Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801

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Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in the West Indies.

From the description of Sir Ralph Abercromby warrant, 1797 June 9 Barbados, West Indies, to Captain Charles W. Doyle, 87th Regiment. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 173203726

Abercromby was born at Menstry near Tullibody, Scotland, and after beginning a career in law enlisted in the armed forces. Abercromby quickly moved up in the ranks from lieutenant in 1760 to Commander-in-Chief in the West Indies in 1795.

From the description of Accounts of British Commander, French West Indies, Reports, 1793-1796. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 727944286

English general.

From the description of Autograph letters signed (3) : Marquain, Dublin, etc., to Sir James Murray Pulteney, 1794 June 3-[1797] Dec. 16. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 82879141

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to his brother [Sir Robert Abercromby], 1799 Mar. 24. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 83063181

From the description of Letter signed : London, to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1800 May 10. (Morgan Library & Museum). WorldCat record id: 82654471

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creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Accounts of British Commander, French West Indies, Reports, 1793-1796. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
referencedIn George Wiley Sherburn collection of letters and documents, 1655-1834. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Viscounts Melville papers, Melville, Viscounts papers, 1600-1851, 1780-1830 William L. Clements Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Letter signed : London, to Sir James Murray-Pulteney, 1800 May 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lee family. Lee family papers, 1754-1836. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Sir Ralph Abercromby warrant, 1797 June 9 Barbados, West Indies, to Captain Charles W. Doyle, 87th Regiment. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Sir Ralph Abercromby letter, undated New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Extra-illustrated Life of Nollekens, 1708-1875, 1768-1836 Yale Center for British Art
creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Observations relative to the proposed expedition on the East and West Indies : memorandum, 5 Nov. 1796. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Autograph receipt signed : [n.p.], 1793 Apr. 20. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Autograph letter signed : Edinburgh, to his brother [Sir Robert Abercromby], 1799 Mar. 24. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 66th (Berkshire). Orderly book of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot, 1796 Feb. 16-Oct. 10. Library of Congress
referencedIn National portrait gallery of illustrious and eminent personages of the nineteenth century, extra-illustrated Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Abercromby, Ralph, Sir, 1734-1801. Autograph letters signed (3) : Marquain, Dublin, etc., to Sir James Murray Pulteney, 1794 June 3-[1797] Dec. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 66th (Berkshire). Orderly book of the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot, 1796 Feb. 16-Oct. 10. Library of Congress
creatorOf William L. Clements Library. Viscounts Melville papers, 1600-1851, bulk 1780-1830. University of Michigan, William Clements Library
referencedIn Cook, Henry R., fl. 1800-1845,. 18th century historical portraits, Etchings, 1776-1830. Temple University Libraries, Paley Library
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associatedWith Abercromby, Robert, Sir, 1740-1827, person
associatedWith Doyle, Charles W. person
associatedWith Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 66th (Berkshire) corporateBody
associatedWith Hausdorfer, Walter, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Jerdan, William, 1782-1869 person
associatedWith Lee family. family
associatedWith Pulteney, James, Sir, ca. 1751-1811, person
associatedWith Sherburn, George Wiley, 1884- person
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith William L. Clements Library. corporateBody
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West Indies, French
Great Britain
West Indies
France
Barbados
Europe
Great Britain
West Indies
West Indies, British
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Anglo--French War, 1793-1802
Military campaigns--History--Sources
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
East Indies--Colonization
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Birth 1734-10-07

Death 1801-03-28

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