Thanks LJ for his MS [of "Variation of species", Rep. BAAS 26 (1856): 101–5].
Will read it at his hydropathic establishment [Moor Park], where he is going for a rest.
Down Bromley Kent
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.—
- f1 2259.f1Dated by the relationship to the letter to Leonard Jenyns, 9 April .
- f2 2259.f2See preceding letter.
- f3 2259.f3CD 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].
- f4 2259.f4Jenyns 1858, a copy of which Jenyns sent to CD. See letter to Leonard Jenyns, 1 April .