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Barlow, Sir Thomas Erasmus, 1914-2003 (3rd Baronet and naval officer)

 Person

Biography

Born on 23 January 1914, Thomas (Erasmus) Barlow was the eldest son of (James) Alan Noel Barlow (1881-1968) and his wife (Emma) Nora Darwin (1885-1989) . Thomas was educated at Winchester College before entering the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1932. He qualified on submarines in 1937 and served in Submarines in the Atlantic, Mediterranean, Indian Ocean and Far East during the Second World War. He was promoted to Commander in 1950 and Captain in 1954, and was Commodore of HMS Drake, Devonport from 1962 until his retirement in 1964. Barlow married Isabel Body (1915–2005), daughter of physician Thomas Munn Body, on 9 July 1955 and they had four children: James Alan (b. 1956), Monica Anne (b. 1958), Philip Thomas (b. 1960) and Teresa Mary (b. 1963). He succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Barlow of Wimpole Street, London on 28 February 1968, after the death of his father. Thomas Barlow died on 12 October 2003.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

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Nora Barlow Letters: 1922, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/23
Scope and Contents

Contains 20 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 24 February and 19 November 1922. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to the furnishing of a recently acquired holiday home in West Runcton, Norfolk, visits to Cumbria and to Gwen and Jacques Raverat in France. Contains enclosure of pressed flowers from France.
Includes letters from Thomas Erasmus Barlow, Erasmus Darwin Barlow, Joan Barlow and Ruth Darwin to Ida.

Dates: 1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1923, 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/24
Scope and Contents

Contains 28 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 10 January and 27 December 1923. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to a visit to Dorset and France to see Gwen and Jacques Raverat.
Includes postcards from Susan Butson (a nurse in the Barlow household) to Nora and letters from Thomas Barlow and Erasmus Barlow to Ida.

Dates: 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1925, 1925

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/26
Scope and Contents

Contains 33 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 4 January and December 1925. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to visits to Great Yarmouth and France.
Includes a letter from an H. E. L. to Nora and letters from Hilda Barlow, Thomas Barlow, Erasmus Barlow, Andrew Barlow and Katherine (Effie) Farrer to Ida.

Dates: 1925
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1937, 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/38
Scope and Contents

Contains 31 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 14 January and December 1937. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters give an account of the coronation of George VI and of a visit to Ireland. Contains enclosure of pressed sample of Connemara Heath (formerly Menziesia Polifolia) from Achill Island, Ireland.
Includes letters from Alan Barlow and Thomas Barlow to Ida.

Dates: 1937
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).