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sjgolding
01-08-2005, 10:32 AM
I was reading about on here, and caught mention of a letter in the NMM Greenwich from one Henry Blackburn (whom from the Trafalgar Woods crew lists I know was aged 21 and of Ramsgate) who served on Polyphemus during Trafalgar.
I'm just wondering if anyone could tell me any more about that letter, seeing as how I'm trying to dicover if this Henry Blackburn was related to the Blackburn parts of my family.
Thanks.

peter nicholl
25-08-2005, 5:22 PM
The earlier mention of the Polyphemus at Trafalgar was down to me. I have just added a transcript of Henry's letter to my website (see below). Clicking on Surname Stories tells you about "my" people involved, but the transcript is on "Other Stuff", "Of Trafalgar, Thunderchild & The Odyssey". Unfortunately it may not be of too much help and you may find more on the National Archives site.
Peter

http://homepages.tesco.net/~pandin/