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The Papers of Lieutenant Octavius Bonham-Carter

Reference Code: GBR/0014/OHBC

Scope and Contents

Naval papers and letters 1885-1903, and midshipman's log and photograph album.


  • 1885 - 1901


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Churchill Archives Centre is open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. A prior appointment and two forms of identification are required.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Octavius Henry Bonham-Carter was born in 1873. He joined the Royal Navy in 1889 and served on various ships in the Mediterranean, Pacific, Channel and China squadrons. At the time of his early death in 1901 he was serving as a Lieutenant. He died and was buried in China.


8 archive box(es)



Other Finding Aids

Copies of this finding aid are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge, the National Register of Archives, London, and on the Janus website />.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers were presented to Churchill Archives Centre by Victor Bonham-Carter (nephew) in May 1970


This collection (fonds) level description and catalogue was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in July 2005.


Carter, Octavius Bonham-, 1873-1901, Lieutenant, RN
2005-02-07 15:56:05+00:00
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.