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From Robert FitzRoy   [19–]20 October [1836]


Sends news of his movements since Beagle put in at Falmouth. His charts are safe and already being engraved.

Announces his engagement.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [19–]20 Oct [1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 135
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-312

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  • FitzRoy, Robert Darwin, C. R. …
  • … From Robert FitzRoy   [19–]20 October [1836] …
  • … DAR 204: 135 Robert FitzRoy HMS Beagle, Portsmouth [19–]20 Oct [1836] Charles Robert …
  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. FitzRoy, Robert. 1836. Sketch of the surveying voyages …
  • … wanted has been already achieved by the splendid survey of Captain Robert FitzRoy’ ( …
  • … DNB , ‘Robert FitzRoy’). FitzRoy 1836 . George Rice Trevor, married to FitzRoy’s sister …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

From Robert FitzRoy   30 December 1836


RF has consulted W. J. Broderip, who recommended a joint three-volume publication of Captain King’s journal, FitzRoy’s, and CD’s, with profits divided by three. What does CD think of such a plan? RF promised Colburn an answer in January.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Dec 1836
Classmark:  DAR 204: 136
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-337

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To Robert FitzRoy   6 October [1836]


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

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To South African Christian Recorder   28 June 1836


A defence of the work of missionaries in the Pacific islands and Australia. [The letter was apparently written by RF with supporting evidence quoted from CD’s journal. The letter is signed by RF alone. A summary conclusion, as printed, is signed by both:] "On the whole, balancing all that we have heard, and all that we ourselves have seen concerning the missionaries in the Pacific, we are very much satisfied that they thoroughly deserve the warmest support, not only of individuals, but of the British Government."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin; Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  South African Christian Recorder
Date:  28 June 1836
Classmark:  South African Christian Recorder 2(1836): 238 Reprint in Darwin Library—CUL: ‘Philosophical tracts’
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-303

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  • … Darwin, C. R. FitzRoy, Robert South African Christian Recorder …
  • … Philosophical tracts’ Charles Robert Darwin Robert FitzRoy HMS Beagle, at sea 28 June 1836 …

To Susan Darwin   28 January 1836


CD’s impressions of Sydney and of FitzRoy’s character and temperament.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Susan Elizabeth Darwin
Date:  28 Jan 1836
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-294

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  • … the "Narrative’ written by Captain Robert FitzRoy … selected and edited by David Stanbury. …
  • … two days earlier (26 January 1836), Robert FitzRoy commented: ‘My messmate Mr.  Darwin is …

From S. E. (Elizabeth) Wedgwood to Hensleigh Wedgwood   [16] November [1836]


Describes CD’s visit to Maer on his return from Beagle voyage.

Author:  Sarah Elizabeth (Elizabeth) Wedgwood
Addressee:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Date:  [16] Nov [1836]
Classmark:  V&A / Wedgwood Collection (MS W/M 129)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-322

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … from the Beagle was nearly marooned. Robert FitzRoy, in Narrative 2: 217, states ‘had not …

From Hensleigh Wedgwood   [20 December 1836]


Has returned CD’s Beagle journal MS. Thinks it would be an interesting account even if they did not know CD, and that it will be successful if published; the less it is mixed up with FitzRoy’s journal, the better.

Author:  Hensleigh Wedgwood
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [20 Dec 1836]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 140
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-332

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  • … and not, as Nora Barlow conjectured, by Robert FitzRoy (see ‘Beagle’ diary , pp.  304 n. , …

From C. D. Douglas   5 January 1836


Reports in detail on the 20 Feb 1835 earthquake and on volcanic activity into December of 1835. Encloses a letter sent to him describing the earthquake.

Author:  Charles D. Douglas
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  5 Jan 1836
Classmark:  DAR 39.1: 5–6
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-292

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …