An archive of letters to his wife while he is on active service in the Royal Navy first in India and Ceylon (as was) and then in the West Indies
[For a much fuller description of the letters please contact me] A large collection of autograph letters from Captain, (later Admiral) Arthur Galloway [1855-1918] to his fiancee then wife Donna Evelyn Caroline Royston Rawson Walker whom he married in 1892 from various naval stations and postings around the world dating from 1891 shortly after their courtship began leading up to their marriage and with a further collection of correspondence to her from his posting on the North America station, where he commands HMS Tribune, at which time she is expecting their first child. Included is a signed, cabinet photograph of Galloway dating from 1904 and annotated to verso stating that it was taken on the Quarter deck of HMS Revenge of which he was captain at the time. Also included are two programmes for entertainments mounted by the crew of HMS Tribune in Bermuda dating from the period when Galloway was captain of Tribune and referred to in the correspondence. A further small collection of papers regarding the operation at Colon in Panama in 1901 involving French, British and US ships, amongst them Galloway's and shedding light on the diplomatic manoeuvres there to protect British, French and US interests at Colon during the Thousand Day's War. This operation is referred to in his later letters.
Author Captain, (later Admiral) Arthur Galloway [1855-1918]
Date c. 1890's / 1900's
Binding no binding