Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Eyre Coote Papers, 1775-1925

Finding aid created by
David Fleming, September 2006, and Philip Heslip, March 2010

Summary Information
Title: Eyre Coote papers
Creator: Coote, Eyre, 1857-1925
Inclusive dates: 1775-1925
Bulk dates: 1775-1830
Extent: 21 linear feet
Abstract:
The Eyre Coote papers contain the military, family, and estate material of Sir Eyre Coote, a prominent British officer who participated in the Revolutionary war and many military expeditions in the early 19th century. The papers include military commissions, letters and letterbooks, orderly books, journals, notebooks, diaries, financial accounts, genealogical material, estate and legal papers, newspapers, and maps.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

2005. M-4428.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Other Finding Aids:

The Manuscripts Division has detailed a calendar of the Eyre Coote papers. The following calendar contains item-level description and additional background information on the Coote genealogy: Eyre Coote Papers Calendar.

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the "We the People" project.

Preferred Citation:

Eyre Coote Papers, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

This collection is organized into 4 series:

  • Series I: Military Papers
    • Subseries I: Commissions
    • Subseries II: Correspondence and Documents
    • Subseries III: Letter Books
    • Subseries IV: Orderly Books
    • Subseries V: Journals and Notebooks
  • Series II: Family and Estate Material
    • Subseries I: Genealogical Material and Notes
    • Subseries II: Family Correspondence
    • Subseries III: Financial Papers
    • Subseries IV: Estate and Legal Papers
    • Subseries V: Bound Volumes
  • Series III: Newspapers
  • Series IV: Maps

Each series is organized into subseries based on topic and genre. The Military Papers subseries is largely organized by military assignment and is generally in chronological order. The Family and Estate Papers subseries is arranged by correspondent and the Newspapers series is ordered alphabetically by publication.


Biography

Eyre Coote (1759-1823), was the son of Charles Coote (1713-1796), and Grace Tilson of Ireland. He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College. In December 1774, he entered the 37th Regiment British Army under his uncle, General Sir Eyre Coote. During the American Revolutionary War, he rose through the ranks to lieutenant in 1776 and to captain in 1778. Coote participated in the battles of Brooklyn (August 27, 1776), Brandywine (September 11, 1777), Germantown (October 4, 1777), and Monmouth Court House (June 28, 1778), among others. He served in the southern colonies under General Charles Cornwallis from 1780 until he was captured at the Battle of Yorktown in 1781. He was paroled in April 1782, and he returned to England.

In February 1783, Coote was commissioned a major in the 4th Regiment of Foot and five years later, he purchased the office of lieutenant colonel of the 70th regiment. Between 1782 and 1792, Coote was garrisoned in Britain and Ireland. His first significant command was under Sir Charles Grey, for an expedition to attack the French in the West Indies. Though the conflict was not entirely successful, Coote distinguished himself and was promoted to colonel in 1794. He participated in an unsuccessful expedition to the Netherlands in 1794-1795, and in 1795, was appointed aide-de-camp to George III. He participated in a second West Indies campaign, under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie in 1796, and, that same year, was promoted to brigadier general while stationed at Bandon, County Cork, under the command of General William Dalrymple. On January 1, 1798, he was promoted to major general and given command at Dover, where a French invasion of England was expected but never materialized.

In 1798, Coote commanded an expedition to destroy the sluice gates of the Bruges Canal and other fixtures near Ostend, Belgium. The attack was successful but he was wounded and taken prisoner by the French. He was exchanged in September 1798, and, the following year, he commanded a brigade in the Netherlands near Helder. In 1801, Coote accompanied Sir Ralph Abercrombie to Egypt, where he was responsible for the siege and capture of Alexandria. For his success in Egypt, Coote was made a member of the Order of the Bath in May 1802. Between 1801 and 1805, he was stationed at various locations in Britain and Ireland, and in 1802 he was elected Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom for Queen’s County, an office which he held until 1806. From 1805-1808, Coote served as governor general of Jamaica, and commanded an expedition to protect the West Indies from French attack.

