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American history

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Letters of Edward Lyulph Stanley

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 232
Scope and Contents Eight exercise books containing copies of letters, which were written by Stanley during a tour of Civil War America in 1864, undertaken in the period between his leaving Oxford and being called to the Bar. Most are addressed to his mother and sister, but were intended to be circulated and read together, providing a single picture. Stanley was very interested in examining the causes and course of the conflict from both the Union and Confederate perspectives, and secured introductions to...
Dates: 1864-03-12 - 1864-09-23
Conditions Governing Access: For conservation reasons, this collection may only be consulted on microfilm reel MC88.

Log entries for May, 1775-05-01 - 1775-05-31

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 14/58: 166v-172
Scope and Contents Daily log entries, except for 16-20 May for which there is a single summarised entry. The Resolution was travelling on a course via the island of St. Helena (sighted on 14 May) and Ascension Island. The entries include remarks by Wales on his calculations of longitude [RGO 14/58: 170]. That for 29 May includes a description of Ascension Island: ‘The whole island of Ascension seems to be one great heap of lava or melted matter’; it also recounts the arrival of a sloop from New York, from...
Dates: 1775-05-01 - 1775-05-31
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (