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BARLOW, Charles James, (1848-1912)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 BAR
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: BARLOW, Charles James, (1848-1912)
Date(s): 1 Jan 1848-31 Dec 1912
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1/2ft; 46cm
Name of creator(s): Barlow | Charles James | 1848-1912 | Vice Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

Barlow entered the Navy in 1862, serving first in the Scylla, China Station, 1863 to 1867, and then in the Pacific. He was promoted to lieutenant in 1872 and joined the Immortalite, Detached Squadron, 1874 to 1877, followed by service in the Flamingo in the East Indies, 1877 to 1880. Promoted to commander in 1884, he was appointed to the Bacchante, flagship of the East Indies Station, 1885 to 1888, and was involved in the Burma War, 1885 to 1886. After his promotion to captain in 1889, he commanded the Orlando on the Australian Station and then the Empress of India and the Jupiter, both in the Channel, until 1899. He became Admiral Superintendent of Pembroke Dockyard, 1899 to 1902, and of Devonport, 1906 to 1908.


Scope and content/abstract:

Paper of Charles James Barlow, 1848-1812, including logs, 1863 to 1867, 1876 to 1880 and 1889 to 1892; a journal and a report on the Burma War; some papers concerning the opening of the Kiel Canal, 1899, and official papers for both dockyards.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the National Maritime Museum website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were presented to the Museum by Major Barlow in 1956.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry transcribed from the National Maritime Museum online catalogue by Sarah Drewery, May 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:
May 2011