Notebooks describing actions during the war between Brazil and Paraguay, relations with South American natives, Portugal, Brazil, France, and Spain; Ramsay's visit to Falkland Islands; and his views on politics, the Navy, and world events. The first volume covers 8 June 1866-3 May 1868; the second 4 May 1868-31 May 1869.
George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie: Naval Notebooks, South America Station
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George Ramsay (1806-80) entered the Navy in 1820, served in the Mediterranean, South America and the West Indies, and was promoted to the ranks of rear-admiral (1862), vice-admiral (1869) and admiral (1875). He was commander-in-chief of the South America station, 1866-69, his flagship being HMS Narcissus. He succeeded his cousin as 12th Earl of Dalhousie in 1874.
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Purchased at Sotheby's, 13 December 1994.
Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.
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