Letters of Admiral Sir Alfred Ryder to his son Eddy

These have been privately published in 2014 and are available for £12.99 plus £3.00 (UK) postage and packing. For further details download the flier (see below).

After his wife Louisa died Eddy was cared for probably at Launde Abbey by others in the family and a governess. Alfred kept in touch while away at sea writing delightful letters beautiful illustrated with drawings and watercolours. He wrote these to Eddy between the ages of nearly 3 and 15. You can download them by visiting the new RyderArchives website. They give wonderful insight into life in the Royal Navy during the Crimean War and afterwards.

HMS Dauntless

Lisle Ryder,
1 Jun 2014, 11:04