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Harvey, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas (1775-1841)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 RAI/401-407

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Harvey, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas (1775-1841)

Date(s): [1805-1809]

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 1 vol, 1 file

Name of creator(s): Harvey | Sir | Thomas | 1775-1841 | Knight | Vice-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Harvey entered the Navy in 1787. He was present at the battle of the First of June 1794 and became a lieutenant four months later. In 1796 he was promoted to commander and to post rank in the next year. He was appointed to the Standard in 1805 under Vice-Admiral Collingwood, in the Mediterranean and in 1807 took part in the action of Sir John Duckworth in the Dardanelles. Returning to England in 1808, he was appointed to the Majestic in the Baltic until 1810 and then served until 1815 in the North Sea. Between 1815 and 1839 he had no employment. He was made rear-admiral in 1821, vice-admiral in 1837 and in 1839 was appointed Commander-in-Chief, North America and West Indies Station; he died during this command.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Thomas Harvey consisting of a journal, 1805 to 1807, loose papers containing letters and orders, 1807 to 1809, and a few miscellaneous memoranda.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers are part of the Rainier collection, presented in 1948 by Captain J W Rainier. Harvey was connected with the Rainier family through his daughter, Sarah Harvey, who married the Reverend George Rainier and was the mother of Admiral John Harvey Rainier.



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

Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) | Wars (events)
Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
Naval operations | Military operations | Military engineering

Personal names
Harvey | Sir | Thomas | 1775-1841 | Knight | Vice-Admiral

Corporate names