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To Leonard Jenyns   18 April [1858]1

Down Bromley Kent

Ap. 18th

My dear Jenyns

I write one line to say your M.S. has come safely & to thank you much for it.—2 I shall take unopened to my Hydropathic Establishment & read it there & then or soon afterwards return it.—3

In Haste. Farewell with thanks. Ever yours truly | C. Darwin

I have read a good deal more of your Book & like it much.—4


Dated by the relationship to the letter to Leonard Jenyns, 9 April [1858].
See preceding letter.
CD went to the Moor Park hydropathic establishment on 20 April 1858 and returned to Down on 4 May (‘Journal’; Appendix II). See also letter to Leonard Jenyns, [28 April 1858].
Jenyns 1858, a copy of which Jenyns sent to CD. See letter to Leonard Jenyns, 1 April [1858].



Thanks LJ for his MS [of "Variation of species", Rep. BAAS 26 (1856): 101–5].

Will read it at his hydropathic establishment [Moor Park], where he is going for a rest.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Leonard Jenyns/Leonard Blomefield
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Source of text
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2259,” accessed on 20 October 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 7