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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 »

Documents relating to the Law and Custom of the Sea, Volume II, 1649-1767

Vol 50 (1916), R.G. Marsden

A collection of legal cases and precedents dealing with aspects of maritime and naval law such as piracy, prizes and prize goods, letters of marque and reprisal, contraband, ransom, convoy, and impressment. The volumes cover 1205-1648 and 1649-1767 respectively. This volume covers the years 1649-1767.

Documents relating to the Law and Custom of the Sea, Volume I, 1205-1648

Vol 49 (1915), R.G. Marsden

A collection of legal cases and precedents dealing with aspects of maritime and naval law such as piracy, prizes and prize goods, letters of marque and reprisal, contraband, ransom, convoy, and impressment. The volumes cover 1205-1648 and 1649-1767 respectively. This volume covers the years 1205-1648.

Private Papers of George, 2nd Earl Spencer, 1794-1801, Volume II

Vol 48 (1914), J.S. Corbett

Spencer was First Lord of the Admiralty 1794-1801, virtually throughout the wars against Revolutionary France, and his correspondence with officers and politicians is of central importance to the naval history of the times. This volume covers 1797 and 1798, including the great mutinies, the abandonment and re-occupation of the Mediterranean, the battles of Camperdown and… 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.

Private Papers of George, 2nd Earl Spencer, 1794-1801, Volume I

Vol 46 (1913), J.S Corbett.

Spencer was First Lord of the Admiralty 1794-1801, virtually throughout the wars against Revolutionary France, and his correspondence with officers and politicians is of central importance to the naval history of the times. This volume runs up to the battle of St Vincent in 1797, including the Quiberon and West Indian expeditions.

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 Old Scots Navy, 1689-1710

Vol 44 (1912), J. Grant

These are mainly official papers, Scots and English, dealing with the last years of the Scots Navy when it operated as a small component of the English fleet.

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.

Papers relating to the Loss of Minorca, 1756

Vol 42 (1911), Captain. H.W. Richmond

A collection formed by the Admiralty in its own defence after Byng had allowed the island to fall, but before he was tried. It contains most of the official papers of importance, but the selection naturally supports the official line.

Letters and Papers relating to the First Dutch War, 1652-1654, Volume V

Vol 41 (1911), 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 »