Collection of naval manuscripts.

10 items, some with descriptions from the seller, including: navy pay slip for Ann Maria Tuggy, wife of William Tuggy of HMS INFLEXIBLE dated 8 July 1783; official receipt of Will of able seaman William Shaw, late of HMS MONMOUTH dated 23 June 1809; a letter from Lord Exmouth to unknown recipient dated 11 October 1820; certificate of character for able seaman John White of the Coast Guard Station dated 20 August 1825; two notes written by Sir George Biddlecombe (1807-1872), naval writer; series of correspondence addressed by Lieutenant Cuthbert Burton (1832-1896) Royal Marine, to his mother while in the far east between 1853 and 1871; letter from Admiral John Kennedy Erskine Baird (1832-1908), Commander in Chief of the Channel Squadron, 1888-1890, to a Mr Liveron, dated 4 November 1888; programme of entertainment with humourous cartoons and spoof advertisements, for an event of 25 June 1902, with typed note "(HMS TERROR?)"; letter from Admiral Alfred Carpenter to Sir Ian Malcolm, M.P., clearing up the mystery surrounding the sale of the "Killiecrankie picture", dated 21 September 1925, and a second letter clarifying the circumstances surrounding the historic "St George for England" signal sent by Vice-Admiral Keyes at the attack on Zeebrugge, dated 25 September 1936; a portraitof the Earl of Cork & Orrery by Thomas Le Dieu, drawn in black ink, dated 2 February 1943.

Record Details

Item reference: ADL/Z/61; MSS/65/010
Catalogue Section: Manuscript documents acquired singly by the Museum
Level: ITEM
Date made: 1783-1928
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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