From Richard Dawes   23 August [1850-1857]

Deanery | Hereford

23 August

My dear Henslow

I ought to have written to you some days ago to congratulate you on the marriage of your daughter, which I have great pleasure in doing & which I hope will be in every way a happy one & also to tell you that I should take any opportunity which may occur to me of recommending your son at Sterning as a private tutor:

Our Cathedral School here is now become a very flourishing one indeed & may bring me in the way of hearing of those who want to send their boys to private tutors & if so I shall not forget the Rev. J. Henslow:

I suppose you have now two Sons in the Church:

Is any thing likely to bring you into this part of the world. If so I hope you will not be near Hereford without coming to see us:

I hope to see Whewell & Lady Affleck in this part of the world towards the end of Sept r:

About two days ago M rs Dawes’ brother Charles Guthrie died which is the cause of my writing on black edged paper: His death had been expected for some time but not so suddenly as it happened. I shall always take an interest in you and yours & am glad to hear of any good happening to your children &

Believe me | my dear Henslow | always sincerely yours | R Dawes

Please cite as “HENSLOW-583,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 27 July 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/henslow/letters/letters_583