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From W. D. Fox   22 June [1874]

Summary

Will try to get certain insectivorous plants for CD, especially Utricularia. Is glad to hear he has taken up Drosera.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 June [1874]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 198, 198/2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9507

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Father, Caroline, Susan, & yourself. Kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Ever yours W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   22 June [1874] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 June 1874 . Fox …

From W. D. Fox   [11 February 1863]

Summary

Plans to meet CD in town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3979

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Town, I might have tried to run down for a few hours. Ever my dear Darwin | Yours W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [11 February 1863] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, [10 February 1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, [10 February  …

From W. D. Fox   19 May [1868]

Summary

Regrets he cannot get to Down.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 May [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 187
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6187

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … much have enjoyed seeing you, and M rs Darwin again—if I could. Yours always | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   19 May [1868] …
  • … Cheshire. For Fox’s recent health, see the letter from W.  D.  Fox, 3 February [1868]. Fox …
  • … and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 14 May [1868] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 14 May [1868] . …

From W. D. Fox   12 March [1863]

Summary

Discusses crossed varieties of sheep and ducks.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4037

Matches: 10 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … let the Public see you. — Kindest regards to M rs Darwin. — Ever yours sincerely | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   12 March [1863] …
  • … Darwin and Caroline Sarah Wedgwood. See also letter from W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1863]. …
  • … between 4 and 14 February 1863. He met with Fox on 13 February (see letter to W.  D.   …
  • Fox, [10 February 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox, [11 February 1863] ). The reference …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and …
  • … of a bird’ ( OED ). See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.  2. The reference is …
  • … 1. See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.  4. CD stayed at 6 Queen Anne Street, …
  • … has not been found; however, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.   …

From W. D. Fox   29 May [1863]

Summary

Recommends that CD visit Dr MacLeod’s [hydropathic] establishment near Ilkley.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4193

Matches: 5 hits

  • … not add more than our kind regards to M rs Darwin & yourself | Ever yours truly | W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   29 May [1863] …
  • … and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] . …
  • … from a severe illness (see letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] and n.  4). William …

From W. D. Fox   18 [November 1870]

Summary

Has heard "sad tales" about CD’s forthcoming book [Descent]; does not think even CD can persuade him his ancestors were apes.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 [Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7376

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Kindest regards to M rs Darwin & thanks for her note— Always yours Affec ly | W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   18 [November 1870] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 15 November [1870] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 15 November [ …

From W. D. Fox   29 October [1868]

Summary

Thanks CD for a recent letter.

Reports on his health, which has been bad for 12 months.

Sends extracts of works on domestication.

Discusses the pairing of various birds; comments on the pugnacity of partridges, pheasants, male guinea-fowl, and peacocks.

Gives proportions of sexes in pheasants.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Oct [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 189; DAR 193: 112; DAR 83: 187, DAR 84.1: 128–30, DAR 86: A87–9
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6436

Matches: 16 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … have been common yews. ” 32 years since W D Fox brought berries from D r Darwin’s hedge; …
  • … berried kinds (& which D r Darwin told W D Fox he had himself sown with yellow Berries)— …
  • … a fine copper Beech. 3 years since when W D Fox was there—he found about half of the young …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   29 October [1868] …
  • … variety. M rs Fox says that it illustrates Darwin—& finding that Ducks w d not do any good …
  • … and George Howard Darwin, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 21 October [1868] and n.  7. …
  • Fox, 21 October [1868] ; see also letter from W.  D.   …
  • … not been identified. Fox also refers to his wife, Ellen Sophia Fox. See letter to W.  D.   …
  • Fox, 9 December [ 1868] . See letter from W.  D.  Fox, [before 14 May 1868] and n.  5. …
  • … Fox’s transcription, in Descent 2: 107 n.  8. Letter to W.  D.  Fox, 21 October [1868] . …
  • … See also letter from W.  D.  Fox, 3 February [1868]. Dr Tanner has not been identified. …
  • … Darwin pedigree ). See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 14 May [1868] . CD referred to the …
  • … in Delamere Forest. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, [before 14 May 1868] . England may have …
  • … in Descent 1: 270. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, [before 14 May 1868] , and Descent 1: 270. …
  • … for the Irish goose; see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 9 December [1868] and n.  4. In Descent …

From W. D. Fox   7 September [1863]

Summary

Gives directions to CD’s daughter’s [Anne’s] grave.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4296

Matches: 6 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … give Malvern a fair chance— Our kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Yours ever | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   7 September [1863] …
  • … letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] . Letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] . CD …
  • … Wells, Worcestershire (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] and n.  1). Both CD …
  • … found to Fox’s visit to Great Malvern in 1859; however, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [ …

From W. D. Fox   9 December [1868]

Summary

Hybrid geese.

Proportions of sexes in sheep and cattle.

