Henry Severne: Midshipman's Log Books

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Log Books:

[1] HMS Dublin (27 June - 23 December 1813).

[2] HMS Dublin (24 December 1813 - 8 September 1814).

[3] HMS Bedford (9 September 1814 - 18 January 1815).

[4] HMS Ville de Paris (4 July - 3 August 1815); HMS Savannah (3 August - 26 December 1815).

[5] HMS Savannah (27 December 1815 - 18 June 1816).

[6] Good conduct certificates signed by the captains of Severne's ships, Thomas Elphinstone (1814), James Walker (1815), Robert Jackson (1815), and William Hamilton (1816).

[7] Log book of another midshipman, HMS Hannibal (10 June - 31 August 1814) and HMS Bedford (1 September - 18 December 1814).

Administrative / Biographical History

Henry Severne (1800-38), son of Samuel Severne of Wallop Hall, Shrewsbury, was midshipman on board HMS Dublin, 1813-14; HMS Bedford, 1814-15; HMS Ville de Paris, 1815; and HMS Savannah, 1815-16 (part of the squadron taking Napoleon to St. Helena, 1815). Severne was an undergraduate at Christ's College, Cambridge, 1820-24. He was afterwards ordained and became curate at Westbury, Shropshire.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.

Note

Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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