A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Pages with text: 8
Transcriber: Clark, Andrew David
Transcription date: August 1, 2014
Signed off: no
My dear Wallace
I could not understand what had become of you & it is so early in the year that the thought of your having gone abroad had not occured to me.
I would [MS illeg.] much to drin [sic] with mr <Carl?>1 [MS illeg.] <as?> <one?> of the principal <reasons?> [] <concerned?> <with?> [3 words illeg.] was with me.
I am afraid more complications may have arisen, [MS illeg.] consequences of my being unable to communicate with you, [MS crossed out] the name of [2 words illeg.] [] [MS illeg.] was mentioned:-- <but?> I [2 words illeg.] to [3 wrods illeg.] at once, so [3 words illeg.] <them?> to put themselves in communication with you.
I was down by [MS illeg.] & [3 words illeg.] crawl this [] much. The [MS illeg.] & [6 words illeg.] all the better <you?> getting away
[2 words illeg.] | T.H.Huxley2 [signature]
[3 words illeg.]
As a lad of 16 I could hear the chirping of grasshoppers & at 26 being slightly deaf, in the valley of [MS illeg.] near [MS illeg.] with my father i was quite bothered with the noise in the grass whilst my father heard nothing! Now (62) being very deaf all high and <unclear?> notes seem much alike to me [MS illeg.] I [MS illeg.] cricket <nor?> grasshopper.
I, aged 62, very deaf, but far more in left than right ear, have almost lost the power of vocalising (i.e. knowing the direction whence it comes) sound.
(See [MS illeg.] note on p. 269)
Found in Ll Morgan's4 "Animal Life & Intelligence."5
1. No biographical information available.
2. Huxley, Thomas Henry. (1825-1895). English biologist. Strong Darwing advocate.
3. Pages 5 and on are written by Huxley, but are on a different paper and were possibly written at a different time.
4. Morgan, Conwy Lloyd. (1852-1936). British ethologist and psychologist.
5. Animal life and Intelligence. Written by Conwy Lloyd Morgan. Published in 1891.
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