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From W. D. Fox   8 March [1856]

Summary

Is trying to procure some cocks for CD.

Believes Scotch deerhounds are mongrels.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Mar [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 174
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1646

Matches: 4 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D. Fox   8 March [1856] …
  • … Wedgwood & Believe me always Yours affec ly W D.  Fox. crossed brown crayon scored brown …
  • … by its relationship to the letter to W.  D. Fox, 15 March [1856] . Windham W.  Hornby of …

To W. D. Fox   31 July [1855]

Summary

Has received the duck and bantam.

Anxious to get as many facts as possible on crossbreeding of dogs.

Reports on seeds that have germinated after 100 days immersion [in salt water].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  31 July [1855]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 65)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1733

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   31 July [1855] …
  • … of new-born chicks. See letter to W.  D. Fox, 19 March [1855] . The Anerley poultry show …
  • … made by Lord Orford (see letters to W.  D. Fox, 26 April [1855] and 22 [July 1855] ). The …
  • … E.  S. Dixon 1848 ). See letter to W.  D. Fox, 27 March [1855] , n.  5. Unlike most of his …

To W. D. Fox   11 June [1855]

Summary

Thanks WDF for specimens and his great help to CD in his work on variations in young and adult ducks and poultry. Has found feet of tame adult ducks weigh twice as much as those of wild ones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  11 June [1855]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 93)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1698

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   11 June [1855] …
  • … send him the body of a seven-day-old duckling. See letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] . …

From W. D. Fox   19 December [1856]

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Summary

Informs CD that in his experience with peas he has never found the seed to deteriorate.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Dec [1856]
Classmark:  DAR 77: 170
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11799

Matches: 2 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   19 December [1856] …

To W. D. Fox   [8 September 1830]

Summary

Very sorry to hear bad news of Mrs Fox.

Shooting not good, but has done some entomology.

Has enjoyed Maer.

Has a horse which he thinks will make a very good hunter.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [8 Sept 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 32)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-84

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [8 September 1830] …

To W. D. Fox   [27? November 1830]

Summary

CD reading very hard for his examination.

Too busy for beetles.

Trusts WDF will be in orders by Christmas.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [27? Nov 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 35)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-88

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [27? November 1830] …

To W. D. Fox   11 May [1874]

Summary

Has just finished new editions of Descent

and Coral reefs.

Is working on a book almost wholly on Drosera; thinks he has made some discoveries.

Will never have strength and life to complete more of the series of books related to Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  11 May [1874]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 153)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9454

Matches: 6 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   11 May [1874] …
  • … See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] . Fox had sent CD a copy …
  • … poets ( Merrin 1864 ; see letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] and n.  3). Merrin 1864 , …
  • … crepitans is the bombadier beetle. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] and n.   …
  • … 9. See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 8 May [1874] and n.  11. CD refers to his father Robert …

To W. D. Fox   6 [September 1831]

Summary

Received offer of post as naturalist in the Beagle in the same mail as WDF’s last letter. Outlines details of prospective voyage. Not certain, but thinks he probably will go.

Expresses pleasure that all is well with their friendship, which he prizes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 [Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 43)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-120

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   6 [September 1831] …
  • … See letter to W.  D.  Fox, 1 August [1831] , n.  2. …

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 [ …

To W. D. Fox   2 July [1858]

Summary

Baby [Charles Waring Darwin] died of scarlet fever on 28 June. "Fear has almost driven away grief."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  2 July [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 116)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2300

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   2 July [1858] …
  • … Correspondence vol.  5, letters to W.  D. Fox, 17 July [1853] , and 29 [July 1853] ). …

To W. D. Fox   16 April [1858]

Summary

Asks WDF for facts about stripes in horses and ponies.

Health has been very bad.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 Apr [1858]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 112a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2256

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   16 April [1858] …
  • … a copy of Hewitson 1831–44  from Fox (see letters to W.  D. Fox, 14 January [1858], 31  …

To W. D. Fox   27 [June 1855]

Summary

Several seeds have come up after 65–70 days’ immersion in salt water.

Has now a fine collection of pigeons and intends to cross them systematically.

Needs information on mongrel crosses of animals of all kinds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  27 [June 1855]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 94)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1704

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   27 [June 1855] …
  • … Dated by the relationship to letter to W.  D. Fox, 11 June [1855] . CD means information …

From W. D. Fox   25 October [1872]

Summary

Has not seen CD for about 25 years. Has heard an absurd story that CD and Emma are exploring an unknown part of America.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  25 Oct [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 196
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8577

Matches: 4 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D.  Fox   25 October [1872] …
  • … between this letter and the letter to W.  D.  Fox, 29 October [1872] . There are seven …
  • d now repay the visit by coming to us. With our united kindest regards to M rs Darwin | Believe me my dear old Darwin | Ever yours | W.  Darwin Fox

To W. D. Fox   [28 September 1841]

Summary

Sends news of his house-hunting.

Envies WDF his discovery of Cheirotherium footprints.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [28 Sept 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 62)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-609

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   [28 September 1841] …
  • … vol.  2, Appendix II). See letter to W.  D. Fox, [23 August 1841] . A creature known from …
  • … their compadres. — You must give M r . S.  W. D. Fox a kiss for me, that is if you are as …

Fox, Samuel (1765–1851)

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Dordrecht]: Springer. 1,2,4,5,27 Fox, W. D. Justice of the peace …
  • W. D. 2009. A natural calling: life, letters and diaries of Charles Darwin and William Darwin Fox . [ …

To W. D. Fox   16 July [1872]

Summary

Is correcting proofs for Expression.

Family news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  16 July [1872]
Classmark:  American Philosophical Society (Mss.B.D25.)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8413

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   16 July [1872] …
  • … see Correspondence vol.  1, letters to W.  D.  Fox, May 1832 , [7–11] March 1835 , and 15  …
  • … see ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). See letter from W.  D.  Fox, 13 July [1872] . The failure of …

From W. D. Fox   [c. November 1838]

Summary

Reports on the effects of inbreeding in dogs and the results of crossing Canada and common geese.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. Nov 1838]
Classmark:  DAR 164: 173
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-418

Matches: 5 hits

  • Fox, W. D. Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From W.  D. Fox   [ c . November 1838] …
  • … collected by Fox on the Isle of Wight. See letter to W.  D. Fox, [11 December 1837] . …
  • … between this letter and the letter to W.  D. Fox, [15 June 1838] , and CD’s annotation ( …
  • … in the autumn of 1838 (see letter to W.  D. Fox, [15 June 1838] ). Journal and remarks was …

To W. D. Fox    [22 September 1829]

Summary

Erasmus has changed his plans, intends to give up doctoring for the present, and will live in London.

CD will go to the Birmingham Music Meeting.

He hopes WDF has been finding insects; J. F. Turner has.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [22 Sept 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-72

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox    [22 September 1829] …

To W. D. Fox   [9 February 1831]

Summary

Will leave Cambridge shortly after division; plans to return for next term. With so many friends, Henslow among the foremost, it will be pleasant.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 Feb 1831]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-92

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D.  Fox   [9 February 1831] …

To W. D. Fox   22 [July 1855]

Summary

Describes his method of putting young poultry to death.

Asks questions arising from WDF’s reply about crossed mongrels.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  22 [July 1855]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 95)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1728

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. Fox, W. D. …
  • … To W.  D. Fox   22 [July 1855] …
  • … See letters to W.  D. Fox, 7 May [1855] , 23 May [1855] , 11 June [1855] , and 27 [June …
  • … of horrors’ ( EB ). See letter to W.  D. Fox, 26 April [1855] , n.  4. CD described Lord …
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