Daily Archives: 1 September 2014

September 1, 1831 (a Thursday)

Charles Darwin by G Richmond.

Early in the morning on this date, Charles Darwin woke up and, while out shooting pheasants on the Wedgwood estate, received word that his uncle Josiah wanted the two of them to return to Shrewsbury at once. Upon arriving at The Mount (home of the Darwins’), Charles found that his uncle’s letter had done the trick: his father would allow him to go on the voyage of the HMS Beagle and would support him in any way necessary.

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