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Napier, Sir Charles (1786-1860) Knight Admiral

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Surname: Napier
Pretitle: Sir
Forenames: Charles
Gender: Male
Date: 1786-1860
Title: Knight
History: Admiral in the Royal Navy. On active service during Napoleonic wars. In command of the Portuguese fleet 1833. Ennobled in the Portuguese peerage. Saw service in the Levant. MP for Marylebone 1841 & Southwark 1855. Commanded expedition to the Baltic 1854.
Biography: ODNB link for Napier, Sir Charles (1786-1860) Knight Admiral
References: PROCAT; NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P275625 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P126365 )
Online related resources Bibliography of British and Irish History link for Sir Charles Napier
Number Description Held by Reference Further information
corresp and papers
British Library, Manuscript Collections
1813-60: letters received
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
c1840-56: letters and papers
The National Archives
c1814: narrative of the operations in the Potomac by the squadron under Captain Sir JA Gordon
Library of Congress, Manuscript Division
See R Morriss, Guide to British Naval Papers in North America (1994)
1841-55: corresp with Lord Aberdeen
British Library, Manuscript Collections
c1830-1855: corresp with Admiral MFF Berkeley and Admiralty
Berkeley Castle Muniments
NRA 21647 Berkeley
1854-55: letters to Sir Andrew Buchanan
Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections
NRA 8677 Buchanan
1840-45: letters (28) to Edward Davies Davenport
Manchester University: University of Manchester Library
NRA 592
1831: letters to Henry Duncan
Collection held privately: enquiries to National Register of Archives for Scotland
NRA 12609
1840-41: corresp with Lord Minto
National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive
NRA 30121 Nat Maritime Mus
letters to Sir William Napier
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
NRA 13979 Napier
1833-59: corresp with Lord Palmerston
University of Southampton Library
NRA 12889
1840-41: letters to Viscount Ponsonby
Durham University Library and Collections
NRA 6228 Grey
letters to Lord Tweeddale
British Library: Asian and African Studies
NRA 27520