CD apologises for his note to J. L. Stokes [see 940], which somehow found its way into GG's hands.
Praises GG's work on Australia.
Down Farnborough Kent
Nov. 10. 1846
My dear Sir
I beg to thank you for the courteous tone of your communication of the
With much respect, I beg to remain | Your's faithfully |
His Excellency | Sir G. Grey | &c &c &c
- f1 1021.f1Letter to J. L. Stokes, 3 November 1846, and letter from J. L. Stokes, 6 November 1846.
- f2 1021.f2G. Grey 1841.
- f3 1021.f3CD had probably met Grey in the spring of 1837 when Robert FitzRoy was awarded the Royal Premium by the Royal Geographical Society (5 May 1837). At that time plans were being made for Grey's expedition, sponsored by the Society, to leave in the Beagle in early June (Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London 7 (1837): x–xi). CD had also visited the Beagle on 28 May 1837 (Correspondence vol. 2, letter to J. S. Henslow, [28 May 1837]).