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Anson, George (1697-1762) Baron Anson, Admiral

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Surname: Anson
Forenames: George
Gender: Male
Date: 1697-1762
Title: Baron Anson
History: Admiral; circumnavigation of the world 1740-1744 and capture of Spanish treasure fleet; Rear Admiral 1745; defeated French off Finisterre 1747; First Lord of the Admiralty 1751-56 and 1757-62; Admiral of Fleet 1761. Created Baron 1747.
Biography: ODNB link for Anson, George (1697-1762) Baron Anson, Admiral
References: DNB; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276061 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P159021 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for George Anson
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1689-1754: This piece contains documents relating to a range of subjects. All the papers are in...
The National Archives, Kew
21 August 1747: Chesterfield to Cumberland: the cartel does not extend to prisoners captured by Admiral...
The National Archives, Kew
1740-1743: book of orders and letters during his world voyage
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1744-1762: official and private letters received
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1742-49: letters (c35) received
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
1744 1759-62: papers incl corresp rel resignation of his flag
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 7411 Pelham
1744-62: corresp with 1st Lord Hardwicke
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1752-57: corresp with Lord Holdernesse
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1748-62: corresp with Duke of Newcastle
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1747-48: letters from the Earl of Sandwich
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 5472 Montagu
1758: (11 items) corresp from William Pitt
University of Michigan: William L Clements Library
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
1740-1742: papers incl log books and journals kept by Hon A Keppel of his voyages
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch
NRA 4050 Keppel
1740-41: Narrative concerning his Squadron, with List of ships
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 5197 Legge

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