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From George Peacock to J. S. Henslow   [6 or 13 August 1831]


GP has been asked to recommend a naturalist to sail with Capt. Robert FitzRoy to Tierra del Fuego and the South Sea Islands. If Leonard Jenyns is not available, whom would JSH recommend?

P.S. Urges JHS not to lose this opportunity to have collections made for "our museum".

Author:  George Peacock
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  [6 or 13] Aug 1831
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser.2): 1–3
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-104

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  • … recommend a naturalist to sail with Capt. Robert FitzRoy to Tierra del Fuego and the South …
  • … It may have been Beaufort rather than Robert FitzRoy. If so, it would explain some of the …

From George Peacock   [c. 26 August 1831]


Details about FitzRoy and proposed voyage of Beagle. CD invited to go on the voyage as naturalist.

Author:  George Peacock
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [c. 26 Aug 1831]
Classmark:  DAR 97 (ser.2): 11–13
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-106

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  • … coasts of South America (1826–30). Robert FitzRoy was appointed commander of the Beagle in …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From J. S. Henslow   24 August 1831


JSH has been asked by Peacock to recommend a naturalist as companion to Capt. FitzRoy on Beagle voyage. CD the best qualified person; not a finished naturalist but amply qualified for collecting, observing, and noting.

Author:  John Stevens Henslow
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 Aug 1831
Classmark:  DAR 97(ser.2):4–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-105

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  • … Since this date and the reference to Robert FitzRoy’s wanting a companion are details that …
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