Papers of and concerning the 2nd Earl of Minto. Edit


Component Unique Identifier
Level of Description


  • 1835-[circa 1840.] (Creation)


  • 158 Leaves (Whole)



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  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Arrangement

    158 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    The contents are as follows. (i) Notes and papers, 1836-1839, concerning naval operations against the slave trade from West Africa (folio 1); (ii) The Countess of Minto's list of dinners given at the Admiralty, 1835-1839, with names of guests (folio 62); (iii) Copy of a circular, January 1838, regulating the entry of 1st Class Volunteers to the Navy (folio 68); (iv) Reports and other papers, 1835-1836, relating to the Russian Fleet and its naval establishments on the Black Sea, and to the Turkish Navy, prepared by Captain (later Admiral) C R Drinkwater Bethune (folio 70); (v) A detailed 'Summary', 1837, of the naval services of Admiral Alexander Wilmot Schomberg (folio 89); (vi) Memorial of the services of and testimonials for Lieutenant George Parkyns, Royal Navy, 1838 (folio 111); (vii) Notes of the 2nd Earl of Minto, 1840, chiefly relating to the Court Martial of Commander (later Admiral) Andrew Drew (folio 127); (viii) Memorandum, 1839, on the services of six senior officers of Marines (folio 134); (ix) Copy of a letter, October 1840, describing naval operations in China (folio 138); (x) Notes, chiefly of the 2nd Earl, circa 1840, concerning engines for naval steamers (folio 146).