To Thomas Martin 6 Oct 1853

H. H. S.

6 Oct 1853

My dear Sir,

I ought to have kept up our crossfire of printed documents by finding this earlier– but I have had so much to do I forgot it – All went off (I may say improvingly well) – experience has now convinced me that my plan of lecturetting to mixed audiences is far preferable to delivering a formal lecture on one subject – at least upon certain occasions. Many thanks for your communications – the reason why I manage things cheaper than you is because I have scarcely any to assist me in a pecuniary way – & if I launched into expensive habits we should all run aground & our excursions & fetes be brought to a sudden stand-still – as it is I fear I spend rather more money & time in these matters than I ought – but I am satisfied they do good

Believe me

very truly yours

J. Henslow

Please cite as “HENSLOW-1097,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 27 October 2021,