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To W. D. Fox   16 July [1872]

Summary

Is correcting proofs for Expression.

Family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 July [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8413

To W. D. Fox   29 October [1872]

Summary

Has finished Expression.

His strength fails more and more; needs to rest every six weeks or so.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 151)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8585

To W. D. Fox   [24 April 1845]

Summary

Murray will publish a second edition of the Journal [of researches].

CD has finished first version of South America.

A strange book, The vestiges [of creation (1844)] has appeared and some have attributed it to CD. He is "flattered and unflattered".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [24 Apr 1845]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 69)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-859

To W. D. Fox   [8 October 1830]

Summary

All at Shrewsbury glad to hear good news of Mrs Fox.

CD left Tuesday by coach and two days’ horseback ride to Cambridge. Goes to the Henslows’ that night.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [8 Oct 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-86

To W. D. Fox   5 November [1830]

Summary

CD finds the reading involved in "getting up all my subjects" almost "intolerable"; has had no time to write, or send insects, or catch any.

Glad WDF has heard of a curacy where he may "read all the commandments without endangering [his] throat".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  5 Nov [1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 34)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-87

To W. D. Fox   [27? November 1830]

Summary

CD reading very hard for his examination.

Too busy for beetles.

Trusts WDF will be in orders by Christmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [27? Nov 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-88

To W. D. Fox   [23 January 1831]

Summary

Congratulates WDF on passing his examination for the curacy; hopes he will find it comfortable.

CD is pleased at his own good showing.

Asks about WDF’s examination, books, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [23 Jan 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-89

To W. D. Fox   1 September [1873]

Summary

Has been in bed for some days with ugly head symptoms. "We are a poor lot."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  1 Sept [1873]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 152)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9040

To W. D. Fox   [9 February 1831]

Summary

Will leave Cambridge shortly after division; plans to return for next term. With so many friends, Henslow among the foremost, it will be pleasant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 Feb 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-92

To W. D. Fox   [15 February 1831]

Summary

Informs WDF of a shipment of birds ready to be sent by Baker.

Urges WDF to read Herschel’s essay [A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy (1830)] in Lardner’s [Cabinet] Cyclopedia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Feb 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-94

To W. D. Fox   11 May [1874]

Summary

Has just finished new editions of Descent

and Coral reefs.

Is working on a book almost wholly on Drosera; thinks he has made some discoveries.

Will never have strength and life to complete more of the series of books related to Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  11 May [1874]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9454

To W. D. Fox   18 June 1874

Summary

Asks for living plant of Utricularia and information on Pinguicula lusitanica. Gives notes on habitats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 June 1874
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 154)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9499

To W. D. Fox   [7 April 1831]

Summary

CD expects pleasant spring term; will botanise with Henslow.

He is dreaming of going to the Canary Islands for tropical scenery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7 Apr 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-96

To W. D. Fox   14 May [1868]

Summary

WDF’s letter gives CD the kind of facts he wants. His story about peacocks is so good that CD will quote it [Descent 2: 46].

Pleased WDF approves of his book [Variation]

– "beloved Pangenesis disagrees badly with many".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  14 May [1868]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 148b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6172

To W. D. Fox    [12 April 1829]

Summary

CD writes with much sympathy for WDF, whose sister [Mrs Bristowe] is alarmingly ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [12 Apr 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-62

To W. D. Fox   23 March [1842]

Summary

Letter of condolence on the death of WDF’s wife [Harriet Fletcher Fox].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  23 Mar [1842]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 57)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-624

To W. D. Fox   [31 March 1842]

Summary

Second letter of condolence, following burial of Mrs Fox.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [31 Mar 1842]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-625

To W. D. Fox    [23 April 1829]

Summary

CD’s sister Catherine has informed him of the death of WDF’s sister [Mrs Bristowe]. CD sends sympathy to WDF and his parents, and refers to the pure and holy comfort afforded by the Bible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [23 Apr 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-63

To W. D. Fox    [18 May 1829]

Summary

Is getting the information WDF wanted about his bills;

adds some news of entomology.

Accepts invitation to visit Osmaston in August. Plans a June trip to Shrewsbury, a three-week trip in Wales with F. W. Hope.

Is doing nothing but riding and entomology.

Thinks WDF wise to defer going into orders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [18 May 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-64

To W. D. Fox   21 October [1868]

Summary

Reminds WDF to write about the "great magpie marriage". Sexual selection an "everlasting subject".

News of his children.

Asks for information on instances of sexual preference in animals and data on numbers of males and females born in various domesticated species.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  21 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 149); DAR 266
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6426
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