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The Admiral Fitzroy Testimonial Fund

Date: 1865
Overall: 200 × 135 × 6 mm, 0.1 kg
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00006771

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    HistoryVice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy committed suicide on 30 April 1865 having exhausted his entire fortune of £6,000 on public expenditure. In order to prevent his wife and daughter living in destitution, his friend and colleague Bartholomew Sulivan began an Admiral FitzRoy Testimonial Fund, which succeeded in getting the government to pay back £3,000 of this sum (Darwin contributed a further £100).

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