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To W. D. Fox   8 July [1861]


Family news.

Henslow’s death a sad loss. Leonard Jenyns will write a biography.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  8 July [1861]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 131)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3204

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   8 July [1861] …

To William Darwin Fox   9 January [1861]


Thanks WDF for an inkstand that keeps ink from getting muddy.

Asks if WDF can verify truth of a statement that white sows carry their young for a longer or shorter time (CD forgets which) than other colours. Presumes it is false, "but many odd peculiarities are correlated with colour".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  9 Jan [1861]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 126)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3046

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … period in pigs, CD stated: ‘The Rev. W.  D.  Fox has given me ten carefully recorded cases …

From W. B. Tegetmeier   4 May [1861]



Sends some replies to CD’s queries and data on pigeon flights between Bordeaux and Verviers.

Author:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 May [1861]
Classmark:  DAR 205.2: 256
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3139

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  • … See Correspondence vol.  6, letters to W.  D. Fox, 15 March [1856] , and to W.  B.   …

To William Erasmus Darwin   [24 January 1861]


Writes of Henrietta’s illness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Erasmus Darwin
Date:  [24 Jan 1861]
Classmark:  DAR 210.6: 61
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3051

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  • … a period of good health (see letters to W.  D.  Fox, 9 January [1861], and to J.  D.   …

To Journal of Horticulture   [before 14 May 1861]


Asks D. Beaton whether varieties of the same species of Compositae frequently cross by insect agency or other means. Do the raisers of hollyhocks have to keep each variety separate for raising seed?

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Journal of Horticulture
Date:  [before 14 May 1861]
Classmark:  Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman, n.s. 1 (1861): 112
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3147

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  • … 6, letters to George Bentham, 30 November [1856] , and to W.  D.  Fox, 22 February [1857]. …

To Abraham Dee Bartlett   26 May [1861]


Bearer brings three Porto Santo rabbits. Will ADB keep them and see whether they can be crossed with some other breed? CD believes they have become much reduced in size and modified in colour since their introduction into the island.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Abraham Dee Bartlett
Date:  26 May [1861]
Classmark:  Archives of the New York Botanical Garden (Charles Finney Cox Collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3159

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  • … Wollaston, [February 1856], and letter to W.  D.  Fox, 8 [June 1856] . The Darwins were …

To Bartholomew James Sulivan   24 May [1861]


Thanks BJS for account of Mendoza earthquake.

FitzRoy sent CD the last London Review [& Weekly J. Polit.] and he read the article on Genesis, but feels it is an attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  24 May [1861]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3156

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  • … see Correspondence vol.  1, letters to W.  D.  Fox, [7–11] March 1835 , and to Caroline …