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Ramsay, George, 1806-1880 (12th Earl of Dalhousie and Admiral)



  • Existence: 1806-1880

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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George Ramsay, 12th Earl of Dalhousie: Naval Notebooks, South America Station

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9278
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 8 June 1866-31 May 1869
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