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From W. D. Fox   [1875–80]

Summary

Sends date of his mother’s death – 7 Apr 1859.

Was completely mystified by conjuring performance of [John Nevil] Maskelyne.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1875–80]
Classmark:  DAR 210.29?? DAR 210.14: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13810

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  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   [1875–80] …

To W. D. Fox   14 August [1875]

Summary

Can WDF recall the sex of the deaf white cats.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  14 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  Nate D. Sanders Auctions (dealer) (29 August 2019, lot 37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10121F

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  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W. D. Fox   14 August [1875] …

From W. D. Fox   16 August [1875]

Summary

Discusses deafness in white cats. Every blue-eyed, white cat WDF has known has been deaf.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 188
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6319

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  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … great delight of my children. Ever yours W D Fox After writing the above I asked my wife & …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   16 August [1875] …
  • … between this letter and the letter to W. D. Fox, 14 August [1875] ( Correspondence vol. …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  6, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 8 [June 1856] ). The first two chapters …

From W. D. Fox   16 July [1875]

Summary

Thanks CD for Insectivorous plants.

Is coming to London and hopes to visit Down.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 200
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10073

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  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   16 July [1875] …
  • … regards to M rs Darwin from my wife & self & Believe me | Always yours | W.  D.  Fox. …

To W. T. Thiselton-Dyer   [19 December 1875]

Summary

CD’s attempts to get support for Lankester among Fellows of the Linnean Society. He has encountered opposition to the Council.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Turner Thiselton-Dyer
Date:  [19 Dec 1875]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Thiselton-Dyer, W.T., Letters from Charles Darwin 1873–81: 52–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10308

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  • … October – 27 November 1842] , letter to W. D. Fox, [9 December 1842] , and letter to J. S. …

To P. P. C. Hoek   11 March 1875

Summary

Thanks for publication [Berste bijdrage tot een nauwkeuriger kennis der sessile cirripedien (1875)]. Cannot read Dutch. Mentions PPCH’s research on cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Paulus Peronius Cato Hoek
Date:  11 Mar 1875
Classmark:  Artis Library (P.P.C. Hoek Archive, Darwin correspondence)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9883

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  • … Correspondence vol.  22, letter to W.  D.  Fox, 11 May [1874] ). In Living Cirripedia ( …

To Lawson Tait   11 June [1875]

Summary

Has found that H. G. Bronn in the chapter appended to his translation of Origin cited ears and tail of mice as facts opposed to natural selection. Suggests RLT examine hairs of tails of mice for possible nerves.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Lawson (Lawson) Tait
Date:  11 June [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 221.5: 24–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10013

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  • w d it not be worth while to examine hairs of tail of mice? At p.  189 I quote Henslow (confirmed by Günther) of Mus messorius (& other species? ) using tail as prehensile organ. — D r . Kane in his account of the Second Grinnell Expedition says that the Esquimaux in severe weather carry a fox’ …

From A. M. Lane Fox to E. F. Lubbock   25 July [1875]

Summary

Recounts the removal and regrowth of her son’s extra digit; her grandfather showed the same condition.

Author:  Alice Margaret Lane Fox
Addressee:  Ellen Frances Hordern; Ellen Frances Lubbock
Date:  25 July [1875]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10093

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  • w d .  hold a king’s horse up to his knees in blood. My grandfather had a mill & 3 thumbs there the similitude ends! — I don’t know whether Sir John has been favoured with an account of Col. Fox & …
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