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From Arthur Mellersh   30 November [1862]

Summary

He is going to S. America as captain of a ship. Offers to bring back fossils for CD and B. J. Sulivan.

He is going to domesticate the Patagonian bird "something like a guinea fowl" in Sussex. He shot the only Beagle specimen.

Author:  Arthur Mellersh
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 145
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3836

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. FitzRoy, Robert. 1863. The weather book. A manual of …
  • … October [1862] ). FitzRoy 1863 . Robert FitzRoy commanded HMS Beagle during the surveying …

To P. G. King   16 November [1862]

Summary

J. C. Wickham, B. J. Sulivan, and Arthur Mellersh visited a fortnight ago.

Oldest son [William] now a banker.

Sends photograph.

Health too bad to see anyone at present. Rarely sees FitzRoy.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Philip Gidley King
Date:  16 Nov [1862]
Classmark:  Mitchell Library, Sydney (ZML MSS 3447/2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3809

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  • … John, might visit CD while in England. Robert FitzRoy was commander of the Beagle during …

From Conrad Martens   20 January 1862

Summary

He will send CD one of his sketches to add to the two CD has kept since Beagle days.

Asks for FitzRoy’s address.

Author:  Conrad Martens
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  20 Jan 1862
Classmark:  DAR 171.1: 52
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3398

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  • … L.  Lindsay 1968 , pp.  13–14). Robert FitzRoy had been captain of the Beagle during CD’s …

From Philip Gidley King   16 September 1862

Summary

PGK’s brother is coming to England and will call on CD.

He is impressed but not absolutely convinced by the Origin.

Raises a question about which CD wrote years ago: why do sheep degenerate in Australia, necessitating periodic importation?

Author:  Philip Gidley King
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Sept 1862
Classmark:  DAR 169: 26
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-3727

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  • … posthumously as Natural selection. Robert FitzRoy was captain of HMS Beagle during the …
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