Thanks CD for his contribution to the memoir of Henslow [L. Jenyns, Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow (1862)].
1 Darlington Place | Bath
Dec. 31. 1861.
My dear Darwin,
I do not know that I ever thanked you for your valuable contribution to my memoir of
Henslow, which I received thro' D
The Memoir is quite finished & out of my hands: I am afraid those friends of my lamented relative to whom it relates, & who are looking for it, will think that it has been a long time about. But like everything of the kind, when I got well into the work, one thing suggested another, & I found myself getting beyond the limits I had at first marked down. It took moreover some time looking over all his tracts & other publications, with a view to abstracting their contents. Sedgwick had promised me an analysis of his two papers on Geology of Man & Anglesea,—but alas he is too ill to do it.—
It has afforded me a sort of melancholy pleasure in undertaking the task, & I have done it as well as I can,—but with what success I must leave to others to judge.—
I cannot allow you to get this on the 1
Believe me, | My dear Darwin, | Sincerely Your's | L. Jenyns.
- f1 3355.f1Jenyns had been preparing a memoir of his brother-in-law, John Stevens Henslow, who died on 16 May 1861. Joseph Dalton Hooker, Henslow's son-in-law, had asked CD to contribute to the volume (see letters to J. D. Hooker, 24--5 May  and 30 May ). CD's brief memoir was printed in Jenyns ed. 1862, pp. 51--5 (see also Collected papers 2: 72--4); the text is reprinted in Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix X.
- f2 3355.f2Jenyns refers to Henslow 1821a and 1821b. Adam Sedgwick, professor of geology at the University of Cambridge, had been a colleague of Henslow's for many years.