More suggestions for the laboratory, including some experiments.
My dear Charles.
I beg many apologies for not writing sooner, but I have y
Give my Love to Massie, & say I hope his hand is better. Ask W Downes to write a few arguments, if he has time— | I remain yours affectionately | E Darwin
P.S. The first page of your letter was very well written so I give you a
- f1 5.f1Ure 1821. A copy of the second edition of this work (1823) is preserved in the Manuscripts Department, Cambridge University Library, where a large proportion of the books in CD's library, particularly those containing his annotations, are now located. Hereafter this collection will be referred to as Darwin Library--CUL. Other works are located at Down House (Darwin Library--Down), and a few are at the Cambridge University Botany School (Darwin Library--Botany School). The copy of Ure 1823 is unannotated except for a note, dated March 1880, on an end-paper, concerned with precipitating the lime in the well-water at Down.
- f2 5.f2Brande 1819.
- f3 5.f3`Brassica Rubra. The red cabbage affords a very excellent test both for acids and alkalis' (Ure 1821).
- f4 5.f4John Stevens Henslow, later to become CD's mentor, was elected Professor of Mineralogy in 1822. He began his lectures after the division of Lent Term, 15 February 1823 (Cambridge University calendar, 1823, p. 38). See Winstanley 1940, pp. 32--41, for a discussion of the jurisdictional and legal issues raised by his election.
- f5 5.f5William James Downes.