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Fisher, John Arbuthnot, 1841 - 1920 (1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, Admiral of the Fleet)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1841 - 1920

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

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Admiralty Reports on Pollen's Argo Clock System, 1904-10 - 1924-05-22

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 1/10
Scope and Contents Original documents and copies arranged by Anthony Pollen in the course of his research, including confidential reports 'never seen by Arthur Hungerford Pollen', and correspondence between Capt. John Fisher and Lt. Reginald Plunkett. With annotated copy of 'Fire Control' by Capt. C. Hughes-Onslow (1909), in part 2.
Dates: 1904-10 - 1924-05-22
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Cabinet paper by 1st Sea Lord on the Fleet, 1915-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 4/5
Scope and Contents Extracts from a memorandum by Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher on the use of the submarine.
Dates: 1915-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence between 1st Lord Fisher and his daughter, Beatrix Neeld., 1867 - 1923

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 15/1/4
Scope and Contents Also includes letters to other individuals.
Dates: 1867 - 1923
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Correspondence between 1st Lord Fisher and his son, Cecil, 2nd Lord Fisher., 1887 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 15/1/3
Scope and Contents Also includes letters to other individuals.
Dates: 1887 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Sub-Series

Correspondence between 1st Lord Fisher and his wife, Katherine, Lady Fisher., 1854 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 15/1/2
Scope and Contents Also includes letters to other members of the family.
Dates: 1854 - 1918
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with 1st Sea Lord, 1908-04 - 1910-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/4
Scope and Contents Correspondence with Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher on subjects including: naval estimates; submarine numbers and distribution; American warships; economies to the naval manoeuvres; the attitude and proposed dismissal of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford; Germany's accelerated shipbuilding programme and its effect on the British naval estimates; defence policy; reorganisation of the Home and Channel Fleets; King Edward VII's visit to Russia; Brazilian dreadnoughts; relations with Turkey and...
Dates: 1908-04 - 1910-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Correspondence with Ann Gurney regarding Frederick Ogilvy, 1982-02-01 - 1992-01-30

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 9/4/6/1
Scope and Contents Letters between Anthony Pollen and Ann Gurney, Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk, about Commander Frederick Ogilvy (her father), his naval career and relationship with Sir John Fisher, and the Ogilvy family papers. Anthony Pollen deemed Ogilvy to be 'AHP's keenest, ablest, and most faithfull [sic] supporter'. Including photocopies of photographs and transcriptions of letters in Ann Gurney's possession relating to her father and family history.
Dates: 1982-02-01 - 1992-01-30
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Draft essay

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SDEE 1/17
Scope and Contents Titled "My Service Connections with Lord Fisher".
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Fisher Policies and Methods", 1916-03-16 - 1986-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 9/4/6/8
Scope and Contents Anthony Pollen's notes and working papers, including copies of original documents, on Admiral Fisher and his naval strategies.
Dates: 1916-03-16 - 1986-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"From the Dardanelles", 1915-02-20 - 1915-12-13

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11/2
Scope and Contents Written from Paris, M.M. Paquebot, H.M.S. Dartmouth, H.M.S. Hussar, H.M.S. Euryalus, Moudros on Lemnos and H.M.S. Europa. Subjects include work done to make Lemnos a naval and military base, Wemyss' work at the Court Room on Lemnos, the small loss of life in British naval ships, the censorship of letters, the retirement of Sir Winston Churchill and Sir John Fisher, Wemyss' views of Australian, American and French troops, his hopes that the Bosphorus and Dardanelles will be...
Dates: 1915-02-20 - 1915-12-13
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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General: Fisher Correspondence, 1908 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6
Scope and Contents Letters from Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Fisher [1st Sea Lord, 1904-10 and 1914-15], mainly on Admiralty business, including the naval estimates, but also ranging over Fisher's more general concerns, including his feud with Admiral Lord Charles Beresford and his good and bad opinions of various other naval and political figures, comments on the political situation, his relations with Winston Churchill as First Lord of the Admiralty, his resignation during the Dardanelles Campaign and...
Dates: 1908 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from 1st Lord Fisher to Arnold White [naval journalist]., 1900 - 1920

