Fonds BC356 - Sir B Walker Papers

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Sir B Walker Papers


  • 1820-1870 (Creation)

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159 archive boxes

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Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake Walker, 1st Baronet KCB CMG (6 January 1802 – 12 February 1876) was Surveyor of the Navy from 1848 to 1861. and was responsible for the Royal Navy's warship construction programme during the 1850s naval arms race and at the time of the introduction of the Ironclad warship (Wikipedia).

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Loan collection deposited with the University of Cape Town Libraries

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Extensive collection of documents, letters, correspondence and sundry items relating to the career of Adm. Sir Baldwin Wake Walker. In order to access the contents, click on the digital object above to download a PDF containing a list of deposits and contents.


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