These volumes appear to have belonged to Admiral The Honourable Sir Assheton G. Curzon-Howe, who served in the Royal Navy from 1864 until his death in 1911. From 1907 to 1908 he served as Commander-in-Chief of the Atlantic Fleet, then as Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean from 1908 to 1910. That year, knowing he was suffering from cancer, he was given the position of Commander-in-Chief Portsmouth. He died of a stroke in his official residence there on 1 March 1911.
The bulk of Curzon-Howe's papers were given to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, in 1963. According to the manuscripts division there they have nothing comparable to these two volumes, which, if enough money is raised, will be donated to the National Maritime Museum to join the Curzon-Howe papers over a century after his death.
If the target of £1,400 is not reached by 5 September then I will provide the balance at my own expense.
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