While Charles was at Cambridge

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While Charles was at Cambridge, Erasmus, who had been working in London as a  doctor, retired at the age of 25. He and his father agreed that his "delicate frame" was  not suited to the hard work of medicine. Erasmus retired with a pension to a flat in  London, where he established a wide circle of friends in the literary, scientific and  medical communities. At Cambridge in the fall of 1829, Charles enjoyed an increasingly close relationship with  a professor of botany, John Henslow. He took Henslow's courses, went on long walks  with him, and faithfully attended the Friday night soirees at Henslow's house where  scientists and students gathered to chat about school and science. Under Henslow's  direction, he began a microscopic study of pollen. As at Edinburgh, Charles was happier collecting and exploring than studying. The first 
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