Middleton, Charles, Admiral, 1st Baron Barham, 1726-1813.

The papers were previously in the ownership of Francis Edwards, Charles B. Lee and The Right Honourable the Earl of Gainsborough, and were purchased by the National Maritime Museum at auction between 1966 and 1979. They consist of Middleton's private correspondence and administrative papers. The latter cover the range of Admiralty and Navy Board subjects of business between 1778 and 1806. Originally Middleton arranged them all either by writer or alphabetically by subject; Sir John Knox Laughton may also have contributed to the arrangement. In so far as letters and administrative papers were largely separate, this arrangement has been retained, though extended and carried throughout the collection. Additional letters and papers, obviously added by John Deas Thompson, have been formed into a distinct section. A further group of papers was purchased from Lord Gainsborough via Christie's in 1994. Where possible these have been integrated into the existing catalogue sequence, from MID/1-MID/14. Further correspondence has been added in a new section, MID/15. Further information can be found in 'The Letters and Papers of Charles, Lord Barham...', edited by Professor Sir J.K. Laughton and published in three volumes by the Navy Records Society, 1907-1911.

Record Details

Item reference: MID; X1970/070 MS/79/115 GB 0064
Catalogue Section: Personal collections
Date made: 1726-01-01 - 1813-12-31; 1726-1813 1778-1806
Creator: Middleton, Charles
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

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