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Hamond, Sir Graham Eden: correspondence (1850-1865)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL370
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Hamond, Sir Graham Eden: correspondence (1850-1865)
Date(s): 1850-1865
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 34 items
Name of creator(s): Hamond | Sir | Graham Eden | 1779-1862 | 2nd Baronet | naval officer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Graham Eden Hamond was born in London in 1779, and went to sea at a young age. He became a lieutenant in 1796 and saw active service in the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean, rising the ranks to become a Captain in 1798, Rear-Admiral in 1825, Vice-Admiral in 1837, Admiral in 1847 and Admiral of the Fleet in 1862. He succeeded his father as a baronet in 1838 and was made KCB in 1831.


Scope and content/abstract:

(i) Letters to Sir Graham Eden Hamond and Lady Hamond, 1850-1865. Mainly concerning references and testimonials for domestic servants, either formerly employed in or potentially to be engaged by the Hamond household. Including 1 receipt for 6 wages and a letter mentioning the 1852 general election. (ii) Letter from Charles Scovell of Bembridge, Isle of Wight, to Mr Escount, 16 Feb 1865. Relating to the business affairs of Sir Andrew Hamond [Sir Graham Hamond's son and successor as baronet].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from E Hall, 1967.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Aug 2008

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