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GLOVER, Capt Sir John Hawley (1829-1885)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0402 JHG
Held at: Royal Geographical Society
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Full title: GLOVER, Capt Sir John Hawley (1829-1885)
Date(s): 1857-1858
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 5 vols
Name of creator(s): Glover | Sir | John Hawley | 1829-1885 | Knight | naval officer and colonial administrator | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1829; entered the Royal Navy, 1841; served on the QUEEN, flagship of Sir Edward Owen in the Mediterranean; served on the PENELOPE off the west coast of Africa; Lt, 1851; appointed to the ROYALIST in the East Indies, 1852; moved to the SPHINX, and took part in the action near Donabew in Burma and was wounded, 4 Feb 1853; returned to England, 1853; appointed to the ROYAL GEORGE, 1853; first lieutenant of the paddle-sloop ROSAMOND, in which he served in the Baltic in the Crimean War, 1854; commander of the OTTER, 1855-1857; volunteered for Dr William Balfour Baikie's second ascent of the River Niger, 1857; Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1857-1885; returned to England and was appointed to the ARROGANT, going out as flagship off the west coast of Africa, 1861; Commander, 1862; Colonial administration, Lagos: Secretary, 1864-1866 and Administrator, 1866-1872; Special Commissioner to the Eastern District of the Gold Coast, 1873; Governor of Newfoundland, 1876-1881; naval retired list with the rank of Captain, 1877; Governor of the Leeward Islands, 1881-1883; Governor of Newfoundland, 1883-1885; died, 1885.


Scope and content/abstract:

Copy, by a later hand, of journal of Capt Sir John Hawley Glover in letter form from SS DAYSPRING (second Niger expedition of W B Baikie), 8 May 1857-27 Jan 1858.

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Conditions governing access:

Accessed via the Foyle Reading Room. Free of charge for Fellows, Members and those with valid academic identification. All other users pay a charge and must bring identification in order to register on arrival.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopying at the discretion of the Archivist and subject to completion of 'application for copies' form. No reproduction or publication without permission of the RGS-IBG Archivist.

Finding aids:

Hand list and card index.

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Publication note:

The Voyage of the Dayspring: being the journal of ... Sir J. H. Glover ... together with some account of the expedition up the Niger River in 1857, by A. C. G. Hastings (1926).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Prepared by an archives volunteer using existing finding aids. Revised by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) ed.2, name authority NRA.

Date(s) of descriptions:
17 January 2002

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