CD wants to request the assistance of Government to support the expense of the numerous engravings necessary for the publication of the results of the extensive collections in various departments of Natural History during the Beagle voyage. To what quarter should he apply?
My dear Sir
Having accompanied, as you are aware, Captain FitzRoy round the world, I have been
enabled during the five years to make extensive collections in the various departments
of Natural History. Several scientific gentlemen having examined them, are of opinion
that the results should be published; but finding myself unable to support the expense
of the numerous engravings, which would be necessary, I have ventured to hope for the
assistance of Government, in a similar manner to that afforded to Sir
J. Franklin, D
Being fully impressed with the importance and novelty of the collections in Natural
History brought home by M
Somerset | Derby | W. Whewell
- f1 360a.f1The text is written in Syms Covington's hand.
- f2 360a.f2The Duke of Somerset, Lord Derby, and William Whewell were, respectively, the Presidents of the Linnean, Zoological, and Geological Societies.