Thomas Henry Huxley, vol 3

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Author: Leonard Huxley
Language: English
Wordcount: 139,183 / 425 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 269
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Genre: Biography
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or technical teaching to their present work.

I am greatly disgusted that I cannot come to Tyndall's dinner to-night--but my brother-in-law's death would have stopped me (the funeral to-day)--even if my doctor had not forbidden me to leave my bed. He says I have some pleuritic effusion on one side and must mind my P's and Q's.

Ever yours very faithfully,

T.H. Huxley.

[A good deal of correspondence at this time with Sir M. Foster relates to the examinations of the Science and Art Department. He was still Dean, it will be remembered, of the Royal College of Science, and further kept up his connection with the Department by acting in an honorary capacity as Examiner, setting questions, but less and less looking over papers, acting as the channel for official communications, as when he writes (April 24),] "I send you some Department documents--nothing alarming, only more worry for the Assistant Examiners, and that WE do not mind"; and finally signing the Report. But to do this after taking so small a s

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