To Leonard Jenyns   2 April 1823

2 April 1823

My dear Leonard,

I have determined not to write at all to the Bishop of Ely now that it is so late, but apply directly to the Bishop of Lincoln if the Kings bench have not deprived me of my title today. I have just written for a certificate of my baptism. We are quite out about the Sphaeria; those from Bottisham and Swaffham are genuine Peraes not Sphaeria, distinct from each other and quite distinct from the Granchester true Sphaerium. I suspect that I have just found another Pera. The dirt which I used to clean off the Pera fluviat and P. Henslowa. turns out to be an epidermis. Therefore should not have been cleaned away. I took 6 or 8 specimens of T. septemdent but it is very rare. I expect Jermyn tomorrow. If he comes I will send by him your Brother's valued and valuable walking stick which he left here.

The Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard, Bittern and White Chaffinch are arrived.

Compliments to your family and believe me| Yours very affectionately |

J S Henslow

Please cite as “HENSLOW-8,” in Ɛpsilon: The Correspondence of John Stevens Henslow accessed on 6 December 2021,