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To J. S. Henslow   25 July 1845

Summary

CD has bought a farm in Lincolnshire. Criticises primogeniture and stamp laws on land purchase.

Announces birth of G. H. Darwin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  25 July 1845
Classmark:  DAR 145: 59
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-895

To J. S. Henslow   28 October [1845]

Summary

Comments on potato disease and its effects on the poor.

Describes visit to his Lincolnshire farm,

to York where he discussed hybrids with the Dean of Manchester [William Herbert],

his meeting with Charles Waterton, and his delight with Chatsworth.

Disappointed at Hooker’s failure to receive the Edinburgh chair; believes JDH will make a great botanist.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 Oct [1845]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-921

To J. S. Henslow   2 July [1848]

Summary

Criticises lecturing system in education and emphasis on classics. Has forgotten all his classical knowledge.

Asks JSH’s help in naming cirripedes, on which he is working. Believes he has made "some very curious points".

Expects a sixth child [Francis] in August.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  2 July [1848]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A18–A20
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1189

To J. S. Henslow   9 [September 1831]

Summary

All is settled – nothing can now alter CD’s determination. Details of plan and arrangements. Beaufort believes CD’s collections should be presented to some public body. CD thinks a large central collection best for natural history. Is busy getting advice and information from Yarrell and Capt. P. P. King for the voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  9 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 5 DAR/1/1/5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-123

To J. S. Henslow   6 May 1849

Summary

Describes cold water cure he has been taking for two months at J. M. Gully’s establishment.

Plans to go to BAAS meeting at Birmingham if health improves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  6 May 1849
Classmark:  DAR 145: 63
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1241

To J. S. Henslow   [26 September 1849]

Summary

Describes the Birmingham meeting [1849] of BAAS.

His health is poor. Continues with water-cure with considerable benefit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [26 Sept 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A92–A95
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1254

To J. S. Henslow   20 November [1849]

Summary

Has had his portrait taken;

is anxious about scarlet fever among his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  20 Nov [1849]
Classmark:  Princeton University Library (General MSS)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1272

To J. S. Henslow   17 [September 1831]

Summary

Plans to come to Cambridge to discuss Beagle voyage. Only difficulty is disposal of his collections. South Sea Islands now more probable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  17 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 6 DAR/1/1/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-128

To J. S. Henslow   [7 October 1849]

Summary

Thanks JSH for information and suggestions on benefit clubs,

and for a shipment of fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [7 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A89–A90
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1283

To J. S. Henslow   [before 12 October 1849]

Summary

J. B. Innes is greatly obliged for JSH’s letter. JSH’s observation of chalk flints strikes CD as "very curious".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [before 12 Oct 1849]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A91
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1284

To J. S. Henslow   17 January [1850]

Summary

Announces birth of his fourth son, Leonard.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  17 Jan [1850]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A96–A97
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1293

To J. S. Henslow   28 [September 1831]

Summary

Has collected [Phalli] in Shropshire and compared them with Barmouth species. Is convinced they are different.

Asks JSH for introductions to R. T. Lowe and Andrew Smith.

Has been given another week’s respite by FitzRoy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  28 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 7 DAR/1/1/7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-138

To J. S. Henslow   [4 or 11 October 1831]

Summary

Asks JSH to take charge of his consignments of specimens from the voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [4 or 11] Oct 1831
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 8 DAR/1/1/8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-140

To J. S. Henslow   30 [October 1831]

Summary

Hopes to be able to help Cambridge Philosophical Society with his collections, but thinks most will have to go to British Museum.

Describes Beagle quarters, the surgeon [Robert McCormick, M.D.], and officers.

Asks JSH’s advice on studying mathematics.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  30 [Oct 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 9 DAR/1/1/9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-144

To John Stevens Henslow   11 December [1851]

Summary

Sends cirripede specimens for Ipswich Museum.

Asks how much a village fireworks display would cost.

Comments on the need in education for good habits of expression and accurate observation instead of making "wretched Latin verses".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  11 Dec [1851]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A85–A88
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1463

To J. S. Henslow   [1852–60]

Summary

Sends an enclosure forwarded from Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [1852–60]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (H MS c3.3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1466F

To J. S. Henslow    15 [November 1831]

Summary

Sailing date fixed for end of month. Beagle is beautiful. Details of instructions and route. Hopes voyage will not exceed four years. Quarters very confined. Considers Jenyns did wisely in not coming. If CD were longer out of college and some years older he never could have endured it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  15 [Nov 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 10 DAR/1/1/10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-147

To J. S. Henslow   8 March [1853]

Summary

CD has been reassured about his "speculation" in Mr Warren’s company. Thanks JSH for his advice and trouble.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  8 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A21–A24
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1506

To J. S. Henslow   31 March [1853]

Summary

Would like to meet JSH in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  31 Mar [1853]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1510

To J. S. Henslow    3 December [1831]

Summary

Confusion on board the Beagle at definite prospect of sailing. Gives directions for sending mail to Montevideo.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  3 Dec [1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Henslow letters: 11 DAR/1/1/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-152
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