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To J. D. Hooker   18 April 1844

Hitcham Hadleigh Suffolk

18 April 1844

My dear Sir,

I go to Cambridge on Monday, & will mention the subject of a coloured copy – I believe the usual plan at the Library is to pay the difference between a coloured copy & the uncoloured one to which they are entitled – except in some rare cases where they take in the work at their entire expense – I shall be happy to take in an uncoloured copy for myself – shall I do this thro' my Book-seller at Hadleigh, or will you prefer that any N os should be left at my Brother’s chambers in London? I saw that the Galapagos may plants contained many curious things, from the very cursory look I took at them – I wish I could have devoted my attention to them – but on leaving Cambridge I left behind me opportunities for consulting books & herbarium, & entered upon a line of occupation which leaves me no time for working hard at Botany – I have no doubt you will do your work well, & that the botanical world will feel itself under great obligation to you –

With kind regards at Kew | believe me | very truly y rs | J. S. Henslow

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