Admiralty House, Halifax Nova Scotia - October 2013
Perusing old naval documents with care and white gloves!
Note: Admiralty House once served as the official residence of the admiral commanding the North American Station of the Royal Navy. In it's official role from 1819 thru 1905, Admiralty House hosted many social and ceremonial events. Admiral Francis Austen, brother of the famous novelist Jane Austen, lived in the house from 1844 to 1848.
Historical Background – Brass Monkey
Historical Background – Son of a Gun
Historical Background – The Age of Sail
Historical Backdrop – Dr. Leander Braden
Historical Backdrop – Francis ‘Fly’ Austen
Transatlantic Journey Ft. Lauderdale to Lisbon
Admiralty House – Searching The Archives
Exploring Jane Austen’s Literary Home
Inspiration – Visit to the HMS Surprise