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The Life of Admiral Sir John Leake, Volume II

Vol 53 (1919), G.A.R. Callender

Leake (1656-1720) was one of the most prominent flag officers of King William and Queen Anne’ s wars. He played a leading part in the relief of Londonderry in 1689, fought at Bantry Bay, Beachy Head, La Hogue and Malaga, twice relieved Gibraltar, captured Cartagena, Alicante, Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca, and Sardinia, was five times Admiral… Read Abstract »

The Life of Admiral Sir John Leake, Volume I

Vol 52 (1918), G.A.R. Callender

Leake (1656-1720) was one of the most prominent flag officers of King William and Queen Anne’ s wars. He played a leading part in the relief of Londonderry in 1689, fought at Bantry Bay, Beachy Head, La Hogue and Malaga, twice relieved Gibraltar, captured Cartagena, Alicante, Ibiza, Majorca, Minorca, and Sardinia, was five times Admiral… Read Abstract »

The Autobiography of Phineas Pett

Vol 51 (1917), W.G. Perrin

Pett was the most famous of a famous family of shipbuilders, the constructor of the Sovereign of the Seas and the Prince Royal, and a leading figure in the early Stuart Navy. His autobiography covering his life from his birth in 1570 up to 1638 is here printed from the manuscript in his own hand,… Read Abstract »

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume V

Vol 47 (1913), M. Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. A number of ‘projects’ or plans for campaigns against possible enemies, with papers on trade, fisheries, exploration and other matters.

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume IV

Vol 45 (1913), M. Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. Very miscellaneous notes and memoranda, on the duties of various, officers, organization of ships, exploration and discovery, and many other subjects.

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume III

Vol 43 (1912), M. Oppenheim

Monson was a late-Elizabethan seaman and naval commander, retired under a cloud in 1616, who occupied his retirement in composing a number of works on naval affairs. A large collection of narratives, notes and memoranda, mostly concerning English naval affairs under James I and Charles I.

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Mss. in the Pepysian Library, Volume III

Vol 36 (1908), J.R. Tanner

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) made a significant contribution to British history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to Magdalen College, Cambridge its greatest treasure – his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it. There are 250 volumes of manuscripts and these NRS volumes published… Read Abstract »

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Mss. in the Pepysian Library, Volume II

Vol 27 (1904), J.R. Tanner

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) made a significant contribution to British history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to Magdalen College, Cambridge its greatest treasure – his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it. There are 250 volumes of manuscripts and these NRS volumes published… Read Abstract »

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Naval Mss. in the Pepysian Library, Volume I

Vol 26 (1903), Ed. J.R. Tanner

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) made a significant contribution to British history by his work as a naval administrator, and he bequeathed to Magdalen College, Cambridge its greatest treasure – his library, a unique collection of 3,000 books and manuscripts, still preserved as he left it. There are 250 volumes of manuscripts and these NRS volumes published… Read Abstract »

Journals of Sir George Rooke

Vol 9 (1897), O. Browning

This is a conflation of correspondence with a journal kept by Rooke’s secretary (which exists in several versions), all covering his Baltic expedition of 1700, and the attack on Cadiz and Vigo in 1702. Uniquely among the Society’s early issues, this book went out of print almost as soon as it was published, having received… Read Abstract »

Hollond’s Discourses on the Navy, 1638 and 1658

Vol 7 (1896), J R Tanner

John Hollond had a chequered career as a naval administrator, punctuated by his charges of corruption against his colleagues, circulated in these two manuscripts, and their counter-charges against him, but his Discourses are uniquely informative. There is also printed Sir Robert Slyngesbie’s Discourse of the Navy, written in 1660 when he had just become Controller… Read Abstract »

Life of Captain Stephen Martin, 1666-1740

Vol 5 (1895), Sir Clements R Markham

The life, describing service at sea from 1686 to 1714, was actually written by Martin’s son Stephen Martin-Leake, Garter King of Arms, as an appendix to his Life of Admiral Sir John Leake, whose follower, friend, flag-captain, brother-in-law, and heir Captain Martin successively became. In appendices are printed lists of the ships of the Navy… Read Abstract »