The material consists of: a letter to D. M. Home, 1859; and, a photograph album.
Material relating to Admiral Sir Alexander Milne (1806-1896)
Scope and Content
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.
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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.
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