Guide to the Sir Richard John Strachan letter, 1791 MS 145
Richard John Strachan was born on October 23, 1760. He entered the Royal Navy in 1773 and subsequently served on various ships in the East and West indies and on the North American Station. On the death of his uncle on December 26, 1777, he succeeded to the baronetcy. At the time of this letter he was captain of the H.M.S. Phoenix. He later rose to the rank of Admiral. He died on February 3, 1828.
This letter from Sir Richard John Strachan was sent to Commodore Sir William Cornwallis, his squadron commander in the East Indies describing his role in the action against the French frigate Resolue off Pondecherry, which resulted in her capture. The Résolue was an Iphigénie class 32-gun frigate of the French Navy.
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Guide to the Sir Richard John Strachan letter, November 21, 1791,MS 145, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
This collection was ordered from dealer Fancis Edwards on November 17, 1960.
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