Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Sir Richard John Strachan letter, 1791 MS 145



creator Strachan, Richard John
Title: Guide to the Sir Richard John Strachan letter
Dates: November 21, 1791
Abstract: This letter from Sir Richard John Strachan was sent to Commodore Sir William Cornwallis, his squadron commander in the East Indies, describing his role in the action against the French frigate Resolue off Pondicherry, India, which resulted in her capture.
Identification: MS 145
Quantity: 0.1 Linear Feet(1 letter)
Language: English
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Biographical Note

Richard John Strachan was born on October 23, 1760. He entered the Royal Navy in 1773 and subsequently served on various ships in the East and West indies and on the North American Station. On the death of his uncle on December 26, 1777, he succeeded to the baronetcy. At the time of this letter he was captain of the H.M.S. Phoenix. He later rose to the rank of Admiral. He died on February 3, 1828.


Scope and Contents

This letter from Sir Richard John Strachan was sent to Commodore Sir William Cornwallis, his squadron commander in the East Indies describing his role in the action against the French frigate Resolue off Pondecherry, which resulted in her capture. The Résolue was an Iphigénie class 32-gun frigate of the French Navy.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Guide to the Sir Richard John Strachan letter must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.


Index Terms

India -- Puducherry
corrrespondence
Great Britain
Asia -- East Indies
India -- Pondicherry
Résolue (frigate)
Cornwallis, William, Sir
Strachan, Richard John

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Guide to the Sir Richard John Strachan letter, November 21, 1791,MS 145, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Acquisition Information

This collection was ordered from dealer Fancis Edwards on November 17, 1960.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Strachan letter November 21, 1791

Folder
1 Sir Richard John Strachan letter November 21, 1791
Scope and Contents note
1 letter, 2 quarto leaves, from Sir Richard John Strachan to Sir William Cornwallis.