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To W. D. Fox   7 March [1852]

Summary

Congratulates and "condoles" with WDF on a tenth child.

On education, he has not had courage to break away from "the old stereotyped stupid classical education"; has sent William to Rugby.

The first Ray Society volume [Living Cirripedia] is finished.

Has joined in a society to prosecute violators of the act against use of children in climbing chimneys.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  7 Mar [1852]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 80)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1476

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary). Fox was rector of Delamere, Cheshire. Fox had introduced the idea of hydropathy to CD in 1849 (see Correspondence vol.  4, letters

To W. D. Fox   [6 October 1859]

Summary

First impressions of the water-cure establishment are not favourable – "I always hate everything new".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 Oct 1859]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 123)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2502

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  • letters to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]). See Metcalfe 1906  and Rees 1989 . Emma Darwin

To W. D. Fox   [30 April 1857]

Summary

His impressions of the hydropathic establishment and E. W. Lane. Is convinced the only thing for "chronic cases" is the water-cure.

Asks if WDF knows of any breed of pig that originated or was modified by a cross with a Chinese or Neapolitan pig, and whether the crossbreed bred true.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [30 Apr 1857]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 103)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2085

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  • Emma Darwin’s diary). CD returned to Moor Park for two weeks in June (‘Journal’; Appendix II). For CD’s belief that his condition was much relieved by the water-cure, see Correspondence vol.  4, letter to W.  D. Fox, 7 [July 1849] . …
  • letters to Susan Darwin, [19 March 1849] , and to W.  D. Fox, 4 September [1850]. Lane believed that a change of scenery was an essential constituent of therapy, the site of Moor Park having been chosen for its location in a ‘picturesque district abounding in pleasant and varied walks, with a dry soil under-foot and the fresh breezes of health playing about … over-head from morning till night’ ( Lane 1857 , p.  43). Emma Darwin

To W. D. Fox   10 October [1850]

Summary

Is concerned about the education of his boys and is undecided between Rugby and Bruce Castle schools; is inclined toward the latter, but afraid to experiment on so important a subject.

Reports on his pear-trees.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  10 Oct [1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1362

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  • 1849] . See Correspondence vol.  2, letter to W.  D. Fox, [20 November 1843] . Henry James Wharton , vicar of Mitcham, Surrey. CD’s Account Book (Down House MS) has an entry for 19 August 1850: ‘Whartton Rev d . — Willy School 74 3 6. ’ Emma Darwin (1915) 2: 145, notes that Wharton was schoolmaster of a preparatory school that William attended. Emma

From Emma Darwin to W. D. Fox   [6 March 1849]

Summary

The entire family will set out for Malvern for six to eight weeks’ trial of J. M. Gully’s water-cure.

Family news.

Author:  Emma Wedgwood; Emma Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [6 Mar 1849]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 72)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1233

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  • 1849 (‘Journal’; Correspondence vol.  4, Appendix I). According to Emma Darwin’s diary, she and CD left Down on 8 March and travelled via London. She noted that the children also arrived in Malvern on 10 March. Letters

To W. D. Fox   [27 March 1851]

Summary

Sends condolences to WDF on the death of his father. Has brought his daughter [Anne] to J. M. Gully for the water-cure.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [27 Mar 1851]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 78a)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1396

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  • letter from Catherine Darwin, [13 November 1848] , n.  1. Fox was a clergyman in the Church of England. See Correspondence vol.  1 for CD and Fox’s friendship at Cambridge. CD had first been treated by James Manby Gully at his hydropathic establishment in Malvern in 1849. Anne Elizabeth Darwin , whose health had been failing since the summer of 1850 ( Emma

To W. D. Fox   [17 January 1850]

Summary

Account of the birth of Leonard Darwin, during which he administered the chloroform to Emma.

Continues the water-cure.

Has begun work on fossil cirripedes.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [17 Jan 1850]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 75)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1292

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  • letter to J.  D. Hooker, 10 May 1848 , and letter to Francis Boott, 20 August 1848 ) suggesting that it had been employed during the birth of Francis Darwin , 16 August 1848. It would have been applied to a pad held over the nose. Emma Darwin’s diary records that ‘Mr Fox’ came on 2 November 1849. …
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