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From W. D. Fox to G. H. Darwin   15 April [1879]



Fears he cannot give much information for CD’s book [Erasmus Darwin]. Recounts how his mother’s health was improved by Erasmus Darwin’s treatment. Remembers being attacked as a boy by an angry lady whose beautiful teeth were extracted by Dr Darwin "to cure some nervous spasms".

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  15 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 175–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-11995

From W. D. Fox to G. H. Darwin   21 April [1879]



Has no letters or papers [of Erasmus Darwin].

Suggests CD cite some of Erasmus Darwin’s poems to answer the charge of atheism [see Erasmus Darwin, p. 44].

Recounts a story of a remarkable cure by Dr Darwin, showing his sagacity and daring.

Author:  William Darwin Fox
Addressee:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  21 Apr [1879]
Classmark:  DAR 99: 177–8
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-12006

From W. D. Fox to [G. H. Darwin]   [1875–80]


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:  George Howard Darwin
Date:  [1875–80]
Classmark:  DAR 210.14: 36
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13810
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