Huxley, Leonard, 1860-1933

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Birth 1860-12-11
Death 1933-05-02

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English writer, editor, educator.

From the description of Leonard Huxley letter to S. S. McClure [manuscript], 1896 January 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 764681159

English editor and author.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (2) : Godalming, to W.A. Knight, 1892 July 28-1900 Nov. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269543358

Leonard Huxley was born in 1860 in London, son of the famous scientist Thomas Henry Huxley. He was educated at University College School, at St. Andrews University, and at Balliol College, Oxford. In 1884, he became an assistant master at Charterhouse, remaining there until 1901 when he joined the publishing firm of Smith, Elder & Company, where he became the close friend and literary adviser of Reginald John Smith. After the death of Smith in 1916 and the amalgamation of Smith, Elder & Company with the publishing firm, John Murray, Huxley moved to Albemarle Street and became editor of the Cornhill Magazine . Huxley wrote a biography of his father, Thomas Henry Huxley, edited the life and letters of Joseph Dalton Hooker and the journals of Robert Falcon Scott from the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. He died in London in 1933.

Published work, Scott's last expedition, the journals of Captain Robert Falcon Scott Arranged by Leonard Huxley, Beacon Press, Boston (1957) SPRI Library Shelf (7)91(08)[1910-1913 Scott] and Life and letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, based on materials collected and arranged by Lady Hooker edited by Leonard Huxley, John Murray, London (1918) SPRI Library Shelf 92[Hooker, J.D.]

From the guide to the Leonard Huxley collection, 1905-1913, (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)


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