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Berry, Sir Edward (1768-1831)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 BER

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Berry, Sir Edward (1768-1831)

Date(s): 1787-1814

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 5 vols, 1 file

Name of creator(s): Berry | Sir | Edward | 1768-1831 | Knight | Rear Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Berry went to sea as a volunteer in 1779 and served in the guardship Magnificent between 1787 and 1788. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1794. He later served in the AGAMEMNON and the Captain with Nelson (q.v.), 1796 to 1797 and was then promoted to captain. After service with Nelson at the battle of the Nile, 1798, he commanded the FOUDROYANT and captured the GENEREUX and GUILLAUME TELL. He was appointed to the AGAMEMNON in 1805 and fought at Trafalgar. Subsequent commands took him to the West Indies and in 1812 he was appointed to the Barfleur. Berry commanded the royal yacht ROYAL SOVEREIGN, 1813 to 1814. He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1821.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Edward Berry comprising logs, 1787 to 1788, 1796 to 1797, 1799 to 1806, 1812, 1813 to 1814, and twenty-five letters from Nelson, 1797 to 1805.


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 were bequeathed to the Museum in 1953 by Mrs K.E. Maunsell.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jun 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: 2011-01-07

Napoleonic Wars (1800-1815) | Wars (events)
Ships | Vehicles | Transport
Ships logs | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources

Personal names
Berry | Sir | Edward | 1768-1831 | Knight | Rear Admiral
Nelson | Horatio | 1758-1805 | 1st Viscount Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe | Vice-Admiral

Corporate names