Found 64 collections related to Great Britain. Royal Navy

Battin, Edward
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 228
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Edward Battin, an employee of the British Navy, created this volume ca. 1685, dedicating it to an Earl, a Lord, a Lieutenant, a Governor, a Constable, and other prominent British individuals. The volume contains detailed instructions for the... more
Sawyer, Herbert, Sir, 1783-1833
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2685
.77 linear feet (5 volumes)
Sir Herbert Sawyer was a Vice-Admiral in the British Navy. His letter books (4 vols.) and order book (1 vol.) contain copies of official correspondence with the Admiralty and others relating to routine matters, convoys, impressed American seamen,... more
Barrington, Samuel, 1729-1800
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
1 item
Samuel Barrington, British naval officer. In 1779, while battling the French in St. Lucia, Barrington briefly became second in command to Admiral John Byron, grandfather of Lord Byron. To Captain Douglas, Commander of His Majesty's ship, the... more
Codrington, Edward, Sir, 1770-1851
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
1 item
Sir Edward Codrington, British naval officer. His duties included an imperative to secure peace during the Greek War for Independence. To "Sir" at the post office : 1 autograph letter signed : 21 Feb [1839] : asking to allow for the free delivery... more
Seymour, Edward Hobart, Sir, 1840-1929
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2728
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Sir Edward Hobart Seymour, Admiral of the Fleet and veteran of the Crimean, Chinese, West African, and Egyptian campaigns and the Boxer Rebellion, and a member of the Privy Council, kept this diary from March 28, 1906 through January 25, 1910. The... more
Cockburn, George, Sir, 1772-1853
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
1 item
Sir George Cockburn, British naval officer. Cockburn played a major role in the War of 1812, leading the capture and burning of Washington on August 24, 1814. To T. King of the Marine Society Office : 1 autograph letter signed : 12 Dec 1824 :... more
Byron, John, 1723-1786
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle | Pforz MS
2 items
To Baron Shuldham, naval officer and politician : 1 autograph letter signed : 28 May 1778 : (B'ANA 0536) : concerning his recent orders to prepare a squadron.
Great Britain. Royal Navy
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1224
1.5 linear feet (8 v.)
Collection consists of receipts and payments of the British Navy from April 1754 to December 1762. Records are signed by George Grenville, Treasurer of the Navy, and provide details of naval administration.
Parker, J.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2338
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume is a signal book of His Majesty's Royal Navy of Great Britain, prepared by J. Parker, S.M. The volume contains color illustrations of flags used for naval communication in 1811
Cockburn, W. (William), 1773-1858
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 580
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
William Cockburn is believed to be the author of this logbook, kept on board the H.M.S. Aeolus under Commander John Elliott from January 1, 1759-April 30, 1760 and on board the H.M.S. Norwich from May 1, 1760 through September 22, 1762. The Aeolus... more
Woodforde, William
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 123
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
William Woodforde kept these logbooks (2 vols.) of the H.M.S. Ariadne and H.M.S. Astrea. Entries for the Ariadne date September 16, 1780 through February 10, 1781, when the ship sailed from the Isle of May (Scotland) in a convoy, by way of... more
Espiegle (Sloop)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 946
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This notebook was kept on board the H.M.S. Espiegle in 1828 and lists officers, the ship's company, duties of the crew, and other information
Wilson, George
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 971
.15 linear feet (1 volume)
These logbooks were kept by George Wilson on board the H. M. Ships Falcon and Pluto. The Falcon's log entries date from October 19, 1829 through December 5, 1831 while the ship was off the coast of Africa and in the West Indies and England. It... more
Firebrand (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1003
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook of the H.M.S. Firebrand and the H.M.S. Frolic was kept by the same (unknown) author. Entries pertaining to the Firebrand were made from December 1, 1847-June 16, 1848, when the ship sailed along the South American coast, stopping at:... more
Ganymede (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1110
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook of the H.M.S. Ganymede, a British ship of war captained by John Brett Purvis, was kept by Francis A. Murray, master's mate, while cruising in the Mediterranean, stopping at Trieste, Corfu, Palermo, Gibraltar, thence to Bermuda and... more
Griffon (Sloop)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1247
