Mrs J. S. Henslow's illness.
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Hooker
I was most sincerely sorry to receive your little note, saying how dangerously ill
My dear Hooker | Yours affectionately | C. Darwin
- f1 2174.f1Dated by the reference to the illness of Harriet Henslow (see n. 2, below).
- f2 2174.f2Harriet Henslow, wife of John Stevens Henslow and Hooker's mother-in-law, died on 20 November 1857 (Gentleman's Magazine n.s. 4 (1858) 1: 113).
- f3 2174.f3During his undergraduate days at Cambridge, CD was frequently invited to the Henslows' home. See Correspondence vol. 1.