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To J. S. Henslow   [21 January 1838]


Sends rock specimen for W. H. Miller. Asks JSH to see whether there is any geology in P. B. Webb and Sabin Berthelot, Histoire naturelle des Îles Canaries [1835–50]. Finds his work on geology growing so large that it will take more than one volume and asks whether this will make publication aid more difficult.

Has accepted Secretaryship of the Geological Society.

Will not come to Cambridge because "as long as I continue well I cannot bear to leave my work for half a day".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [21 Jan 1838]
Classmark:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Dreer collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-400

To J. S. Henslow   [26 March 1838]


Declines Ray Club dinner; too busy with Zoology.

Thanks JSH for presenting his work to Cambridge Philosophical Society.

Asks him to get an answer from W. H. Miller on specimen of crystallised mineral.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [26 Mar 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 93: A1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-406

To John Stevens Henslow   3 November 1838


Relates plan for an appendix to his Journal of researches which will include facts of species of birds’ being different in different islands of the Galápagos and also of the lizards and tortoises on the islands. Asks JSH whether he can supply parallels in the plant life.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  3 Nov 1838
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 2031 A. Gift of H. W. Lende Jr)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-429A

Letter from J. S. Henslow   [after 3 Nov 1838]


Whilst a genus of plants is comon to two of three islands [in the Galápagos] the species are often different in different islands. [Text only known from Journal of researches; published in Correspondence vol. 13 supplement, p. 351, letter to John Stevens Henslow, 3 November 1838, n. 5.]

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [after 3 Nov 1838]
Classmark:  Journal of researches, p. 629
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-431F

From J. S. Henslow   16 December 1838


On his 15th wedding anniversary JSH writes to CD wishing him happiness as great as JSH has had in his marriage, and adds some advice.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Dec 1838
Classmark:  DAR 204: 166
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-456
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