RECORD: Galton, Francis. [nd]. [Recollections of Darwin.] CUL-DAR112.A52-A53 (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 8.2008. RN1

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[in another handwriting] F Galton

[Letterhead] Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall

Dear William Darwin
Prof. Allman was talking yesterday to Adm. Sir . . . Sullivan, a former messmate of your father on board the Beagle, who spoke emphatically of his perfect good temper & forbearance under what were undoubtedly trying

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circumstances including the hot temper of the Captain (Fitz Roy). It would be well if Frank got Admiral Sullivan to write a few lines about this, for the Life.

Yours tr.
Francis Galton


About the other matter in which you spoke, I fancy R. Browning's judgement would be very valuable & easily accessible. He was at the unveiling.

The lamps last night were most picturesque and redolent.

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Ap. 23th. 85

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