His last significant operation followed in 1809, when Coote was second-in-command to General Lord Chatham for an expedition to the Netherlands. Although Coote captured Flushing and occupied Walcheren Island, Chatham’s army lost strength as it approached Antwerp, and returned to England, leaving Coote to garrison Walcheren. However, disease spread among the troops and by the end of 1809, most of the soldiers returned to England. The expedition’s failure resulted in a parliamentary inquiry and censure over military misconduct during the expedition.

In 1812, the borough of Barnstaple in Devon elected Coote to serve as a Member of Parliament, an office which he held until 1818. He was promoted to general in 1814, but in 1815, was charged before the lord mayor of London with indecent conduct, having allegedly paid boys at Christ Church Hospital to whip him. The lord mayor’s court did not convict him, though Frederick, Duke of York, deemed Coote’s actions inappropriate and had Coote court-martialled, dismissed from the army, and stripped of his knighthood. This disgrace and the death of his daughter led to his increasing mental and physical decline. He died in London on December 10, 1823.

Coote married Sarah Rodbard (d. 1795), daughter of John Rodbard, in 1786; they had three daughters: Sarah (d. 1815), Susanna (b. 1787), and Catherine. His wife Sarah died in 1795, and in 1805, he married Jane Bagwell, daughter of John Bagwell, of Marlfield. They had one son, Eyre (1806-1834), who died while on a yachting trip in the Mediterranean.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Eyre Coote papers consist of 41 boxes containing 1,925 numbered items, covering Eyre Coote’s military papers and family and estate material. These include: 13 Eyre Coote military commissions; 1,160 military letters, mostly to Coote; 22 letterbooks, containing copies of Coote’s correspondence, predominately to military and political figures; 69 orderly books covering Coote’s career from 1775 to 1809; 35 journals, notebooks, and diaries recording expedition details, day-to-day activities, and financial accounts; 14 items of genealogical material; 359 family letters; 200 financial papers; 235 estate and legal papers; 26 bound family and estate volumes; 83 newspapers, nearly all collected by Eyre Coote (1857-1925) with various references to either Sir Eyre Coote or the Coote family; and 40 maps.

The Military Papers series contains the letters, letterbooks, orderly books, and journals of Eyre Coote; these papers are organized into five subseries. See Additional Descriptive Data for a timeline of Eyre Coote's military placements.

The Commissions subseries (13 items) is comprised of Eyre Coote's official military commissions, from his assignment as an adjutant in the 37th Regiment in 1778 to his appointment as colonel of the 34th (Cumberland) Regiment in 1810. Such notable officers as William Howe, Henry Clinton, Thomas Townshend, William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck, and Thomas Pelham signed these documents.

The Military Correspondence and Documents subseries (1160 items) consists of letters and documents concerning Coote's activities in the British military. These cover his role in the Revolutionary War with the 37th Regiment; his expedition to Egypt and the Mediterranean; his governorship in Jamaica; and his service in England, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Item types include letters from all ranks of the British army and navy; copies of letters written by Coote; accounts and receipts for supplies and payment of Coote's regiments; general orders, instructions, regulations, and memoranda; and copies of addresses given to various military and political audiences. Correspondence topics include notable military events and division maneuvers; regimental management, reviews and inspections; disciplinary actions and courts martial; capture and requests for parole; appointments, promotions, the purchases of ranks; military intelligence; soldier defections; and health and sickness of soldiers and family.

