From J. S. Henslow 9 October 1843
H. H. S [Hitcham Hadleigh Suffolk]
9 Oct 1843
My dear Darwin,
Specimens from Mr Kemp incline me to think that the supposed A. hastata will turn out after all to be only a strange var. of Atriplex patula a very common plant in waste lands— His other two are equally common viz. Polygonum convolvulus & aviculare— I trust there is no mistake about the seeds of these plants being in the soil he used— They are all 3 great gardening & agricultural pests— I have been so deep in the Tumulus1 that I have not had time to think about your quere which I will do as soon as I can— I managed to restore the Glass Urn & made a model of the brick vault— The whole was exhibited as a 1s /– show (!) at the Bury Bazaar on Saturday & realized more than 25£—which is turning a sight to some profit— They are to occupy a permanent position in the house of the Gent— on whose property they were found—
Joy of a new daughter & congratulations to Mrs D.
D for ever!
D. d. Δ. δ. I don’t know Hebrew or would go on— I forgot D. d. —2
Ever Yrs truly | J S Henslow
Thinks W. Kemp’s specimens are all common varieties of living species of Atriplex.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 701,” accessed on 26 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-701