To William Whewell   16 November 1848

St Albans

16 November 1848

My dear Whewell,

I intercepted your letter as I was passing through Bildestone yesterday in convoy of Fanny hither. I am sorry I cannot be present at the meeting you allude to, but I dare say I shall be well disposed to join in any general arrangements that may be considered advisable– Unless there should be any particular reason for alteration I shall propose lecturing, as hitherto, for 4 days in the week during the Easter term– The great inconvenience which I have felt, is the shortness of the period appointed for residence during that term– If our men were obliged (as at Oxford) to keep the whole time term it would greatly facilitate the introduction of a course of lectures on Botany at a period of the year best suited for the purpose– The day I should appoint would be the earliest I can command at in the week after that in which the terms begins– viz a Tuesday and as Mondays & Saturdays are dies non for non resident– I must restrict my lectures to T. W. Th. F. in each week– I should prefer 12–but as that hour has always been preoccupied, I have been accustomed to lecture at 1.–

Ever sincerely y rs | J S Henslow

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