Notable material includes:

  • A Loyalist poem entitled "An address to Americans" [1775]
  • Revolutionary War items concerning the 37th Regiment in Virginia and Pennsylvania (1776-1782)
  • Private six-page memorandum containing Coote's description of landing near Ostend, his destroying the gates, and his subsequent capture (May 1798)
  • Letters between Coote and John Hely-Hutchinson concerning the British/French conflict in Egypt, including 5 reports from Coote on the state of the Abū Qīr Hospital (March 1801)
  • Material documenting Coote's governorship of Jamaica, such as letters from British Administration at Downing Street, including one item from Robert Stewart Castlereagh warning of the likelihood of a "negro insurrection" (April, 4, 1807), and material related to slavery and the slave trade in the West Indies
  • Letters describing the attack and unsuccessful occupation of Walcheren, Netherlands, (1809)
  • Two printed reports on the parliamentary inquiry into the Walcheren expedition (published 1811)

This series contains two printed items: two findings of the parliamentary inquiry into the Walcheren expedition, published in 1811.

The Letter Books subseries (22 volumes) consists of books with copies of letters to and from Coote concerning his military activities (1786-1809).

These letter books largely document Coote's correspondence with other British officers and regiments, while he was stationed at the following locations:

  • Bandon, Ireland, 1796-1798
  • Ostend, Netherlands, 1798
  • Dover, England, 1798-1801
  • Alexandria, Egypt, 1801
  • Southampton, England, 1800-1801
  • Athlone, Loughrea, Castlebar, Fermoy and Cork, Ireland, 1803-1804
  • Jamaica, 1805-1808
  • Walcheren, Netherlands, 1809

Many of the copied letters concern other British officers, including: Major Boulter Johntone, Captain Thomas Neill, Lieutenant Thomas Walsh, and Lieutenant Colonel William Yorke, among others. Of note are copies of messages from the Jamaican House of Assembly with Coote's replies and speeches (21 October 1806 -- 5 April 1808).

The Order Books subseries (69 volumes) consists of regimental and battalion orderly books and rosters, as well as books of general orders.

Below is a list of the regiments and missions documented in this series:

  • 37th Regiment of Light Infantry's activities in Dublin, Ireland; York Island [Manhattan], New York; and Elkton, Maryland; their march towards Chadds Ford, New Jersey; their participation in the Battle of Brandywine; and their efforts at Germantown, Philadelphia, Jamaica [Long Island], and New York City, 1775-1779
  • Battalion Order Book: Staten Island; at sea; James Island; Drayton House; William’s House; Charleston; Monk’s Corner; Philipsburg, South Carolina; and Flushing, New York, 1779-1781
  • 47th Regiment at New York and later at various English cities: Lancaster; Preston; Warrington; Warrington [Cheshire]; Whitehaven [Cumbria]; Whitehaven; Drogheda; and Limerick, Ireland, 1781-1785
  • Also a duty roll of the 56th and 47th Regiments for 6 September 1783
  • Standing orders for the 70th or Surrey Regiment, 1786
  • Standing orders for the Sussex Regiment of militia, 1792
  • General Order Book of the expedition to the West Indies, 1793-1794, with headquarters in Barbados, Guadeloupe, and Port Royal, Martinique
  • General and Garrison Order Book of the regiment garrisoned at Dover, Canterbury, Bandon and Dunmanway, Cork, throughout 1797-1799
  • General Order Book for the expedition to Ostend, Netherlands,1798-1799
  • General and battalion orders for the expedition to Helder, Netherlands, headquartered at Schagerburg and Helder
  • General orders for the expedition to Egypt, at sea on board HMS Kent , and at headquarters in Alexandria, 1800-1801
  • General and district orders for the regiment garrisoned at Dublin, Cork, and the south-western district, Ireland, 1804
  • General orders for the regiment intended for the West Indies, including Jamaica, 1805-1808
  • General orders for the regiment intended for Walcheren Island, Netherlands, expedition, garrisoned at Portsmouth, London, and ‘at sea’ and later at headquarters in Middleburg and on Walcheren Island. Endorsed ‘Lieut.-Colonel [Thomas] Walsh', 1809

This subseries holds 3 printed items:

  • A list of the General and Field Officers, as they Rank in the Army. Printed by J. Millan, London, 1758 (160 pages).
  • Standing Orders to be Observed in the 47th (or Lancashire) Regiment, by Order of Lieutenant-Col. Paulus Æmilus Irving. Printed by Edward Flin, opposite Quay-Lane, Limerick, 1785. (40 pages with additional blank forms of documents).
  • Regimental Standing Orders, Issued by the Field Officers and to be Observed by the 70th (or Surry [sic]) Regiment of Foot. And to be Read to the Men, with the Articles of War. Printed by Catherine Finn, Kilkenny, 1788 (50 pages with additional blank forms of documents).

