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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. S. Henslow   [23 September 1837]

[36 Great Marlborough Street]

Saturday

My dear Henslow

I am greatly obliged to you for allowing me to send the slips to you first; for now all will go on capitally.— I shall leave London on Monday & shall tell the printers henceforward to send the slip to you.—

I will keep an account of how many you receive. In case you should be busy or unwell &c & have not time to look over the slip any day, I think it will be best to forward it uncorrected & not keep it, for the printers are so savage. I only pray that all readers are not so sharp-sighted as you, otherwise they will I fear find a good many errors in the slips, which I sent, whilst you were at Liverpool.— What a very difficult thing it is to write correctly, I am only just beginning to feel my own inaccuracies.

The slip I send by this post, is corrected all but a column and a half.— Will you forward it to Shrewsbury.—

I am sorry you should have had the trouble of writing to Mr Rice. My father wants to see me, else I know nothing I should have enjoyed more than paying you a visit & to “see how comfortable” you are.— I have been working all day till I am quite tired.—

Yours most truly | Chas Darwin

Remember me most kindly to Mrs Henslow, & give my best love to my dear little grave Miss Anny.—

Summary

Proof-reading arrangements for Journal of researches. CD’s difficulty in writing correctly.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-381
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
John Stevens Henslow
Sent from
London, Gt Marlborough St, 36
Source of text
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 41
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 381,” accessed on 13 November 2018, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-381

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 2

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