From R. W. Darwin to J. S. Henslow 28 December 1835
28 December 1835
I am much obliged for the favour of your letter, for the flattering terms in which you speak of my son and for your kind attention in sending the copies of the extracts from his letters.1
We are all sensible how much Charles owes to you his success and the great advantage your friendship is to him. He feels and speaks of it.
I thought the voyage hazardous for his happiness but it seems to prove otherwise and it is highly gratifying to me to think he gains credit by his observation and exertion.
There is a natural good humored energy in his letters just like himself.
Dear Sir very faithfully | your obliged | R W Darwin *S 2
Thanks JSH for copies of "Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow by C. Darwin, Esq." [privately printed for Cambridge Philosophical Society; Collected papers 1: 3–16].
The family is sensible how much CD owes to JSH, and RWD is highly gratified by CD’s success.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 290,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-290