The Journals and Notebooks subseries (35 items) contains journals, notebooks, and diaries related to both military and personal matters. Eyre Coote kept many volumes that contain his remarks and reflections on regiments, forts, and military expeditions lead by him. Fellow officers, including Major General Archibald Campbell, Major Henry Worsley, and Lieutenant Thomas Walsh, kept the other journals. Of particular interest are two of Walsh's journals kept during Coote's expedition to Egypt; these contain numerous maps of the region and sketches and watercolors of cities, landmarks, and monuments in Egypt and along the Mediterranean coast (June-December 1801). Locations mentioned are Alexandria, Egypt; Ceuta, Spain; Houat, France; Marmaris, Turkey; Tangiers, Morocco; and Valletta, Malta. Monuments pictured include the Grecian mausoleum at Marci; the Great Sphinx; the Great Pyramids of Giza; Pompey’s pillar; Cleopatra’s needle; Porte des Bombes; Palace of the Grand-Masters; and funeral monuments for various Grand Masters of the Order of St. John in Malta. Also of interest are 10 volumes recording Coote’s daily movements and his expenses (1784-1800).

The Family and Estate Material series contains genealogical materials, family correspondence, financial papers, and personal journals and notebooks; these are organized into five subseries.

The Genealogy Material and Notes subseries (14 items) consists of documents relating to Coote family genealogy. Among the 14 items are a 17th-18th century genealogical chart, a volume entitled Memoirs of the Anchent and Noble family of Coote (late 18th century), the wills of Reverend Chidley Coote (1730) and Sir Eyre Coote (1827), and memoranda of biographical information on Coote and the Coote family. The series also contains locks of hair from Eyre Coote's immediate family, and two official Coote seals.

The Family Correspondence subseries contains letters concerning various members of the Coote family.

These letters are arranged by correspondent in the following groups:

  • Coote, Eyre, Sir, 1726-1783, to Susan Hutchinson Coote
  • Coote, Eyre, Sir, 1759-1823
  • Coote, Jane Bagwell
  • Fordingbridge Yeomanry Cavalry (1830-1833)
  • Miscellaneous

The correspondence of Coote’s second wife Jane and his son Eyre are also catalogued under a separate heading. The remaining correspondence concerns Eyre Coote’s (d. 1834) education, and the organization of the Fordingbridge Yeomanry Cavalry.

The Financial Papers subseries contains 200 items largely grouped into bundles of bills and receipts for Eyre Coote and Lady Jane Coote's expenses. These include receipts for a service of china, a list of personal jewelry, and a veterinary bill for Coote's horses.

The Estate and Legal Papers subseries is organized into three groups: the Estates in Ireland (1798-1827); the Estates in England (1807-1828); and the Estate and family papers (1897-1925). These papers include letters and documents concerning leases and rent payments, property sales, land disputes, feuding tenants, land use (agriculture), property development, wills and estate transfers, and banking matters. This subseries also contains published correspondence between Coote's family and their legal representative, A plain statement of facts, relative to Sir Eyre Coote (London, 1816), relating to Coote's prosecution for indecency (1815-1816).

Lady Jane Coote handled many letters concerning the estates in Ireland, including decisions regarding raising or reducing rent and managing accounts that were in arrears. Other Ireland material includes 28 half-yearly accounts prepared by the firm Dublin and Maryborough, covering 1796-1817. The England papers largely concern the West Park property, which were largely handled by Eyre Coote. Of note are the audited income and expenditure accounts for West Park, prepared by William Baldwin (1815-1822) and a wine cellar inventory book (1810-1839 and 1966). Estate and family papers document Eyre Coote's (1857-1925) handling of the Coote properties.

