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Letter 2259

Darwin, C. R. to Jenyns, Leonard

18 Apr [1858]

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    Thanks LJ for his MS [of "Variation of species", Rep. BAAS 26 (1856): 101–5].

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    Will read it at his hydropathic establishment [Moor Park], where he is going for a rest.


Down Bromley Kent

Ap. 18th

My dear Jenyns

I write one line to say your M.S. has come safely & to thank you much for it.— I shall take unopened to my Hydropathic Establishment & read it there & then or soon afterwards return it.—

In Haste. Farewell with thanks. Ever yours truly | C. Darwin

I have read a good deal more of your Book & like it much.—

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    f1 2259.f1
    Dated by the relationship to the letter to Leonard Jenyns, 9 April [1858].
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    f2 2259.f2
    See preceding letter.
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    f3 2259.f3
    CD went to the Moor Park hydropathic establishment on 20 April 1858 and returned to Down on 4 May (‘Journal’; Appendix II). See also letter to Leonard Jenyns, [28 April 1858].
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    Jenyns 1858, a copy of which Jenyns sent to CD. See letter to Leonard Jenyns, 1 April [1858].
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