Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895)

Also known as
Geksli, T. G. (1825-1895)
Hexuli (1825-1895)
Huxley, T. H. (Thomas Henry) (1825-1895)
Huxley, Thomas (1825-1895)
Huxley, Thomas Henry, (FRS) (1825-1895)
Huxley, Thos H. (Thomas Henry) (1825-1895)
赫胥黎 (1825-1895)
Field of activity
Biologist; Anthropologist; Philosopher; Artist; Photographer; Draughtsman; Medical apprentice; Naturalist; Assistant surgeon; Scientific publicist
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Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), biologist, anthropologist and philosopher, was born on 4 May 1825 at Ealing, London, the seventh child of George Huxley, schoolmaster, and his wife Rachel. Huxley received...

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Thomas Henry Huxley was a sketcher, amateur photographer, biologist, anthropologist, philosopher and scientific publicist. Appointed assistant surgeon and naturalist to HMS 'Rattlesnake' he was part of the mission to survey Australia's north-eastern waters and chart the Great Barrier Reef.

sketcher, amateur photographer, biologist, anthropologist, philosopher and scientific publicist, was born in Ealing, London, on 4 May 1825, the seventh child of Rachel and George Huxley, a schoolmaster. Huxley had little formal education. At sixteen he became a medical apprentice and subsequently held a scholarship at Charing Cross Hospital. After joining the naval medical service in December 1846 he was appointed assistant surgeon and naturalist to HMS Rattlesnake on an expedition commissioned by the British Admiralty to survey Australia’s north-eastern waters and chart the Great Barrier Reef. The survey reached Sydney in July 1847 and made Port Jackson its base depot for the next three years. It returned to England in October 1850. Throughout the survey Huxley carried out biological research on marine fauna, wrote his famous memoir on the anatomy and affinities of the medusae family which won him election to the Royal Society of London at the age of twenty-six, and accompanied the Rattlesnake on expeditions which took him from Van Diemen’s Land to the coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef and along the shores of New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago. While the centre of his work lay in science the young Huxley emerged as a talented artist, filling his diary and notebooks with sketches of scenery, local inhabitants and depictions of bush life. He made important series of drawings of coastal New Guinea and of the Louisiade Archipelago natives who first aroused his interest in anthropology. He also took photographs by the calotype (salted ...

  • July 1847

Flourished

  • fl. c.1847 - c.1870

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Thomas Huxley visited Australia as assistant surgeon and naturalist on board the "Rattlesnake" 1847-1850, during the early part of his scientific career. He carried out scientific research into the seas between the Australian coast and the Great Barrier Reef.

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  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England, UK
  • (see also) Scholarship, Charing Cross Hospital, London, England, UK
  • (see also) Kennedy, Edmund Besley Court
  • (see also) Huxley, Rachel
  • (see also) Huxley, George
  • (see also) Heathorn, Henrietta
  • (see also) Brierly, Oswald Walters
  • (see also) MacGillivray, John
  • (see also) McArthur, John
  • (see also) Stanley, Owen
  • (see also) Royal Society, London, England, UK
  • (see also) School Board, London, England, UK
  • (see also) Charing Cross Hospital, London, England, UK
  • (see also) HMS Rattlesnake
  • (see also) Rockingham Bay, North Queensland

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Huxley, Thomas Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Thomas Henry Huxley's Diary of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake
    Huxley, J.
    Published: London, 1935
  3. Huxley, Thomas Henry (1825-1895), biologist, anthropologist and philosopher
    Mozley, Ann
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 577-578
  4. Huxley, Thomas Henry - Ms 134
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  5. Darwin's Armada
    McCalman, Iain,
    Published: Viking, Camberwell (Vic.), 2009
  6. The Rattlesnake: a Voyage of Discovery to the Coral Sea
    Goodman, Jordan
    Published: Faber and Faber, London, 2005
  7. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

