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From W. D. Fox   18 [November 1870]

Summary

Has heard "sad tales" about CD’s forthcoming book [Descent]; does not think even CD can persuade him his ancestors were apes.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  18 [Nov 1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 192
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7376

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Kindest regards to M rs Darwin & thanks for her note— Always yours Affec ly | W D Fox
  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   18 [November 1870] …
  • … the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 15 November [1870] . See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 15 November [ …

From W. D. Fox   28 October [1870]

Summary

Has heard of CD’s forthcoming book [Descent] from J. D. Hooker.

Leaves next week for winter quarters in Sandown.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 Oct [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 191
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7353

Matches: 6 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   28 October [1870] …
  • … to this letter, and Believe my old & much valued Friend to remain Yours always | W.  D Fox
  • … recent extant letter between Fox and CD is the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 February [1870] . …
  • … the relationship between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 15 November [1870] . …
  • … Correspondence between Emma Darwin and W.  D.  Fox or Ellen Sophia Fox regarding a …

To W. D. Fox   15 November [1870]

Summary

Discusses his present book [Descent].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Nov [1870]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.385)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7370

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   15 November [1870] …
  • … 19, Appendix IV). See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 28 October [1870] , and Correspondence …
  • … see n.  3, below). See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 28 October [1870] . CD was correcting the …

To W. D. Fox   18 February [1870]

Summary

Invites WDF to visit.

Describes activities of his children.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  18 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  Isle of Wight Record Office (Ac 2008/79)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7113

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   18 February [1870] …
  • … letter from W.  D.  Fox, 15 February [1870]. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 15 February [ …

From William Darwin Fox   15 February [1870]

Summary

Hopes CD is coping with the very hard winter.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 190
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7107

Matches: 2 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … meanwhile, with our kindest regards | Believe me | Ever your attached Friend | W.  D Fox

From Henry Bence Jones   2 August 1870

Summary

CD has complained of pins and needles keeping him from working on his book [Descent]. If he could spend ten days with HBJ, he would be well and fit.

Author:  Henry Bence Jones
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 Aug 1870
Classmark:  DAR 168: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7293

Matches: 1 hit

  • … regarded as an invalid (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 February [1870] , and letter to J.   …

To W. T. Preyer   17 February [1870]

Summary

Comments on effects of prussic acid on different individuals of the same species and other physiological research by WP.

Provides information about his studies in Edinburgh and Cambridge and qualifications he had for Beagle voyage. Describes influence of R. E. Grant and J. S. Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Thierry (William) Preyer
Date:  17 Feb [1870]
Classmark:  Ralph Colp Jr (private collection)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7112

Matches: 1 hit

  • … see Correspondence vol.  5, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 22 [July 1855] ). He had also been …

To Henrietta Emma Darwin   [8 February 1870]

Summary

Sends MS [of chs. 3 and 4, "Comparison of the mental powers of man and the lower animals", Descent] to HED for her criticism. CD fears parts are too much like a sermon; "who wd ever have thought I shd turn parson?"

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Henrietta Emma Darwin; Henrietta Emma Litchfield
Date:  [8 Feb 1870]
Classmark:  The British Library (Add MS 58373: 1–2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7124

Matches: 1 hit

  • … in France and Italy (see letter to W.  D.  Fox, 18 February [1870] and n.  10). She had …
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