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Narrative: Narrative of the surveying voyages of His Majesty’s ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy.] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry Colburn. 1839.

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

To J. S. Henslow   16 July [1860]

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Discusses Charles Daubeny’s views on sexuality of plants [Rep. BAAS 30 (1860) pt 2: 109–10]. "There is no greater mystery in the whole world, as it seems to me, than the existence of sexes, – more especially since the discovery of Parthenogenesis."

Says apropos of the FitzRoy Bible incident [at Oxford BAAS meeting], "I think his mind is often on verge of insanity."

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  16 July [1860]
Classmark:  DAR 93: 74–5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-2869

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. FitzRoy, Robert. 1860. On British storms, illustrated …
  • … s Magazine n.s.  9 (1860): 312). Robert FitzRoy attended the British Association meeting …

From Catherine Darwin   29 May 1833

Summary

She and Susan are in London, and she writes of people they have seen or had news of: Captain Harding, E. A. Darwin, Fanny [Mrs Hensleigh] Wedgwood, Emma Wedgwood, the Langtons, Josiah Wedgwood and Aunt Bessie, Fanny Biddulph and child, and the Evanses of Portrane.

Author:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.6.1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-208

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … yr s . | Catherine Notes on cover, in Robert FitzRoy’s hand: ‘The Snake has another packet …
  • … On 18 September, Robert FitzRoy had heard that H.M.S. Snake was at Maldonado with stores …

Stewart, P. B. (1808–64)

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

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 …

FitzRoy, E.-U. (1838–56)

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  • … FitzRoy 1838–56 Eldest daughter of Robert FitzRoy and Mary Henrietta O’Brien. BMD ( Birth …

To William Whewell   [10 March 1837]

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CD seeks to decline the Secretaryship [of the Geological Society] by citing his obligation to FitzRoy to write his volume of the narrative of their expedition. His youth, inexperience, and ignorance of English geology.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Whewell
Date:  [10 Mar 1837]
Classmark:  Trinity College, Cambridge (Add c 88: 2)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-347

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … Society. In the event, it was Robert FitzRoy’s delay in completing his and Philip Parker …

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

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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 J. V. Carus   15 November 1866

Summary

JVC proposes to correct Bronn’s mistakes [in his translation of Origin], but will not add his own notes.

Asks CD to write a note on Nägeli’s pamphlet [Entstehung und Begriff] for the revised edition.

Also requests biographical information for an encyclopedia article he has been asked to write.

Author:  Julius Victor Carus
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1866
Classmark:  DAR 161: 54
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5279

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  • … Cambridge University Press. 1985–. FitzRoy, Robert. 1860. On British storms, illustrated …
  • … CD and Huxley has not been identified. Robert FitzRoy had commanded the Beagle during the …

From George Grey   10 May 1846

Summary

Returns letter from CD to J. L. Stokes [see 940 and 1030].

Author:  George Grey
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121c
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-979

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  • … George Grey, 10 November 1846, and to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846]. CD refers to the …
  • … Grey was Robert FitzRoy’s successor as governor of New Zealand. For the text of the …

FitzRoy, Katherine (1844/5–1927)

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  • … Anglican religious. Third daughter of Robert FitzRoy and Mary Henrietta O’Brien. Born in …

To Catherine Darwin   5 July [1832]

Summary

Sailing next day to Montevideo. He has taken many hitherto undescribed animals. Describes the glories of the Brazilian forest.

Mentions his concern over the Reform Bill.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  5 July [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-176

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … James Sulivan. H.M.S. Thetis , in which Robert FitzRoy had served for four years (1824–8) …

To John Murray   [6 June 1845]

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Has sent off MS of first part [of Journal of researches, 2d ed.]. Has so much to add about Fuegians [at beginning of second part] and so much to condense and rewrite in scientific part that he may not have second part ready at end of month; it depends on his health, which is good lately.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  [6 June 1845]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms.42152 ff. 29–30)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-876

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  • … Because Robert FitzRoy had given an extended description of the Fuegians in Narrative 2: …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

To Catherine Darwin   20–9 July 1834

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In the past six months he has done much geology and natural history. His geological pursuits are a source of high pleasure. Has lately determined to work chiefly on corals.

Spent three weeks going up the Santa Cruz with a party; they ran out of provisions 20 miles from the Cordilleras. Winter at present prevents his doing much natural history.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  20–9 July 1834
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-248

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  • … Bibliography FitzRoy, Robert. 1837. Extracts from the diary of an attempt to ascend the …
  • … Chapter X of Journal of researches . Robert FitzRoy read a paper about the expedition at …
  • FitzRoy, RN, from 1832 to 1836. By Charles Darwin. London: Henry Colburn. 1839. Proctor, Robert. …

To Catherine Darwin   May–June [1832]

Summary

Lists letters received and those sent; comments on family happenings.

The Beagle is back [from Bahia]; two sailors and "little [Charles] Musters" died of fever. In 14 days they sail for Montevideo, then to Rio Negro, then on to where no man is known to have been before.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  May–June [1832]
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-169

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  • … Keynes 1979 , pp.  55–6 ( Narrative 2: 76–7) for Robert FitzRoy’s account of the deaths. …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …

FitzRoy, George (1800–83)

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  • … Buckinghamshire Militia. Brother of Robert FitzRoy. Burke’s peerage 1999, s.v. Grafton, …

From Edward Lumb   13 November 1833

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Sending shot or powder is illegal, but all CD’s goods and chattels have been sent. EL’s services to CD are what any Englishman should do for his country.

Author:  Edward Lumb
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Nov 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204.7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-231

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … not, however, call there. According to Robert FitzRoy the location of the Chubut had been …

To J. S. Henslow    15 [November 1831]

Summary

Sailing date fixed for end of month. Beagle is beautiful. Details of instructions and route. Hopes voyage will not exceed four years. Quarters very confined. Considers Jenyns did wisely in not coming. If CD were longer out of college and some years older he never could have endured it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Stevens Henslow
Date:  15 [Nov 1831]
Classmark:  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Henslow letters: 10
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-147

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  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … The modifications ordered by Robert FitzRoy are described in Narrative 2: 17–18. For …

From John Coldstream   13 September 1831

Summary

Suggestions and information helpful to CD in preparation for Beagle voyage. David Brewster’s meteorological papers. Suggests an oyster-trawl for collecting marine animals. Recommends CD see R. E. Grant. For meteorological observations suggests F. W. Beechey’s Voyage to the Pacific [1831] and an interview with J. F. Daniell of King’s College.

Author:  John Coldstream
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Sept 1831
Classmark:  DAR 204.5
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-124

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  • … was probably FitzRoy’s (see letter from Robert FitzRoy, 23 September 1831 ). John Frederic …

To Catherine Darwin   6 April 1834

Summary

Describes Patagonia and its inhabitants.

Writes of his pleasure in geology.

Predicts that Falklands will become an "important halting place". Outlines Beagle’s future itinerary.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Emily Catherine (Catherine) Darwin; Emily Catherine (Catherine) Langton
Date:  6 Apr 1834
Classmark:  DAR 223
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-242

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  • … Santiago in August 1834 (see letter to Robert FitzRoy, [28 August 1834] ). See postscript …
  • … the years 1826 and 1836. [Edited by Robert FitzRoy. ] 3 vols. and appendix. London: Henry …
  • … therefore higher than M.  Sarmiento. ’ Robert FitzRoy ( Narrative 2: 215–16) is less …
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