Will leave Cambridge shortly after division; plans to return for next term. With so many friends, Henslow among the foremost, it will be pleasant.
My dear Fox
I should have answered your last letter earlier, as indeed was necessary to redeem my
character.— I waited till I could hear from Baker; but the rogue has not yet
been to my rooms; although I wrote to him.— I shall be very glad to be of any
use in paying your bills & will make enquiries as you may direct me.
NB. I owe you at present
I shall leave Cambridge a little time after division, my duty draws me away; my inclination would keep me all the next terms, & if I possibly can, most certainly I shall stay up the greater part of next term.— I have so many friends up here (Henslow amongst the foremost) that it would make any place pleasant.— (NB you always spell Henslow with an e).—
Is there any hope of your coming up next term, if there is we will most cer- tainly meet.— I will <wr>ite again, when I have settled your affairs <h>ere.— You ask after Eras < > we never correspond excepting on business.— He is in London, & now you know as much as I do.—
I could not write a long letter even to Charlotte Wedgwood or Fanny Owen, so must excuse this short one.— & Believe me dear old Fox | Your most sincerely | C. Darwin
Simpson's direction is Feversham Kent.— do write to him, he will be so glad to hear from you.