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To W. D. Fox   26 May [1876]

Summary

Caroline [Wedgwood] has been ill for the last 20 months.

James Paget to be consulted about William Darwin’s brain concussion.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  26 May [1876]
Classmark:  University of British Columbia Library, Rare Books and Special Collections (Pearce/Darwin Fox collection RBSC-ARC-1721-1-11)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10515

Matches: 3 hits

  • Caroline [Wedgwood] has been ill for the last 20 months. James Paget to be consulted about …
  • … s letter has not been found. Caroline Sarah Wedgwood, CD’s sister, had fallen ill during a …
  • … Place in Surrey was the home of Caroline and Josiah Wedgwood III. William Erasmus Darwin’s …

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: 3 hits

  • … Caroline’s daughter Lucy Caroline Wedgwood married Matthew James Harrison in 1874 ( …
  • … 11. CD refers to his father Robert Waring Darwin and his sister, Caroline Sarah Wedgwood. …
  • … Freeman 1978 ). Caroline’s husband was Josiah Wedgwood III; Katherine Elizabeth Sophy …

To W. D. Fox   17 December [1860]

Summary

Writes of family photographs and health.

Is at work on an enlarged [3d] edition of Origin.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  17 Dec [1860]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 130a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3025

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Marianne, Margaret Susan, and Lucy Caroline Wedgwood ( Darwin pedigree ). By 1860 Fox had …
  • … are in the Darwin Museum–Down. Caroline Sarah Wedgwood, aged sixty, was CD’s oldest …

To W. D. Fox   7 July [1837]

Summary

Has finished the Journal; is readying it for the press.

Adds family news including Caroline’s forthcoming marriage to Josiah Wedgwood III.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 July [1837]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 52)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-364

Matches: 3 hits

  • … press. Adds family news including Caroline’s forthcoming marriage to Josiah Wedgwood III. …
  • Caroline Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood III were married 1 August 1837 ( Darwin Pedigree ). …
  • … interested about. Caroline is going to be married to Jos Wedgwood. I do not know whether …

To W. D. Fox   24 August [1866]

Summary

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

Matches: 2 hits

  • … Sophy, Margaret Susan, and Lucy Caroline Wedgwood ( Freeman 1978 , s.v. Josiah Wedgwood …
  • … Darwin, was seriously ill. The reference is to Caroline Sarah Wedgwood. Her daughters …

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: 1 hit

  • … also refers to Elizabeth Darwin. Caroline Sarah Wedgwood’s daughter Margaret Susan married …

To W. D. Fox   [17 May 1862]

Summary

Thanks WDF for interesting letter about turkeys. Would be grateful for information on fertility of the hybrids.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [17 May 1862]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 133)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3555

Matches: 1 hit

  • … the Surrey home of his sister Caroline Sarah Wedgwood and her husband Josiah Wedgwood III, …

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: 1 hit

  • … from 27 April to 13 May 1863. Caroline Sarah Wedgwood was CD’s sister and Fox’s second …

To W. D. Fox   2 December 1877

Summary

Working hard on physiology of plants.

His son George sees no reason to change his view on marriage of cousins.

George’s astronomical work is too deep for CD.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  2 Dec 1877
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 155)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11266

Matches: 1 hit

  • … Surrey, the home of his sister, Caroline Sarah Wedgwood, and her family, from 8 to 13 June …

To W. D. Fox   6 February [1867]

Summary

Has just sent MS of Variation off to printer. Is in darkness about its merits.

News of family and their health. Riding seems to help him.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  6 Feb [1867]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 147)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5392

Matches: 2 hits

  • … siblings, Erasmus Alvey Darwin and Caroline Sarah Wedgwood, travelled to Shrewsbury to …
  • Caroline, in his letter of 1 February [1867] . The invalidism of CD’s elder brother, Erasmus, is discussed in B.  Wedgwood

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: 1 hit

  • … DAR 242)). CD also refers to Caroline Sarah Wedgwood. CD often associated Fox and Albert …

To W. D. Fox   [25 January 1841]

Summary

Birds has gone to the printer.

Continues "to collect all kinds of facts about ""varieties and species"" " for his "some-day work".

Would be grateful for descriptions of offspring of crossbred domestic animals.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Jan 1841]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 59)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-586

Matches: 1 hit

  • Wedgwood had conscientious objections to oaths he considered unnecessary and had resigned a position as police magistrate rather than administer them (see Correspondence vol.  1, letters from Catherine Darwin, 27 November 1833 ; from Caroline

To W. D. Fox   15 December [1836]

Summary

Informs WDF of his activities since the Beagle landed.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  15 Dec [1836]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 50)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-327

Matches: 1 hit

  • Wedgwood much aged, perhaps more changed, than any other individual.  as for poor Aunt Bessy, she is only the wreck of her former self. — With all these changes, and the absence of M rs Langton, yet the family party was most agreeable. — I returned home with Caroline, …

To W. D. Fox   24 October [1839]

Summary

Hopes to publish volume on coral formations in a few months.

He and Emma live quietly, having given up parties.

Asks WDF if he remembers the Darwin family motto. He means to have a "seal solemnly engraved".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  24 Oct [1839]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 58)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-541

Matches: 1 hit

  • Wedgwood made a curious discovery regarding our august family, which I must tell you, that a W.  Darwin my great grandfather is described in thePhil. Transacts for 1719, as a person of curiosity, who discovered the remains of a giant, evidently an Icthyosaurus. —so that we have a right of hereditary descent to be naturalists & especially geologists. — I had a letter yesterday from Caroline, …
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