Papers of Professor J.S.Bromley

Scope and Content

The papers include: annotated copies of pamphlets including: Remarks on manning the navy and subjects connected therewithin by Captain Matthew Connolly, RN (London, 1858); Memoranda on naval reserves by Vice Admiral W.F.Martin (London, 1860); Impressment of seamen and a few remarks on corporal punishment taken from the private memoranda of a naval officer (T.Byam Martin) (London, 1834); Suggestions for the establishment of a Royal Naval nursery for sailors to man Her Majesty's fleet by Captain John Lihou, RN (London, 1838); A letter to the Right Hon the Earl of Auckland, GCB, First Lord of the Admiralty, etc., containing suggestions for the formation of a large self supporting body of seamen ready for any emergency; for the avoidance of the present delay and injury to the service arising during the fitting out, and paying off of our men of war; for establishing a never failing service for the supply of sufficient seamen; and for the constant maintenance of the whole of the navy afloat in such a state that on a declaration of war or at any moment it may be expanded to twice its extent by Lieutenant B.Sharpe, RN (London, 1843); A letter addressed to Sir John Barrow, Bart., on the system of war and peace complements in Her Majesty's ships by Captain Berkeley, RN (London, 1839); A copy of the Marquis of Carmarthen's method of the speedy manning Her Majesty's Royal Navy and for encouraging seamen, 12 Feb 1705

Administrative / Biographical History

Working papers for a Navy Record Series volume

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