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From W. D. Fox   [before 1 March 1866]1

[2 pages missing]

Do you know anything 〈about〉 Woking. A grand man—a Dr Brushfield2—wants to become the Superintendant of a new Asylum there. He is a perfect man for the situation & I shd much like to see him there.

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The date is established by the date of appointment of the superintendent of Brookwood Asylum (see n. 2, below).
Thomas Nadauld Brushfield was appointed superintendent of Brookwood Asylum, Woking, on 1 March 1866.


Would much like to see Dr Birchfield appointed superintendent of the new asylum at Woking.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Darwin Fox
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 164: 205

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 13808,” accessed on 22 March 2018,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 18 (Supplement)