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From Charles Shaw   3 October 1865


Admiral FitzRoy’s daughters by his first marriage have been left without means. The largest subscription to the fund has been £100.

Author:  Charles Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4908

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 2 May 1865  and n.  4). His only son, Robert O’Brien FitzRoy , entered the navy in 1853, and became a captain in 1872 ( …

To Jeffries Wyman   8 October [1865]


Experiments with string and elastic paper answered well.

Does JW know Ferdinand Cohn’s paper on contraction of stamens of certain Compositae [Edinburgh New Philos. J. n.s. 18 (1863): 190–4]?

Formerly made observations on movement in plants, but weak health has made it impossible to publish.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Jeffries Wyman
Date:  8 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Harvard Medical Library in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Jeffries Wyman papers H MS c 12)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4912

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 26 September [1862] and n.  1). CD’s notes on the 1862 experiments are in DAR 54: 29–49. CD returned to his work on insectivorous plants in 1872 ( …

From Bartholomew James Sulivan   8 May [1865]


Reports on the funeral of Robert FitzRoy.

His own health has deteriorated and he must give up his work.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4831

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  • J.  D.  Hooker, 2 May 1865 and n.  4. Sulivan had taken six months’ leave in 1864 because of poor health (see Correspondence vol.  12, letters from B.  J.  Sulivan, 18 March [1864] and 23 September [1864] ). See also Sulivan ed.  1896, p.  378. The Sulivans retired to Bournemouth in Hampshire ( County families 1872– …
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