The Family, Estate, and Financial Bound Volumes subseries contains the bound estate papers and the personal journals and notebooks of the Coote family. Estate volumes include an item containing copies of wills and accounts, and 5 lists of tenants at the Coote's West Park estate and their Irish estates. Among the personal items are two journals kept by Eyre Coote (1806-1834) that contain his observations of Italy and Switzerland (1821), and a sketchbook of pencil and ink drawings of coastlines, towns, boats, antiquities, buildings, and volcanoes, which he made while sailing in the Mediterranean. Financial volumes include private account books of Eyre Coote (1830-1864) and of his son Eyre Coote (1857-1925) and accounts for their West Park estate.

The Newspapers series contains 83 newspaper clippings, nearly all collected by Eyre Coote (1857-1925), with various references to either Sir Eyre Coote or the Coote family. These clippings span from 1766-1926 and come from 24 different publications (see Additional Descriptive Data for a complete list). Articles document honors bestowed upon the Coote family, death notices for members of the Coote family, and reports of Eyre Coote's activities in the House of Lords and in the military. Of note is an item mentioning the first Sir Eyre Coote's defeat of Hyder Ali at Porto Novo, Benin (The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, December 18, 1781); a "Law Report" concerning Major Armstrong's attempt to summon Coote for a duel (The Times, June 11, 1801); and 16 items related to the Walcheren Expedition and Coote's attack on Flushing, Netherlands (The Morning Chronicle, July 1809-April 1810).

The Maps series (40 items) consists of maps of England, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal, and locations in the Mediterranean, including Egypt and Asia Minor (Turkey). Thirty-three maps are housed to the Map Division (see Additional Descriptive Data for list of maps). Additionally, the collection contains 63 maps found within the military papers, orderly books, journals, and notebooks. These have been cataloged and can be found in the University of Michigan library catalog (search for "Coote Maps").

