Sir Andrew Hamond and Sir Graham Hamond: Correspondence and Papers

Scope and Content

179 letters and papers:

Letters to Sir Andrew Hamond, 1st Baronet. The correspondents include the Earl of Shelburne (1782); Sir Graham Hamond (1793-1805); 1st Viscount Duncan (1799); 2nd Earl of Chatham (1803); William Pitt (1804-5); and John McArthur (1804).

Letters to Sir Graham Hamond, 2nd Baronet. The correspondents include W.P. Smith (1829-46); Sir Michael Seymour, inscription on his monument at Rio de Janeiro (1834); Sir Edward Belcher (1837); Sir Andrew Snape Hamond (1839-47); Graham Snape Hamond (1841); John Toup Nicholas (Captain) (1844-45); Richard Thomas (Admiral) (1844); Sir George F. Seymour (Rear Admiral) (1845); George G. MacDonald (Commander) (1845); Richard Thomas (1845); Arthur Grant (Lieutenant) (1845); John Philippart (Editor, Naval&Military Gazette) (1845); Grosvenor Hood (son-in-law) (1845); George C. Blake (Captain) (1845-46); Sir Frederick Mulcaster (1845); 3rd Viscount Hood (nephew) (1845); 4th Earl of Aberdeen to George Seymour (1845); and Charles Hope (Captain) (1845).

Letters to Sir Andrew Hamond, 3rd Baronet. The correspondents include Sir George F. Seymour (1845-46) and Pomare, Queen of Tahiti (1845).

Administrative / Biographical History

Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, 1st baronet (1738-1828), was captain, North American station, 1770-80, Governor of Nova Scotia, 1780-83, Comptroller of the Navy, 1794-1806, and MP for Ipswich, 1796-1806. His son, Admiral Sir Graham Eden Hamond (1779-1862), held various commands in the Napoleonic Wars; in 1824 he conveyed Lord Stuart de Rothesay to Brazil in the Wellesley, and he was Commander-in-Chief, South American station, 1834-38. Sir Graham Hamond's son Sir Andrew Hamond commanded the Salamander off Tahiti in the 1840's, when the French authorities were reducing native resistance on the islands.

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Acquisition Information

Purchased 1996.


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

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