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From Leonard Jenyns   22 January [1862]1

Darlington Place | Bath

Jan. 22. 1861.

My dear Darwin,

With this I send the proof-sheet containing the notice you were kind enough to contribute to my memoir of Henslow.2 You expressed a wish to see it.— I have not sent your MS, as I myself have compared it with that, & found it correct;—but if you wish to make any alteration or addition you can now do so.—3 Perhaps you will be good enough to return the sheet the same day you receive it, if possible,—either to myself or the printers;—to myself if much altered,—but otherwise to the printers direct, whose address I have given on the other side.—

Very sincerely your’s | L. Jenyns.

P.S. Your contribution begins at p. 51.—

“Messrs Woodfall & Kinder

Angel Court

Skinner Street

London”. E.C.


The year is established by the reference to Jenyns 1862 (see n. 2, below). Jenyns wrote ‘1861’ in error.
John Stevens Henslow died on 16 May 1861. Jenyns’s memoir of his brother-in-law was published in May 1862 (Publishers’ Circular 25: 223). CD’s contribution appears in Jenyns 1862, pp. 51–5 (see also Collected papers 2: 72–4 and Correspondence vol. 9, Appendix X).
CD had added a note to his manuscript asking to see a proof of the piece (see Correspondence vol. 9, letter from Leonard Jenyns, 31 December 1861).


Collected papers: The collected papers of Charles Darwin. Edited by Paul H. Barrett. 2 vols. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. 1977.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Jenyns, Leonard. 1862. Memoir of the Rev. John Stevens Henslow, late rector of Hitcham, and professor of botany in the University of Cambridge. London: John Van Voorst.


Sends proof-sheets of CD’s contribution to LJ’s Memoir of Henslow.

Letter details

Letter no.
Leonard Jenyns/Leonard Blomefield
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 168: 55
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3406,” accessed on 15 October 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10