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  1. Autobiography / T. H. Huxley
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Book : 2003 ]
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  2. Huxley memorial lectures to the University of Birmingham. With an introduction by Sir Oliver Lodge
    Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940
    [ Book : 1914 ]
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  3. [Self portrait] T.H
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Art work : 1847 ]
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  4. The direct evidences of evolution : three lectures in New York, September 18, 20, & 22 / by Professor Huxley
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Book : 1877 ]
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  5. Papers
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Unpublished : 1846-1878 ]
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  6. Autobiographies [of] Charles Darwin [and] Thomas Henry Huxley / Ed. with an introd. by Gavin de Beer
    Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At Flinders University
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  7. The Huxley papers : a descriptive catalogue of the correspondence, manuscripts and miscellaneous papers of the Rt. Hon. Thomas Henry Huxley ... preserved in the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London / by Warren R. Dawson
    Imperial College of Science and Technology
    [ Book : 1946 ]
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  8. Thomas Henry Huxley / by Edward Clodd ..
    Edward Clodd 1840-1930
    [ Book : 1902-1905 ]
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  9. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley -- Volume 1 / by Thomas Henry Huxley and Leonard Huxley
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Book : 2004 ]
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  10. Life and letters of Thomas Henry Huxley : Vol. 2 / by his son Leonard Huxley
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825 - 1895
    [ Book : 2012 ]
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  1. Autobiography / T. H. Huxley
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Book : 2003 ]
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  2. Huxley memorial lectures to the University of Birmingham. With an introduction by Sir Oliver Lodge
    Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940
    [ Book : 1914 ]
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  3. [Self portrait] T.H
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Art work : 1847 ]
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  4. The direct evidences of evolution : three lectures in New York, September 18, 20, & 22 / by Professor Huxley
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895
    [ Book : 1877 ]
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  5. Thomas Henry Huxley
    Clodd, Edward
    [ Book : 1902 ]
    At Flinders University
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  6. Writers and their work / by William Irvine
    Irvine, William, 1906-1964
    [ Book : 1960 ]
    At WA State Library
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  7. [Biographical cuttings on Thomas Huxley, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  8. The moral vision of Thomas H. Huxley
    Milner, Philip Alan
    [ Microform, Thesis : 1972 ]
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  9. T.H. Huxley as a man of letters / by Aldous Huxley
    Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963
    [ Book : 1932 ]
    At Monash Uni Library
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  10. T.H.Huxley : scientist, humanist and educator
    Bibby, Harold Cyril
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    At UWA Library
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    ... Huxley, L G H (19020529-19880904) ... Leonard Huxley was Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide 1949-1960 and Vice-Chancellor ... Sir Leonard George Holden Huxley (1902-1988), physicist and vice-chancellor, was born on 29 May ...
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  1. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Thomas James Huxley, of Moss Vale, coachbuilder. FIRST AND ONLY MEETING.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 7 May 1880 [Issue No.169] p 2184

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    ... In the Supreme Court of New South Wales. (15,674) IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Thomas ... James Huxley, of Moss Vale, coachbuilder. FIRST AND ONLY MEETING-. WHEREAS the estate of the abovenamed ... 282 words
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  2. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Saturday 20 February 1897 [Issue No.150 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 1325

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    ... BINA LICENSING Distbict. Domngton Edward Thomas. Kirkpatrick Grcorge Mitchell Henry ... Leadnapper New Angledool ... , Licensing District. Byrne Thomas Edwards Herbert J. ...1 Finn William James Frisby William Henry John. Major ... 2551 words
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  3. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 12 October 1888 [Issue No.638 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 7207

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    ... Huxley Edward P.... M'Malion Matthew Parker Charles Conley Henry.., Bramble George Smith John T Starr ... Trade. Name of Licensee. Callaway Betsy Graham James Dorrington Edward Sibraa James Cross Thomas M ... 635 words
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  1. [Self portrait] T.H
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  3. Item 23: Party landed from HMS Ratt ...
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    Item 23: Party landed from HMS Rattlesnake, 1849 / pencil sketch by Thomas Henry Huxley
  4. [Natives by a bay, with houses in t ...
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  5. Women of Dufaure Island / Co [i.e. ...
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    Women of Dufaure Island / Co [i.e. coast] New Guinea / [attributed to] Huxley
  6. [Natives of Louisiade Archipelago i ...
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    [ Art work : 1849 ]
    [Natives of Louisiade Archipelago inside a hut] [Thomas Huxley]
  1. "THE CHAMPION OF TRUTH." THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY AND HIS WORK PROFESSOR LASKTS PEN PORTRAIT
    Daily Standard (Brisbane, Qld. : 1912 - 1936) Saturday 6 May 1933 p 4 Article
    ... ." Boin in 1825, the son of a poor schoolmaster, Huxley became one of the leading biologists of his day ... , and as a controversialist he had no equaL He died in 1895. jCOMETHING of an effort to fiepre ■ date ... 1508 words
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  2. THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Wednesday 9 January 1901 p 8 Article
    ... THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY. 'Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley," by his son, Leonard Huxley. Two ... on the roll of fame than that of Thomas Henry Huxley. His own achievements in the realms of science ... 3122 words
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  3. HUXLEY.
    The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931) Saturday 20 June 1925 p 20 Article
    ... HUXLEY. A hundred years ago Thomas Henry Haxley was born at Ealing, in England but be was great a ... 1161 words
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  1. Thomas Henry Huxley: A Character Sketch
    [ Periodical : 1900-2019 ]
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  2. Thomas Henry Huxley: Communicating for Science.(Brief Article)
    Sterling, K.B
    CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
    [ Article : 1992 ]
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  3. Distinguished Visitors to Australia 2.-THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
    The Lone hand.
    [ Article : 1914 ]
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    Distinguished Visitors to Australia 2.-THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY
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  4. Thomas Henry Huxley: The Evolution of a Scientist.(Review)(Brief Article)
    Sterling, K.B
    CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
    [ Article : 2000 ]
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  1. Thomas Henry Huxley
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    [ Book : 1902 ]
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  2. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 3
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895; Huxley, Leonard, 1860-1933
    [ Book : 2004-2019 ]
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  3. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895; Huxley, Leonard, 1860-1933
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  4. Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1
    Huxley, Thomas Henry, 1825-1895; Huxley, Leonard, 1860-1933
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    Descendants of Richard ELLEM convict per "Isabella" 1818 & Charlotte HUXLEY born in the colony to Ann FORBES a First Fleet convict and Thomas HUXLEY aka JONES convict per "Salamander" 1791.

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  2. The origin of species : by means of natural selection, or, The preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life / by Charles Darwin
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