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To Leonard Jenyns   29 February [1868]1

Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.

Feb. 29.—

My dear Jenyns

Very many thanks for yr long letter.2 I was heartily glad to hear a little news of you & your doings.

I am much obliged for the various facts which you have given me, & which will all be of use. I will look to the reference about the nightingale which I had forgotten, but I had a dim sort of feeling (& this has proved right) that you had attended to the subjects mentioned in my note.3

I shall never forget, as long as I may live, the happy hours which I spent with you at Bottisham.4

Believe me my dear Jenyns | with many thanks | yours very sincerely, | Ch. Darwin

I believe I have the reference somewhere safe to the case of the magpies.5

The Revd. | Leonard Jenyns | 1 Darlington Place | Bathwick | Bath


The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868.
Letter from Leonard Jenyns, 27 February 1868.


Thanks LJ for his useful facts. Will "look to" the reference about the nightingale.

Letter details

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Charles Robert Darwin
Leonard Jenyns/Leonard Blomefield
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Source of text
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5957,” accessed on 20 July 2019,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16