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From Arthur Mellersh   30 November [1862]


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]


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


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


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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