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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

 

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

 

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

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Orrery in the form of Renaissance Ptolemaic armillary sphere

 

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

 

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

 

Constellation card, Urania's mirror

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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

 

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

 

Letter from Napoleon to Admiral Ganteaume

 

Cutty Sark' crew list, 1891

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

 

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

 

Frontispiece of 'Astronomicum Caesareum', 1540

 

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

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Constellation card, Urania's mirror

 

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

 

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

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Channel Islands Survey

 

The celestial planisphere or transparent star director

 
 

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