The Manuscripts Division has detailed a calendar of the Eyre Coote papers. The following calendar contains item-level description and additional background information on the Coote genealogy: Eyre Coote Papers Calendar.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Abū Qīr, Bay of (Egypt)
    • Administration of estates--England.
    • Administration of estates--Ireland.
    • Alexandria (Egypt)
    • Athlone (Ireland)
    • Bandon (Ireland)
    • Castlebar (Ireland)
    • Coote, Charles Henry, 1754-1823.
    • Cork (Ireland)
    • Den Helder (Netherlands)
    • Dover (England)
    • Egypt--Description and travel.
    • Egypt--History--French occupation, 1798-1801.
    • English West Indian Expedition, 1793-1794.
    • Fermoy (Ireland)
    • First Coalition, War of the, 1792-1797.
    • Fordingbridge (England)
    • Great Britain. Army. Pay, allowances, etc.
    • Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 34th (Cumberland)
    • Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 37th.
    • Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 47th (Lancashire)
    • Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 56th (West Essex)
    • Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 70th (Surrey)
    • Great Britain. Army. Supplies and stores.
    • Great Britain. Army--Appointments and retirements.
    • Great Britain. Army--Colonial forces.
    • Great Britain. Army--Officers.
    • Great Britain. Army--Regulations.
    • Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords.
    • Great Britain. Royal Navy.
    • Great Britain--History, Military--19th century.
    • Great Britain--Militia.
    • Haidar Ali, Nawab of Mysore, ca. 1722-1782.
    • Hospitals--Egypt.
    • Italy--Description and travel.
    • Jamaica. Assembly.
    • Jamaica--Governor General.
    • Jamaica--Politics and government.
    • Kent (Ship)
    • Loughrea (Ireland)
    • Medicine, Military--Great Britain.
    • Mediterranean Region--Description and travel.
    • Military discipline--Great Britain.
    • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.
    • Ostend (Belgium)
    • Overflakkee (Netherlands)
    • Peninsular War, 1807-1814--Campaigns.
    • Second Coalition, War of the, 1798-1801--Campaigns--Egypt.
    • Southampton (England)
    • Switzerland--Description and travel.
    • United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--British forces.
    • Walcheren (Netherlands)--Description and travel.
    • Walcheren Expedition, 1809.
    • War--Relief of sick and wounded.
    • West Indies, British--History, Military.
    Subjects - Visual Materials:
    • Abū Qīr, Bay of (Egypt)
    • Alexandria (Egypt)
    • Ceuta (Spain)
    • Cork (Ireland)
    • Costume--Albania.
    • Egypt--Maps, Manuscript.
    • Ferrol (Spain)
    • Houat (France)
    • Ipswich (England)--Pictorial works.
    • Marmaris (Turkey)
    • Mediterranean Coast (Egypt)
    • Mediterranean Coast (France)
    • Mediterranean Coast (Spain)
    • Mediterranean Coast (Turkey)
    • Monuments--Egypt--Alexandria.
    • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815.
    • Nile River Delta (Egypt)
    • Nile River--Maps, Manuscript.
    • Ostend (Belgium)
    • Overflakkee (Netherlands)
    • Perellós, Ramon, vescomte de, d. 1419.
    • Sepulchral monuments.
    • Shannon River (Ireland)
    • Great Pyramid (Egypt)
    • Great Sphinx (Egypt)
    • Tangier (Morocco)
    • Torres Vedras (Portugal)--Maps, Manuscript.
    • Valletta (Malta)
    • Vlissingen (Netherlands)
    • Walcheren (Netherlands)
    Contributors:
    • Campbell, Archibald, Sir, 1739-1791.
    • Coote, Eyre, Sir, 1726-1783.
    • Coote, Eyre, Sir, 1759-1823.
    • Coote, Eyre, 1830-1864.
    • Coote, Eyre, 1857-1925.
    • Coote, Jane Bagwell.
    • Coote, Susan Hutchinson.
    • Donoughmore, John Hely-Hutchinson, Earl of, 1757-1832.
    • Castlereagh, Robert Stewart, Viscount, 1769-1822.
    • Walsh, Thomas, fl. 1801.
    • Windham, William, 1750-1810.
    • Worsley, Henry.
    Genre Terms:
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Diaries.
    • Estate inventories.
    • Estate records.
    • Financial records.
    • Hair.
    • Journals (accounts)
    • Letter books.
    • Letters (correspondence)
    • Maps.
    • Military commissions.
    • Notebooks.
    • Orderly books.
    • Poems.
    • Seals (artifacts)
    • Travel sketches.
    • Watercolors (paintings)
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
     
    Military Papers [series]
     
    Commissions [subseries]
    Box   1  
     1778-1810
     
    Correspondence and Documents [subseries]
    Box   1  
     1778-1795
    Box   2  
     1796-1797
    Box   3  
     January 1798-July 1798
    Box   4  
     August 1798-December 1799
    Box   5  
     January 1800-June 1801
    Box   6  
     July 1801-November 1801;  April-May 1802;  January 1803
    Box   7  
     February-August 1801;  April 1802-October 1805
    Box   8  
     July 1800-September 1802;  January 1805-June 1806
    Box   9  
     July 1806-December 1806
    Box   10  
     January 1807-June 1807
    Box   11  
     July 1807-January 1808
    Box   12  
     January 1808-April 1809
    Box   13  
     June 1809-August 1809
    Box   14  
     September 1809
    Box   15  
     October 1809
    Box   16  
      October 1809-December 1809
    Box   17  
     January 1810-December 1811;  April and October 1812;  September and October 1813;  May and November 1814-September 1815;  December 1818;  January 1819
     
    Letter Books [subseries]
    Box   18  
     June 1786-June 1800 (7 items)
    Box   19  
     January 1798-October 1809 (7 items)
    Box   20  
     1805-1808 (3 items)
    Box   21  
     1805-1809 (5 items)
     
