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To J. S. Henslow   28 March [1837]

Summary

Publication plans for the account of the Beagle expedition – CD to have the third volume for his journal.

News of naturalists and their interest in his specimens. Queries about plant specimens, including one on whether seeds from Keeling Island would endure salt water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 Mar [1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 34 DAR/1/1/34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-353

To J. S. Henslow   18 [May 1837]

Summary

Plans to apply to Government for assistance with publishing Zoology.

Robert Brown has taken an interest in the fossil woods.

CD is at work on his journal. Has not begun his geology yet. Has seen much of Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  18 [May 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 35 DAR/1/1/35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-355

To J. S. Henslow   [28 May 1837]

Summary

CD to read paper on formation of coral islands at Geological Society. Lyell seems prepared to give up [his view].

Publication of the Narrative is now definite. Feels he should have published journal after the geology and zoology of the voyage.

Robert Brown, as well as JSH, is interested in edible fungi from Tierra del Fuego.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [28 May 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 36 DAR/1/1/36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-356

To J. S. Henslow   [20 June 1837]

Summary

Upon the advice of Captain Beaufort and with embarrassment to himself CD asks JSH whether he would be perfectly willing personally to take the letter requesting government assistance directly to Thomas Spring Rice [Chancellor of the Exchequer].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [20 June 1837]
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (T1/4524 paper 25824)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-361A

To J. S. Henslow   [12 or 13 July 1837]

Summary

Has been "cramming up learning to ornament my journal with".

Sends a list of questions on his botanical specimens. Needs answers for Journal of researches, which he expects to go to press in August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [12 or 13 July 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 37 DAR/1/1/37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-366

To J. S. Henslow   [1 August 1837]

Summary

Botanical queries for Journal of researches, which is about to go to press.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [1 Aug 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 38 DAR/1/1/38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-368

To J. S. Henslow   16 August [1837]

Summary

Reports his successful interview with the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Thomas Spring Rice] about a grant for publishing [Zoology]. Thanks JSH for help with this; "you have been the making of me from the first".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  16 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 39 DAR/1/1/39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-373

To J. S. Henslow   [20 September 1837]

Summary

Doctors have urged him to knock off all work and go to the country. Arranges proof-reading with JSH, while he is at Shrewsbury.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [20 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 40 DAR/1/1/40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-378

To J. S. Henslow   [23 September 1837]

Summary

Proof-reading arrangements for Journal of researches. CD’s difficulty in writing correctly.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [23 Sept 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 41 DAR/1/1/41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-381

To J. S. Henslow   14 October [1837]

Summary

CD’s reasons for his reluctance to take the Secretaryship of the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  14 Oct [1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 42 DAR/1/1/42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-382

To J. S. Henslow   [4 November 1837]

Summary

CD’s work [on Zoology] is going smoothly. Marvels at finding himself an author [of Journal of researches]. Part so far printed has a good many errata.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [4 Nov 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 43 DAR/1/1/43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-384

To J. S. Henslow   [19 November 1837]

Summary

Asks JSH to look over the prospectus [for Zoology]. Has one more chapter of Journal of researches to finish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [19 Nov 1837]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 44 DAR/1/1/44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-388

From J. S. Henslow   [5 November 1837 – March 1838]

Summary

Fragment glued to CD’s notes on rock specimens. The recto refers to one of CD’s specimens, the verso mentions his Keeling Island plants.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [5 Nov 1837 – Mar 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 39: 88a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-338
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