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Letter 361B

Henslow, J. S. to Spring Rice, Thomas

21 June 1837

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    Encloses CD's letter and documents [see 360a and 361a] with request that they be reviewed by the Chancellor personally.

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    He would also like to discuss Cambridge politics if an interview can be arranged.



21 June 1837 

My dear Sir,

I think the best way to make matters clear is to send for your perusal the letter & documents I have just received from Mr Darwin— If you wish it I can further acquaint you with Mr D's pretensions when I come to Town next Saturday, but if you do not like to stir in the affair be kind enough to return the letters to me at St Albans where I am going on Friday— If you wish to see me on Saturday perhaps you will name an hour, & I shall be in Town by an early coach on that day— I don't like to trouble you just at this anxious moment, & after what you told me, a single word yes or no will be sufficient. The first leizure you have for such an opportunity I should like to speak with you on the subject of Cambridge Politics— As I shall probably have left Cambridge before the Post comes in on Friday, a letter directed here would miss me.—

Yr ever obliged & faithful | J S Henslow

P.S. Be so kind as to understand that I sd be sorry if Mr Darwin's letter to me were shown to a third person— I send it to you privately that you may see clearly the whole affair & judge accordingly as I feel satisfied that you would rather that I should take a straight course than any other— As there will be a council of the London University at 4 oClock on Saturday—unless that hour is particularly convenient to you perhaps you will not appoint it for an interview

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    f1 361b.f1
    CD's letters to Francis Beaufort, 16 June 1837, and to J. S. Henslow, [20 June 1837], are in the same Treasury file as this letter.
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    f2 361b.f2
    William IV had died on 20 June necessitating the dissolution of Parliament by his successor, Queen Victoria, and new elections.
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    f3 361b.f3
    Spring Rice was M.P. for Cambridge.
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    f4 361b.f4
    Written at the top is: ‘C of E saw Henslow’, and on the cover in another hand ‘£1000. out of Pocket | given away collection to public collections. | £1000. would do it.’
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