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Deane Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 DEN
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Deane Collection
Date(s): c 1724
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, manuscript, 79 pp
Name of creator(s): Deane | John | 1679-1762 | diplomat and spy
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Administrative/Biographical history:

John Deane (1679-1762) entered the Russian Navy in 1711 as a lieutenant and served until 1722 when he returned to Britain. In 1725 he was employed by the British Foreign Office to act officially as a commercial consul in St Petersburg and unofficially as a spy. He went on serve as commercial consul in Flanders before retiring to Britain.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript entitled History of the Russian Fleet during the reign of Peter the Great, long considered anonymous but now thought to have been written by John Deane who served in the navy of Peter the Great (1672-1725).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single volume

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Not known

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Manuscript published in Russian as Istoriya rossiiskago flota v tsarstvovanie Petra Velikago (St Petersburg, 1897). It was also edited by Vice Admiral Cyprian A G Bridge and published by the Navy Records Association (London, 1899)

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Feb 2002

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