Some Early Letters of Robert Fitzroy

By F E Ellis, published November 1982


A new collection of letters written by Fitzroy to family and friends, between the ages of eleven and sixteen, which go some way – although not far enough – to explaining the motivations of this enigmatic character. Darwin esteemed him as a companion, and the Hydrographic Office esteemed him as a surveyor. The young man who would deserve their esteem is emerging in these letters.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Other (Nineteenth C) | Pacific
Subjects include: Biography

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