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From William Darwin Fox   5 [May 1864]1

Hillfield | Hampstead | NW2

Thursday 5

My dear Darwin

I am a Man about Town for some little time to come, & should much like to see you and yours—if you can have me, & I can manage it. Are you at home, and if so, would you take me in & do for me for one night some day next week after Tuesday. I quite forget how you are approachable.

With our kindest regards to Mrs Darwin & yourself | Yours most sincerely | W D Fox

I can easily imagine you wd rather not have me—in which case, do not scruple to say so.


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from Emma Darwin to WDFox, [6 May 1864].
Fox was writing from a temporary address; his usual residence was Delamere, Cheshire, where he was rector (Alum. Cantab.).


Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.


Would like to come to Down to visit.

Letter details

Letter no.
William Darwin Fox
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 164: 181
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4484,” accessed on 28 July 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 12