A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.
An original MS
Total Pages : 4
Pages with text: 4
Transcriber: Lester, Ahren
Transcription date: April 7, 2014
Signed off: no
My dear Wallace
Many thanks for your book. I am neither shocked nor disposed to issue a commission of lunacy against you. It may be all true for anything I know to the contrary [] but I really cannot get up any interest in the subject.
I never cared for gossip in my life; and disembodied gossip such as these worthy ghosts supply their friends with, is not more interesting to me [] than any other.
As for investigating the matter. I have half a dozen investigations of infinitely greater interest to me -- to which any spare time I may have will be devoted.
I give it up for the same reason I abstain from [] chess -- its too amusing to be fair work and too hard work to be amusing.
Ever Yours faithfully | T.H. Huxley [signature]
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