Alerts JSH to boxes of specimens and letter of 30 Oct on the way by wagon.
Thomas Bell has expressed interest in CD's Crustacea and reptiles.
CD's ignorance about his botanical specimens embarrasses him.
Asks whether JSH is disappointed with Galapagos plants.
My dear Henslow
You will have probably received, before this letter reaches you, the box with the Galapagos plants, which also contains a longer letter. The box starts tomorrow morning by the Fly Coach.— Four boxes were also sent by Marsh's Wagon to day.— they will reach Cambridge on Thursday morning.— The two very heavy & largest ones contain geological specimens; if it could be so arranged would it not be better to leave them in the warehouse, in such case pray see that they are so placed as not to be moved, & that they are housed dry.—
The smallest box contains spirit cases; the square one bird skins & insects. These perhaps had better be carried away into safety.—
I have just returned from dining at the Linnæan club, & attending a
meeting to hear a couple of intensely stupid papers.—
I became acquainted with M
Pray remember me most kindly to M
43. Great Marlborough.—
- f1 318.f1`Read [were] Observations on the Esula Major Germanica of Lobel by Edward Forster Esq. V.P.L.S., F.R.S. and a paper on the Wooraby or Curary Poison of the Indo-Americans, by Robert H. Shomburgk …' (Minute book, Linnean Society, London, General Meeting of 1 November 1836). CD is listed as a visitor introduced by Mr Yarrell.
- f2 318.f2William John Broderip.
- f3 318.f3David Don.