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Record number: WCP5505

Sent by:
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent to:
Thomas Henry Huxley
24 December 1880

Sent by Charles Robert Darwin, Down House, Beckenham, Kent, S.E. to Thomas Henry Huxley [none given] on 24 December 1880.

Record created:
21 March 2014 by Benny, Ruth


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LETTER (WCP5505.6251)

A typical letter handwritten by author in English and signed by author.

Held by:
Imperial College London
Finding number:
Huxley 5:363
Copyright owner:
©William H. Darwin
Record scrutiny:
21/03/2014 - Benny, Ruth;

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Down Beckenham Kent1

My dear Huxley2

I have asked Hooker3 to forward the memorial, & after opening[?] it, please place it in the enclosed envelope for me.

N.B. Letter placed in pillar[?] post [illeg.] [illeg.] late at night reach Down4 at noon next day. -- I read a few [[2]] days ago in the Time the[?] op[inion?] edit[orial?] section[?] by you [?] before [4 words illeg.] evolution.

How I do hope that an [4 words illeg.] memorial may be [illeg.].

Ever yours | Ch[arles] Darwin4 [signature]


1. Written in the top left of the page in an unidentified hand is "(1880 Dec[emeber]. 24)".

2. Huxley, Thomas H. (1825-1895). Biologist and philosopher.

3. Hooker, Sir Joseph D. (1817-1911). Botanist.

4. Darwin, Charles (1809-1882). Renowned British naturalist.

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