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Identifier: CC-OldLibrary-STAN1.17
Date: Undated
Name: Stanbury David
Attributed title: Islands of storms 2 copies of 31 page document narrating the disputed ownership of the Falkland Islands between Buenos Ayres, United States and Britain. Request to Captain FitzRoy from Monsieur Dilly, captain of a wrecked French whale boat for assistance. Details of Robert FitzRoy's and Charles Darwin's observations on the local flora and fauna and the death of Captain's clerk Mr Hellier while out hunting for specimens. Robert FitzRoy's purchase of the schooner Unicorn from the sealer Captain Low for use as a tender to the Beagle renamed the New Adventurer and its departure for Rio Negro under Mr Chaffers
Description: Christ's College, Cambridge
Document type: Note


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