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Nares, Sir George Strong, Vice-Admiral, (1831-1915)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 NAS/1-99
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Nares, Sir George Strong, Vice-Admiral, (1831-1915)
Date(s): 1848-1851
Level of description: Subfonds
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Extent: 1 vol
Name of creator(s): Nares | Sir | George Strong | 1831-1915 | Vice-Admiral


Administrative/Biographical history:

G.S. Nares entered the Navy in 1845 and served as a midshipman in the Havannah, flagship on the Australian Station, and in her tender, the Bramble. He specialized in surveying, becoming a lieutenant in 1854 and a captain in 1869. In 1872 he was chosen to command the Challenger on her voyage round the world, the first major oceanographic expedition. He then led the Arctic Expedition of 1875 to 1876. He became a rear-admiral in 1887 and a vice-admiral in 1892. See M.B. Deacon, Ann Savours and Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith, 'Sir George Strong Nares 1831-1915' (Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, 1976).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir George Strong Nares, consisting of a log, 1848 to 1851.

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .

Archival Information

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Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by the Hydrographic Department in 1969.

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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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