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1 – Letter to Smith from Richard Crawshay, Useless Bay [Inutil Bay], Tierra del Fuego, [Chile], 29 Jan 1905

Crawshay writes to Smith about his arrival at Punta Arenas five months previously and journey to Tierra del Fuego during the severe winter. He mentions collecting birds, including some species described by Charles Darwin, and some insects and mammals (including the guanaco)…

5 – Letter to Smith from Richard Crawshay, Melchbourne Vicarage, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, 3 Dec 1907

Crawshay writes to say that he has not yet visited London again, due to suffering a bout of malarial fever. He mentions that he sympathises with [Richard?] Burton, whose life he is reading an account of. He recommends that Smith read about the surveying voyages of the ‘Adventure’ and the ‘Beagle’ by Robert Fitzroy…