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Hamond, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Graham Eden (1779-1862)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 HAM

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Hamond, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Graham Eden (1779-1862)

Date(s): [1819-1838]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 1ft; 31cm

Name of creator(s): Hamond | Sir | Graham Eden | 1779-1862 | Knight | Admiral Of The Fleet


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hamond was the son of Captain Sir Andrew Snape Hamond (1738-1828), Controller of the Navy. He entered the Navy in 1785, was promoted to lieutenant in 1795 and commander in 1798. He served during the French wars but was invalided in 1814. His next appointment was in 1824 to the Wellesley and in 1825 he conveyed the British ambassador, Sir Charles Stuart (1779-1845), later Lord Stuart de Rothesay, to Brazil. While there Hamond was promoted to rear-admiral. He was ordered home in the SPARTIATE and on the way he delivered the Treaty of Separation between Brazil and Portugal to the King of Portugal. From 1834 to 1838 he was Commander-in-Chief on the South American Station; this was his last employment. Hamond became a vice-admiral in 1837, an admiral in 1847 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1862.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Graham Eden Hamond, including three diaries, 1834 to 1838, and about one hundred letters, most of which are letters received by Hamond and copies or drafts of his replies during his period on the South American Station. There are a few earlier and later letters but all are from the year 1819 onwards, except for copies of two letters written by his father. His correspondents included Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) and Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville (q.v.).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were purchased by Sir James Caird in 1937.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jul 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2010-08-26

Diplomacy | Foreign relations | International relations
Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences

Personal names
Barrow | Sir | John | 1764-1848 | Knight | Secretary to the Admiralty and founder of the Royal Geographical Society
Dundas | Robert Saunders | 1771-1851 | 2nd Viscount Melville | Scots statesman
Hamond | Sir | Graham Eden | 1779-1862 | 2nd Baronet | naval officer

Corporate names
Royal Navy

South America