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."

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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