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To W. D. Fox   22 February [1857]

Summary

Helix pomatia is quite healthy after 20 days’ submersion in salt water.

On peas, the evidence is on WDF’s side, but CD cannot see how they can avoid being crossed.

He is working hard, wishes he "could set less value on the bauble fame"; would work as hard, but with less gusto, if he knew his book would be published forever anonymously.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  22 Feb [1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 101–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2057

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   22 February [1857] …
  • … that my Book w d be published for ever anonymously Farewell, my dear Fox | Ever yours | …
  • … 1857 ( Darwin pedigree ). See letter to W.  D. Fox, 20 October [1856] . CD had first …
  • … 1855 ( Correspondence vol.  5, letters to W.  D. Fox, 17 May [1855] and 23 May [1855] ). …

To W. D. Fox   17 December [1857]

Summary

Thanks WDF for his letter about a rabbit breed that he thinks is the Himalaya. He is particularly glad to hear of it because it breeds so true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  17 Dec [1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 105)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2187

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   17 December [1857] …
  • … of domestic rabbits in the letter to W.  D. Fox, 14 June [1856] . In Variation 1: 108 n.   …
  • … to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]). By 1853, CD no …
  • … to George Bentham, 27 January [1858] , and W.  D. Fox, 31 January [1858]). Woodd is not …

To W. D. Fox   8 February [1857]

Summary

Birth of his sixth son [C. W. Darwin]. It is dreadful "to think of all the sendings to school and the professions afterwards".

CD is not well but has not the courage for water-cure again; trying mineral acids.

Working hard on the book [Natural selection]; is overwhelmed with riches in facts and interested in way facts fall into groups.

To his surprise [Helix pomatia] has withstood 14 days in salt water.

Pigeons’ skins come in from all parts of the world.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  8 Feb [1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 110)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2049

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   8 February [1857] …
  • Fox, May 1832 , and letter from W.  D. Fox, 30 June 1832 . ‘Mineral acids’, according to …
  • … Correspondence vol.  4, letters to W.  D. Fox, [17 January 1850] , and to J.  D. Hooker, …
  • … during CD’s and Fox’s undergraduate days. See Correspondence vol.  1, letter to W.  D. …

To W. D. Fox   [30 April 1857]

Summary

His impressions of the hydropathic establishment and E. W. Lane. Is convinced the only thing for "chronic cases" is the water-cure.

Asks if WDF knows of any breed of pig that originated or was modified by a cross with a Chinese or Neapolitan pig, and whether the crossbreed bred true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [30 Apr 1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2085

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   [30 April 1857] …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 [July 1849] . Fox had recently visited …
  • … in Malvern for treatment. See letter to W.  D. Fox, 3 October [1856] . CD discussed this …
  • … Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]. Lane believed that …

To W. D. Fox   30 October [1857]

Summary

Has come to think his brains were not made for thinking – he immediately feels better when at Moor Park.

News of his family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  30 Oct [1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 104)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2161

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   30 October [1857] …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letters to W.  D. Fox, 6 February [1849] and 10 October [ …

From James Tenant   31 March 1857

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Summary

Sends account of his successful experiments in feeding wheat seeds to minnows.

Author:  James Tenant
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Mar 1857
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 257
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2069

Matches: 2 hits

  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] ). Initially, he had hoped …
  • … had seeds in their guts (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 20 October [1856] ). CD also persuaded …

To W. E. Darwin   [November 1857]

Summary

Is trying to find a tutor for WED.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [Nov 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 21
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2095

Matches: 1 hit

  • … taking a house in London (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 30 October [1857] , and n.  5, below). …

To Bernard Peirce Brent   7 February [1857]

Summary

Sympathises with Brent’s legal difficulties. Declines offer of a cock silk fowl, but accepts offer of a German old fashioned pouter pigeon.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bernard Peirce Brent
Date:  7 Feb [1857]
Classmark:  Richard Brent (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2048F

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 3 January [1856], and letter to W.   …

To W. E. Darwin   [before 29 October 1857]

Summary

Reports progress of work on the new rooms [at Down].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 29 Oct 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 18
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2135

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin, 29 [October 1857], and to W.  D. Fox, 30 October [1857]). In 1858, however, the …

To J. D. Hooker   20 January [1857]

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Summary

CD will advise Daniell not to apply for Royal Society grant.

CD’s experiment: fish fed seeds, which germinated when voided.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  20 Jan [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 189
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2042

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letters to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] , and to J.  D. Hooker, …

To W. E. Darwin   [before 11 September 1857]

Summary

Writes of the extension to Down House.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [before 11 Sept 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 17
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1619

Matches: 1 hit

  • … being added to Down House (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 30 October [1857] ). Leonard Darwin, …

To J. D. Hooker   [2 May 1857]

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Summary

JDH has shaved the hair off the alpine plant.

CD apologises for his criticism.

Apparent but false relations of plant structure to climate: heath-like foliage of all Cape of Good Hope plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  [2 May 1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 195
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2087

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Natural selection , p.  209. See letter to W.  D. Fox, [30 April 1857] . CD recorded these …

To J. D. Hooker   30 September [1857]

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C. F. Ledebour [Flora rossica (1842–53)] particularly useful for variety tabulation. Results generally favourable.

Additions to Down House.

Last two chapters of MS took six months to write.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  30 Sept [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 210
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2148

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letters to W.  D. Fox, 7 March [1852] , 24 [October 1852] , …

To J. D. Hooker   1 August [1857]

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Important issue at stake with new flora calculations: evidence that species are only strongly marked varieties. Planning large-scale survey.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  1 Aug [1857]
Classmark:  DAR 114: 206, 207
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2130

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  4, letters to W.  D. Fox, [17 January 1850] and [May 1850] , and …

To Charles Lyell   11 February [1857]

Summary

Discusses a proposed expedition to Australia. Urges collecting and investigating productions of isolated islands. Recommends dredging the sea-bottom.

Mentions keeping Helix pomatia alive in sea-water.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Lyell, 1st baronet
Date:  11 Feb [1857]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.145)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2050

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Bonney 1919 , p.  136). See letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 February [1857] , n.  8. Probably …
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