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

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Lisle Ryder,
1 Jun 2014, 11:04
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