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Oliver-Bellasis Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 BEL
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Oliver-Bellasis Collection
Date(s): [1798-1943]
Level of description: Collection
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Name of creator(s): Oliver | Algernon Hardy | c 1855-1934 | Commander
Oliver | Richard Aldworth | 1811-1889 | Admiral
Oliver | Robert Dudley | 1766-1850 | Admiral
Bellasis | Richard | Oliver- | 1900-1964 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

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Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Algernon Hardy Oliver. They comprise a series of logs, some watch, station and quarter bills, a sights book, 1872 to 1876, three diaries, 1879 to 1881, and a notebook, 1888.

Papers of Adml Richard Aldworth Oliver. They consist of a notebook kept in the QUEEN; a general order and memoranda book, 1840 to 1850; a letterbook, 1847 to 1851, and a diary, 1848 to 1850, kept in the FLY, describing Oliver's time in New Zealand and a voyage to the New Hebrides.

Papers of Robert Dudley Oliver. There are three standing order books, one for Plymouth and Spithead, 1798 to 1799, probably when Oliver was Captain of the NEMESIS, and two for the MARS, 1804, 1805 to 1806. There are also two letters written by Nelson to Oliver's father-in-law, Sir Charles Saxton.

Papers of Cpt Richard Oliver-Bellasis. They consist of standing orders and routines for some of the ships in which he served. There are also papers for a course at the Royal Naval College in 1936 and for a damage control course in 1943.

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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 are part of the Oliver-Bellasis collection, on permanent loan to the Museum since 1936.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Sep 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.

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