Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865

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Epithet: Vice-Admiral; hydrographer

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Robert Fitzroy (1805-65), vice-admiral, hydrographer and meteorologist, second son of Lord Charles Fitzroy (1764-1829) and Frances Anne, ne Stewart (d. 1810), daughter of the 1st Marquess of Londonderry. Fitzroy served on several ships in the Mediterranean and South America. He was promoted in 1828 to command of H.M.S. Beagle, and was employed on the survey of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan. A second survey voyage, 1831-1836, included Charles Darwin as naturalist. Fitzroy's sister Frances (1803-1878) married George Rice Trevor (1795-1869), who succeeded as 4th Lord Dynevor in 1852.

From the guide to the Robert Fitzroy: Correspondence, 1816-1852, (Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives)

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Robert Fitzroy was a hydrographer and meteorologist.

From the guide to the Robert Fitzroy papers, 1843-1865, 1843-1865, (American Philosophical Society)

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creatorOf Alison, Archibald, 1757-1839. Papers pertaining to Charles Darwin and evolution [manuscript], 1771-1921. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Robert Fitzroy: Correspondence, 1816-1852 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
creatorOf Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871. Papers, 1810-1917 (inclusive), 1830-1866 (bulk). Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Goodwin, Harvey, 1818-1891. Pamphlets V [electronic resource] 1836-1895. OCLC Econtent Synchronization Program
referencedIn Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1668-1983, Bulk, 1750-1850, 1668-1983 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn MARTIN PAPERS. Vol. LXXII. Admiralty letters to Sir William Fanshawe Martin, while Commodore commanding the Lisbon Squadron, together with letters from [Sir] G. H. Seymour, [Envoy Extraordinary at Lisbon], and from captains of ships in the Lisbon Squ... British Library
creatorOf Robert Fitzroy papers, 1843-1865, 1843-1865 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Kenyon, John, 1784-1856. John Kenyon Autograph Album 1806-1903. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865. Autograph letter signed : "Board of Trade" [London], to John T. Towson, 1858 Oct. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Alison, Archibald, 1757-1839,. Papers pertaining to Charles Darwin and evolution, 1771-1821. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Fitzroy, Robert, 1805-1865. Letters. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Robert Fitzroy: Correspondence, 1816-1852 Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
referencedIn Autograph File, F, 1447-1994. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Edison, Thomas A., (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931 person
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associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865 person
associatedWith Fitch, John person
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associatedWith Genth, F. A., (Frederick Augustus), 1820-1893 person
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associatedWith Herschel, John F. W. (John Frederick William), Sir, 1792-1871. person
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Death 1865-04-30

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