Sketch books of drawings of fragments recovered from the shipwrecks of the Royal George and the Edgar
Vols.1 and 3 (9p and 11p respectively) are entitled 'Fragments of the "Royal George"'; vol.2 (13p) is entitled 'Guns Recovered from the Wrecks of the "Royal George" & "Edgar"'.
Each volume contains hand-coloured drawings (varnished over) of parts of the structure, weaponry etc brought up in 1839-40 following Col. Pasley's operations to move the ships (the former sunk in 1782 Aug at Spithead, the latter sunk at St. Helens).
The drawings are often notated 'Portsmouth August [to October] 1840', some after sketches by Lt. Read and Capt. Hall.
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