Summary

Thanks THH for his article in the Academy and his defence of CD and G. H. Darwin against Mivart. Still thinks he should write plainly to Mivart.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  6 Jan 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 313)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9804

To T. H. Huxley   [after 12 January 1875]

Summary

CD has written to Mivart to say that he will never hold any communication with him in future.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [after 12 Jan 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 145: 276
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9813

To T. H. Huxley   14 January 1875

Summary

Is alarmed by the petitions against vivisection that are being circulated. Believes there is scope for reasonable legislation and would like to see eminent physiologists prepare a petition so that the science could be protected and animals saved from needless suffering.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  14 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 97: C37–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9817

To T. H. Huxley   27 January [1875]

Summary

Sends suggestions for observations on glacial phenomena that might be made on the [Polar] expedition [of H. M. S. Alert and Discovery, 1875–6].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 92: A48–53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9831

To T. H. Huxley   21 May 1875

Summary

CD believes Playfair’s bill would not restrict demonstrations under anaesthetic.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  21 May 1875
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 316)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9986

To T. H. Huxley   4 January [1865]

Summary

Thanks for photograph, charmed by Mrs Huxley’s letter.

Regrets THH cannot do the popular work on zoology.

Has heard THH wrote leading article in last Reader ["Science and ""church policy"" ", 4 (1864): 821].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 Jan [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 211)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4738

To T. H. Huxley   27 May [1865]

Summary

Thanks for Catalogue.

Has had a bad month. Somewhat improved as a result of John Chapman’s ice-bag cures.

Asks THH to read MS on his hypothesis Pangenesis. THH only man whose judgment on it would be final with him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  27 May [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 214)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4837

To T. H. Huxley   30 May [1865]

Summary

Thanks for THH’s willingness to read Pangenesis MS. Thinks some such view will have to be adopted but it overthrows, in an uncomfortable manner, ordinary development.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  30 May [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 217)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4841

To T. H. Huxley   12 July [1865]

Summary

Thanks THH for reading Pangenesis MS. Will read Buffon and Bonnet (as he does not want to republish their views) and will try to persuade himself not to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  12 July [1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 219)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4870

To T. H. Huxley   [17 July 1865]

Summary

Has read Buffon; whole pages are like his own. But CD is not converted to non-belief. There is a fundamental distinction between Pangenesis and Buffon. Fears he may not resist publishing it, but will be cautious.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  [17 July 1865]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 221)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4872

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

To Thomas Henry Huxley   4 July [1866]

Summary

Sends a draft of memorial to Admiralty [to be signed by geologists and palaeontologists] requesting that an expedition to survey Strait of Magellan collect fossils discovered by Admiral B. J. Sulivan [see 5142].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  4 July [1866]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 231)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5144

To T. H. Huxley   22 December [1866]

Summary

First impressions of Haeckel’s Generelle morphologie.

Has received THH’s [Lessons in elementary] Physiology [1866]

and reread Man’s place.

Asks THH to read revised "Hybridism" chapter in new edition of Origin. Hopes it will change THH’s view.

Convinced of P. S. Pallas’ view of loss of sterility under domestication.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  22 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 196)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5315
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