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Collection Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I: 1800-1804

Series II: 1805-1807

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent, Letters to Sir George Parker, 1800-1807



Collection Summary

Creator: John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent, 1735-1823
Title: John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent, Letters to Sir George Parker
Dates: 1800-1807
Abstract: The collection consists of eight letters written to Sir George Parker, Esquire, from John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent. All letters refer to personal business and financial affairs.
Identification: MS 308
Quantity: 1 folder (8 letters)
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX

Biographical Note

John Jervis, born January 9, 1735 in Meaford, received his schooling at Burton-on-Trent and Greenwich. In 1748 he entered naval service as an able seaman and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1755 on completion of his six years service. By September 1787 he had been promoted to Rear Admiral, and he became full Admiral in July 1795. Following a defeat of the Spanish fleet in early 1797, Jervis was appointed as Earl of St. Vincent. In 1801 St. Vincent accepted the position of First Lord of the Admirality which he occupied until 1806 when he returned briefly to sea duty before retiring in 1807. He was promoted to Admiral of the Fleet in 1821. Jervis was awarded the K. B. in 1782 and in 1783 entered Parliament as member for Launceston. St. Vincent died March 14, 1823.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of eight letters written to Sir George Parker, Esquire, from John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent. All letters refer to personal business and financial affairs.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This material is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from the John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent letters to Sir George Parker, MS 308, must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent, 1735-1823 -- correspondence
Parker, George, Sir
Formats
Correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Jervis, Admiral Lord St. Vincent letters to Sir George Parker, 1800-1807, MS 308, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Provenance

The letters were purchased with Friends of Fondren Whittington gift fund from Myers & Co., 1953-1955.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: 1800-1804

Transfer of a deed and the building of a fence and footpath, December 25, 1800
Stocks; business matters, December 8, 1802
Refers to a letter from Parker to Mr. Ellison; offers assistance to "Edward" if he should go to Malta; also business/financial affairs, October 23, 1804

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Series II: 1805-1807

Business activities of Mr. Beggs, March 15, 1805
Reply to Mrs. Parker regarding business and personal, March 18, 1805
Recounts the events of a recent London visit, March 28, 1805
Seeking correspondence of the Athenean for a friend in Manchester, April 7, 1805
Requesting payment of Mr. Connington's bill; business, June 3, 1807

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