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Hamilton family papers (East India)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 HMN
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Hamilton family papers (East India)
Date(s): [1734-19th century]
Level of description: Collection
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Name of creator(s): Hamilton | Archibald | 1778-1848 | East India Captain | merchant


Administrative/Biographical history:

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Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Capt Archibald Hamilton, consisting of journals, owners' instructions, accounts of stores, navigational work books, cash books, as well as accounts of the engagement off Pulo Aor and the subsequent court of enquiry. There are also private and general trade accounts and several items of economic interest, including a fabric pattern sample book the papers relate to Montgomerie Hamilton, younger brother of Archibald. There are a number of logs of other East India Company ships, 1765 to 1785, and some papers of William Reid, relating to trade with North America, 1734 to 1735.

Papers of John, Commander Hamilton, consisting of very full records for all of the Bombay Castle's voyages, including expenses, signal books, lists of passengers, and accounts of the French prize. There is also an extract from the Castle Huntly's log, 1819.

Papers of Commander Alexander Montgomerie. There are account books for the Besborough, 1777 to 1781; a letterbook, 1786 to 1788, and a log book of the Bombay Castle, 1793 to 1794.

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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 Hamilton (East India) collection, presented between 1965 and 1968 by Lieutenant-Commander John Hamilton, R.N.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Jul 2011.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 20

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