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To J. S. Henslow   13 March 1855


March 13th/55

My dear Henslow

Many thanks for the list, & I shall be very glad to get the new Edition.1 I am sorry that I have given you any trouble now that you are so very busy. I write to beg you not to think of the Anacharis2 till you are quite at leisure.—

I will send the cirripedes next week to care of Mr. Webb.3

Yours most truly | C. Darwin


The second edition of Henslow’s British plants growing wild in the parish of Hitcham, Suffolk (Henslow 1855a).
Anacharis, now called Elodea, is a genus of water-weed. A species of it, E. canadensis, was introduced to Britain from Canada c. 1842. Thereafter it spread throughout Europe.
Carrier of parcels for the Ipswich Museum (Russell-Gebbett 1977, p. 112). Henslow had asked CD to give cirripede specimens to the museum (see letter to J. S. Henslow, 2 September [1854]).


Russell-Gebbett, Jean. 1977. Henslow of Hitcham: botanist, educationalist and clergyman. Lavenham, Suffolk: Terence Dalton.


Acknowledges a list [of plants?].

Looks forward to new edition [of British plants growing wild in the parish of Hitcham, Suffolk, 2d ed. (1855)].

JSH should not trouble about Anacharis until he is less busy. Will send cirripedes.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Stevens Henslow
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Source of text
DAR 93: A25
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1647,” accessed on 24 November 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 5