RECORD: Darwin, William Erasmus and Darwin, George Howard to Huxley, Thomas Henry 1882.04.28. [Letter to Huxley on Darwin’s legacy to him]. CUL-DAR154.127 Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 3.2021. RN1

NOTE: Reproduced with permission of the Syndics of Cambridge University Library and William Huxley Darwin.


                                                                                      Down, Beckenham

Ap. 28. ’82.

My dear Mr. Huxley

We wish to tell you that father has left you £1000 free of legacy duty with the following words

“As a slight memorial of my life-long affection and respect for him.”

This sum we will pay when all the necessary matters are arranged. We are sure that Mrs Huxley and you will be glad to hear that our mother is wonderfully well and calm, and we think is now very happy in the thought that father is buried in Westminster Abbey.


                   Yours affectionately

                   W. E. Darwin

                   G. H. Darwin

P.S. A similar legacy is left to Mr. J. Hooker.


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