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Rainier Family papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 RAI
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Rainier Family papers
Date(s): 1778-1897
Level of description: Collection
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Name of creator(s): Harvey | Sir | Thomas | 1775-1841 | Knight | Vice-Admiral
Rainier | John Harvey | 1847-1915 | Admiral
Rainier | John Sprat | 1777-1822 | Rear-Admiral
Rainier | Peter | c 1741-1808 | Admiral
Rainier | Peter | 1784-1836 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

See sub-fonds level descriptions for individual biographies.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Thomas Harvey consisting of a journal, 1805 to 1807, loose papers containing letters and orders, 1807 to 1809, and a few miscellaneous memoranda.

Papers of Adml John Harvey Rainier, consisting of a series of logs, 1862 to 1897, with a gap between 1874 and 1884, and loose papers about the relief of Kandanos. There is also a volume of copies of letters relating to the promotion to commander of J.H. Rainier's uncle by marriage, Captain William War Percival Johnson, 1831 to 1835.

Papers of John Sprat Rainier. They consist of logs, 1795 to 1800, 1802 to 1805 and 1808 to 1811, and a few loose papers.

Papers of Adml Peter Rainier consisting of his logs, 1778 to 1782, and letter and order books, 1794 to 1805.

Papers of Cpt Peter Rainier, containing a log of the CAROLINE, 1802 to 1803, a signal book, 1803 to 1804, a letter from Admiral Rainier to his son, 1805, and loose papers relating to Rainier's service, 1803 to 1814 and 1831 to 1835.

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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 Rainier collection, presented in 1948 by Captain J.W. Rainier.

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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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