This collection is comprised of three sets of distinct papers concerning members of the Beaufort, Edgeworth, and Larpent families.
The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort (1774-1857), hydrographer of the
British Navy and member of the Royal Society, as well as papers of other members of the Beaufort family.
Subject matter includes naval operations of the British Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars; geography and hydrography;
Irish affairs; the Royal Society and scientific affairs in England; and family affairs. In addition there are also papers
Beaufort's daughter Lady Strangford, Emily Ann Smythe (1826-1887), a travel writer and illustrator, and papers of English
diplomat John James Larpent (1783-1860) and his family.
2,143 pieces in
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