From George Henslow 8 March 1866
10 South Crescent | Bedford Sq W.C.
My dear Sir,
I must apologise for letting your kind letter of Dec 6th. lie unreplied, but I found I was unable to leave London in January, even to attempt to see you.1 I sincerely hope you are better, as I have been given to understand you are, under Dr B. Jones’ treatment.2
Very many thanks for the paper on Kidney Beans,3 & the offer of a duplicate No. of your “tendril papers”, which I feel disposed to accept, even now, if you will allow me; as I have marked & scored my copy all over that it is hardly fit to bind up with the rest of the journals.4
The Editor of the Popular Science Review has asked me to write another article for the July No. on Naudin’s researches on hybrids: &c. & I thought I should like to study the subject first, & compare other writers & observers with his: can you oblige me with any references to such; or any papers on hybridization &c. if you could I should feel much obliged.5
I feel much tempted to run down, & take the liberty of calling upon you in Easter week if agreeable to yourself; as I shall have a holiday then: but perhaps you will kindly let me know if you are then, well enough to see me.
Yours very Sincerely | Geo Henslow
Reviewing C. V. Naudin’s article ["Nouvelles recherches sur l’hybridité dans les végétaux", Ann. Sci. Nat. (Bot.) 4th ser. 19 (1863): 180–203] for Popular Science Review [5 (1866): 304–13]. Requests references.
Proposes to visit Down on Easter weekend.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5029,” accessed on 19 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5029