RECORD: Huxley, T. H. 1882.04.22. Letter to George Howard Darwin. CUL-DAR215.6c. Edited by John van Wyhe (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Christine Chua and edited by John van Wyhe 11.2021. Corrections by Anne Secord 4.2022. RN3

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April 22/82

My dear Darwin

I quite agree in the propriety of asking Wallace – It was very stupid of me not to think of it. Spencer had occurred to me but I doubt if he could be got to take part in a religious ceremony – for any consideration


and I should not like to expose you to the chance of refusal

I am very glad to hear everything is settled.

Will you let me have a couple of tickets, one for each of my boys in addition to that for my wife– if it is not inconvenient

Leonard was your father's godson; & in any case I should like the boys to carry all their lives the remembrance of him

I am afraid that Hooker is not at all well – I have had a letter from Lady Hooker begging me to write for Nature so I will do


my best

Ever yours very truly

T. H. Huxley

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