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DCP-LETT-290

From R. W. Darwin to J. S. Henslow   28 December 1835

Shrewsbury

28 December 1835

Dear Sir

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

Professor Henslow

Footnotes

1
The pamphlet, ‘Extracts from letters addressed to Professor Henslow by C. Darwin, Esq’, dated 1 December 1835, was privately printed for distribution to members of the Cambridge Philosophical Society (see Collected papers 1: 3–15).

Summary

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.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-290
From
Darwin, R. W.
To
Henslow, J. S.
Sent from
Shrewsbury
Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 290,” accessed on 29 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-290

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