Hannay Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Letters to David Hannay from various correspondents.

Administrative / Biographical History

David Hannay was born in London, the son of James Hannay the novelist and critic. David was an historian and journalist and was vice-consul at Barcelona, probably during 1897. He helped found the Navy Record Society. He wrote for the 'Pall Mall Gazette', the 'Saturday Review' and 'St James's Gazette'. His published works include the lives of Admiral Blake, Tobias Smollett and Frederick Marryat; a short history of the Royal Navy; and a work on the great chartered companies.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all registered researchers

Acquisition Information

Given to the Library in 1962 by the Hannay family through Professor Peter Foote of the Scandinavian Department, whose wife is a granddaughter of David Hannay.

Other Finding Aids

Handlist and name index