To Thomas Martin 2 October 1851

Hitcham H. S.

2 October 1851

My dear Sir,

I enclose the Programme of our Hort. Soc. Meeting yesterday – The show up to the distributions of prizes was formidably fine weather – but the day wound up with heavy rain– which however was not of so much consequence to those (196) who were seated under a booth at tea – we had a capital exhibition of Wheat, Potatoes &c– Also 14 out of 17 exhibited for Barnes’ Dahlia very well grown flowers– & some of the best asters (the judges said) they had ever seen in a Village or at many Hort. shows – I was obliged by the weather to postpone my little lecture–

Yrs very truly

J. S. Henslow

Please cite as “HENSLOW-1091,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 18 September 2021,