Scope and Content
Title: Collection of Engravings by Frederick Marryat from the Michael Sadleir Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1818-1924
Collection number: 408
1 oversize box
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Frederick Marryat (1792-1848) served in the British Royal Navy and received many commendations including the CB for conduct
in Burma, the gold medal of the Royal Humane Society for his gallantry in saving life at sea and the decoration of the French
Legion of Honour. After serving in the Navy, he began writing novels, some of which first appeared in
Metropolitan magazine. He later wrote children's books and published some drawings and caricatures. The collection consists of 9 etchings
by Marryatt and one print of an etching.
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[Identification of item], Collection of Engravings by Frederick Marryat from the Michael Sadleir Collection (Collection 408).
Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
UCLA Catalog Record ID
Frederick Marryat was born on July 10, 1792 in London, England; ran away several times from school, seeking to escape to sea;
in 1806 his father entered him on board the Impérieuse; served in the Centaur in the Mediterranean in 1810, and later in the
West Indies and on the coast of North America; took an active part in the first Burmese War, serving as senior naval officer
in Rangoon; appointed captain of the Tees; resigned in 1830; awarded CB for conduct in Burma, and the gold medal of the Royal
Humane Society for his gallantry in saving life at sea; elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1819 mainly for his adaptation
of signalling to a code for the mercantile marine, for which he later received the decoration of the French Legion of Honour;
began writing novels, some of which first appeared in the
Metropolitan magazine which he edited from 1832-35; they include
Newton Forster (1832),
Peter Simple (1834), and
Jacob Faithful (1834); later wrote children's books, including
Masterman Ready or the Wreck of the Pacific (1841) and
The Children of the New Forest (1847); also published some drawings and caricatures; he died on August 9, 1848 in Langham, Norfolk, England.
Scope and Content
Collection consists of 9 etchings by Marryatt and one print of an etching. Subjects include the funeral procession of Napoleon,
Napoleon's tomb on St. Helena, a midshipman's mess, a view on board an East-Indiaman, an African scene and a political cartoon.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848--Archives.
Authors, English--19th century--Archival resources.