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To W. D. Fox   16 [March 1863]

Summary

If WDF should hear what ram was put to the ewes, CD would like to add it [see Variation 2: 30].

Will add "cautiously" that WDF believes white and slate muscovy ducks breed true [Variation 2: 40].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 [Mar 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 137)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4044

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   16 [March 1863] …
  • Fox, 9 March [1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox, 12 March [1863] . CD refers to James …
  • … Letter from W.  D.  Fox, 12 March [1863] . See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 12  …
  • … March [1863] . Fox’s reply has not been found, but see the letter to W.  D. Fox, 23  …
  • … from Fox to which CD refers has not been found; however, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9  …
  • … crosses conducted by Fox are briefly mentioned in Variation 2: 40. See letter to W.  D.   …

From W. D. Fox   [11 February 1863]

Summary

Plans to meet CD in town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [11 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 177
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3979

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Town, I might have tried to run down for a few hours. Ever my dear Darwin | Yours W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [11 February 1863] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, [10 February 1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, [10 February  …

From W. D. Fox   12 March [1863]

Summary

Discusses crossed varieties of sheep and ducks.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 178
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4037

Matches: 10 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … let the Public see you. — Kindest regards to M rs Darwin. — Ever yours sincerely | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   12 March [1863] …
  • … Darwin and Caroline Sarah Wedgwood. See also letter from W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1863]. …
  • … between 4 and 14 February 1863. He met with Fox on 13 February (see letter to W.  D.   …
  • Fox, [10 February 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox, [11 February 1863] ). The reference …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and …
  • … of a bird’ ( OED ). See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.  2. The reference is …
  • … 1. See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.  4. CD stayed at 6 Queen Anne Street, …
  • … has not been found; however, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.   …

From W. D. Fox   29 May [1863]

Summary

Recommends that CD visit Dr MacLeod’s [hydropathic] establishment near Ilkley.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 179
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4193

Matches: 5 hits

  • … not add more than our kind regards to M rs Darwin & yourself | Ever yours truly | W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   29 May [1863] …
  • … and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] . …
  • … from a severe illness (see letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] and n.  4). William …

To W. D. Fox   23 March [1863]

Summary

Thanks WDF for authentic details of number and colour of lambs [Variation 2: 30].

Complains of his eczema.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  23 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.292)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4057

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   23 March [1863] …
  • … this letter and the letters from W.  D.  Fox, 12 March [1863] , and to W.  D.  Fox, 16 [ …
  • … March 1863]. Fox’s letter has not been found; however, see letters to W.  D.   …
  • Fox, 9 March [1863] and 16 [March 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox, 12 March [1863] . …
  • … has not been found; however, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and n.  1. …
  • … Malvern, Worcestershire (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 16 [March 1863] and n.   4), and to …

From W. D. Fox   7 September [1863]

Summary

Gives directions to CD’s daughter’s [Anne’s] grave.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 180
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4296

Matches: 6 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … give Malvern a fair chance— Our kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Yours ever | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   7 September [1863] …
  • … letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] . Letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] . CD …
  • … Wells, Worcestershire (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] and n.  1). Both CD …
  • … found to Fox’s visit to Great Malvern in 1859; however, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [ …

From W. D. Fox   [16–22 May 1863]

Summary

A "quiz" on CD has appeared in the Illustrated Times [2 May 1863, p. 317].

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [16–22 May 1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 175
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4178

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … near Kew— am I right. With kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Ever your aff Cousin | W D Fox
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [16–22 May 1863] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 March [1863] . …
  • … hydropathic treatment (see letters to W.  D.  Fox, 9 March [1863] and 16 [March 1863] ). …

From William Darwin Fox   6 February [1863]

Summary

Hopes they might meet as WDF has to come to town.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Feb [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 176
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3970

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … Darwin—from your old friend & cousin | W D Fox M r Woodds | Hillfield | Hampstead | NW | …
  • Fox, [10 February 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox [11 February 1863]). Fox refers to …
  • … CD arranged to meet Fox in London on 13 February 1863 (see letter to W.  D.   …
  • … n.  5, below). See Correspondence vol.  10, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 20 [September 1862] . …

To W. D. Fox   [10 February 1863]

Summary

Invites WDF to Down.

His stomach now so bad he cannot stay, even with close relations, for more than half an hour at a time.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [10 Feb 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 136)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3975

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [10 February 1863] …
  • … with whom Fox was staying while in London (see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [ …
  • … Letter from W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1863]. CD stayed at 6 Queen Anne Street, London, the …
  • Fox Your note has been forwarded here, where we have all been staying for a week. I have been bad enough of late & came here to see whether a change w d .   …

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [29 September 1863]

Summary

Thanks to WDF’s directions, Anne’s tombstone has been found.

CD improved, but recovery is slow. She describes treatment.

Encloses paper she and CD have written [see 4294, which was wrongly addressed by ED and had not reached WDF].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [29 Sept 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (Fox 141)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4312

Matches: 9 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Fox, W. D. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox   [29 September 1863] …
  • Fox, 4 [September 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox, 7 September [1863] ). The reference …
  • … See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 7 September [1863] . Emma had been unable to locate in the …
  • … Anne Elizabeth (Annie), who died in 1851 (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] ). …
  • … 1863. See letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [6–27 September 1863] . The enclosure …
  • Fox, who visited the grave in 1856 and 1859, had sent specific directions for finding it (see letter to W.  D.   …
  • … ill (see Browne 1990  and letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] ). As a result, CD was …
  • … associate of Gully’s (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] and n.  1). According …

To W. D. Fox   23 May [1863]

Summary

Health has been poor but eczema is improved.

A "squib" about Owen and Huxley on the brain has appeared in Public Opinion [3 (1863): 497–8].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  23 May [1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 139)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4181

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   23 May [1863] …
  • … Letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] . …
  • … See letters from W.  D.  Fox, 6 February [1863] and 12 March [1863]. According to Emma …
  • … letter to W.  D.  Fox, 4 [September 1863] ). See letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] …
  • … Malvern, Worcestershire (see letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] and n.  4). In the …

To W. D. Fox   9 March [1863]

Summary

Has quoted WDF on crossing white and slate muscovy ducks [Variation 2: 40]. When not crossed, do these breed true?

Will also quote him on Mr Woodd’s white ewes that produced black lambs by a ram with only black spots [Variation 2: 30].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  9 Mar [1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 138)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4033

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   9 March [1863] …
  • Fox, [10 February 1863] , and letter from W.  D.  Fox, [11 February 1863] ). CD refers to …
  • … between 4 and 14 February 1863. He met Fox there on 13 February (see letter to W.  D.   …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 3 January [1856], in which CD thanked …

To W. D. Fox   4 [September 1863]

Summary

His bad health has caused him to return to Malvern.

Emma cannot find the gravestone of their child, Anne. Asks WDF whether he can remember its location.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 [Sept 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 140)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4292

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   4 [September 1863] …
  • Fox, [16–22 May 1863] , and letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] ). James Smith Ayerst’s …
  • Fox informed him that Gully was seriously ill and unable to practise (see letter from W.  D. …
  • … see letters from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [29 September 1863] and 8 December [1863] ). …
  • … not been found, but see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 3 October [1856] . …
  • … See also letter from W.  D. Fox, 7 September [1863] . CD had left Great Malvern on 24  …

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [6–27 September 1863]

Summary

Encloses a four-page printed pamphlet on the cruelty of steel traps [see Collected papers 2: 83–4].

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6–27 Sept 1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 142a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4294

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Fox, W. D. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox   [6–27 September 1863] …
  • … pedigree ). Ellen Sophia Fox. See letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, 8 December [ …
  • … and the letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [29 September 1863] , and by the address. …

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   8 December [1863]

Summary

Thanks WDF for his letter [on steel traps].

Gives a better report of CD’s health since he gave up water-cure.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  8 Dec [1863]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 142)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4355

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Wedgwood, Emma Darwin, Emma Fox, W. D. …
  • … From Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox   8 December [1863] …
  • … letter from W.  D.  Fox, [16–22 May 1863] , and letters to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] , …
  • … with the letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [29 September 1863] . See also letter …

From Emma Darwin to John Scott   23 September [1863]

Summary

CD too unwell to read. JS should not send Primula paper MS until CD returns home.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  John Scott
Date:  23 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 93: B1–2
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4302

Matches: 1 hit

  • … See also letter from Emma Darwin to W.  D.  Fox, [29 September 1863] . The reference is to …

From John Goodsir   27 August [1863]

Summary

Has found no Sarcina on the slides of fluid [see 4272] and nothing referable to the food. Will repeat examination if vomiting recurs.

Author:  John Goodsir
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug [1863]
Classmark:  DAR 165: 74
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4278

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Malvern, Worcestershire (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 23 May [1863] , and letter to J.  D. …

From J. P. Thom   14 January 1863

Summary

Thanks for a gift of £20.

Author:  J. P. Thom
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Jan 1863
Classmark:  DAR 178: 107
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3916

Matches: 1 hit

  • … and Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 June [1858] ). There is an entry in …

From John James Aubertin   27 April 1863

Summary

Reminds CD of their acquaintance at Ilkley Wells; encloses portrait of self;

describes the topography, trade, commerce, produce, and population of São Paulo province.

Sends pieces of rock blasted for railway for CD to analyse.

Author:  John James Aubertin
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Apr 1863
Classmark:  DAR 159: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4129

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.  D.  Fox, [6 October 1859] , and letter to W.   …

To J. B. Innes   1 September [1863]

Summary

Family and local news, and memories of old times.

CD’s youngest son, Horace, is too delicate to go to school.

CD has had a bad summer, is still ill, can do very little work – "Botany … is all that I am good for".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Brodie Innes
Date:  1 Sept [1863]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4287

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Darwin’s diary (DAR 242) and letter to W.  D. Fox, 4 [September 1863] ). CD was to visit …
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