Obituary: Sir James Caird

By R. C. Anderson, published November 1954


Sir James Caird, who died in September 1954, was a major benefactor without whom neither the restoration of HMS Victory nor the establishment of a national maritime museum would have been possible. He was a significant donor to the Save the Victory Fund and purchased the Macpherson collection of prints, pictures and drawings and the Mercury collection of models, which he donated to the NMM. His generosity did not stop there, as he also funded the conversion of the Royal Naval School into the home for the museum.

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