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Darwin Correspondence Project

To J. S. Henslow   [before 12 October 1849]


My dear Henslow

Pray keep Hooker’s letter as long as you like, & send it, if you please, to Sir William.— Just look it over & see whether there is not some expression about his Father being angry, which might not be proper to send.— I remember in former letter his saying that he had not told his Father how ill Falconer had behaved, as it wd have vexed him.1

Mr Innes, our clergyman, is greatly obliged for your most valuable letter.—

In Haste | Yours most sincerely | C. Darwin

Your observation on Chalk flint strikes me as very curious.—


See the second letter from JD. Hooker, 3 February 1849.


J. B. Innes is greatly obliged for JSH’s letter. JSH’s observation of chalk flints strikes CD as "very curious".

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Stevens Henslow
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Source of text
DAR 93: A91
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1284,” accessed on 4 March 2024,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 4