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Great Britain. Royal Navy


Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

1. India. The Caves of Elephanta near Bombay. March 1850., 1850 March

 Item — Oversize 1: Series 1; Series 3
Call Number: MSS 38 , Series I
Scope and Contents:

Depicts naval officers drinking and dining in the Elephanta Caves, near present-day Mumbai. Porcher may have looked to models such as 'The Temple of Elephanta': line engraving by James Phillips after painting by James Wales, based on an original drawing by James Forbes (Published London, 1790). Porcher’s signature appears on the bottom left corner.

Dates: 1850 March

Samuel Barrington letterbooks

Call Number: OSB MSS 85
Abstract: Two letterbooks of incoming correspondence kept by Admiral Samuel Barrington during his command in the West Indies as Rear Admiral of the White. Correspondents include members of the Admiralty Board; junior officers; Admiral John Byron, who superseded Barrington as commander; officers of the French Navy, including Admirals de Bouillé and d'Estaing; government officials from various West Indian islands, including Valentine Morris of St. Vincent's and William Mathew Burt of St. Christopher;...
Dates: 1778-1779

William Blathwayt papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 2

The papers contain correspondence, newsletters, diplomatic papers, and reports documenting Blathwayt's career and English foreign policy and history in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Dates: 1646-1796, bulk 1668-1703

William McFee collection

Call Number: GEN MSS 991
Abstract: The William McFee Collection contains correspondence between McFee and literary colleagues, publishers, friends, and family; third-party correspondence concerning McFee, his family, and his friendship with James T. Babb; autograph manuscript or typescript drafts for most of McFee's novels, and for short stories, essays, books reviews, and poems; autograph manuscript diaries, 1911-1963; writings of others, including Margery Allingham and Beatrice Allender McFee; photographs of McFee and...
Dates: 1862-1966, bulk 1900-1966

William Julius Mickle papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 159
Abstract: The William Julius Mickle Papers document aspects of the literary and naval careers of William Julius Mickle. The collection includes correspondence from literary figures such as William Ballantyne, William Bowles, David Garrick, Francis Gentleman, Isaac Reed, and John Sim, and from family friend and naval patron Commodore George Johnstone; manuscripts of several works by Mickle, including The Concubine and The Death of Socrates; and papers relating to Mickle's service as prize agent for...
Dates: 1753-1825

Robert Wilden Neeser collection

Call Number: MS 366
Abstract: The major part of this collection is made up of 58 volumes of logbooks for fifty-one British warships (1808-1840). The remainder of the collection consists of research material for his study of the history of the United States Navy (published 1909). Included are a list of vessels (1775-1907), a list of logbooks (1800-1907) and copies of letters from the archives of the United States Navy (1798-1842). Also included is a volume of records kept ca. 1870 by Horace A. Blanchard concerning the...
Dates: 1798-1909

Sir John Orde papers

Call Number: OSB MSS 133
Abstract: The papers consist of correspondence, letterbooks, order books, signal logs, and related naval and Admiralty papers that document aspects of Sir John Orde's naval career, primarily during the Napoleonic Wars. The collection provides substantial information related to Orde's bitter disputes with Admiral of the Fleet John Jervis, Lord St. Vincent; his rivalry with Horatio Nelson; and his professional frustration with the workings of the Admiralty Board and its bureaucracy. The collection also...
Dates: 1789-1878, bulk 1798-1805

Edwin Augustus Porcher Collection

Call Number: MSS 38

The collection comprises the drawings, diary, and log books of Edwin Augustus Porcher, from tours of duty to South and East Asia (1849-1853) aboard the HMS Cleopatra and the Mediterranean and North Africa (1857-60) aboard the HMS Hibernia, HMS Kertch and HMS Boxer.

Dates: 1849-1861