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Fitzroy and Darwin, 1831–36

Nature volume 88, pages 547548 (22 February 1912) | Download Citation

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DARWIN'S “Naturalist's Voyage” is the principal record of a period of the greatest importance to him personally and to the world at large. There is also much interesting matter in the accounts of the voyage given in “The Life and Letters”1 and in More Letters. In his “Autobiography”2 Darwin gives his impressions of FitzRoy; thus, he wrote:—

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    In these footnotes the Naturalist's Voyage (edit, 1860) will be referred to as N. V., The Life and Letters as L. and L., More Letters as M. L., FitzRoy's Voyages of the Adventure and Beagle, 1839, as V. A. and B.

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    L. and L., i., p. 60.

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    L. and L., i., p. 201.

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    L. and L., i., p. 208.

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    L. and L., i., p. 201.

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    L. and L., i., p. 212.

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    L. and L., i., p. 207.

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    V. A. and B., vol. ii., p. 18.

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    Mr. Augustus Earle was an artist privately engaged by FitzRoy. He was in bad health and resigned in the summer of 1832. (V. A. and. B., ii., p. 20.)

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    L. and L., i., p. 214.

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    V. A. and B., ii., p. 42.

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    L. and L., i., p. 64.

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    L. and L., i., p. 222.

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    L. and L., i., p. 207.

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    L. and L., i., p. 332.

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    L. and L., i., p. 66.

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    N. V., p. 11.

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    L. and L., i., p. 237.

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    M. L., L., p. 14.

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    N. V., pp. 254, 269.

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    L. and L., i., 265.

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    L. and L., i., 224.

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    L. and L., i., 226.

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    • FRANCIS DARWIN

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