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Piracy

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Notes = Shiver me timbers!,Created For = CW

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Collection of Admiral Henry Craven St John

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1872
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...
Dates: 1850s-1870s

Letter from Charles de Vere to Captain Halliburton, relating to an expedition near the Island of Annobón to fight pirates, 11 July 1852

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1383/4/29
Scope and Contents Letter from Charles de Vere [or 'De Veve'] to Captain Halliburton of the HMS Amphion, dated 11 July 1852. De Vere relates in details an expedition against pirates on Annobón, an island near the Gulf of Guinea: 'After leaving the Amphion war frigate with the four boats we went ... to the island of Annabon [sic] the headquarters of the nest of pirates which I had commands to uproots'. The pirates were under the command of a 'greater ruffian than his companions in crime' named Antonio Costello. ...
Dates: 11 July 1852

Song beginning 'Cha toir Mac Iain Ghiorr a Muil[e] [th]u', 18 September 1884

 Item
Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/231
Scope and Contents Song beginning 'Cha toir Mac Iain Ghiorr a Muil[e] [th]u' probably collected from Ann Livingstone (née MacPherson) aged about 80 years, Bunawe [Bun Abha/Bonawe, Earra Ghàidheal/Argyllshire]. Text has been scored through as if copied elsewhere.
Dates: 18 September 1884