Mr. Berkeley is a noted archaeologist and the papers have recently been filled with stories of his discovery of the Spanish galleon which was rumored to have been sunk by Japanese Pirates. The galleon was carrying the Star of Samar, a jewel with a long history and invaluable amongst collectors. Mr. Berkeley has not revealed the location of his find to protect it from treasure hunters. He will be returning next season to explore the wreck.
Evelyn Berkeley is the same age as Jane and the Berkeleys have been friends with the Darcy family for several generations. Evelyn is concerned about her brother who is a pilot in Australia and it is her hope they can find out what he has been doing as she has not received a letter from him in some time.