Document ReferenceNe C 10024/1-2
TitleLetter from [George H. Gordon] 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Argyll House, to [Henry Pelham-Clinton], 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; 15 Oct. 1854
Date15 October 1854
Extent3 ff
Content DescriptionSays that 'no specific charge' has been made against Admiral Dundas with the exception of him having failed to prevent the Russians from entering the Crimea; agrees that Dundas is 'remiss and incapable' but he cannot agree to his recall without a 'specific charge'; comments that Sir Edward Lyons would also object on these grounds; believes that they will take Sevastopol 'in a few days' after which time Dundas can return to England.

Some parts of the text have been lost due to fire damage - possibly in the fire at Clumber in 1879.

Ne C 10024/2 is the wrapper.
Termwars, Crimean 1853-1856
resignations and dismissals, Admiral Dundas
sieges, Sevastopol 1854-1855
Physical Descriptionconserved
Conditiondamaged by fire

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA16042Dundas; James W.D. (1785-1862); Admiral; commander of British fleet during Crimean war; assumed name Dundas 18081785-1862
NA6054Lyons; Edmund (1790-1858); 1st Baron Lyons; admiral1790-1858
NA142Gordon; George Hamilton- (1784-1860); 4th Earl of Aberdeen1784-1860
NA945Clinton; Henry P.F. Pelham- (1811-1864); 5th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne; styled Earl of Lincoln until 18511811-1864
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