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To W. D. Fox   6 November [1836]

Summary

All his affairs are most prosperous. Has found many who will undertake description of animals; he will work at the geology. Lyell has been most friendly and kind.

CD has been proposed to the Geological Society.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 Nov [1836]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 49)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-319

To W. D. Fox   8 July [1861]

Summary

Family news.

Henslow’s death a sad loss. Leonard Jenyns will write a biography.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  8 July [1861]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 131)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3204

To W. D. Fox   15 December [1836]

Summary

Informs WDF of his activities since the Beagle landed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Dec [1836]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-327

To W. D. Fox   [12 March 1837]

Summary

Finished going over his geological specimens at Cambridge, and is now in London.

Describes his plans for writing the journal, and later the geology and zoology of the Beagle voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [12 Mar 1837]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 51)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-348

To W. D. Fox   12 May [1862]

Summary

Asks if WDF has ever crossed wild and common turkeys. Would like to quote his authority [see Variation 1: 292].

Also curious whether WDF has known the so-called japanned peacock to appear from common peacock [Variation 1: 290].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  12 May [1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 132)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3544

To W. D. Fox   [17 May 1862]

Summary

Thanks WDF for interesting letter about turkeys. Would be grateful for information on fertility of the hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [17 May 1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 133)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3555

To W. D. Fox   7 July [1837]

Summary

Has finished the Journal; is readying it for the press.

Adds family news including Caroline’s forthcoming marriage to Josiah Wedgwood III.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 July [1837]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-364

To W. D. Fox   12 September [1862]

Summary

WDF’s information on turkeys will be useful when CD resumes his half-finished volume [see Variation 1: 292].

Illness in the family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  12 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3717

To W. D. Fox   20 [September 1862]

Summary

Would like to go to Cambridge [for BAAS meeting]. Reminisces about his student days.

Pleased that WDF likes his book [Orchids]. At one time CD agreed with Lyell that he was an ass to publish it.

Working on dimorphism and sensibility of other plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  20 [Sept 1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 135)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3732

To W. D. Fox   28 August [1837]

Summary

Proof-sheets [of Journal of researches] are tumbling in. Mentions future plans for Zoology and geological works. Has £1000 from Government for illustrations.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  28 Aug [1837]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-76)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-374

To W. D. Fox   [11 December 1837]

Summary

Writes following his visit to WDF.

Mentions fossils Fox has collected.

News of Albert Way.

Hensleigh Wedgwood has resigned his post because of scruples about taking oaths.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [11 Dec 1837]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 53)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-393

From W. D. Fox   6 February [1863]

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Summary

Hopes they might meet as WDF has to come to town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3970

To W. D. Fox   [10 February 1863]

Summary

Invites WDF to Down.

His stomach now so bad he cannot stay, even with close relations, for more than half an hour at a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 136)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3975

From W. D. Fox   [11 February 1863]

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Summary

Plans to meet CD in town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3979

To W. D. Fox   9 March [1863]

Summary

Has quoted WDF on crossing white and slate muscovy ducks [Variation 2: 40]. When not crossed, do these breed true?

Will also quote him on Mr Woodd’s white ewes that produced black lambs by a ram with only black spots [Variation 2: 30].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  9 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4033

From W. D. Fox   12 March [1863]

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Discusses crossed varieties of sheep and ducks.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4037

To W. D. Fox   16 [March 1863]

Summary

If WDF should hear what ram was put to the ewes, CD would like to add it [see Variation 2: 30].

Will add "cautiously" that WDF believes white and slate muscovy ducks breed true [Variation 2: 40].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 137)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4044

To W. D. Fox   23 March [1863]

Summary

Thanks WDF for authentic details of number and colour of lambs [Variation 2: 30].

Complains of his eczema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  23 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.292)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4057

From W. D. Fox   [16–22 May 1863]

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A "quiz" on CD has appeared in the Illustrated Times [2 May 1863, p. 317].

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16–22 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4178

From W. D. Fox   [c. November 1838]

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Reports on the effects of inbreeding in dogs and the results of crossing Canada and common geese.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-418
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