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From Bartholomew James Sulivan   8 May [1865]

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Reports on the funeral of Robert FitzRoy.

His own health has deteriorated and he must give up his work.

Author:  Bartholomew James Sulivan
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 May [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 284
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4831

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  • … Reports on the funeral of Robert FitzRoy. His own health has deteriorated and he must give …
  • … Londonderry, Marquis of; DNB , s.v. FitzRoy, Robert, and Wood, David Edward). For FitzRoy’ …
  • … by the reference to the death of Robert FitzRoy; he committed suicide on 30 April 1865 ( …
  • … and others]. 1826–. Burton, James. 1986. Robert FitzRoy and the early history of the …
  • … The coffin was plain black wood with “Robert FitzRoy, born — — died — —” on a brass plate. …

From J. D. Hooker   2 May 1865

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On FitzRoy’s suicide.

The Lyell–Ramsay disagreement [on formation of lakes?].

Author:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  2 May 1865
Classmark:  DAR 102: 20–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4826

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  • … Oxford University Press. 1927–96. FitzRoy, Robert. 1863. The weather book. A manual of …
  • … and others]. 1826–. Burton, James. 1986. Robert FitzRoy and the early history of the …
  • Robert FitzRoy committed suicide on 30 April 1865 ( DNB ). FitzRoy was commander of HMS …

To J. D. Hooker   4 May [1865]

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On FitzRoy’s life and character.

Carl von Siebold’s cases of males and females of gall insects [True parthenogenesis in moths and bees (1857)]. Each sex produced on different plants.

Haeckel’s astonishing case of propagation in a Medusa.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  4 May [1865]
Classmark:  DAR 115: 268a–b
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4827

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  • … Collins. 1958. Barlow, Nora. 1932. Robert FitzRoy and Charles Darwin. Cornhill Magazine …
  • … 19 April 1865] and 2 May 1865. Robert FitzRoy committed suicide on 30 April 1865 (see …
  • Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh, was British foreign secretary from 1812 to 1822; he committed suicide on 12 August 1822 ( DNB ). FitzRoy’ …

From Charles Shaw   3 October 1865

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Admiral FitzRoy’s daughters by his first marriage have been left without means. The largest subscription to the fund has been £100.

Author:  Charles Shaw
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 177: 147
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4908

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  • … Fund. CD’s letter has not been found. Robert FitzRoy committed suicide on 30 April 1865 ( …
  • … Shaw Admiral FitzRoy Testimonial Fund, London, Charing Cross, 55 3 Oct 1865 Charles Robert
  • … May 1865  and n.  4). His only son, Robert O’Brien FitzRoy, entered the navy in 1853, and …

From John Lubbock   22 and 26 March 1865

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JL’s MS at printer’s [Prehistoric times (1865)].

Apologises for failure to post letter.

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 and 26 Mar 1865
Classmark:  DAR 170: 50
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4791

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

To J. D. Hooker   22 and 28 [October 1865]

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Thinks Royal Society’s failure to honour W. J. Hooker may be due to small number of botanists on Council.

Interest in H. J. Carter’s papers in Annals and Magazine of Natural History on lower organisms.

On Wallace; anthropology.

H. H. Travers’ paper on Chatham Islands [J. Proc. Linn. Soc. Lond. 9 (1865): 135–44].

W. C. Wells’s paper of 1813 ["Essay on dew", Two Essays (1818)] anticipates discovery of natural selection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Joseph Dalton Hooker
Date:  22 and 28 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 115: 277
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4921

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  • … Library–CUL (see Marginalia 1: 871–3). Robert FitzRoy had died on 30 April 1865 (see …

From Asa Gray   17 January 1865

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New herbarium is finished.

Congratulations on Copley Medal.

Author:  Asa Gray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Jan 1865
Classmark:  DAR 165: 146
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4747

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  • Robert E. 1992. The civil war years: a day-by-day chronicle of the life of a nation. New York: Sterling Publishing. Dupree, Anderson Hunter. 1959. Asa Gray, 1810–1888. Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University. Journal of researches 2d ed. : Journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of HMS Beagle round the world, under the command of Capt. FitzRoy
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