Material relating to Admiral Sir Alexander Milne (1806-1896)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-436
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      2 letters, 1 photograph portrait album (small)
  • Location
      Gen. 755D; Dc.4.101-103 Milne

Scope and Content

The material consists of: a letter to D. M. Home, 1859; and, a photograph album.

Administrative / Biographical History

Alexander Milne, son of Admiral Sir David Milne (1763-1845), was born on 10 November 1806. Like his father he followed a naval career becoming the senior naval lord of the Admiralty and Commander-in-Chief of the North American, West Indian, and Mediterranean stations, and elder brother of the Trinity House. He was given a Baronetcy in 1876. Admiral Sir Alexander Milne, 1st Baronet, G.C.B. died on 29 December 1896.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Album, acquired 1964, Accession no. E64.36.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Burke, Sir Bernard. and Burke, Ashworth (eds.). A genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage and baronetage, the privy council, and knightage. 87th edition. p.1401. London: Burke's Peerage Ltd., 1929.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

The UK National Register of Archives (NRA), updated by the Historical Manuscripts Commission, notes: naval memorandum book, 1858-1872, Boston Public Library, see R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994); correspondence and papers, 1817-1895, National Maritime Museum, Manuscripts Section, Ref. MLN/101-99 NRA 30121 National, see Quarterly return MS79/093; letters to Sir James Graham and Duke of Newcastle, 1854-1855, Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Ref. Ne NRA 7411 Pelham; letters (37) to Duke of Somerset, 1861-1865, Ref. D-RA NRA 11704 Ramsden; correspondence with Sir Charles Napier, 1847-1854, British Library, Manuscript Collections, Ref. Add MSS 40024-42; correspondence, diaries and papers, 1825-1896, National Library of Scotland, Manuscripts Division, NRA 29189 Milne; and, correspondence with Charles Wood, 1855-1857, British Library, Manuscript Division , Ref. ADD MSS 49532 Passim.