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To W. D. Fox   6 [September 1831]

Summary

Received offer of post as naturalist in the Beagle in the same mail as WDF’s last letter. Outlines details of prospective voyage. Not certain, but thinks he probably will go.

Expresses pleasure that all is well with their friendship, which he prizes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-120

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   6 [September 1831] …
  • … See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 1 August [1831] , n.  2. …

To W. D. Fox   [9 February 1831]

Summary

Will leave Cambridge shortly after division; plans to return for next term. With so many friends, Henslow among the foremost, it will be pleasant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 Feb 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-92

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [9 February 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   1 August [1831]

Summary

Will send his insects and two or three from Henslow.

The Canary scheme takes place next June.

Is grieved WDF thinks him capable of telling falsehoods.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  1 Aug [1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 42)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-103

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   1 August [1831] …
  • … was meant seriously. See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 6 [September 1831] . In LL 1: 205, where …

To W. D. Fox   17 [November 1831]

Summary

Still delayed; will not sail until 5 December. Instructions have come, with proposed itinerary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  17 [Nov 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 45)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-149

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   17 [November 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   [15 February 1831]

Summary

Informs WDF of a shipment of birds ready to be sent by Baker.

Urges WDF to read Herschel’s essay [A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy (1830)] in Lardner’s [Cabinet] Cyclopedia.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Feb 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-94

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [15 February 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   [11 May 1831]

Summary

CD’s father has given him £200 to settle his debts.

He is delighted by a magnificent anonymous gift of a microscope.

Sees a good deal of the Henslows who are expecting a child soon.

CD still talks of the "Canary scheme"; he is learning Spanish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [11 May 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-100

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [11 May 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   [9 July 1831]

Summary

Poverty keeps him at Shrewsbury.

The Canary scheme still goes, CD is studying Spanish and geology.

Jenyns has started CD on Diptera.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 July 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 41)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-101

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [9 July 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   [7 April 1831]

Summary

CD expects pleasant spring term; will botanise with Henslow.

He is dreaming of going to the Canary Islands for tropical scenery.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [7 Apr 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 39)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-96

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [7 April 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   [23 January 1831]

Summary

Congratulates WDF on passing his examination for the curacy; hopes he will find it comfortable.

CD is pleased at his own good showing.

Asks about WDF’s examination, books, etc.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [23 Jan 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 36)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-89

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [23 January 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   19 [September 1831]

Summary

Describes his appointment, the Beagle, his companions, and the objectives of the voyage. Gives his schedule before departure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  19 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-132

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   19 [September 1831] …

From George Simpson   [26] January [1831]

Summary

Congratulates CD on his "very very good degree". Asks about friends; wishes him well.

Author:  George Simpson
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [26] Jan [1831]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-90

Matches: 1 hit

  • … mathematics, except geometry. See letter to W.  D.  Fox, [29 July 1828] , n.  1. Nathaniel …

To Francis Beaufort   1 September [1831]

Summary

CD accepts going with Capt. FitzRoy. Explains earlier refusal as owing to his father’s disapproval.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Francis Beaufort
Date:  1 Sept [1831]
Classmark:  The National Archives (TNA) (Adm 1/4541 PRO D 262)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-112

Matches: 1 hit

  • … to Shrewsbury on the 29th (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 6 [September 1831] ), after spending …

From [J. M. Herbert]   [early May 1831]

Summary

Asks CD to accept a Coddington microscope, which accompanies his anonymous note.

Compliments CD on talent and sincerity.

Author:  John Maurice Herbert
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [early May 1831]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 35
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-99

Matches: 1 hit

  • … gratified me more. ’ See letter to W.  D.  Fox, [11 May 1831] , the source of the …

To Susan Darwin   [6 September 1831]

Summary

Orders clothing, books, and other supplies for the voyage, to be sent to him in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  [6 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-119

Matches: 1 hit

  • … is further evidence in the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May 1833  that CD had the Bancks …
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