From T.V. Wollaston [1852]

Spridlington | Lincoln

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My dear Professor,

You were kind enough some months ago (before indeed my last ill. del. trip to Madeira) to ask me to spend a few days with you, but I was not able to accept your invitation.

I do not know whether you are now at home, & would be able to give me a similar offer; but, if so, I would gladly take you for two or three nights on Friday next— I am leaving here, for my Brother’s at Bury S. t Edmunds, tomorrow, & shall remain with him until Friday morning.— Now, I am not in the least aware whether you may be absent from home, or engaged, or otherwise unable to receive me; & I shall therefore trust to you kindly to let me know this honestly: but it has struck me, that, if you should be able to give me a bed for 2 or 3 nights, it w. d be an excellent opportunity of availing myself of your former hospitable invitation.—

I am obliged to be in London on the Monday (tom. week); & indeed I shall probably return home on Friday s. d you be in any way engaged at the time I propose: & I need not repeat therefore that I trust you will tell me candidly if my proposition s. d be inconvenient.

Believe me, | yours very truly | J. ?. Wollaston

P.S. A line addressed to me at “Col. Wollaston’s, Bury S. t Edmunds” I shall be sure to receive.

Please cite as “HENSLOW-626,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 30 July 2021, https://epsilon.ac.uk/view/henslow/letters/letters_626