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To W. D. Fox   [17 May 1862]

Summary

Thanks WDF for interesting letter about turkeys. Would be grateful for information on fertility of the hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [17 May 1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 133)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3555

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [17 May 1862] …
  • … crosses between wild and domestic turkeys in the letter to W.  D. Fox, 12 May [1862]. …

To W. D. Fox   12 September [1862]

Summary

WDF’s information on turkeys will be useful when CD resumes his half-finished volume [see Variation 1: 292].

Illness in the family.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  12 Sept [1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 134)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3717

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   12 September [1862] …
  • … published in 1868. In the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 12 May [1862], CD asked Fox whether he …

To W. D. Fox   20 [September 1862]

Summary

Would like to go to Cambridge [for BAAS meeting]. Reminisces about his student days.

Pleased that WDF likes his book [Orchids]. At one time CD agreed with Lyell that he was an ass to publish it.

Working on dimorphism and sensibility of other plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  20 [Sept 1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 135)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3732

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   20 [September 1862] …
  • … also Correspondence vol.  8, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 17 December [1860] and n.  5. Erasmus …
  • … week of October. See also letter to W.  D.  Fox, 12 September [1862] . CD and Fox had both …
  • … s own sisters (see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [27 March 1851], n.  5). …

To William Darwin Fox   12 May [1862]

Summary

Asks if WDF has ever crossed wild and common turkeys. Would like to quote his authority [see Variation 1: 292].

Also curious whether WDF has known the so-called japanned peacock to appear from common peacock [Variation 1: 290].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  12 May [1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 132)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3544

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …

From J. D. Hooker   2 July 1862

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Summary

Will see to Masdevallia and Bonatea.

Domestic matters.

Lyell’s health.

CD’s eczema.

Hopes CD will solve the mystery of Melastoma.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 July 1862
Classmark:  DAR 101: 44–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3636

Matches: 1 hit

  • … gout’ (see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1849] and n.  2). …

From A. R. Wallace   30 September 1862

Summary

Acknowledges 3d edition of Origin.

Praise of Herbert Spencer’s First Principles [1862].

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 106/7 (ser. 2): 6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3742

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  • … first week of October. See also letter to W.  D.  Fox, 20 [September 1862] , and letter to …

To J. D. Hooker   21 [September 1862]

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Summary

Thanks for Haast’s observations. Particularly glad to get geological evidence of glacial action (in Southern Hemisphere).

Thinks Ramsay’s theory to large extent true, but thinks that in a much disturbed country some lakes would have been formed in depressions.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  21 [Sept 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 161
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3735

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  • … during the first week of October. See also letter to W.  D.  Fox, 20 [September 1862] . …

To J. D. Hooker   16 January [1862]

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Summary

Entire family down with influenza. Has done nothing for three weeks.

Asks for Haast reference on New Zealand glacial deposits.

CD’s view of the North since Trent case. Can no longer write with sympathy to Asa Gray.

Encourages JDH about his son, Willy.

Problem of relation of colour to external conditions. Hopes JDH will undertake the investigation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  16 Jan [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3391

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  • … on homeopathy, see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 September [1850] . …

To P. L. Sclater   14 May [1862]

Summary

Asks for information about peacocks, especially Pavo nigripennis. Suggests a crossing experiment.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Lutley Sclater
Date:  14 May [1862]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.277)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3545

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  • … of the common form (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 12 May [1862], n.  6); Sclater regarded it …

To Charles Kingsley   6 February [1862]

Summary

Comments on CK’s letter [3426].

Identifies species of pigeon shot by party.

On CK’s "grand and awful" notion of genealogy of man, CD recalls how revolting was the thought that his ancestors must have been like the Fuegians. His present belief that they were hairy beasts is less revolting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Kingsley
Date:  6 Feb [1862]
Classmark:  Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection), 19th Century rare Book and Photograph Shop (dealer) (March 2014)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3439

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  5, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 14 October [1855] ). Argyll subsequently …

From Mary Butler   [before 25 December 1862]

Summary

J. P. Thom [of Home News] must change his position because of his health. Asks if CD can help find him a new situation.

Author:  Mary Butler
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 25 Dec 1862]
Classmark:  DAR 160: 392
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3838

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 June [1858] ). Robert Bell is reported …
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