Thomas Henry Huxley an Ernst Haeckel, London, 28.10.1862
The Royal School of Mines
Jermyn S. London
October 28th 1862
A copy of your exceedingly valuable and beautiful monograph “Die Radiolarien” came into my hands two or three days ago and I have been devoting the little leisure I possess just at present, to a careful study of its contents – which are to me profoundly interesting and instructive. ||
Permit me to say this much by way of introduction to a request which I have to prefer – which is, that you will be good enough to let me have a copy of your Habilitationsschrift “De Rhizopodum Finibus” if you have one to spare – If it is sent through Fromman’s of Jena to the care of Messrs. Williams & Norgate, London – it will reach me safely.
I observe that in your preface you state that || you have no specimens of the famous Barbados deposit.
As I happen to possess some from Schomburgk’s own collection – I should be ashamed to allow you any longer to suffer from that want, and I beg your acceptance of the inclosed little packet. If this is not sufficient, pray let me know and I will send you as much more.
If you desire it I can also send you some of the || Oran earth and as much as you like of the Atlantic deep sea soundings which are almost wholly made up of Globigerina and Polycystina.
Yours very faithfully
Thomas H. Huxley
Prof. E. Haeckel