To N. J. Winch   21 April 1827

Cambridge

21 April 1827

My dear Sir,

As Mr Hogg informs me that he is sending you some plants I have requested him to enclose you a small packet from myself which I am happy to say will reduce your desiderata by 5 or 6 species.

I have lately satisfied myself that the Primrose, Oxlip, & Cowslip are one species – I planted a Cowslip 2 years ago in a shady part of my garden & kept it well watered – It is completely changed – has thrown up many single stems[,] leaf no longer pinched – & flowers paler & limb of corolla flat – It w d. be called an intermediate to Primrose & Oxlip – I have since planted several other specimens & hope to perceive similar changes by next year – I begin my first course of Lectures on the 30 th- & have been very busy lately in preparing large drawings on Elephant folio which may be seen from all parts of my lecture room – I have finished about 70 – Many thanks for your last packet which was very acceptable – Your Epilobium puzzles me but I have not had time for an accurate examination –

Y rs. very truly | J S Henslow

Endorsement by Winch: Answered May 21 st 1827

Please cite as “HENSLOW-48,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 20 September 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/henslow/letters/letters_48