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To J. S. Henslow   10 August [1857]1

Down Bromley Kent

Aug. 10th

My dear Henslow

I am delighted at your letter just received.

For fear of a mistake, I write to say the Train leaves London Bridge (N. Kent Division) at 5.20’—(not 5.30 ’) & remember how crowded near London Bridge is.— Our last visitors missed the Train.— We will send you back at any hour on Friday you like.

Ever yours | C. Darwin


Dated by the reference to Henslow’s proposed visit to Down. Although this letter and the following two letters to John Lubbock, 11 August [1857] and 12 [August 1857], give no indication of the year in which they were written, it is clear from the letter to J. D. Hooker, 1 August [1857], that Henslow’s visit took place in 1857.


Delighted that JSH is coming to Down. Sends correct train time.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
John Stevens Henslow
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 93: A122
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 2132,” accessed on 16 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 6