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To Robert FitzRoy   [28 August 1834]

Summary

Recounts his trip [from Valparaiso] to Santiago. His meeting with Claude Gay, Thomas Sutcliffe, and others. Geology of tour uninteresting.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [28 Aug 1834]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-254

To Robert FitzRoy   6 October [1836]

Summary

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

To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Poor health has made him give up all geological work.

Profits on their volumes [of Narrative] seem absurdly small.

Looks back on Beagle voyage as the most fortunate circumstance in his life.

Finds marriage a great happiness.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-555

To Robert Fitzroy   [20 February 1840]

Summary

Cancelled. Same as To Robert FitzRoy   [20 February 1840]. Dated 21 [May 1840], in first edition of the printed Calendar, but cancelled before the second edition.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [20 Feb 1840]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-569

To Robert FitzRoy   31 March [1843]

Summary

Congratulates FitzRoy on his appointment as Governor of New Zealand. Wants to see him and his wife before their departure. Proposes to call on them in London next Thursday.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  31 Mar [1843]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-667

To Robert Fitzroy   [1846]

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Thanks RF for his kindness on Beagle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1846]
Classmark:  LL 1: 332
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-936

To Robert FitzRoy   1 October 1846

Summary

Has just heard of RF’s return [from New Zealand]. Hopes to see him.

CD and family are well, but he is a different man in strength and energy from when he was "Flycatcher" in the Beagle.

Has just finished his book [South America].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  1 Oct 1846
Classmark:  DAR 144: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1002

To Robert FitzRoy   28 October [1846]

Summary

Has read RF’s pamphlet on New Zealand [Remarks on New Zealand (1846)]. Sympathises with his difficulties as Governor.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  28 Oct [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1014

To Robert FitzRoy   23 November [1846]

Summary

J. D. Hooker has described Capt. King’s Tierra del Fuego plants and CD’s Galapagos plants [in Flora Antarctica, pt 2 (1847)] which have extraordinary interest and novelty.

A malicious person has sent George Grey, Governor of New Zealand, a letter CD had written to J. L. Stokes, containing a derogatory statement likening Grey’s expedition to "a set of school boys".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  23 Nov [1846]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 121a
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1030

DCP-LETT-1282

Summary

Cancelled: part of 1014. Has been dissecting an animal about the size of a pin-head for the last half month. Could spend another month on it 'and daily see some more beautiful structure'.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [1850?]
Classmark:  DAR 144: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-1282

To Robert FitzRoy   [19 September 1831]

Summary

Reports on errands he has done for RF. Has discussed with Beaufort the question of his having right to dispose of his collection.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [19 Sept 1831]
Classmark:  Copy DAR 144
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-131

To Robert FitzRoy   [4 or 11 October 1831]

Summary

CD’s luggage is frightfully bulky, though he has been as economical as possible. Has made financial arrangements for his expenses.

Plans to study mathematics during voyage.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [4 or 11] Oct 1831
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-139

To Robert FitzRoy   [10 October 1831]

Summary

Has just heard Beagle sailing is delayed so he will remain another week in London. Asks whether RF has a good set of mountain barometers, which geologists tell him are important.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert FitzRoy
Date:  [10 Oct 1831]
Classmark:  Copy
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-142

From Robert FitzRoy   23 September 1831

Summary

Regrets he cannot take Francis Owen on Beagle as midshipman. RF thinks CD had better be on the books [for victuals], but CD should do as he likes. Refitting progress is slow.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Sept 1831
Classmark:  DAR 204: 105
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-135

From Robert FitzRoy   [1833?]

Summary

List of mountains with their heights.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  [1833?]
Classmark:  DAR 40: 53
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-194

From Robert FitzRoy   24 [August 1833]

Summary

Wishes CD well on his trip to General Juan Manuel Rosas. CD is to send word when he wants a boat; there is no hurry, for there is plenty of work for the sounders. He envies CD’s travels.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  24 [Aug 1833]
Classmark:  DAR 204: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-212

From Robert FitzRoy   4 October 1833

Summary

Urges CD to return to the Beagle early in November. Conrad Martens arrives to succeed Augustus Earle as artist for the expedition.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  4 Oct 1833
Classmark:  DAR 204: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-218

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

Summary

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

From Robert FitzRoy   30 December 1836

Summary

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

From Robert FitzRoy   15 November 1837

Summary

RF declines to give an opinion on the wording of the preface to CD’s volume [Journal and remarks, vol. 3 of Narrative, published separately as Journal of researches] and refers him to a disinterested third party.

Author:  Robert FitzRoy
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Nov 1837
Classmark:  DAR 164: 132
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-386
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