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To W. D. Fox   10 April [1859]

Summary

Sympathises with family on death of WDF’s mother [Anne Fox née Darwin].

Sends details of fees at Moor Park hydropathic establishment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Apr [1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 121)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2451

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   10 April [1859] …
  • … House MS)). Fox visited CD at Moor Park in April 1858 (see letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 May [ …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  1, letter to W.  D. Fox, [October 1828] ). Edward Wickstead Lane …

To W. D. Fox   [16 November 1859]

Summary

News of his health and the water-cure establishment.

[Origin] "my weariful book on Species" has been sent to WDF, who will not agree with it. Hooker is a convert, and Lyell is "staggered".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [16 Nov 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 124)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2533

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   [16 November 1859] …
  • … vol.  1, letter to W.  D. Fox [1 April 1830]. CD may be referring to John Gilbert Crompton …
  • … Sydnope Hall, Derbyshire. See letter to W.  D. Fox, 31 January [1858] , and Correspondence …

To W. D. Fox   23 September [1859]

Summary

His book [Origin] is nearly done. Is not so silly as to expect to convert WDF. Lyell is wavering; Hooker has come round.

Family news.

Asks WDF to find out if a cross between differently coloured horses produces a dun.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  23 Sept [1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 122)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2493

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   23 September [1859] …
  • … CD had asked Fox to look out for such a case in the letter to W.  D. Fox, 8 May [1858] . …

To W. D. Fox   [12 February 1859]

Summary

Undergoing hydropathic treatment for his old ailment.

The "Abstract" [Origin] is the cause. Only two chapters to do.

His satisfaction that he believes he has convinced Hooker and Huxley and staggered Lyell.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [12 Feb 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 106)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2412

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   [12 February 1859] …
  • … his alleged adultery (see letters to W.  D. Fox, 24 June [1858] and 27 June [1858] ). Lane …

To W. D. Fox   24 [March 1859]

Summary

Is correcting chapters [of Origin] for press.

Health has been wretched of late.

He values fame to a certain extent, but "if I know myself, I work from a sort of instinct to try to make out truth".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 [Mar 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 120)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2436

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   24 [March 1859] …
  • … Fox ( Correspondence vol.  6, letter to W.  D. Fox, 22 February [1857] ): I am got most …
  • d be published for ever anonymously Francis Darwin, aged 10, was ‘mad over beetles’ ( letter to W.  E. Darwin, 22 [September 1858] ). For CD’s recollections of his entomological trips with Fox

To W. D. Fox   [6 October 1859]

Summary

First impressions of the water-cure establishment are not favourable – "I always hate everything new".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 Oct 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2502

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   [6 October 1859] …
  • … to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]). See Metcalfe …

To W. D. Fox   25 December [1859]

Summary

His poor health keeps him from work.

His book [Origin] is a success "in the ordinary sense" – has had to reprint another 3000 copies.

Will now begin his "bigger book" which he plans to publish in three separate volumes with distinct titles and also a general title.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  25 Dec [1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 125)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2604

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   25 December [1859] …

To John Frederick William Herschel   11 November [1859]

Summary

Sends a copy of Origin as a measure of his respect and in recognition of the obligation he feels he owes to JFWH’s book [A preliminary discourse on the study of natural philosophy (1831)]. "Scarcely anything in my life made so deep an impression on me."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Frederick William Herschel, 1st baronet
Date:  11 Nov [1859]
Classmark:  Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2517

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  1, letter to W.  D. Fox, [15 February 1831] ), and his annotated copy …

To Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer   [before 25 June 1859]

Summary

Report on three rare beetles they have recently taken in Down parish.

Author:  Francis Darwin; Leonard Darwin; Horace Darwin
Addressee:  Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer
Date:  [before 25 June 1859]
Classmark:  Entomologist’s Weekly Intelligencer 6 (1859): 99
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2472

Matches: 1 hit

  • … sent it ( LL 2: 140). See also letter to W. D. Fox, 13 November [1858] , and n.3. The date …

To Adam Sedgwick   24 August [1859]

Summary

Sorry to hear of AS’s poor health.

Would like to attend Aberdeen meeting [BAAS, 1859] but is unfit for so great an exertion. Has been told he has "suppressed gout".

Pleased that AS remembers their 1831 geological trip, which made CD appreciate the noble science of geology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Adam Sedgwick
Date:  24 Aug [1859]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2482

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence , vol.  4, letter to W.  D. Fox, 6 February [1849]). For a discussion …

To John Higgins   26 December 1859

Summary

Discusses purchase of additional land.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Higgins
Date:  26 Dec 1859
Classmark:  Lincolnshire Archives (HIG/4/2/3/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2605

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  3, letter to W.  D. Fox, [24 April 1845] ). Higgins managed the …

CD memorandum   24 April 1859

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Summary

Questions about stripes on mules.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Unidentified
Date:  24 Apr 1859
Classmark:  DAR 206 (Letters)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2454

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see particularly the letters to W.  D.  Fox, 13 November [1858] , to Walter Elliot, 12  …

To Elizabeth Drysdale   [22 or 29 October 1859]

Summary

Declines an invitation to visit [Moor] Park.

He hopes that Dr Lane is arranging things to his satisfaction.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Elizabeth Drysdale, Lady Drysdale
Date:  [22 or 29] Oct 1859
Classmark:  John Wilson (Autographs) Ltd, Catalogue 88; Clive Farahar & Sophie Dupré, Catalogue 55; B & L Rootenberg (May 1991)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2498A

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.  D. Fox, [6 October 1859] ). Emma and the children ( …

To A. R. Wallace   25 January [1859]

Summary

Expresses pleasure and relief at ARW’s response to joint publication of their pieces about natural selection.

Plans for the "abstract" [Origin].

Birds’ nests as evidence of variation of instincts.

Their collection of bees’ combs.

Praises ARW’s article.

Lyell’s and Hooker’s views [of species issue].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Date:  25 Jan [1859]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 46434)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2405

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Origin ,p.  212. See also letters to W.  D. Fox, 14 January [1858] and 31 January [1858]. …
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