From George Henslow 18 May 1866
10 South Crescent | Bedford Square | W.C.
Dear Mr. Darwin
I have at last written my article on Hybridism for the Popular Science Review,1 & have much to thank you for so kindly lending me yr books &c. on the subject.2 I will forward them to the address given to me within a few days.
I have wanted to ask you whether you would mind running over the proof sheet (about 8 pp.) so that you might give me a hint or two as to any passage you might think objectionable, or any statement too positively asserted &c, as being a subject I knew nothing about previously, I might have been led into making some wrong or hazardous statement. If however, ill health, time &c. should prevent you, pray do not hesitate a moment in saying so & obliging3
Yours faithfully | Geo. Henslow.
Has written his Naudin–hybridism article [Pop. Sci. Rev. 5 (1866): 304–13]. Would like CD to criticise proofs.
Will return books borrowed from CD.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5095,” accessed on 29 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5095