Scope and Contents
An album of blank paper measuring 245 x 300 mm. The first thirty pages contain a miscellaneous collection of inserted photographs, original drawings and watercolours, mostly of maritime and naval interest and of family holidays, ranging in date from 1845 to 1900. There are eight original pictures of the Falkland Islands area, some of which are initialled G.M.H. or R.C.H. The last item is a photograph of troops embarking for the South African War in 1900.
- 1845 - 1982
- Hamond family (Family)
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Biographical / Historical
The album may have been the property of the Hamond family of Twyford Hall, Norfolk. The initials G.M.H. or R.C.H. may stand for Georgena Maria and Richenda Catherine Hamond, daughters of Captain Philip Hamond, who sailed to the Falkland Islands in 1848. Hamond was accompanied by his friend Captain Bartholomew James Sulivan, a Royal Navy officer who had carried out survey work around the islands and South America between 1838-39 and 1842-46. Sulivan farmed on the Falklands during three years of leave from 1848 to 1851.
1 archive box(es) (1 box) : art work/paper/photograph
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
the album's binding is broken; its contents are in good to fair condition.
Former / Other Reference
MSS 795 V
Other Finding Aids
Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 150; MSS Addenda, vol. III.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Spots, 1912.
This item level description was created by MJC using information from the original typescript catalogue.
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