Robert Brown has mistreated Capt. P. P. King by holding back for nine years the plants collected on King's voyage of the Adventure and Beagle.
Bromham | Bedford
Thank you for the communication respecting M
Though Anderson was (at all events partly) paid by a London Seedsman or Nursery Gardener—he was accommodated & victualled by the public for whose interests the Captain of the Ship was in some degree resp<on>sible to the Admiralty.
Your's very truly | Robt FitzRoy
PS. I am eagerly and most agreeably occupied with your book— I will write in a few days about it.
We both beg to be kindly remembered to M
- f1 522.f1Philip Parker King. The disagreement between Philip Parker King and Robert Brown arose in consequence of Brown's delay in describing King's botanical specimens (see letter to John Stevens Henslow, 28 March ). King's letter to Brown, mentioned here, is now missing.
- f2 522.f2James Anderson is listed as ‘Botanical Collector’ on board the Adventure during the first surveying voyage (1826–30) (Narrative 1: xii).