Reviewing C. V. Naudin's article ["Nouvelles recherches sur l'hybridité dans les végétaux", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 4th ser. 19 (1863): 180–203] for Popular Science Review [5 (1866): 304–13]. Requests references.
Proposes to visit Down on Easter weekend.
10 South Crescent | Bedford Sq W.C.
My dear Sir,
I must apologise for letting your kind letter of
Very many thanks for the paper on Kidney Beans, & the offer
of a duplicate N
The Editor of the Popular Science Review has asked me to write another article for the
I feel much tempted to run down, & take the liberty of calling upon you in Easter week if agreeable to yourself; as I shall have a holiday then: but perhaps you will kindly let me know if you are then, well enough to see me.
Yours very Sincerely | Geo Henslow
- f1 5029.f1CD's letter to Henslow has not been found. In his letter to CD of 2 December 1865 (Correspondence vol. 13), Henslow had suggested that he visit CD in January 1866.
- f2 5029.f2CD became a patient of Henry Bence Jones in 1865; see Correspondence vol. 13, letter to J. D. Hooker, 27 [or 28 September 1865] and n. 14. On CD's continuing treatment by Jones during the early part of 1866, see the letter to H. B. Jones, 3 January , and the letter from H. B. Jones, 10 February .
- f3 5029.f3In his letter of 2 December 1865 (Correspondence vol. 13), Henslow asked CD whether he might keep a copy of CD's paper `On the agency of bees in the fertilisation of papilionaceous flowers, and on the crossing of kidney beans' (Correspondence vol. 7, letter to Gardeners' Chronicle, [before 13 November 1858]; Collected papers 2: 19--25). For more on Henslow's interest in this topic, see Correspondence vol. 13, letter from George Henslow, 1 November 1865 and n. 9.
- f4 5029.f4`Climbing plants' had been published as a double issue of the Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) in June 1865; for more on the paper, its offprints, and separate commercial publication, see Correspondence vol. 13, letter to Asa Gray, 19 April  and n. 16. Henslow's summary of `Climbing plants' appeared in the January 1866 issue of Popular Science Review (Henslow 1866c).
- f5 5029.f5Henslow refers to Charles Victor Naudin; his review of Naudin 1858, 1863, and 1864 included references to the work of CD, Karl Friedrich von Gärtner, William Herbert, John Scott, and Max Ernst Wichura (Henslow 1866b).