Sir Graham Hamond: South American papers

Scope and Content

MS.Add.9458: South American consular correspondence, 1834-1836.

MS.Add.9459: Papers on provisioning South American stations, 1833-1835.

Papers concerning Admiralty proposals for the provisioning of ships under Hamond's command in the Pacific Ocean. The documents make clear that the victualing of the squadron had become a problem. On grounds of economy and surety of supply, it was decided to enter into contracts of three years duration with local merchants in Chile for the supply of all articles except rum, tea, vinegar and biscuits.

(1) Admiralty cover letter, 14 March 1835, with enclosures.

(2) Copy letter from James Meek, Comptroller of the Victualing and Transport Department, 12 March 1835.

(3) Report of Benjamin Chimmo, late purser of HMS Dublin, 12 January 1835.

(4) Copy of the further report from Lord James Townshend, late Captain of HMS Dublin, 16 March 1835.

(5) Copy of the contract for the supply of flour, 14 October 1833.

(6) Copy of the bond for the performance of the contract for flour, 14 October 1833.

(7) Copy of the contract for the supply of biscuits, 14 October 1833.

(8) Copy of the bond for the the performance of the contract for bread, 14 October 1833.

Administrative / Biographical History

Admiral Sir Graham Eden Hamond (1779-1862), son of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, 1st Baronet (1738-1828), held various commands during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1824 he conveyed Lord Stuart de Rothesay to Brazil in the Wellesley. From 1834 to 1838 he held the post of senior officer commanding the South America Squadron.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Julian Browning, 1997.


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

Other Finding Aids

There is a detailed description of MS.Add.9459 in the Additional Manuscripts Catalogue, available in the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library holds correspondence and papers of Sir Graham Hamond and his father Sir Andrew Hamond, MS.Add.9394.


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