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in two volumes, original green cloth, attractive production.û(I) Letter-Books July 6, 1780 - February 4, 1781. December 10, 1781 -ûSeptember 21, 1782. xxiii + 519pp.û(II) Order-Book July, 1781. November 27, 1781 - September 21, 1782. Index toûVolumes I and II. pagination continues to 932pp. Foreword: These volumes make available to students official correspondenceûand orders of Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney (first Baron Rodney),ûwhile he was commander-in-chief of the British fleet in the West Indies,û1780-1782, and during his visit to New York City in October and November,û1780.ûDNB: Rodney, George Brydges, (1719-1792), admiral; entered navy asûvolunteer per order, 1732; captain, 1742; took part in defeat of Frenchûunder L'Etenduere, 1747; rear admiral, 1759; bombarded and blockaded Havre,û1759 and 1760; commander-in-chief on Leeward Islands station, 1761;ûreduced Martinique and took possession of St Lucia, Grenada and St Vincent,û1762; held command at Jamaica, 1771-74; rear admiral, 1771; admiral 1778;ûdefeated Spanish off Cape St Vincent, and was nominated extra KB, 1780;ûproceeded to West Indies and took command of fleet on Leeward Islandûstation; seized St Eustatius, 1781; defeated French under De Grasse offûDominica, received thanks of parliament, and was raised to peerage asûBaron Rodney of Stoke-Rodney.
Title: Letter-Books and Order-Book of George, Lord Rodney Admiral of the White Squadron 1780-1782.
Publisher: 1932, New York,
kg: 1.00 kg
Seller ID: 6873