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From George Henslow   17 March [1866]1

10 South Crescent | Bedford Sq W.C.

Sat 17th Mch.

My dear Sir,

I wrote so hurridly that I forgot to thank you for your kind remarks about my paper on tendrils.2 It has given me very great satisfaction & pleasure to hear that my résumé met with so decided an approval from you.—

I forgot also to enclose a copy of my Syllabus.3

I will ascertain if there will be any alteration in the trains for April & then write & ask if it will be convt. for you to see me on monday 2d..4

In mean time, believe me to be | My dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | Geo Henslow

C. Darwin Esq


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from George Henslow, 12 March 1866.
Henslow refers to his letter of 12 March 1866 and his summary of ‘Climbing plants’ (Henslow 1866c), upon which CD apparently commented in a letter that has not been found.


‘Climbing plants’: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. [Read 2 February 1865.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 9 (1867): 1–118.


Forgot to thank CD for his praise of tendril paper [see 4944].

Letter details

Letter no.
George Henslow
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, South Crescent, 10
Source of text
DAR 166: 155
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5036,” accessed on 25 January 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 14