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Letter 5957

Darwin, C. R. to Jenyns, Leonard

29 Feb [1868]

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    Thanks LJ for his useful facts. Will "look to" the reference about the nightingale.

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Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb. 29.—

My dear Jenyns

Very many thanks for yr long letter. I was heartily glad to hear a little news of you & your doings.

I am much obliged for the various facts which you have given me, & which will all be of use. I will look to the reference about the nightingale which I had forgotten, but I had a dim sort of feeling (& this has proved right) that you had attended to the subjects mentioned in my note.

I shall never forget, as long as I may live, the happy hours which I spent with you at Bottisham.

Believe me my dear Jenyns | with many thanks | yours very sincerely, | Ch. Darwin

I believe I have the reference somewhere safe to the case of the magpies.

The Revd. | Leonard Jenyns | 1 Darlington Place | Bathwick | Bath

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    f1 5957.f1
    The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868.
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    f2 5957.f2
    Letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868.
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    f3 5957.f3
    See letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868 and n. 10.
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    f4 5957.f4
    See letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868 and nn. 2 and 5.
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    f5 5957.f5
    See letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868.
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