    Orderly Books [subseries]
    Box   22  
     July 1775-October 1782 (16 items)
    Box   23  
      December 1783-October 1797 (14 items)
    Box   24  
     1798-1801 (11 items)
    Box   25  
     1801-1808 (8 items)
    Box   26  
     1774-1808 (10 items)
    Box   27  
     July 1809-October 1809 (3 items)
    Box   27  
     1758-1800 (7 items)
     
    Journals and Notebooks [subseries]
    Box   28  
     1793-1808 (11 items)
    Box   29  
     January 1784-July 1814 (24 items)
     
    Family and Estate Material [series]
     
    Genealogical Material and Notes [subseries]
    Box   30  
     1600s-1917 (14 items)
     
    Family Correspondence [subseries]
    Boxes   30-35  
     1774-1917 (373 items)
     
    Financial Papers [subseries]
    Box   35  
     1800-1942 (200 items)
     
    Estate and Legal Papers [subseries]
    Boxes   36-38  
     1798-1925 (235 items)
     
    Bound Account Books [subseries]
    Boxes   39-41  
     1787-1966 (26 items)
     
    Newspapers [series]
    Drawer   : Oversize Manuscripts  
     1766-1926
    Box   : Map Division  
    Maps [series]
    Additional Descriptive Data

    The Manuscripts Division has detailed a calendar of the Eyre Coote papers. The following calendar contains item-level description and additional background information on the Coote genealogy: Eyre Coote Papers Calendar.

    Timeline of Eyre Coote's military placements:

    • American Revolutionary War (1776-1782)
    • England and Ireland (1782-1792)
    • West Indies (1794, 1796)
    • Bandon, County Cork, Ireland (1796-1798)
    • Dover, England (1797-1798)
    • Ostend, Netherlands (1798)
    • Dover, England (1798-1799)
    • Den Helder, Netherlands (1799)
    • Dover, England (1800-1801)
    • Egypt 1801
    • England and Ireland (1801-1805)
    • Jamaica (1806-1808)
    • Walcheren, Netherlands (1809)
    • England (1810-1819)

    Newspaper Clipping publication list:

    • Bell's Weekly Messenger, 3 items, 1798-1802
    • The British Chronicle or Pugh's Hereford Journal, 1 item, 1779
    • The British Gazette, 1 item, 1926
    • The British Press, 4 items, 1813-1815
    • The Dublin Journal, 1 item, 1782
    • Finn's Leinster Journal, 1 item, 1783
    • The Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, 7 items, 1780-1782
    • The Gibraltar Chronicle, 2 items, 1801
    • The Kentish Register, 1 item, 1794
    • Lloyd's Evening Post, 4 items, 1766
    • The London Gazette, 2 items, 1809
    • St. James's Chronicle, or the British Evening Post, 5 items, 1763-1782
    • The Middlesex Journal or Chronicle of Liberty, 1 item, 1770
    • The Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser, 1 item, 1782
    • The Morning Chronicle, 21 items, 1797-1798, 1808-1815
    • The Morning Post and Daily Advertiser, 2 items, 1782-1783
    • The Pilot, 1 item, 1813
    • The Public Advertiser, 2 items, 1791-1792
    • The Star, 5 items, 1801, 1809
    • The Sun, 11 items, 1798-1803
    • The Times, 1 item, 1801
    • The Weekly Register, 2 items, 1798
    • The Westminster Magazine, 1 item, 1783
    • Turmuch, 1 item, 1917 (in Bashkir and Russian)
    • Unzer Leben, 2 items, 1917 (in Yiddish, Russian, and Ukranian)
    Alternate Locations

    The following 33 maps are located in the Clements Library Map Division:

    Related Materials

    The following collections contain letters from Eyre Coote:

    Additional Eyre Coote papers may be found at the following institutions:

    • British Library, London
    • Hampshire Record Office, Winchester, Hampshire
    • Centre for Kentish Studies, Kent, United Kingdom
    • Special Collections, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick, Ireland
    • National Library of Ireland
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