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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. D. Fox    4 September [1829]

[Maer]

September 4th.

My dear Fox

I was very glad to receive your letter & to find that you can receive me next week at Osmaston.— I write these few lines, to tell you that I shall be in Derby on Tuesday Evening, but I am afraid my visit must be very short. Erasmus came home on Tuesday, & intends only staying a fortnight or 3 weeks at Shrewsbury & then goes for the winter to Paris; so that I shall scarce be able to see anything of him.—

I long to Entomologize with you, & have brought my duplicates with me.—

There are literally no Partridges in this part of the country. I have been out two days & have only killed 3 birds a day.—

Yours affectionately | Chas. Darwin

Summary

Must shorten his visit to Osmaston in order to see Erasmus Darwin, who has just come home.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-71
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Darwin Fox
Sent from
Maer
Postmark
Newcastle SE 5 1829
Source of text
Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 21)
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 71,” accessed on 23 September 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-71.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 1

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