To Thomas Martin 8 June 1852

Hitcham H. S.

8 June 1852

My dear Sir,

What glorious weather – I hope for the like on the 28th. We never had so good a show, so well attended (300 at tea) or a more orderly party as last week. My angry opponent has found himself compelled to break his pledge, as he could not find hands enough for his hay-harvest without it – & moreover somewhat more considerate than heretofore – I hope & trust I shall find I have not been a bit too severe, & that he will see matters in a right light before long – I wish you could take part with us on the 20th– I can give you house room–

Yrs very truly

J. S. Henslow

P. S. My young Botanists acquitted themselves most admirably–

Please cite as “HENSLOW-1092,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 23 October 2021,