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Troubridge Family collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 TRO
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: Troubridge Family collection
Date(s): [1795-1946]
Level of description: Collection
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Name of creator(s): Troubridge family
Cochrane family
Troubridge | Sir | Edward Thomas | 1787-1852 | Rear-Admiral
Troubridge | Sir | Ernest Charles Thomas | 1862-1926 | Admiral
Troubridge | Sir | Thomas Herbert Cochrane | 1860-1938 | 4th Baronet
Troubridge | Sir | Thomas Hope | 1895-1949 | Vice-Admiral
Troubridge | Sir | Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane | 1815-1867 | Brevet Colonel | 3rd Baronet
Troubridge | Sir | Thomas | c 1758-1807 | 1st Baronet


Administrative/Biographical history:

See sub-fonds level descriptions for individual biographies.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Troubridge and Cochrane Family. Correspondence includes Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge, 2nd Baronet and his family, Sir Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge, 3rd Baronet and his family circa 1800 to 1900. The collection also includes correspondence within the Cochrane family involving Sir Alexander Forrest Inglis Cochrane and his wife, Thomas Cochrane, Louisa Cochrane and Andrew Cochrane. The nature of the correspondence is personal and undated. Also included is correspondence with the Noel family, a collection of 'verse and poetry', miscellaneous prints, drawings and sketches (10 items), invitations, business cards and miscellaneous pamphlets 1808-1948. In addition, Louis Shennan's research and biographical information on the Troubridge family is included (TRO/407/1-10)

Papers of Sir Edward Thomas Troubridge, comprising Orders from the Admiralty in this collection are wide ranging covering the period 1810-52. Including memorandum, commissions, provisions, transport orders for the ARMIDE during the Anglo- American War, 1812-14 and orders for the STAG, 1831-34. Official correspondence, 1810-52, includes Sir A. F.I. Cochrane, Napier, Elphinstone and papers concerning Sir Edward Thomas's father's Neapolitan pension. Also included is letters re: the action fought by the GREYHOUND in company with the HARRIER in 1806 against the Dutch Company's brig's QUEEN ELIZABETH and BELGICA. Personal correspondence includes letters to his wife Anna Maria, his sons Edward Norwich and Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane and his daughters Charlotte and Louisa. There are also letters from the Cochrane family.

Papers of Adml Sir Ernest Charles Thomas Troubridge. The collection includes his scrapbook album, 1889-99, a pocket notebook, correspondence as President of the International Danube Commission (1920-4), correspondence from a variety of individuals, 1895-1921 and volume listing his commission dates, entitled 'recollections in ranks'.

Sir Thomas Herbert Cochrane Troubridge including letters 1933-6 and a certificate dated 1879 from the Royal Military College and three invitations to dinner parties.

Papers of Sir Thomas Hope Troubridge, including training guidelines whilst as a gunnery officer 1922-1944, Naval orders 1925-1926, Admiralty papers 1945-1946, two commissions 1915 and 1943, and lecture notes, syllabuses and essays whilst at the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, 1924-1925.

Papers of Sir Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge. Official letters include work concerning the improvement of army uniform, 1856-59 and letters on his award of the Companion of the Bath, 1855. Personal correspondence includes his account of the events leading up to the Battle of Alma and Inkerman, 1854, during the Crimean War. He recounts his time in Hospital and being severely wounded at the Battle of Inkerman. Letters also recount his voyage from Southampton to Sevastopol, 1854. Letters also include correspondence with his wife, Lady Louisa Troubridge (nee Gurney) and his children, 1854-67.

Papers of Sir Thomas Troubridge. The papers include orders, 1795-1801, commissions of Sir Thomas Troubridge and his son Sir Edward. Correspondence and orders, 1801-1807, correspondence relating the Battle of Copenhagen, 1801, the court martial of Calder, 1801, HARRIER and GREYHOUND, 1806, re: destroying Dutch Company's brigs CHRISTIAN ELIZABETH and BELGICA. The collection also consists of 12 letters detailing prize money, 1798-1802, purchased via Maggs in 1982.

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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 loaned to The Museum by Sir Peter Troubridge in 1984.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 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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