RECORD: FitzRoy, Robert. [Short note shortly before his suicide] (1865) Carroll3 Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe. (Darwin Online,

REVISION HISTORY: Scanned by Angus Carroll, transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 8.2012. RN1

NOTE: This brief note was written only eighteen days before Robert FitzRoy committed suicide, mentioning "illness."

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Reproduced with permission from the collection of Angus Carroll.


With respectful compliments from the undersigned

Robt. FitzRoy V.A. [Vice-Admiral]

April 12. 1865.

Who apologises for delay — caused by illness – and absences.

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