From J. S. Henslow 17 October 1843
H. H. S. [Hitcham Hadleigh Suffolk]
17 Oct 1843
My dear Darwin,
The odd Atriplex came from Lindley alone — Mr K’s was clearly only A. patula, & this it is that staggers me— Lindley ought to hunt out the A. hastata in the Linnean or other herbaria in London & see what he can make of it—1
The raising some of these things indoors & in pots has evidently induced an unusual habit in them— but this is a different thing from the very marked characters about the supposed A. hastata— tho’ with my usual “unwillingly discriminatory-species” eyes I can conceive A. patula & A. hastata to be the same thing—2
Many more than 300, & probably double that No came to see the Roman Tomb— The 2d day’s admission was 6d & so for several on the 1st day— I only modelled the brickwork, & then laid the articles precisely in sitû. I have drawn up a little account with a lithograph figure which I will send to London some day for you—3 I hope to be in town in Novr & perhaps give a little account of my Whales ears & Nodules—4 I have had the 2 best specimens modelled—one of each species—
Ever Yrs truly | J S Henslow
Regards [W. Kemp’s] plant as clearly only Atriplex patula, though with "an unusual habit".
Adds report on success of his Roman tomb exhibit.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 707,” accessed on 25 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-707