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Historical Sketch

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

General note

Description of Series

Series I: Naval Memoranda, 1807-1809

Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Memoranda to British Ship Captains from the Admiralty, 1807-1809 MS 204



Title: Memoranda to British Ship Captains from the Admiralty
Dates: 1807-1809
Abstract: This is a 38-page handwritten logbook containing dozens of general memos signed by proxy for various British Navy and Marine officers during the time period 1807-1809.
Identification: MS 204
Quantity: 0.1 cubic ft. ( 1 bound volume)
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Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Sketch

This logbook was written during the Napoleonic Wars, 1799-1815, when Britain was at war with France. Britain was engaged in both land and naval warfare against France throughout this time period all over Europe. At the end of 1807, Napoleon took control of the Iberian Peninsula, sparking the Peninsular War, and Britain responded in the summer of 1808 to force the French army out of Portugal and eventually Spain by 1814.

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Scope and Contents

This is a 38-page handwritten logbook containing dozens of general memos signed by proxy for various British Navy and Marine officers during the time period 1807-1809. Most of the entries were made on board a specific ship at a specific location. Some of the ships included in the writer's itinerary are the Zealand, the Agincourt, the Amethyst, the Clyde, the Iris, the Albicore and the Daphne.

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Restrictions

Access Restriction

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Memoranda to British Ship Captains from the Admiralty must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Campbell, George
Fancourt, R. D.
Stratham, R. J.
Wells, T., Rear Admiral
Subjects
Naval History--Great Britain
Naval History--United States
Voyages and travels

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Memoranda to British Ship Captains from the Admiralty, 1807-1809, MS 204. Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Edwards (dealer) in November 1962.

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 General note 

Portions of this collection are available online at https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/21929.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I: Naval Memoranda, 1807-1809

Folder
1 Naval Memoranda, 1807-1809

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