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Record number: WCP5558

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

Sent by Thomas Henry Huxley, [address not recorded] to Charles Robert Darwin [address not recorded] on 11 December 1880.

Record created:
09 June 2014 by Benny, Ruth


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LETTER (WCP5558.6316)

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

Held by:
Cambridge University Library
Finding number:
CUL Dar 166.355
Copyright owner:
ŠImperial College London
Record scrutiny:
09/06/2014 - Benny, Ruth;

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[No address]2

Nov[ember] 14 1880

My dear Darwin3

Inclosed [sic] I send the draft of the memorial list a [1 word illeg.] & [2 words illeg.] in the [1 word illeg.] as struck me in re-reading it[.]

Also the list of people [[2]] to send it to which I [1 word illeg.] as we were[?] talking[.]

I don’t think your suggestion about [1 word illeg.] cutting up rough worth one single straw -- to 1 teleg[ra]m[?] -- but perhaps it is better to have the thing in the ordinary [[3]] fashion[.]

[1 word illeg.] | Yours very truly | T H Huxley4 [signature]

I send this on spec[ulation].[?] to Queen Anne etc


1. "DAR. 166: 355" and "C" beneath, is written in pencil in the top RH corner of the page. "Huxley 1880" is written across the top of the page in purple (Huxley) and blue (1880) pencil.

2. The page bears an embossed seal at the top centre containing the words "Science and Art Department South Kensington" a British Government body which functioned from 1853 to 1899, promoting education in art, science, technology and design in Britain and Ireland.

3. Darwin, Charles Robert (1809-1882). English naturalist and geologist, jointly with ARW originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection and author of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

4. Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895). English biologist (comparative anatomist), philosopher and advocate of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection.

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