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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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