Thanks LJ for Memoir of Henslow; thinks it will be invaluable as an example to other clergymen.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I thank you most sincerely for your kind present of your memoir of Henslow. I have read about half & it has interested me much. I did
not think that I could have venerated him more than I did; but your Book has even
exalted his character in my eyes. From turning over the pages of the latter half I
I hope that you are yourself pretty well. I cannot say much for my own health.
With sincere thanks, believe me dear Jenyns | Yours very truly | Ch. Darwin
- f1 3569.f1The year is established by the reference to Jenyns's memoir of his brother-in-law, John Stevens Henslow (see n. 2, below).
- f2 3569.f2Henslow died on 16 May 1861. CD had contributed his own recollections of Henslow to Jenyns's memoir (Jenyns 1862, pp. 51--5; see also Correspondence vol. 9 and Appendix X).