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The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, 1660-1678, Volume II, 1660-1678

Vol 80 (1940), R.C. Anderson

Thomas Allin was a Lowestoft ship owner who subsequently spent both Civil Wars and the Commonwealth period as a successful Royalist privateer and commander, leading a charmed life through to the Restoration. After 1660, he commanded or flew his flag in twelve different ships and was extensively employed in peace and war, although his only… Read Abstract »

The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin, 1660-1678, Volume I, 1660-1666

Vol 79 (1939), R.C. Anderson

Thomas Allin was a Lowestoft ship owner who subsequently spent both Civil Wars and the Commonwealth period as a successful Royalist privateer and commander, leading a charmed life through to the Restoration. After 1660, he commanded or flew his flag in twelve different ships and was extensively employed in peace and war, although his only… Read Abstract »

The Letters of Robert Blake

Vol 76 (1937), Rev. J.R. Powell

This volume covers the period of Blake’s land and sea commands from 1644 to 1657. From his letters is can be seen Blake was a man of action taking Taunton then Duster Castle. He was a strong and determined man who withstood three sieges at Taunton. On taking Dunster Castle he revealed a dislike for… Read Abstract »

The Tangier Papers of Samuel Pepys

Vol 73 (1935), E. Chappell

In 1683 Samuel Pepys accompanied George Legge, Lord Dartmouth, to Tangier as his secretary. During the voyage Pepys kept another brief diary and miscellaneous notes which contain valuable information about the navy. He recorded his concerns, as well as the views of the sea officers and others with him. Richard Leake, master gunner, was criticised… Read Abstract »

The Byng Papers, Volume III

Vol 70 (1933), W.C.B. Tunstall

The full title of these three volumes is misleading. The project to publish the papers of Sir George Byng (1663-1733) and his fourth son John (1704-1757) was never completed. Brian Tunstall completed three volumes, but the latest document to appear in the third volume was only dated 1717. An intended fourth volume of the papers,… Read Abstract »

The Byng Papers, Volume II

Vol 68 (1931), W.C.B. Tunstall

The full title of these three volumes is misleading. The project to publish the papers of Sir George Byng (1663-1733) and his fourth son John (1704-1757) was never completed. Brian Tunstall completed three volumes, but the latest document to appear in the third volume was only dated 1717. An intended fourth volume of the papers,… Read Abstract »

The Byng Papers, Volume I

Vol 67 (1930), W.C.B. Tunstall

The full title of these three volumes is misleading. The project to publish the papers of Sir George Byng (1663-1733) and his fourth son John (1704-1757) was never completed. Brian Tunstall completed three volumes, but the latest document to appear in the third volume was only dated 1717. An intended fourth volume of the papers,… Read Abstract »

Letters and Papers relating to the First Dutch War, 1652-1654, Volume VI (& index)

Vol 66 (1930), C.T. Atkinson

This remarkable compilation includes both official and private correspondence and papers from a wide variety of sources both English and Dutch (the latter translated), giving an extremely detailed and complete view of all aspects of the war. The first volume extends to August 1652. The translations of many of the Dutch documents are unsatisfactory, and… Read Abstract »

Boteler’s Dialogues

Vol 65 (1929), W.G. Perrin

Born in 1577 and with early experience as a privateer, Nathaniel Boteler (Butler) served as a sea captain and a colonial administrator in the early Stuart period. Connected by patronage to the Earl of Warwick, he was appointed to the Somers Isles (Bermuda) Company in 1622 and was responsible for building up the colony and… Read Abstract »

The Journal of the 1st Earl of Sandwich, 1659-1665

Vol 64 (1928), R.C. Anderson

Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich (1625-1672) was a highly successful New Model Army senior officer and, from 1656, General at Sea under the Commonwealth. He brought Charles II back from exile in 1660 and, rapidly becoming a royal favourite, was created Earl of Sandwich, Admiral of the Narrow Seas and Lieutenant Admiral to the… Read Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume III

This Miscellany contains several documents that were in private ownership and range from 1656 to 1815 and are mainly related to naval operations. There are documents relating to the raid on the Dutch coast in 1666 and letters from Blake to Montague on operational matters in 1756; a discussion on whether to prosecute the likely… Read Abstract »

Samuel Pepys’s Naval Minutes

Vol 60 (1925), Dr. J.R. Tanner

Over the years the NRS has published various volumes relating to Samuel Pepys including the catalogues of his letters. His Naval Minutes mainly cover the period from 1680-1696. As the Naval Minutes are a series of random notes made by Pepys in connection with his proposed History of the Royal Navy, as well as notes… Read Abstract »