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept by Lieutenant Francis A. Murray on board the H.M.S. Griffon, a sloop of war, between March 7, 1816 and September 8, 1817, during the ship's travels from Spithead, England to St. Helena, cruising in the vicinity of St. Helena,... more
Isis (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1528
.19 linear feet (1 volume)
The logbooks of the H.M.S. Isis (1805), H.M.S. Confiance (1807-1808), H.M.S. Salvadore del Mundo (1810), H.M.S. Sceptre (1810-1811), and H.M.S. Southampton (1811-1812) - all British ships of war - are bound together in this volume
Liverpool (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1777
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Midshipman Frederick John Rendell kept this logbook on board the H.M.S. Liverpool, captained by Rowley Lambert, Esq., from April 29, 1863 through June 5, 1864. The volume, whose covers are missing, includes six maps and six sketches. Entries... more
Lowestoffe (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1796
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Joseph Bromwich, Master's Mate, kept this logbook of the H.M.S. Lowestoffe, commanded by William Lockyer. Entries date from January 24, 1779 through June 5, 1780. The Lowestoffe sailed primarily in the West Indies area, with one brief foray into... more
Mars (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1879
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume contains logbooks of the H.M.S. Mars and the H.M.S. Formidable. The Mars was captained by James Newburgh Strange, and this log was kept by Midshipman Frederick John Rendell from January 1, 1862 through February 7, 1863. It contains... more
Menai (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1961
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept on board the H.M.S. Menai, a British ship of war, from August 9, 1820 through December 4, 1821, while cruising off the coast of southern Africa, calling at or passing St. Simon's Bay, St. Helena, Johanna Island, Port Louis,... more
Narcissus (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2092
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook of the H.M.S. Narcissus, a British ship of war captained by F.M. Almer, was kept from January 1, 1811 through March 11, 1812 by Lieutenant Charles Tindal. During this time, the ship sailed from Falmouth to the Isle of Gomera, Madeira,... more
H.M.S. Niemen
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1270
.19 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept on board the H.M.S. Niemen, a British ship of war captained by S. Pym, from May 6, 1812 through May 5, 1814 by Lieutenant Charles Tindal. The ship traveled from the Basque Roads to Cherbourg, Lisbon, Portsmouth, St. Helena,... more
Orlando (Cruiser)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2303
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept by [?] Leir on board the H.M.S. Orlando, H.M.S. Aurora, H.M.S. Grafton, H.M.S. Powerful, H.M.S. Victorious, and H.M.S. Terrible while cruising from Portsmouth, England stopping at the ports of Gibraltar, Malta, Port Said,... more
Harnage, George
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1322
.84 linear feet (2 boxes)
These journals (8 vols.) were kept by Commander George Harnage (alternately called George Blackman) while serving in the British Navy from 1807-1822, advancing through the ranks from midshipman to commander and covering service on board the... more
Pluto (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2439
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook was kept on board three British ships of war: the H.M.S. Pluto, H.M.S. Curlew, and H.M.S. Dee. Entries for the Pluto date from July 25-December 4, 1833, while the ship was off the west coast of Africa. Entries for the Curlew date from... more
Great Britain. Royal Navy
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1271
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Roster and pay accounts of H.M.S. Princess Royal, January 1, 1762-January 15, 1763, amounting to £14,462/16/9. Made up August 21, 1773 at Chatham, Comptroller's office, Lord Harrington, Treasurer
Rattlesnake (Frigate)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 108
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Talavera Vernon Anson kept this logbook on board the H.M.S. Rattlesnake, a British ship of war, from November 15, 1827 through March 31, 1829. The ship was cruising off the west coast of Greece during most of this time and was captained by the... more
Success (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2918
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This logbook of the H.M.S. Success was kept from April 1909-August 1811, while the ship was under Captain Axscough and from August 24, 1812-August 23, 1813, while the ship was off the American coast, under Captain Th. Barclay, during the War of 1812
Téméraire (Ship)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1330
.4 linear feet (6 volumes)
J[ames?] Harris, a midshipman in the British Royal Navy, kept this logbook (6 vols.) on board the H.M.S. Téméraire from October 1, 1807 through September 11, 1810. The ship was commanded by Captain Charles Hamilton and sailed from Bembridge, Isle... more