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Nelson and the Neapolitan Jacobins

Vol 25 (1903), H. G. Gutteridge

This volume was published in 1903 by a young Cambridge graduate student, as a result of a controversy which started in 1897 over Nelson’s actions in Naples when he brought the British fleet to Naples in late June 1799. This lengthy and bitter argument was between F P Badham and the Society’s founder, Sir John… Read Abstract »

Letters and Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Byam Martin, 1773-1854, Volume I

Admiral Hamilton edited three volumes of Byam Martin’s papers which were issued out of sequence. Half this volume consists of another autobiographical collection, ‘Reminiscences and Notes’, written after those in Vol III but dealing with his early life up to 1794. These are followed by correspondence of his father illustrating his entry into the Navy… Read Abstract »

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume II

Vol 23 (1902), 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. This volume continues Monson’s history from the Islands Voyage of 1597 to the end of the war in 1603, and adds various short pieces on naval strategy and… Read Abstract »

The Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Volume I

Vol 22 (1902), 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. In this volume are Monson’s accounts of the naval operations from Drake’s voyage of 1585 to the Cadiz Expedition of 1596. Oppenheim’s introductions amount to a detailed nava1… Read Abstract »

Dispatches and Letters relating to the Blockade of Brest, 1803-1805. Volume II

Vol 21 (1901), J. Leyland

The blockade of Brest of 1803-05 is covered in two volumes and concentrates on the achievements of the Hon William Cornwallis and his captains. Leyland was of the opinion that the work of the blockaders was ‘more important and more successful than that of Nelson at the same period’. More succinctly these volumes contain material… Read Abstract »

The Naval Miscellany, Volume I

This was the first of the Miscellany volumes and while it contains documents from the sixteenth century to the turn of the nineteenth century, the majority relate to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. Of the two sixteenth century documents, one relates to French warship signals and the other is a narrative of the Cadiz… Read Abstract »

Letters and Papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Byam Martin, 1773-1854, Volume III

Admiral Hamilton edited three volumes of Byam Martin’s papers which were issued out of sequence. This covers Martin’s post-war career, during which he was Controller of the Navy from 1816 to 1831. It consists largely of private correspondence with senior officers, politicians and others which are illuminating on the naval policy and events of the… Read Abstract »

Logs of the Great Sea Fights, 1794-1805, Volume II

This is a collection of excerpts from ships’ logs and signal books, with associated correspondence, allowing detailed study of the course of the most important naval engagements of the period. This volume deals with the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar.

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

Vol 17 (1899), S. R. Gardiner

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 »

Logs of the Great Sea Fights, 1794-1805, Volume I

This is a collection of excerpts from ships’ logs and signal books, with associated correspondence, allowing detailed study of the course of the most important naval engagements of the period. Vol 1 deals with the battles of the First of June, St Vincent and Camperdown.  

History of the Russian Fleet during the reign of Peter The Great, by a Contemporary Englishman, 1724

1899This is unusual among the Society’s volumes in not dealing with British naval history. It prints a history of the Russian Baltic fleet from its foundation, written in 1724 by an unidentified Englishman, evidently a sea officer in Russian service. The author has recently been identified as Captain John Deane – see Richard H Warner,… Read Abstract »

Dispatches and Letters relating to the Blockade of Brest, 1803-1805, Volume I

Vol 14 (1898), Ed. J. Leyland

The blockade of Brest of 1803-05 is covered in two volumes and concentrates on the achievements of the Hon William Cornwallis and his captains. Leyland was of the opinion that the work of the blockaders was ‘more important and more successful than that of Nelson at the same period’. More succinctly these volumes contain material… Read Abstract »