Sir Graham Moore: Letter Book

Scope and Content

Copies of letters and orders sent and received in H.M.S. Indefatigable, H.M.S. Fame and H.M.S. Marlborough.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843), younger brother of Sir John Moore, entered the Navy in 1777. He was a lieutenant in Lord Howe's fleet at the relief of Gibraltar in 1782, and was made a commander of ships in 1790, operating in the North Sea, off the French and Irish coasts, and in the Gulf of Mexico, 1790-1801. During 1804 Moore captured a Spanish treasure fleet off Cadiz in the H.M.S. Indefatigable, and in 1807-1808 he escorted the Portuguese royal family to Brazil in the H.M.S. Marlborough. Moore was made Rear-admiral in 1812, commanding in the Baltic and Mediterranean, 1812-14; Lord of the Admiralty, 1815-19; Vice-admiral, 1819; commander-in-chief in the Mediterranean, 1820-23; Admiral, 1837; and commander-in-chief at Plymouth, 1839-42.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1995.


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

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Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds Sir Graham Moore's diaries, 1784-1843, MS.Add.9303.