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Pocock (Sir George) Papers
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Description
Official papers and correspondence of Sir George Pocock from 1734-1793.
Background
Sir George Pocock, British admiral, entered the navy in 1718. In 1738-1744, during the War of Jenkins' Ear, he served in the Mediterranean fleet of Rear Admiral Nicholas Haddock. In 1744 he convoyed the African and East Indian trade, and in 1745-1748 served in the West Indies. From 1748 to 1752 he lived in England. In 1756 he was promoted to Rear Admiral of the White, then Vice-Admiral, and in 1757 assumed the chief command of the East Indian squadron. In 1761 he was promoted to Admiral of the Blue and was made a Knight of the Bath. In 1762 Pocock was appointed commander-in-chief of the successful expedition against Havana, Cuba, with Lord Albermarle in charge of the land forces. Pocock retired from service in 1766.
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11.66 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
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