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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. D. Fox   [17 May 1862]

Leith Hill Place | Dorking

Saturday

My dear Fox

Your letter has been forwarded here, where we remain till Thursday evening.1 I am so very sorry to miss your visit. Our house is utter confusion with painters & we shall, when we return have to live in a bed-room; but I think by Monday or Tuesday week one room will be ready; is there any chance of your being in London so long as that?—

Very many thanks for your letter about Turkeys, which interests me much.2 If without very great trouble you could get me any more information about the fertility &c of the hybrids or mongrels, I shd. be very much obliged.—

In Haste | My dear Fox | Ever yours | C. Darwin

Footnotes

In his ‘Journal’ (see Correspondence vol. 10, Appendix II), CD recorded spending 15 to 22 May 1862 at Leith Hill Place, the Surrey home of his sister Caroline Sarah Wedgwood and her husband Josiah Wedgwood III, Emma Darwin’s brother.
Fox’s letter has not been found. CD had asked Fox for information about crosses between wild and domestic turkeys in the letter to W. D. Fox, 12 May [1862].

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-3555
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Darwin Fox
Sent from
Leith Hill Place
Source of text
Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 133)
Physical description
3pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 3555,” accessed on 26 March 2019, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-3555

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 10

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