Publisher Information: London: 1881.
Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-95). Autograph letter signed to Mr. Williams [probably Edmund Sydney Williams (1817-91)]. Bifolium. 3pp. London, 27 March 1881. 177 x 115 mm. Traces of mounting on verso of last leaf, but very good.
Slightly snarky letter from Huxley in his characteristically difficult hand, most likely written to his publisher, Edmund S. Williams of Williams & Norgate, regarding a book he had been sent:
"My dear Mr. Williams, As I do not know Mr. Murray’s[?] address I shall be much obliged if you will forward direct my note of thanks to him. A hasty glance leads me to think that I might have couched the said letter in the well known terms—'Thanks for your book. I shall certainly lose no time in reading it' but I didn’t. [Salutation] T. H. Huxley.
“Murray,” if that is what Huxley wrote, may refer to publisher John Murray (1808-92), most famous for publishing Darwin’s Origin of Species.Book Id: 46395