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'Recollections, Military, Naval, & Political, in connection with the latter part of the eighteenth century' by Colonel John Drinkwater, covering the years 1783-1797., [1797, or after.]

Identifier: MSS.1836-1842

Scope and Contents

The text begins after the siege of Gibraltar (of which there is much discussion), and describes the writer's experiences at Gibraltar, 1787-1789 and later, in France (especially Toulon), 1791, in Elba and Corsica, 1793-1796, and at Naples, 1797, with intervals in England, to the battle of Cape St Vincent, 1797.

Colonel Drinkwater apparently intended to publish at least the earlier part of these as a sequel to his ‘History of the late Siege of Gibraltar’ (London, 1785) (see MS.1842, folio 3).


  • Creation: [1797, or after.]

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7 Volumes ; Chiefly quarto.

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