Obituary: Sir James Caird 1864-1954

By Ursula Stuart Mason, published May 1973


Sir James Caird was a consistent and generous champion of the National Maritime Museum. This concise article describes his singular contribution to the establishment of the Museum including his identification and acquisitions of key collections of books and paintings, models, manuscripts and other historic materials. Over the years he contributed more than £1.25 million to the museum and he worked tirelessly to make it a success. He also contributed £50,000 to begin the restoration of H.M.S. Victory . The article reviews his life history and the sources of his financial resources.

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Filed under: Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Twentieth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Ship Models & Figureheads

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