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Identifier: CC-OldLibrary-STAN1.13
Date: Undated
Name: Stanbury David
Attributed title: Outward Bound 33 page typescript rough chapter; detailing the journey to South America via Tenerife and Cape Verde Islands. First details of Charles Darwin's extensive sea-sickness. Landing was refused at Tenerife due to cholera in England but with help of Dr R McCormick Darwin explored the Cape Verde Islands and made his first collections of land and marine life including details of a Baobab tree. Details of a visit to St Paul's Rock are followed by accounts of the ceremonies involved in 'crossing the line' at the equator. The coast of Brazil was sighted on 28 February 1832.
Description: Christ's College, Cambridge
Document type: Note


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