Capt. FitzRoy has read GAM's letter to CD regarding an appointment for GAM's son and is disposed to help, but has resolved to make no appointments until he arrives in New Zealand [as Governor].
Down Bromley | Kent
My dear Sir
I have the pleasure of informing you that Capt. FitzRoy has read your letter to me attentively & seemed desirous of assisting your son.
He has made a rule, to make no promises for places in New Zealand, till he arrives
there —a resolution he kept, when applied to by one
of the highest personages in the realm, but he has put your letter by (together with a
very kind one on the same subject from M
I hope your health is somewhat improved. with my best wishes | Believe me, very faithfully yours | C. Darwin
- f1 676.f1Walter Baldock Durant Mantell. See letter to G. A. Mantell, 21 [April 1843].
- f2 676.f2FitzRoy arrived at his post on 23 December 1843.