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To W. D. Fox   2 December 1877


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

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To C. E. Norton   7 October 1875


Comments on the sudden death of Chauncey Wright.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Charles Eliot Norton
Date:  7 Oct 1875
Classmark:  Houghton Library, Harvard University (Charles Eliot Norton Papers, MS Am 1088.14: 1595)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10185

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  • Darwin’s diary (DAR 242), the Darwins saw the Nortons several times during their stay. In May 1875, Leonard Darwin had visited the Norton family in Boston on his return journey from the transit of Venus expedition in New Zealand; he mentioned meeting Sara Price Ashburner Sedgwick, the sister of Susan Ridley Sedgwick Norton , who had died in 1872 ( letter
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