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Logs of the Ships HMS Topaze, HMS Achilles, HMS Duke of Wellington and HMS Agincourt

 Collection
Identifier: MS 230
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

These three bound volumes contain the logs of four Royal Navy frigates; the HMS Topaze, the HMS Achilles, the HMS Duke of Wellington and the HMS Agincourt. The HMS Topaze was one of the ships in a detached squadron which served under the command of Rear Admiral George Granville Randolph. The first two volumes contain entries and maps drawn by Captain Arthur Thruppe regarding weather conditions, courses, chores performed, religious services on board the HMS Topaze from July 16, 1874 to August 19, 1877. The third volume contains similar notations, written by Capt. W.C. Carpenter onboard the HMS Duke of Wellington from May 23, 1877 to July 20, 1877; by Capt. Richard Wells onboard the HMS Agincourt from July 21, 1877 to August 1877; and by Sir William N. Hewett onboard the HMS Achilles from August 20, 1877 to October 16, 1878. The date range for all voyages is from July 16, 1874 to October 16, 1878.

Volumes are 8x12 inches, bindings are tight, pages foxed, endpapers are marbled.

Dates

  • 1874 - 1878

Creator

Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish material from the Log of the Ships HMS Topaze, HMS Achilles, HMS Duke of Wellington and HMS Agincourt 1874-1878 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.

Biographical Note

Arthur Thomas Thruppe lived from 1828 to 1889. He was a Royal Navy officer who served from 1852 to 1881, retiring as a Rear Admiral.

Richard Wells lived from 1833 to 1896; a Royal Navy officer who served from 1847 to 1896, attaining the rank of Admiral just two months before his death.

Sir William Nathan Wrighte Hewett lived from 1834 to 1888. He served in the Royal Navy from 1847 to 1884, retiring as a Vice Admiral in 1884.

Walter Cecil Carpenter lived from 1834 to 1904. He served in the Royal Navy from 1847 to 1894. He reached the rank of Admiral in 1894 shortly before he retired.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet ( (3 folders, each containing 1 bound volume))

Language of Materials

English

Overview

These three bound volumes contain the logs of four Royal Navy frigates; the HMS Topaze, the HMS Achilles, the HMS Duke of Wellington and the HMS Agincourt.

Acquisition Information

Purchased in 1958 at the request of Rice History Professor Craig.
Title
Guide to the Logs of the Ships HMS Topaze, HMS Achilles, HMS Duke of Wellington and HMS Agincourt, 1874-1878
Status
Completed
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA