From Leonard Jenyns [1850-1860]


Nov 3rd

My dear Henslow,

Many thanks for your good sermon on Indian affairs received this morning. I presume you got my Mss Preface I sent to you, for your inspection & remarks. As it was only 4 pages which will not take long to read, perhaps you will shortly return it,— giving me the best judgment you can form of the height of S.B. above sea level— as requested of to in the letter by which the preface was accompanied.— Also if you can tell me what the enclosed is, which was sent to me by a lady from her grounds, but not I believe an exact garden— do. It looks like a Lysimachia, & not very unlike L. nemorum; but are not the leaves too narrow & pointed?

I was sorry to hear from Elizabeth that Mary, now with you, had not been at all well lately, & obliged to place herself under Mrs Powse’s care:-- I hope a letter from herself or Harriet soon— will tell us that she is better.— With love to them, & the girls,—

Believe me, your’s affectl y | L. Jenyns.

Please cite as “HENSLOW-611,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 30 July 2021,