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To J. S. Henslow   [5 October 1846]

Summary

The third and last part of the Geology [South America] will be published in a few days. Apologises for not sending JSH the other volumes.

Has attended Southampton [BAAS] meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [5 Oct 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A15–A16
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1005

To J. S. Henslow   [11 July 1831]

Summary

Has been learning to use a clinometer.

Has investigated passage and fares for Canaries trip.

Rereading Humboldt.

Asks JSH to thank Jenyns for present of Diptera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [11 July 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-102

From George Peacock to J. S. Henslow   [6 or 13 August 1831]

Summary

GP has been asked to recommend a naturalist to sail with Capt. Robert FitzRoy to Tierra del Fuego and the South Sea Islands. If Leonard Jenyns is not available, whom would JSH recommend?

P.S. Urges JHS not to lose this opportunity to have collections made for "our museum".

Author:  George Peacock
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  6 Aug 1831 or 13 Aug 1831
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser.2): 1–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-104

From J. S. Henslow   24 August 1831

Summary

JSH has been asked by Peacock to recommend a naturalist as companion to Capt. FitzRoy on Beagle voyage. CD the best qualified person; not a finished naturalist but amply qualified for collecting, observing, and noting.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1831
Classmark:  DAR 97(ser.2):4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-105

To J. S. Henslow   30 [August 1831]

Summary

Feels he should decline Beagle voyage offer because of his father’s objections, which he lists. Would otherwise have taken all risks.

[Geological] trip with Adam Sedgwick a success.

Grieved at Marmaduke Ramsay’s death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  30 [Aug 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-107

To J. S. Henslow   [2 September 1831]

Summary

Has just arrived in Cambridge; his father has changed his mind. Asks to see JSH.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [2 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-114

To John Stevens Henslow   [1 April 1848]

Summary

Thanks JSH for his address [Address delivered in the Ipswich Museum on 9th March 1848]. Questions a sentence which implies that only the practical use of a scientific discovery makes it worth while. The instinct for truth justifies science without any practical results. Cites his work on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [1 Apr 1848]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1167

To J. S. Henslow   [5 September 1831]

Summary

Has met FitzRoy, who has now offered him the post of naturalist on board the Beagle. Other details about the voyage arrangements – mess, CD’s status, route, books.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [5 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-118

To J. S. Henslow   2 July [1848]

Summary

Criticises lecturing system in education and emphasis on classics. Has forgotten all his classical knowledge.

Asks JSH’s help in naming cirripedes, on which he is working. Believes he has made "some very curious points".

Expects a sixth child [Francis] in August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  2 July [1848]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A18–A20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1189

To J. S. Henslow   9 [September 1831]

Summary

All is settled – nothing can now alter CD’s determination. Details of plan and arrangements. Beaufort believes CD’s collections should be presented to some public body. CD thinks a large central collection best for natural history. Is busy getting advice and information from Yarrell and Capt. P. P. King for the voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  9 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-123

To J. S. Henslow   6 May 1849

Summary

Describes cold water cure he has been taking for two months at J. M. Gully’s establishment.

Plans to go to BAAS meeting at Birmingham if health improves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  6 May 1849
Classmark:  DAR 145: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1241

To J. S. Henslow   [26 September 1849]

Summary

Describes the Birmingham meeting [1849] of BAAS.

His health is poor. Continues with water-cure with considerable benefit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [26 Sept 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A92–A95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1254

To J. S. Henslow   20 November [1849]

Summary

Has had his portrait taken;

is anxious about scarlet fever among his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  20 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  Princeton University Library (General MSS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1272

To J. S. Henslow   17 [September 1831]

Summary

Plans to come to Cambridge to discuss Beagle voyage. Only difficulty is disposal of his collections. South Sea Islands now more probable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  17 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-128

To J. S. Henslow   [7 October 1849]

Summary

Thanks JSH for information and suggestions on benefit clubs,

and for a shipment of fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [7 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A89–A90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1283

To J. S. Henslow   [before 12 October 1849]

Summary

J. B. Innes is greatly obliged for JSH’s letter. JSH’s observation of chalk flints strikes CD as "very curious".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [before 12 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1284

To J. S. Henslow   17 January [1850]

Summary

Announces birth of his fourth son, Leonard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  17 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A96–A97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1293

To J. S. Henslow   28 [September 1831]

Summary

Has collected [Phalli] in Shropshire and compared them with Barmouth species. Is convinced they are different.

Asks JSH for introductions to R. T. Lowe and Andrew Smith.

Has been given another week’s respite by FitzRoy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-138

To J. S. Henslow   [4 or 11 October 1831]

Summary

Asks JSH to take charge of his consignments of specimens from the voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  4 Oct 1831 or 11 Oct 1831
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-140

From J. S. Henslow   25 October 1831

Summary

Gives CD directions for sending him specimens from Beagle.

Writes of Cambridge politics.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct 1831
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-143
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