Reference numberMS/710/110
TitleLetter from Owen Stanley, HMS Rattlesnake, Simon's Bay, to [Robert Were] Fox
Date6 April 1847
DescriptionNotes his voluminous set of magnetic dip observations which have been sent to Colonel Sabine. Reflections on the ship and his crew, including M'Gillivray and the medical men 'who are both naturalists' [assistant surgeon was T H Huxley]. Comments on the 'Kafir War' and its cost to England. Sailing plans to Sydney where 'the real work' of the expedition will begin.
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NA7539Stanley; Owen (1811 - 1850)1811 - 1850
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