Contents and Arrangement

Malta, 1838 December 13

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

The collection contains 45 letters (1827-1839) by Bunbury, an officer in the British Navy, to his father, Sir Henry Edward Bunbury (1778-1860), while on naval duties in the Mediterranean near Greece, Malta, Corfu, Corinth, the Gulf of Kalamata, and Zante. The letters describe the Battle of Navarino (October 20, 1827) during which Bunbury lost his right hand, and other naval actions against the Turkish and Egyptian fleets. The ships Bunbury served on include the HMS Thunderer, Princess Charlotte, Dido, and Asia. Also present are one letter to his brother, Edward Herbert Bunbury, five letters to friends, his marriage certificate (1838), a letter of commendation by Captain W. F. Wise, and a certificate (1836) from the Royal Humane Society for an act of "distinguished courage and humanity" in rescuing a seaman fallen overboard.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Malta; Richard Hanmer Bunbury letters to his father, C0707, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Location:
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