Pairing habits of crows.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Dec [1868]
Classmark:  DAR 84.1: 126–7, DAR 85: B36–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6455

Matches: 9 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … to M rs & Miss Darwin | Ever yours, W D Fox Dec r 9. 1.1 Very … nearly equal.  6.3] …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   9 December [1868] …
  • … this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 November 1868 . See letter to W.  D.   …
  • Fox, 4 November 1868 . See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 29 October [1868] . The rook ( Corvus …
  • … for more on Fox’s recent health problems, see the letter from W.  D.  Fox, 29 October [ …
  • Fox, 29 October [1868] , and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 November 1868 . Basil George …
  • … For the views of Fox’s other informant on the subject, see the letter from W.  D.   …
  • … of the family Corvidae. See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 November 1868  and n.  6. Fox refers …

From William Darwin Fox   [1 June 1846]

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Summary

Hybrid geese.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1 June 1846]
Classmark:  DAR 205.7: 280
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-588

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … a cousin & Believe me— Ever yours affec ly W D Fox Verso of note : ‘Subsequently Fox tells …
  • … by a slip in DAR 205.7 (2): 209, headed ‘W.  D.  Fox, 1 June 1846’, in which CD noted the …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  2, letter from W.  D.  Fox, [ c . November 1838]. In his species …
  • … breeds of geese, CD stated that ‘the Rev W.  D.  Fox informs me that in some other hybrids …

From William Darwin Fox   5 [May 1864]

Summary

Would like to come to Down to visit.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 [May 1864]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 181
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4484

Matches: 3 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Darwin & yourself | Yours most sincerely | W D Fox I can easily imagine you w d rather not …
  • … and the letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [6 May 1864] . Fox was writing from a …

From W. D. Fox   11 June [1858]

Summary

Discusses instinct in ducks and turkeys.

Reports a case of the inheritance of an acquired characteristic in a pig.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June [1858]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 194
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7815

Matches: 7 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … possibly abt 5 or 6 th . Ever yours W D Fox crossed pencil 3.0 (of the same Parents)] …
  • … From W.  D. Fox   11 June [1858] …
  • … Dated by the relationship to the letter to W.  D. Fox, 27 [June 1858] . Lane 1857. CD …
  • … had sent Fox a copy earlier in the year. See letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 May [1858] . …
  • Fox intended to frighten the turkey chicks with a paper kite. See letters to W.  D. …
  • … seat of F.  S. Darwin. See letter to W.  D. Fox, 31 January [1858] and n.  9. The final …

From W. D. Fox   28 October [1870]

Summary

Has heard of CD’s forthcoming book [Descent] from J. D. Hooker.

Leaves next week for winter quarters in Sandown.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7353

Matches: 6 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   28 October [1870] …
  • … to this letter, and Believe my old & much valued Friend to remain Yours always | W.  D Fox
  • … recent extant letter between Fox and CD is the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 February [1870] . …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 15 November [1870] . …
  • … Correspondence between Emma Darwin and W.  D.  Fox or Ellen Sophia Fox regarding a …

From W. D. Fox   [16–22 May 1863]

Summary

A "quiz" on CD has appeared in the Illustrated Times [2 May 1863, p. 317].

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16–22 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4178

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … near Kew— am I right. With kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Ever your aff Cousin | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [16–22 May 1863] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 March [1863] . …
  • … hydropathic treatment (see letters to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and 16 [March 1863] ). …

From William Darwin Fox   6 February [1863]

Summary

Hopes they might meet as WDF has to come to town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3970

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Darwin—from your old friend & cousin | W D Fox M r Woodds | Hillfield | Hampstead | NW | …
  • Fox, [10 February 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox [11 February 1863]). Fox refers to …
  • … CD arranged to meet Fox in London on 13 February 1863 (see letter to W.  D.   …
  • … n.  5, below). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 20 [September 1862] . …

From W. D. Fox   13 July [1872]

Summary

Will not pass through London, so will not be able to call at Down.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 July [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8408

Matches: 6 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   13 July [1872] …
  • … directly relate to his reply to Fox (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 16 July 1872 ), and are …
  • … between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 16 July [1872] . The last time CD and …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  11, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.  3). From 1870, …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  18, letter from W.  D.  Fox, 28 October [1870] ); in 1872 they …

From W. D. Fox to G. H. Darwin   21 April [1879]

Summary

Has no letters or papers [of Erasmus Darwin].

Suggests CD cite some of Erasmus Darwin’s poems to answer the charge of atheism [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 44].

Recounts a story of a remarkable cure by Dr Darwin, showing his sagacity and daring.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12006

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, G. H. …
  • … unfairly. In much haste Yours very truly | W D Fox We are just off into Warwickshire for a …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox to G.  H.  Darwin   21 April [1879] …
  • … of Erasmus Darwin, see the letter from W.  D.  Fox to G.  H.  Darwin, 15 April [1879] . …
  • … 1879 ( Erasmus Darwin ). See letter from W.  D.  Fox to G.  H.  Darwin, 15 April [1879] . …

From W. D. Fox   22 July [1878]

Summary

Thanks CD for his condolences. Reminisces about their youth.

On the death of his naturalist friend, W. C. Hewitson.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 July [1878]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 203
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11625

Matches: 6 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   22 July [1878] …
  • … condolences on the death of Fox’s daughter Theodora ( letter to W. D. Fox, 10 July 1878 ). …
  • … her kindest regards to M rs Darwin— Excuse this stupid note Yours always | W.  D.  Fox
  • … by the relationship between this letter and the letter to W. D. Fox, 10 July 1878 . …
  • … the summer of 1877 (see letter from W. D. Fox, 12 February [1878] ). Ellen Sophia Fox. …

From W. D. Fox   3 April [1877]

Summary

Reports on upward projection of Pulmonaria flowers.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Apr [1877]
Classmark:  DAR 110: B62
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10923

Matches: 3 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … decidedly— In haste yours very truly | W D Fox Top of letter : ‘( Used under Pulmonaria )’ …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   3 April [1877] …

From W. D. Fox   [1875–80]

Summary

Sends date of his mother’s death – 7 Apr 1859.

Was completely mystified by conjuring performance of [John Nevil] Maskelyne.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1875–80]
Classmark:  DAR 210.29?? DAR 210.14: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13810

Matches: 2 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [1875–80] …
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