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Carew, Sir Benjamin Hallowell, (1760-1834)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 HLW

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Carew, Sir Benjamin Hallowell, (1760-1834)

Date(s): [1812-1828]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 5 files

Name of creator(s): Carew | Sir | Benjamin Hallowell | 1760-1834 | Knight | Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

This officer, known throughout his naval career as Hallowell, took the additional name of Carew in 1828. In 1783 he was a lieutenant, becoming a commander in 1790. He served off Africa and was in the Mediterranean as one of Nelson's 'Band of Brothers'. In 1812 he hoisted his flag in the MALTA, again in the Mediterranean, where he remained until the peace. He was Commander-in-Chief on the coast of Ireland, 1816 to 1818, and at the Nore, 1821 to 1824. Attaining the rank of vice-admiral in 1819, he was advanced to admiral in 1830.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Benjamin Hallowell Carew. The papers were acquired in several parts. Some loose papers, which came to the Museum in 1934, are of unknown provenance, while Sir James Caird presented a signal book in 1933. A further collection of papers was purchased, covering the period 1812 to 1814 and includes letters, mainly received by Hallowell, and his out-letter drafts. There are a number of documents relating to the Peninsular War, in particular to the siege of Tarragona, 1813, and also a small collection of letters from Sir Edward Codrington (q.v.), 1827 to 1828.


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:

Acquired in several parts.



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: 2010-08-26

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

Personal names
Carew | Sir | Benjamin Hallowell | 1760-1834 | Knight | Admiral
Codrington | Sir | Edward | 1770-1851 | Knight | naval officer

Corporate names
Royal Navy

Spain | Western Europe | Europe