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To W. D. Fox    7 June [1829]

Summary

Has shipped a portmanteau and box of WDF’s things. Lists bills paid from funds sent.

"My success has been very splendid in the science" [entomology].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 June [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 16)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-66

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    7 June [1829] …
  • … of the sheet. A mistake for £2 7 s . 10 d . (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, [18 May 1829] ). …

To W. D. Fox    [12 April 1829]

Summary

CD writes with much sympathy for WDF, whose sister [Mrs Bristowe] is alarmingly ill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [12 Apr 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 13)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-62

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [12 April 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    4 September [1829]

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 Sept [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-71

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    4 September [1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [22 September 1829]

Summary

Erasmus has changed his plans, intends to give up doctoring for the present, and will live in London.

CD will go to the Birmingham Music Meeting.

He hopes WDF has been finding insects; J. F. Turner has.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [22 Sept 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-72

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [22 September 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [23 April 1829]

Summary

CD’s sister Catherine has informed him of the death of WDF’s sister [Mrs Bristowe]. CD sends sympathy to WDF and his parents, and refers to the pure and holy comfort afforded by the Bible.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [23 Apr 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 14)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-63

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [23 April 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [15 March 1829]

Summary

His routine days at Cambridge.

Entomology stopped for the present.

His reading, gambling, and parties. News of Cambridge friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Mar 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 10)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-59

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [15 March 1829] …
  • … name for George Simpson (see letters to W.  D. Fox, [18 May 1829] , ‘Simpson’, [3 January  …
  • … to undergraduate entomologists (see letters to W.  D.  Fox, 1 April [1829] and [10 April  …

To W. D. Fox    [7 January 1829]

Summary

Entomological news, his poor success in collecting, observation of chrysalis.

Commiserates with WDF in his dismal pre-examination state.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7 Jan 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 8a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-55

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [7 January 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    29 [July 1829]

Summary

Sends stuffed birds;

attempts to arrange a meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 [July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-69

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    29 [July 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    1 April [1829]

Summary

Eager to hear how WDF and his family get on.

Entomology goes poorly. Harbour has given C. C. Babington first pick of the beetles, and CD has stopped buying from him.

Fire at Linton.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  1 Apr [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-60

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    1 April [1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [3 July 1829]

Summary

CD started on an entomology trip through N. Wales with F. W. Hope, but after two days his lips became bad, and he was unwell; had to return home. Took some good insects in the two days, but Hope "did wonders". CD is determined to retrace Hope’s tour before autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-67

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [3 July 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [15 October 1829]

Summary

The Music Meeting was "glorious"; Malibran outshone all others.

Missed Hope in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Oct 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-73

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [15 October 1829] …

To W. D. Fox   [3 November 1829]

Summary

CD’s father has been very ill, but is now slowly improving.

Writes of Leonard Jenyns’ cabinet and J. S. Henslow’s parties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 Nov 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-74

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [3 November 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [18 May 1829]

Summary

Is getting the information WDF wanted about his bills;

adds some news of entomology.

Accepts invitation to visit Osmaston in August. Plans a June trip to Shrewsbury, a three-week trip in Wales with F. W. Hope.

Is doing nothing but riding and entomology.

Thinks WDF wise to defer going into orders.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [18 May 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-64

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [18 May 1829] …
  • d   through Birmingham. A few days of home, & then I go a three week trip with M r . Hope either in S or W Wales: after that home again (& Woodhouse & Fanny), then to Maer, & then I hope to have the pleasure, my dear Fox

To W. D. Fox    [10 April 1829]

Summary

Has been in "a perfect and absolute state of idleness", riding and walking in the morning, gambling at Van John [vingt-et-un] in the evening.

"Little Go" has been unusually strict.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Apr 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-61

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [10 April 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    26 [August 1829]

Summary

If convenient, CD will visit WDF at Osmaston early in September. Went to Barmouth with his sisters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  26 [Aug 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-70

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    26 [August 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [26 February 1829]

Summary

Entomological visits with F. W. Hope and J. F. Stephens in London. News of insects taken and birds shot.

Has been advised by his tutor to defer the "Little Go". Sends news of Cambridge friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [26 Feb 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-57

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [26 February 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [15 July 1829]

Summary

Tells whereabouts of WDF’s remaining Cambridge possessions;

adds he has many insects for him. Can WDF join him for a week in Wales?

CD must read for his "Little Go" as the examination is being made more difficult.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-68

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [15 July 1829] …

To W. D. Fox    [25–9 January 1829]

Summary

Congratulates WDF on finishing at Cambridge; he regards his place as a very good one, and comments on how others did.

Father much pleased by gift of a swan.

Adds some entomological news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25–9 Jan 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 8)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-56

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [25–9 January 1829] …
  • … the following March (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, [26 February 1829] ). Henry Philpott. CD’s …
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