To Leonard Jenyns   7 November 1853

Hitcham H. S.

7 November 1853

My dear Leonard,

Many thanks for your kind intentions. I think as I have no immediate Museum adventure before me, the edible nest may repose till you ascertain whether (as you fancy) you have anything else likely to suit my attic Museum. You have forgotten that when last year you thought of sending me the nest, if you had one to spare. I am very glad you have been so lucky with your ± a/c with the incoming Incumbent, and the Auction. I shall be very glad if you can contrive to come to Cambridge when I am there and I dare say if you are not better accommodated I could procure you a bed in D.C. You are right about Charley Parker I thought he might be useful in pointing out localities and introducing you to Mr. Griffith. I see Daubeny has taken up his scientific cudgels against some article in the Quarterly Review denouncing the new arrangements in favour of Natural Science.

With kind regards to your wife believe me | Ever affy yrs | J S Henslow

Harriet bids me say she will write soon.

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