Hornby, Sir Geoffrey Thomas Phipps, Admiral of the Fleet, 1825-1895.

The papers were presented by Admiral R.S. Phipps Hornby in 1945, by his daughter-in-law, Mrs R.M. Phipps Hornby, in 1956 and by Commander W.M. Phipps Hornby in 1954, 1964 and 1971. Except for a few service papers and a letterbook, 1858 to 1870, the entire collection dates from 1865 onwards. The most important part of the collection is Hornby's official, semi-official and private correspondence, 1873 to 1894, in which many leading naval officers and other figures of the day are represented. There are also some letters written by Hornby and some correspondence of his wife and of his daughter, Mrs Egerton. Relating to Hornby's commands, there are official letterbooks for the years 1870 to 1874 and 1877 to 1880, memoranda and orders, 1865 to 1874 and 1877 to 1880, private letterbooks, 1865 to 1874, 1877 to 1878 and 1885 to 1891, and registers of telegrams received and despatched, 1877 to 1880. There are printed memoranda and papers relating to his time at the Admiralty, including the work of the Construction and Torpedo Committees.

Record Details

Item reference: PHI/101-140; PHI PHI/101-139
Catalogue Section: Personal collections
Level: SUB-COLLECTION
Measurements: Overall: 360 cm
Date made: 1825-01-01 - 1895-12-31; 1825-1895
Creator: Hornby, Geoffrey Thomas Phipps
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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