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DCP-LETT-5336

From George Henslow   [c. August 1867?]1

Adderly Rectory2 | Market Drayton | Salop

My dear Sir

I beg to thank you very much for your very interesting papers. I fortunately possess all the Vols of Gard: Chron: so I shall be able to refer to the papers at any time.3

I am very anxious to see your book: & indeed, ordered it some months back, thinking it was out; as I met with an advertt. of it.4 I hope also to read the new Edn. of the “Origin of Species”5 when I get back to town.

Very faithfully yours | Geo Henslow

C. Darwin Esq

Footnotes

1
The date is conjectured from the address and the narrow mourning border, which also appear on the letter from George Henslow, 15 August 1867.
2
The incumbent of Adderley Rectory from 1863 was Athelstan Corbet; he and Henslow had been contemporaries at Cambridge University.
3
CD published numerous notes and queries in the Gardeners’ Chronicle from 1841 onwards (see Calendar, pp. 583–4).
4
Henslow probably refers to Variation: Variation had been advertised as early as 1865 (Reader, 15 April 1865, p. 427).
5
Henslow probably refers to the fourth edition of Origin, which was published in November 1866 (Publishers’ Circular).

Summary

Thanks CD for his interesting papers.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-5336
From
Henslow, George
To
Darwin, C. R.
Sent from
Market Drayton
Source of text
DAR 166: 148
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5336,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5336

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