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Diaries and notebooks of Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick L Maitland.

Identifier: Dep.353

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the fair copy (not autograph) of Maitland’s ‘Narrative of the Principal Occurrences on board HMS Bellerophon’, and journals of his naval service in South America, 1819-20, the Mediterranean 1820-1, and 1828-30, and India, 1837-9.

It also includes a number of printed books relating to Napoleon, particularly to the time he spent on St Helena. Some of these were written by Barry O’Meara and dedicated by him to Maitland with whom he had served as surgeon before transferring to Napoleon’s service.


  • Creation: 1815, 1819-1820, 1828-1839.

Conditions Governing Access

Normal access conditions apply.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.


25 Items

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Deposited, 1983, by Dr D R Maitland, Newburgh.12 August 1983

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Repository Details

Part of the National Library of Scotland Archives and Manuscripts Division Repository

Archives and Manuscript Division
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