To Thomas Martin 6 May 1848

Hitcham H. S.

My address is now Downing College, Cambridge.

6 May 1848

My dear Sir,

As you seem interested in our University’s memorial – I send the enclosed – The only copy of my own letter that I have left is at the back of one of the pages of my Morning lecture last Sunday, & when you have read it I shall ask you to return it!! The fact is I had only so many copies from London put up with the memorial & sent here for me to direct, as I wished to forward – for I have no time for writing & canvassing in a more formal manner – I go to Cambridge on Monday for 5 weeks lectures, merely returning on Saturday for my Sunday duties – I expect sundry black looks at Cambs;, but hope to keep my temper & perhaps persuade a few of the residents to add their names before the memorial is presented – I have no doubt that some will, but I do not expect many – the great bugbear possibility of Dissenters getting allowed degrees – for I believe we are pretty unanimous in admitting that there is scope for improvement – Excuse this hasty scrawl – I send you my old list of Lending Books – but I hope to forward a more extended one before long–

Ever yours truly

J. S. Henslow

Please cite as “HENSLOW-1079,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 23 October 2021,