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LOT 3250
LOT 3250
AUSTRALIA. An important archive of approximately 183 manuscript letters from Captain Francis Starkie Clayton to his wife, Edith, while in command of the man-o'-war, H.M.S. Diamond, circa 1885-1888, the majority of letters 10pp., 20cm x 13cm, detailing his activities, thoughts and feelings, mostly centred around his duty as Captain while at the Australia station. Note: written almost daily, the letters Clayton refers to as 'little chats' form a diary of the Captain and provides a fascinating insight into life in the Royal Navy during the Victorian era. The Australia Station was centred on the harbour of Port Jackson at Sydney and was founded in 1859 to protect British interests in the colonies. It wasn't until 1885 that the British Admiralty focussed more attention on the Station, which was upgraded to flagship status in the same year after threats from abroad. The detailed letters discuss his duties which included following Admiral's orders, handling of the ship and its personnel, and peace keeping of the Pax Britannica. They also detail life on board the ship, in addition to the logistics of finances and provisions whilst travelling large distances, and matters such as homesickness. The archive is offered with a dissertation titled 'Captain Clayton and the Australia Station, 1885-1888' by Mary Jones and a copy of volume 41, no 3 of the Tasmanian Historical Research Association Papers and Proceedings in which Mary Jones contributes an article about Clayton's work in Tasmania.
Hammer price: £3,400
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LOT 3252
LOT 3252
H.M.S. M33. An archive of research material compiled by D. Whitfield Junior centred around his father's diary written in 1919 while on-board the M33, 24pp., 18cm x 11cm, the archive also includes approximately 64 postcards of ships and Russia, including photographic postcards titled 'Evacuation of Tuapse', 'Dead Horses' and 'Ships Sunk to Form Breakwater', newspapers, cuttings, photocopies, and a few books. Note: the diary covers a period directly after the First World War when British forces were still stationed on the Murmansk Coast and remained there in part due to frozen ports and also to protect the inhabitants of North Russia from the spreading ravages of Bolshevism. The diary does not really discuss the Russian Relief Force in any great detail but does provide an impressions of a young sailor, new to the Royal Navy as a Signalman. The diary does discuss the Russian use of mines as well as various bombardments. After the Russian expedition M33 was converted for the use as a minelayer training ship and in 1925 was renamed H.M.S. Minerva. In 2014 it was handed over to the National Museum of the Royal Navy and a programme of conservation was undertaken. The following year she was open to the public within the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. She is one of only three surviving Royal Navy warships of the First World War.
Hammer price: £1,200
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