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To W. D. Fox   24 August [1866]


Family news. Describes [final] illness of Susan Darwin [d. 3 Oct 1866]. CD’s health better.

Making rapid progress on Variation.

Has heard of hybrids between moths mentioned by WDF.

Work on [4th] edition of Origin has delayed Variation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  Smithsonian Libraries (Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology MSS 405 A. Gift of the Burndy Library)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5197

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   24 August [1866] …
  • … family Sphingidae. Fox had reported crossing two species (see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 20  …
  • … See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 20 August [1866]. Fox had sixteen children and …
  • … Correspondence vol.  13, letter from W.  D.  Fox, 6 January [1865]). CD refers to George …
  • … 2 August [1866] , n.  2. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 20 August [1866]. CD refers to …

From W. D. Fox   [before 1 March 1866]


Would much like to see Dr Birchfield appointed superintendent of the new asylum at Woking.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [before 1 Mar 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 205
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13808

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  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [before 1 March 1866] …

From William Darwin Fox   20 August [1866]


Is looking for CD’s book [Variation]; does not know whether it is yet published.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Aug [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 184
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5195

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  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … 16 . With our kindest regards to Mrs Darwin Believe me Ever yours affec ly | W.  D.  Fox
  • … between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] . Erasmus Alvey …

From J. D. Hooker   19 September 1866



[N. C.?] Seringe’s article [unspecified] has come safely.

Feels deeply at CD’s distress [Susan Darwin is dying].

Drosera will go in a day or two.

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Sept 1866
Classmark:  DAR 102: 103
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5214

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  • … at the end of August (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] ). Hooker had promised …

To Robert Swinhoe   [September 1866]


Hooker’s lecture to BAAS ["Insular floras"] was capital,

but hears Wallace’s paper [Address to Anthropology Section, Rep. BAAS 36 (1866): 93–4] was best.

Pleased RS continues zealous work for natural history.

CD considers the report that N. American antelopes’ horns are intermediate between hollow and solid horns of ruminants to be one of the more curious facts he has lately heard of with respect to higher animals [C. A. Canfield, "On the habits of the prongbuck", Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. (1866): 105–11].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Swinhoe
Date:  [Sept 1866]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 329r
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5202

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  • … recommended by his doctor (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] ). He had started …

From Anne Marsh-Caldwell   27 November [1866]


Writing for Mr Corbet, she asks what diet has helped in the treatment of CD’s illness.

Author:  Anne Caldwell; Anne Marsh; Anne Marsh-Caldwell
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Nov [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 41
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5286

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  • … B. Jones, 3 January [1866], and letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] . Eleanor Corbet. …

To B. J. Sulivan   31 December [1866]


Thanks BJS for his account of S. America and the Fuegians.

Can BJS ask W. H. Stirling to make observations on expression?

Has asked Hooker about the fossil leaves, and he suggests they be sent to Oswald Heer.

Has just sent MS on domestic animals [Variation] to the printer.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Date:  31 Dec [1866]
Classmark:  Sulivan family (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5330

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  • … on CD’s health, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] and n.  5. The reference …

To Ernst Haeckel   [20 October 1866]


Explains how to get to Down for visit.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Ernst Philipp August (Ernst) Haeckel
Date:  [20 Oct 1866]
Classmark:  Ernst-Haeckel-Haus (Bestand A-Abt. 1-52/11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5224

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  • … in CD’s health, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] . CD often excused himself …

From A. R. Wallace   19 November 1866


Thanks CD for 4th ed. of Origin.

Discusses abnormal sexual characters produced by mimicry. ARW’s papers on the subject.

Agassiz’s "marvellous" Amazonian glacier theory.

Author:  Alfred Russel Wallace
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 106: B39–40
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5280

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  • … CD’s improved health, see the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 24 August [1866] . The ‘opus magnum’ …

To Henry Bence Jones   3 January [1866]


A report on his somewhat improved health.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henry Bence Jones
Date:  3 Jan [1866]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 86
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4968A

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  • … Correspondence vol.  7, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 13 November [1858] ). CD began taking iron …
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