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To Robert Fitzroy   [1846]

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Thanks RF for his kindness on Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  LL 1: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-936

Matches: 3 hits

To Robert Fitzroy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Cancelled. Same as To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]. Dated 21 [May 1840], in first edition of the printed Calendar, but cancelled before the second edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-569

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert Fitzroy   [20 February 1840] …
  • … DAR 144: 117 Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [20 Feb 1840] Robert FitzRoy
  • … Cancelled. Same as To Robert FitzRoy [20 February 1840] . Dated 21 [May 1840], in first …

From Francis Beaufort to Robert FitzRoy   1 September [1831]

Summary

Believes he has found a "savant" for FitzRoy in CD, whom he describes as grandson of Erasmus Darwin and "full of zeal and enterprize".

Author:  Francis Beaufort
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  1 Sept [1831]
Classmark:  United Kingdom Hydrographic Office Archive (Letter Book no. 3, p. 233)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-113

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Beaufort, Francis FitzRoy, Robert
  • … From Francis Beaufort to Robert FitzRoy   1 September [1831] …
  • … Archive (Letter Book no. 3, p. 233) Francis Beaufort unstated 1 Sept [1831] Robert FitzRoy

DCP-LETT-1282

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Has been dissecting an animal about the size of a pin-head for the last half month. Could spend another month on it 'and daily see some more beautiful structure'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1850?]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1282

Matches: 2 hits

To Robert FitzRoy   6 October [1836]

Summary

CD describes his happy home-coming. Finds his family and Shrewsbury unchanged.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  6 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-310

Matches: 3 hits

To Robert FitzRoy   1 October 1846

Summary

Has just heard of RF’s return [from New Zealand]. Hopes to see him.

CD and family are well, but he is a different man in strength and energy from when he was "Flycatcher" in the Beagle.

Has just finished his book [South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  1 Oct 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1002

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To Robert FitzRoy   28 October [1846]

Summary

Has read RF’s pamphlet on New Zealand [Remarks on New Zealand (1846)]. Sympathises with his difficulties as Governor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  28 Oct [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1014

Matches: 7 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert FitzRoy   28 October [1846] …
  • … DAR 144: 120 Charles Robert Darwin Down 28 Oct [1846] Robert FitzRoy
  • … Cambridge University Press. 1910–11. FitzRoy, Robert. 1846. Remarks on New Zealand, in …
  • … FitzRoy 1846 . See letter to Robert FitzRoy, 1 October 1846 , n.  3. CD describes his trip …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … steamship. Robert Nicholas Hamond served with Bartholomew James Sulivan under FitzRoy in …

To Robert FitzRoy   31 March [1843]

Summary

Congratulates FitzRoy on his appointment as Governor of New Zealand. Wants to see him and his wife before their departure. Proposes to call on them in London next Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  31 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-667

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To Robert FitzRoy   [10 October 1831]

Summary

Has just heard Beagle sailing is delayed so he will remain another week in London. Asks whether RF has a good set of mountain barometers, which geologists tell him are important.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [10 Oct 1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-142

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From Henry Colburn to Robert Fitzroy   22 September 1837

Summary

Cancelled. Third party letter. For text see letter to William Shoberl, [22 or 23 September 1837], n. 1 (Correspondence 2: 49.

Author:  Henry Colburn
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  22 Sept 1837
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Darwin 9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-379

Matches: 3 hits

  • … Colburn, Henry FitzRoy, Robert
  • … From Henry Colburn to Robert Fitzroy   22 September 1837 …
  • … Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Darwin 9) Henry Colburn London 22 Sept 1837 Robert FitzRoy

To Robert FitzRoy   23 November [1846]

Summary

J. D. Hooker has described Capt. King’s Tierra del Fuego plants and CD’s Galapagos plants [in Flora Antarctica, pt 2 (1847)] which have extraordinary interest and novelty.

A malicious person has sent George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, a letter CD had written to J. L. Stokes, containing a derogatory statement likening Grey’s expedition to "a set of school boys".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  23 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1030

Matches: 3 hits

To Robert FitzRoy   [19 September 1831]

Summary

Reports on errands he has done for RF. Has discussed with Beaufort the question of his having right to dispose of his collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [19 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Copy DAR 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-131

Matches: 5 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert FitzRoy   [19 September 1831] …
  • … DAR 144 Charles Robert Darwin London, Spring Gardens, 17 [19 Sept 1831] Robert FitzRoy
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • Robert McCormick was Ship’s Surgeon and, as CD implies, it was normal for that officer to collect specimens on the voyage. When FitzRoy

To Robert FitzRoy   [28 August 1834]

Summary

Recounts his trip [from Valparaiso] to Santiago. His meeting with Claude Gay, Thomas Sutcliffe, and others. Geology of tour uninteresting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [28 Aug 1834]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-254

Matches: 3 hits

To Robert FitzRoy   [4 or 11 October 1831]

Summary

CD’s luggage is frightfully bulky, though he has been as economical as possible. Has made financial arrangements for his expenses.

Plans to study mathematics during voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [4 or 11] Oct 1831
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-139

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To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Poor health has made him give up all geological work.

Profits on their volumes [of Narrative] seem absurdly small.

Looks back on Beagle voyage as the most fortunate circumstance in his life.

Finds marriage a great happiness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-555

Matches: 4 hits

  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert
  • … To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840] …
  • … DAR 144: 117 Charles Robert Darwin London, Upper Gower St, 12 [20 Feb 1840] Robert FitzRoy
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
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