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Letter 113

Beaufort, Francis to FitzRoy, Robert

1 Sept [1831]

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    Believes he has found a "savant" for FitzRoy in CD, whom he describes as grandson of Erasmus Darwin and "full of zeal and enterprize".


Sep 1st

My dear Sir

I believe my friend Mr Peacock of Triny College Cambe has succeeded in getting a ``Savant'' for you— A Mr Darwin grandson of the well known philosopher and poet—full of zeal and enterprize and having contemplated a voyage on his own account to S. America

Let me know how you like the idea that I may go or recede in time | F B

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