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To W. D. Fox    [3 July 1829]

Summary

CD started on an entomology trip through N. Wales with F. W. Hope, but after two days his lips became bad, and he was unwell; had to return home. Took some good insects in the two days, but Hope "did wonders". CD is determined to retrace Hope’s tour before autumn.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 17)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-67

To W. D. Fox    [15 July 1829]

Summary

Tells whereabouts of WDF’s remaining Cambridge possessions;

adds he has many insects for him. Can WDF join him for a week in Wales?

CD must read for his "Little Go" as the examination is being made more difficult.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 18)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-68

To W. D. Fox    29 [July 1829]

Summary

Sends stuffed birds;

attempts to arrange a meeting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  29 [July 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 19)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-69

To W. D. Fox    26 [August 1829]

Summary

If convenient, CD will visit WDF at Osmaston early in September. Went to Barmouth with his sisters.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  26 [Aug 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 20)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-70

To W. D. Fox    4 September [1829]

Summary

Must shorten his visit to Osmaston in order to see Erasmus Darwin, who has just come home.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  4 Sept [1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 21)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-71

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

To W. D. Fox    [15 October 1829]

Summary

The Music Meeting was "glorious"; Malibran outshone all others.

Missed Hope in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [15 Oct 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 23)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-73

To W. D. Fox   [3 November 1829]

Summary

CD’s father has been very ill, but is now slowly improving.

Writes of Leonard Jenyns’ cabinet and J. S. Henslow’s parties.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 Nov 1829]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 24)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-74

To W. D. Fox   [3 January 1830]

Summary

Spent three weeks in London with Erasmus.

Entomologised with Hope, Stephens, and G. R. Waterhouse.

Cambridge is very quiet, men reading at a wonderful pace. Dined with Sir J. Mackintosh.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [3 Jan 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 25)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-75

To W. D. Fox   [13 January 1830]

Summary

Has ordered a cabinet for his insects; hopes WDF will soon come to Cambridge to see his collection. Has exchanged specimens with Leonard Jenyns.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [13 Jan 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 26)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-76

From Fanny Owen   27 January [1830]

Summary

Had an enjoyable week at "Darwin Hotel" during Hunt Week, with two balls, etc., but missed CD.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Jan [1830]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 47
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-77

To W. D. Fox   [25 March 1830]

Summary

CD has passed his "Little Go".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [25 Mar 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 27)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-78

To W. D. Fox   [1 April 1830]

Summary

CD will remain in Cambridge during the whole vacation.

J. F. Stephens has been ill; hence no recent publications.

Has seen a good deal of J. S. Henslow.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [1 Apr 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 28)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-79

To W. D. Fox   [9 May 1830]

Summary

Very sorry WDF was obliged to go to Cheltenham with his parents instead of coming to Cambridge, for the weather is fine, the beetles numerous. Adds news of friends and facts about his collection of insects.

Thinks of reading divinity with Henslow the summer after next.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [9 May 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 29)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-80

To W. D. Fox   [31 May 1830]

Summary

Glad WDF will visit him in Shrewsbury.

Hope visited CD; he and T. C. Eyton want CD to join them on an entomological trip to N. Wales; can WDF come?

William Yarrell has discovered a new wild swan in England; CD has had bad specimen of it stuffed for WDF.

Adds brief news of friends.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [31 May 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-81

To W. D. Fox   25 [August 1830]

Summary

Has been in N. Wales two weeks, having gone with Hope and two Eytons. Not many good insects; disillusioned with Hope, found him egotistical and stupid.

Hopes WDF will stay in Cambridge until after CD arrives.

Some entomological news.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  25 [Aug 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 31)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-82

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

From Fanny Owen   [8 September 1830]

Summary

Papa has been expecting CD to come and slay some partridges.

Has heard CD has a horse 18½ hands high.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [8 Sept 1830]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 48
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-83

From Fanny Owen   4 October [1830]

Summary

News of family, friends, horses.

Author:  Fanny Myddelton Biddulph
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct [1830]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-85

To W. D. Fox   [8 October 1830]

Summary

All at Shrewsbury glad to hear good news of Mrs Fox.

CD left Tuesday by coach and two days’ horseback ride to Cambridge. Goes to the Henslows’ that night.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Darwin Fox
Date:  [8 Oct 1830]
Classmark:  Christ’s College Library, Cambridge (MS 53 Fox 33)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-86
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