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DEN

Deane Collection (circa) 1724

John Deane (1679-1762) entered the Russian Navy in 1711 as a lieutenant and served until 1722 when he returned to Britain. In 1725 he was employed by the British Foreign Office to act officially as a commercial consul in St Petersburg and unofficially as a spy. He went on serve as commercial consul in Flanders before retiring to Britain.
Ref: "Captain John Deane: Mercenary, Diplomat and Spy" by Richard H Warner in "Research in Maritime History", no 3 (Dec 1992), pp 157-173

Contents

Manuscript entitled "History of the Russian Fleet during the reign of Peter the Great", long considered anonymous but now thought to have been written by John Deane who served in the navy of Peter the Great (1672-1725).

(circa) 1724

1 volume, manuscript, 79 pp

Condition: front cover detached

(Language) English

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Publication: manuscript published in Russian as "Istoriya rossiiskago flota v tsarstvovanie Petra Velikago" (St Petersburg, 1897). It was also edited by Vice Admiral Cyprian A G Bridge and published by the Navy Records Association (London, 1899)





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