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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

From W. D. Fox   22 August [1873]

Summary

Thanks CD for a copy of Expression. Is always interested in CD’s work, but finds himself diverging from some of his leading ideas.

P.S. Has found shedding of toenails in a nephew as well.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Aug [1873]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 198/3, 199
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9023

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

From W. D. Fox   8 May [1874]

Summary

Has left Delamere and settled on the Isle of Wight.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 197
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9446

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

From W. D. Fox   22 June [1874]

Summary

Will try to get certain insectivorous plants for CD, especially Utricularia. Is glad to hear he has taken up Drosera.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 198, 198/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9507

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   24 October [1839]

Summary

Hopes to publish volume on coral formations in a few months.

He and Emma live quietly, having given up parties.

Asks WDF if he remembers the Darwin family motto. He means to have a "seal solemnly engraved".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 Oct [1839]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-541

To W. D. Fox    [7 January 1829]

Summary

Entomological news, his poor success in collecting, observation of chrysalis.

Commiserates with WDF in his dismal pre-examination state.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7 Jan 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 8a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-55

To W. D. Fox    [25–9 January 1829]

Summary

Congratulates WDF on finishing at Cambridge; he regards his place as a very good one, and comments on how others did.

Father much pleased by gift of a swan.

Adds some entomological news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25–9 Jan 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-56

To W. D. Fox    [26 February 1829]

Summary

Entomological visits with F. W. Hope and J. F. Stephens in London. News of insects taken and birds shot.

Has been advised by his tutor to defer the "Little Go". Sends news of Cambridge friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [26 Feb 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-57

To W. D. Fox   [7 June 1840]

Summary

Family news.

CD’s health is improving, but he has scarcely put pen to paper in the last half-year, and everything in the publishing line is going backwards.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7 June 1840]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 60)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-572

From W. D. Fox   [before 14 May 1868]

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Summary

Pairing habits of birds: polygamy among ducks and canaries.

Information on the proportion of sexes in fowls and other birds.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 14 May 1868]
Classmark:  DAR 86: A83–4
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5762

From William Darwin Fox   3 February [1868]

Summary

Congratulates [G. H. Darwin] on being Second Wrangler.

Thanks CD for Variation.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Feb [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 186
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5837
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