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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. D. Fox    4 September [1829]


September 4th.

My dear Fox

I was very glad to receive your letter & to find that you can receive me next week at Osmaston.— I write these few lines, to tell you that I shall be in Derby on Tuesday Evening, but I am afraid my visit must be very short. Erasmus came home on Tuesday, & intends only staying a fortnight or 3 weeks at Shrewsbury & then goes for the winter to Paris; so that I shall scarce be able to see anything of him.—

I long to Entomologize with you, & have brought my duplicates with me.—

There are literally no Partridges in this part of the country. I have been out two days & have only killed 3 birds a day.—

Yours affectionately | Chas. Darwin


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

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
William Darwin Fox
Sent from
Newcastle SE 5 1829
Source of text
Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 21)
Physical description
ALS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 71,” accessed on 6 July 2022,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 1