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Tyler, Admiral Sir Charles (1760-1835)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 TYL

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Tyler, Admiral Sir Charles (1760-1835)

Date(s): [1800-1815]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Tyler | Sir | Charles | 1760-1835 | Knight | Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Tyler entered the Navy in 1771 and was promoted to lieutenant in 1779. During the American War he served chiefly in the Channel and the Mediterranean and in the early part of the Revolutionary war in the Mediterranean. In 1799 he was appointed to the WARRIOR, at first in the Channel and after 1802 in the West Indies, and in 1805 to the TONNANT, with the Mediterranean fleet. He was severely wounded at Trafalgar. He was promoted to rear-admiral in 1808 and hoisted his flag as second-in-command at Portsmouth. Between 1812 and 1816 he was Commander-in-Chief at the Cape of Good Hope, after which he had no further service. He was promoted to vice-admiral in 1813 and to admiral in 1825.
See W.H. Wyndham-Quin Sir Charles Tyler, G. C. B. Admiral of the White (London, 1912)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Adml Sir Charles Tyler, comprising service documents and letters received, including those from Horatio Nelson, 1805, Lord Mulgrave (1755-1831), 1807 to 1808, and Admiral Collingwood, 1808 to 1809. There is also one letter from Lady Hamilton, 1808, and letters to Lady Tyler, 1800 to 1815.


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 bequeathed in 1952 by Mrs I.M. Bond, a descendant.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 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

Personal names
Collingwood | Cuthbert | 1750-1810 | Vice-Admiral | 1st Baron Collingwood
Nelson | Horatio | 1758-1805 | 1st Viscount Nelson of the Nile and Burnham Thorpe | Vice-Admiral
Phipps | Henry | 1755-1831 | 1st Earl of Mulgrave | statesman
Tyler | Sir | Charles | 1760-1835 | Knight | Admiral

Corporate names