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Leonard Huxley

Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Camden Town, Greater London, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Henry Huxley ("Darwin's Bulldog") and Henrietta Anne Huxley
Husband of Rosalind Huxley and Julia Frances Huxley
Father of Maj. David Bruce Huxley; Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1963; Julian Sorell Huxley; Noel Trevenen Huxley; Aldous Leonard Huxley and 1 other
Brother of Noel Huxley; Jesse Oriana Huxley; Marian Huxley; Rachel Shawcross; Henrietta "Nettie" Roller and 2 others

Occupation: had 4 children
Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Leonard Huxley

Leonard Huxley

from wikipedia:

Leonard Huxley (December 11, 1860 - May 2, 1933) was a British schoolteacher, writer and editor.


His father was the zoologist Thomas Henry Huxley, 'Darwin's bulldog'. Leonard was educated at University College School, London, St. Andrews University, and Balliol College, Oxford. He first married Julia Arnold, daughter of Tom Arnold. She was a sister of the novelist Mrs. Humphrey Ward, niece of the poet Matthew Arnold, and granddaughter of Dr. Thomas Arnold, the headmaster of Rugby School (immortalised as a character in Tom Brown's Schooldays).

Their four children included the biologist Sir Julian Sorell Huxley (born 1887), the writer Aldous Leonard Huxley (born 1894). Their middle son, Noel Trevenen (born in 1889) committed suicide in 1914. Their daughter, Margaret Arnold Huxley, was born in 1899 and died on October 11 1981. Julia Arnold died of cancer in 1908.

After the death of his first wife, Leonard married Rosalind Bruce, and had two further sons. The elder of these was David Bruce Huxley (born 1915), whose daughter Angela married George Pember Darwin, son of the physicist Sir Charles Galton Darwin. The younger was Nobel Prizewinning physiologist Andrew Fielding Huxley (born 1917).


Huxley's major biographies were the three volumes of Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley and the two volumes of Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM GCSI. He also published Thomas Henry Huxley: a character sketch, and a short biography of Darwin. He was assistant master at Charterhouse School between 1884 and 1901. He was then the assistant editor of Cornhill Magazine between 1901 and 1916, becoming its editor in 1916.

   * 1900 Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley. 2 vols.
   * 1912 Thoughts on education drawn from the writings of Matthew Arnold (editor).
   * 1913 Scott's last expedition (editor). 2 vols.
   * 1918 Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker OM, GCSI. 2 vols.
   * 1920 Anniversaries, and other poems.
   * 1920 Thomas Henry Huxley: a character sketch.
   * 1920 Charles Darwin.
   * 1926 Progress and the unfit.
   * 1926 Sheaves from the Cornhill.
   * 1929 Jane Welsh Carlyle: letters to her family 1839-1863 (editor).
   * 1930 Elizabeth Barrett Browning: letters to her sister 1846-1859 (editor).

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Leonard Huxley's Timeline

December 11, 1860
London, Greater London, UK
June 22, 1887
Age 26
December 1889
Age 28
July 26, 1894
Age 33
Godalming, Surrey, UK
Age 38
Age 54
November 17, 1917
Age 56
London, Greater London, UK
May 2, 1933
Age 72
Camden Town, Greater London, UK