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 15/2/1
Scope and Contents The material in this section mainly covers naval subjects and press coverage of them.
Dates: 1900 - 1920
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from 1st Lord Fisher to Gerard Fiennes [journalist], 1906 - 1932

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 15/2/2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Fonds: Mainly papers collected in the course of biographical research into his father's life. Includes family letters; letters to 2nd Lord Fisher from former shipmates of his father; letters to 1st Lord Fisher from close friends (returned to 2nd Lord Fisher); press cuttings; printed material and photographs.
Dates: 1906 - 1932
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from 1st Lord Fisher to "Mams", or "Missus" [Mrs Edmund Warden], from China and Hong Kong., 1859 - 1928

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 15/2/6
Scope and Contents Also includes background information about Mrs Warden, Shanghai and the purchase of the letters by 2nd Lord Fisher.
Dates: 1859 - 1928
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to Lady Wester Wemyss, "Puss Cat", "Pops", "Duck of Diamonds", 1907-02 - 1907-03

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/8
Scope and Contents Written from H.M.S. Suffolk, Gibraltar, Naples and Palermo in Italy, Mahon in Menorca, Athens in Greece, Haiffa/Haifa in Palestine/Israel and Malta. Subjects include the shooting of Francis Bayly's daughter and the career of Sir John Fisher. Includes mention of King Carlos I and Queen Amélie of Portugal, King Edward VII, Queen Alexandra and Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom, Lady Beaumont, Alix Barton and of Princes Nicholas and Andrew and Princess Alice of Greece and...
Dates: 1907-02 - 1907-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Marsh Collection Volume 5", 1908 - 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/EMAR 5
Scope and Contents Photocopies of letters to Edward Marsh about Winston Churchill, mainly from 1st Lord Fisher.
Dates: 1908 - 1934
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Miscellaneous Historical Items and Memoranda on the Argo Clock System, 1909-10 - 1982-06

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 1/12
Scope and Contents Original documents and notes arranged by Anthony Pollen in the course of his research, including correspondence between AHP and naval officers, including Capt. John Fisher, Capt. John Jellicoe, and Capt. C. Hughes-Onslow. With later correspondence between Anthony Pollen and others, including Hugh Clausen.
Dates: 1909-10 - 1982-06
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"My family saga", 1955 - 1976

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GALN 2
Scope and Contents Autobiographical account by George Allen written for his family covering his life and naval career, highlighting key events and turning points and analysing his response to them. Also includes details of people, colleagues and family members. Subjects, issues and people covered include: childhood and education; his mother, Beatrice Allen (née Wilkinson, known as Betty) and her circumstances and career; joining the Royal Navy aged 12, naval traditions, reforms to the navy by [Sir John]...
Dates: 1955 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers: Navy and Admiral 1st Lord Fisher, 1902 - 1919-01

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ESHR 17
Scope and Contents Printed papers, including: papers on the Mediterranean Fleet; the new Admiralty training scheme; memoranda by Fisher; naval necessities; 'Some notes by Lord Fisher for his Friends'.
Dates: 1902 - 1919-01
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers relating to German ship building in the run up to the First World War, 1909-01 - 1911-08

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 3/31
Scope and Contents Includes: originals of reports by Commander Sir [Arthur] Trevor Dawson to McKenna while he was First Lord of the Admiralty, 1909-11; Cabinet memoranda by McKenna and Winston Churchill [President of the Board of Trade] on naval matters, particularly requirements for a naval war staff, naval estimates and European battleship building programmes; paper from the Sea Lords supporting McKenna's view that Germany might have 21 dreadnoughts (or at least 17) by 1912; memorandum by McKenna in tribute to...
Dates: 1909-01 - 1911-08
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

The Papers of 1st Lord Fisher of Kilverstone

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes: official and family correspondence; correspondence about Fisher and his biography collected by Nina, Duchess of Hamilton; papers on naval subjects; material relating to the Oil Commission; material relating to the Board of Invention and Research; printed material: Admiralty, Committee of Imperial Defence, Cabinet and White Papers; material intended for Fisher's printed works, personal notes, papers and albums; letters to newspapers,...
Dates: 1696 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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