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Darwin Correspondence Project

Syms Covington

b. 1809 or 1816 d. 1861

Servant. Became CD’s servant on HMS Beagle in 1833 and remained with him as assistant, secretary, and servant until 1839. Emigrated to Australia in 1839.


England & Wales, non-conformist and non-parochial registers, 1567–1970 (, accessed 23 March 2017)

Freeman 1978


Freeman, Richard Broke. 1978. Charles Darwin: a companion. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.