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From W. D. Fox   29 October [1868]

Summary

Thanks CD for a recent letter.

Reports on his health, which has been bad for 12 months.

Sends extracts of works on domestication.

Discusses the pairing of various birds; comments on the pugnacity of partridges, pheasants, male guinea-fowl, and peacocks.

Gives proportions of sexes in pheasants.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 189; DAR 193: 112; DAR 83: 187, DAR 84.1: 128–30, DAR 86: A87–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6436

To W. D. Fox   4 November 1868

Summary

Much interested in WDF’s letter on inheritance and courtship of birds. CD "in a great muddle" on many points.

Asks for further information on proportion of sexes in sheep.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 Nov 1868
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 150)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6447

From W. D. Fox   9 December [1868]

Summary

Hybrid geese.

Proportions of sexes in sheep and cattle.

Pairing habits of crows.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 126–7, DAR 85: B36–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6455

To W. D. Fox   12 December [1868]

Summary

Thanks WDF for information about sheep and cattle.

Mentions corrections for new edition of Origin [5th ed. (1869)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  12 Dec [1868]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.357)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6500

To W. D. Fox   [9 December 1842]

Summary

CD likes Down House, describes countryside.

Tells of Edward Charlesworth fracas at Geological Society.

Is at work on Volcanic islands.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 Dec 1842]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 64)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-654

To W. D. Fox    7 June [1829]

Summary

Has shipped a portmanteau and box of WDF’s things. Lists bills paid from funds sent.

"My success has been very splendid in the science" [entomology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 June [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-66

To W. D. Fox   [25 March 1843]

Summary

Sympathises with WDF’s persisting grief.

Describes Down House and additions being built, which interfere with Geology [of "Beagle"].

Bodily health is improved, but cannot stand mental excitement.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Mar 1843]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 66)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-665

To W. D. Fox    [3 July 1829]

Summary

CD started on an entomology trip through N. Wales with F. W. Hope, but after two days his lips became bad, and he was unwell; had to return home. Took some good insects in the two days, but Hope "did wonders". CD is determined to retrace Hope’s tour before autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-67

To W. D. Fox    [15 July 1829]

Summary

Tells whereabouts of WDF’s remaining Cambridge possessions;

adds he has many insects for him. Can WDF join him for a week in Wales?

CD must read for his "Little Go" as the examination is being made more difficult.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-68

To W. D. Fox    29 [July 1829]

Summary

Sends stuffed birds;

attempts to arrange a meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 [July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-69

To W. D. Fox   [4 September 1843]

Summary

Comments on his visit to N. Wales and the evidence of glaciation, of which he feels certain.

His marine theory [of the parallel roads of Glen Roy] has revived after Louis Agassiz’s "ice work" knocked it on the head.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [4 Sept 1843]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 67)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-692

To W. D. Fox    26 [August 1829]

Summary

If convenient, CD will visit WDF at Osmaston early in September. Went to Barmouth with his sisters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  26 [Aug 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-70

To W. D. Fox    4 September [1829]

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 Sept [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-71

From William Darwin Fox   15 February [1870]

Summary

Hopes CD is coping with the very hard winter.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7107

To W. D. Fox   18 February [1870]

Summary

Invites WDF to visit.

Describes activities of his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  Isle of Wight Record Office (Ac 2008/79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7113

To W. D. Fox   [20 November 1843]

Summary

Family news and their quiet life at Down.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [20 Nov 1843]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 68)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-715

To W. D. Fox    [22 September 1829]

Summary

Erasmus has changed his plans, intends to give up doctoring for the present, and will live in London.

CD will go to the Birmingham Music Meeting.

He hopes WDF has been finding insects; J. F. Turner has.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [22 Sept 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-72

To W. D. Fox    [15 October 1829]

Summary

The Music Meeting was "glorious"; Malibran outshone all others.

Missed Hope in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Oct 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-73

From W. D. Fox   28 October [1870]

Summary

Has heard of CD’s forthcoming book [Descent] from J. D. Hooker.

Leaves next week for winter quarters in Sandown.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7353

To W. D. Fox   15 November [1870]

Summary

Discusses his present book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7370
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