Huxley, Leonard

AUTHOR, EDITOR, SCHOOLTEACHER (ENGLAND)
BORN 11 Dec 1860, London - DIED 2 May 1933, London: Hampstead
GRAVE LOCATION Compton, Surrey: Compton Cemetery (Huxley family grave)

Leonard Huxley was the son of the famous biologist Thomas Henry Huxley and the father of the even more famous author Aldous Huxley. He was educated at University College in London and Balliol College, Oxford. He married the educator Julia Arnold, who was the sister of the novelist Mary Ward and the niece of the poet Matthew Arnold. They had four children, including the biologist Julian Huxley (1887-1975) and Aldous Huxley (1894-1963). Their other son Noel Trevenen (1889-1914) committed suicide and their daugher Margaret (1899-1908) died of cancer.

After Julia's death Leonard married Rosalind Bruce and they had two sons. Their youngest son, the physicist Andrew Huxley (1917-2002) won the Nobel prize in 1963.

In 1900 he published "Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley" and in 1918 "Life and Letters of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker". In 1920 he published a short biography on Charles Darwin and he also edited volumes of letters by Jane Welsh Carlyle and Elzabeth Barrett Browning.

Family
• Father: Huxley, Thomas Henry
• Son: Huxley, Aldous

Related persons
• wrote about Huxley, Thomas Henry

Images

The grave of Aldous Huxley at Compton Cemetery, Compton.
Picture by Androom (27 Mar 2016)

 

The grave of Aldous Huxley at Compton Cemetery, Compton.
Picture by Androom (27 Mar 2016)

 

Sources
Leonard Huxley (writer) - Wikipedia


Huxley, Thomas Henry

Published: 31 May 2020
Last update: 31 May 2020