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Manuscripts

The National Maritime Museum's collection of manuscripts is the largest and most important dedicated archive for the study of maritime history in the world.

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Plate from the journal of Edward Barlow, made 1695-1703

 

Two portraits and a letter by Admiral Lord Nelson

 

'Royal Tars of Old England', a recruitment poster for volunteers

 

Illustration of giant squid attack from 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea'

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Second Class dinner menu from the last night on the RMS 'Titanic', 14 April, 1912, kept by survivor Mrs Bertha J. Marshall (nee Watt)

 

The night sky above Greenwich around 10pm on the 15th February, taken from Edwin Dunkin's 'The Midnight Sky'

 

Recruitment poster for the 36-gun 'Pallas' at Plymouth, promising Spanish prize money and glory for those sailing with Captain Lord Cochrane

 

List of officers and men from HMS 'Erebus', dated 1845

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Constellation card, Urania's mirror

 

Orrery in the form of Renaissance Ptolemaic armillary sphere

 

Constellation card, Urania's mirror

 

Letter from Napoleon to Admiral Ganteaume

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Cover of Jules Verne's 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea'

 

Drawings of the observations of the transit of Venus, 1769, by Charles Green and Lieutenant James Cook, published in the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society', 1771

 

Cutty Sark' crew list, 1891

 

Constellation card, Urania's mirror

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Plate from the journal of Edward Barlow, made 1695-1703

 

The celestial planisphere or transparent star director

 

Frontispiece of 'Astronomicum Caesareum', 1540

 

Nelson's weather log, Pages 2-3

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Letter from Napoleon to Admiral Ganteaume

 

Constellation card, Urania's mirror

 

Page from 'The Nuremberg Chronicle' by Hartmann Schedel, depicting wooden shipbuilding in progress

 

Plate from the journal of Edward Barlow, made 1695-1703

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Letterbook of Captain Edward Rotheram

 

Letterbook of Captain Edward Rotheram

 

Letterbook of Captain Edward Rotheram

 

Letterbook of Captain Edward Rotheram

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Letterbook of Captain Edward Rotheram

 

'Instructions for the better ordering His Majesties Fleet in Sayling...in fighting...'

 

George I with his fleet circling around him

 

Thomas Ripley's plan of Queen Mary Block, Greenwich Hospital

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Channel Islands Survey

 

Bomb vessel plans, plate from 'Memoires d'Artillerie' by Pierre Surirey de Saint Remy

 

The Boat-cloak or cloak boat invented by Peter Halkett, R.N.

 

Plan of men round an 18-pounder gun on the frigate 'Amazon'

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The Boat-cloak or cloak boat invented by Peter Halkett, R.N.

 

Journal kept by John Tillery, midshipman of HMS 'Tigre'

 

Letter from Lt Paul Nicolas of HMS 'Belleisle' with account and battle plan for Trafalgar, 1805

 
 

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