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This diarist's shorthand writings were first deciphered in 1819, over a century after his death
He served as a naval administrator
His account of the Great Fire of London is one of our best contemporay sources of the event
This Day in British History
27 August, 1877
Birth of Charles Rolls
Rolls would go on to form the Rolls-Royce company with Frederick Royce and produce luxury automobiles and aerocraft engines among other things. Rolls was the first British person to be killed in an aircraft accident.