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From W. D. Fox   [before 26 October 1865]1

two pages missing〉 with you then.

I took my 2d Boy Charles to Oxford last week. I sho〈uld〉 much h〈a〉ve preferred Cambridge—but a〈s〉 he was fortunate enough to g〈a〉in a Studentship at Ch〈rist〉 〈Chur〉ch2 I had no 〈    〉 〈half a page missing〉 〈    〉 think of you, my p〈  〉 〈    〉, with your sad health, while I 〈ha〉ve a perfectly enjoyabl〈e〉 life— tho my lungs are rather 〈r〉otten

I met a splen〈di〉d man for a couple of d〈ay〉s l〈ast〉 week


The date is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. D. Fox, 25–6 October [1865].
Charles Woodd Fox matriculated at Christchurch College, Oxford, on 13 October 1865 (Alum. Oxon.).


Alum. Oxon.: Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1886: … with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the university. Alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated by Joseph Foster. 8 vols. London and Oxford: Parker & Co. 1887–91.


His second son [C. W. Fox] has a studentship at Christ Church, Oxford.

[Isolated fragments only.]

Letter details

Letter no.
William Darwin Fox
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Source of text
DAR 164: 204 (fragile)
Physical description
& damaged

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4903,” accessed on 23 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 13