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Letters by, to and about Henry Wright, who joined the Royal Navy at thirteen and remained in its service until his retirement sixteen years later. Most of the correspondence dates from his first three years in the Navy and documents his initial appointment as a first-class volunteer with the assistance of Lord Derby; his first impressions of life at sea and experiences aboard a series of ships; his advancement in rank; and news of family and friends. In addition to Wright himself, correspondents include members of his family, particularly his brother Lawrence; Lord Derby and his agents; and other members of the Royal Navy. The later letters in the collection mostly concern the efforts of other family members to secure various positions with the assistance of Lord Derby.