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Montevideo, Uruguay

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Revolution and fossils

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  • … Describes political turmoil and his fossil finds, including those of giant, extinct animals. …

The Voyage of the Beagle

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It was a letter from his friend and former teacher, John Stevens Henslow, that brought the 22-year-old Charles Darwin news of the offer of a place on board the Admiralty surveying vessel HMS Beagle on a voyage to chart the coast of South America. During…

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  • … Capt. F. wants a man (I understand) more as a companion than a mere collector & would not take …

Conrad Martens

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Conrad Martens was born in London, the son of an Austrian diplomat. He studied landscape painting under the watercolourist Copley Fielding (1789–1855), who also briefly taught Ruskin. In 1833 he was on board the Hyacinth, headed for India, but en route in…

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  • … Conrad Martens was born in London, the son of an Austrian diplomat. He studied landscape painting …

Robert FitzRoy

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Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men lived in the closest proximity, their relationship revealed by the letters they exchanged while Darwin left the ship to explore the countries visited during the…

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  • … Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin was aboard. From 1831 to 1836 the two men …