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To W. D. Fox   18 June [1860]

Summary

Has WDF ever observed musk ducks laying eggs in high places? The case bears on retention of aboriginal habits.

Also wants data on period of gestation of dog breeds. [See Variation 1: 30.]

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 June [1860]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 129)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2836

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   18 June [1860] …
  • … See Correspondence vol.  2, letter from W.  D.  Fox, [ c . November 1838]. Henrietta Emma …
  • … s responses in Variation 2: 40: ‘the Rev. W.  D.  Fox tells me that, by putting a white …
  • … In Variation 1: 30, CD stated: ‘Rev. W.  D.  Fox has given me three carefully recorded …

To W. D. Fox   18 May [1860]

Summary

Attacks [on Origin] are "hot and heavy". Adam Sedgwick and William Clark at Cambridge Philosophical Society opened a battery. J. S. Henslow defended in grand style.

Slow progress on bigger book.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 May [1860]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 128)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2809

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   18 May [1860] …
  • … See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 22 [March 1860]. Henrietta Emma Darwin had been diagnosed as …
  • … new dietary regimen, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 22 [March 1860]. See letter from J.   …

To W. D. Fox   18 October [1860]

Summary

The hybrid case is most curious, if true. So many have tried to get hybrids from hare and rabbit.

Has done little regular work – correspondence on Origin has been gigantic.

Has amused himself working on power of Drosera to catch flies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 Oct [1860]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 130)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2953

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   18 October [1860] …

To W. D. Fox   17 December [1860]

Summary

Writes of family photographs and health.

Is at work on an enlarged [3d] edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  17 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 130a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3025

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   17 December [1860] …

To William Darwin Fox   22 [March 1860]

Summary

Only proof that internal organs and bones were intermediate would convince CD of the possibility of the astounding [deer] hybrid WDF has reported.

Has WDF positive knowledge that common ganders do not always turn white?

Has begun his larger books. New editions of Origin will appear.

What is right and wrong in it will soon be sifted.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  22 [Mar 1860]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 127)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2733

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … exhibited in London. See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 May [1860] . According to Frederick …

To J. M. Rodwell   5 November [1860]

Summary

Comments on relationship between eye-colour and deafness in cats [discussed in Origin]. Asks for more information.

Mentions criticism of Origin.

Thanks for information about horses.

Hopes JMR writes his book on language. Mentions Hensleigh Wedgwood’s work [A dictionary of English etymology, 3 vols. (1859–65)].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Medows Rodwell
Date:  5 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 147: 328; Bradford Museums and Galleries: Cliffe Castle Museum, Keighley (NH.6.40 p. 641)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2976

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  • … See Correspondence vol.  6, letters to W.  D.  Fox, 8 [June 1856] and 14 June [1856] . …
  • … seemed to me good authority: the Rev d . W.  D.  Fox gave me a list of cases of various …

To J. D. Hooker   29 July [1860]

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Summary

Casual observations on Drosera.

Wants to know author of good review of Origin in London Review [& Wkly J. Polit. 1 (1860): 11–12, 32–3, 58–9].

Athenæum will reprint Gray’s discussion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  29 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 70
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2880

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  • … remittent partly typhoid’ ( letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 May [1860] ). One of the symptoms of …

To T. H. Huxley   16 November [1860]

Summary

Thanks THH for his lecture ["On the study of zoology", Lay sermons, addresses and reviews (1870), pp. 104–31]. Best exposé and classification of the higher objects of natural history he has ever read. On reading and observation.

Henrietta’s lack of improvement.

R. McDonnell’s work on rays and electric organs of fishes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Thomas Henry Huxley
Date:  16 Nov [1860]
Classmark:  Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine Archives (Huxley 5: 145)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2986

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 7 March [1852] , and J.  R.  Moore  …

To C. J. F. Bunbury   9 February [1860]

Summary

Responds to CJFB’s criticisms of the Origin [see 2669].

If CD’s theory is a satisfactory explanation of the "principles of Homology, and of Embryology, and Rudimentary organs", the difficulty in imagining the transitions between classes of beings should not weigh against the understanding it provides such large classes of facts. Defends natural selection against criticism that it is not a vera causa. Comments on "Degeneracy", extinction of intermediate forms, and the effect of theory in natural history in opening up new fields of inquiry and giving rational instead of theological explanations of facts.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th baronet
Date:  9 Feb [1860]
Classmark:  Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds (Bunbury Family Papers E18/700/1/9/6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2690

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  1, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [15 February 1831] , and Ruse 1975). …
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