Milne, Sir Alexander, 1st Bt., Admiral Of The Fleet,1806-1896

The papers were presented by Captain A.J.F. Milne Home, R.N., in 1949 and 1965. They consist of logs, 1817 to 1827 and 1837 to 1839, letterbooks, 1827 to 1839, and letters and papers, 1838 to 1847. There are also a number of ship's books relating to the Snake and the Crocodile. For the North American command there are official out-letterbooks, letters received and memoranda to squadrons, 1860 to 1864, as well as private letters from the Duke of Somerset (1804-1885), First Lord of the Admiralty, and to and from Sir Frederick Grey (1805-1878), First Naval Lord, between 1861 and 1862. There are also notebooks and sailing orders for this period. For the Mediterranean Command there are letterbooks, general and squadron memoranda and sailing orders, 1869 to 1870. For his period at the Admiralty there are copies of private and semi-official letters, 1854 to 1855, 1869 and 1873 to 1876, and letters to his brother, David Milne Home, 1820 to 1847. There are a considerable number of official papers relating to the loss of the Megaera and the Captain and the first, second and third Reports of the Royal Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Defence of British Possessions and Commerce Abroad, 1882. Finally there are diaries for 1825, 1833 to 1835, 1837, 1840 to 1841, 1843 to 1845, 1849 and 1870.

Record Details

Item reference: MLN/101-199; MLN
Catalogue Section: Personal collections
Level: SUB-COLLECTION
Measurements: Overall: 671 cm
Date made: 1806-01-01 - 1896-12-31
Creator: Milne, Alexander
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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