Journal of Lieutenant David Aytoun, Royal Navy, on H.M.S. Dragon in the Mediterranean, with various notes, observations and copies of correspondence. Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS.13598

Dates

  • 1743-1746. (Creation)

Extents

  • 120 Leaves (Whole)

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Notes

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Scope and Contents

    The manuscript includes descriptions of Lisbon, Gibraltar and Minorca, the dimensions of the masts and yards of H.M.S. Dragon, religious notes, verses, copies of David Aytoun's letters and memorials requesting promotion, and Aytoun's curriculum vitae, which includes a list of the ships on which he served. Aytoun, a younger brother of the laird of Kinnaldie, joined the Royal Navy on 12 May 1729, as a Midshipman, and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 13 October 1738. He went on half-pay in January 1746.

  • Arrangement

    120 + blank folios.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, Sotheby's, 6 December 1977, lot 435.

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