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The Papers of Admiral Sir Charles Daniel

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DANL
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of Daniel's diaries while serving with HMS Orion, 1914-16, and orders and signals on the surrender of the German Fleet in 1918.

Dates: 1914-07 - 1918-12
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Dudley North

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/NRTH
Scope and Contents

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre mainly covers Admiral North's dismissal from his command at Gibraltar in 1940 and the efforts made by him and his friends to clear his name.

Dates: 1896 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Geoffrey Oliver

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/OLVR
Scope and Contents

The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes papers covering Oliver's career as a gunnery officer in World War II and as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies, 1950-2, and The Nore, 1953-5.

Dates: 1926 - 1981
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Henry Ralph Crooke

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRKE
Scope and Contents

Admiral Crooke's papers chiefly consist of a long series of pocket diaries belonging to himself and his wife, and photograph albums which cover most of Crooke's naval career, also including assorted items of memorabilia.

Dates: 1875 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Herbert Packer

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PCKR
Scope and Contents

The papers consist mainly of letters written during the course of Packer's naval career at sea 1912-1945, first to his father, then to his wife Joy, to whom many letters were written during the Second World War when they were apart for long stretches of time. It is a very interesting collection both from a naval and a personal point of view.

Dates: 1912 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir John de Robeck

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRBK
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of De Robeck's naval, official and personal papers. The naval and official papers include Midshipman's Logs, correspondence and Fleet orders. The personal papers include correspondence and diaries.

Dates: 1887 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRAX
Scope and Contents

The Drax Papers mainly consist of naval files. These date mostly from the First World War and before, and also include a large number of intelligence reports, some from the First World War, but the majority dating from the Second World War. The papers also include articles and lectures by Plunkett on naval themes, with some publications.

Dates: 1901 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir William Fisher

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WWFI
Scope and Contents

The papers chiefly consist of Fisher's Midshipman's logs, and also letters written to his family during his early career and the First World War.

Dates: 1888 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Admiral Sir William Wellclose Davis

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS
Scope and Contents

Includes: Davis's memoirs, recording his long naval career and the ships he served on; speeches and lectures, particularly relating to torpedoes; operational papers from the Second World War onwards; a large number of naval photographs, particularly from the 1950s and also a set of official Admiralty photographs of the D-Day landings; correspondence on naval subjects and history, including Davis's memories of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma.

Dates: 1919 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Commander Harold Fawcett

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWCT
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of: photographs and later correspondence relating to the Battle of Jutland; papers on Fawcett's work in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Division during the Second World War; a personal journal from Fawcett's early days in the Navy, including his time in the Persian Gulf; biographical material.

Dates: 1911 - 1958
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Commander John Owen

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/OWEN
Scope and Contents

The papers chiefly consist of letters from Churchill to Owen while Owen was working as naval historical adviser to Churchill. All letters are typed, one has an extra hand-written paragraph. There are also a number of hand-written letters from Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes.

Dates: 1929 - 1941
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. . Material in this collection is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Commander Robert Bower

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BOWR
Scope and Contents

Commander Bower's papers consist of press cuttings and correspondence with some of the leading naval figures of the time, chiefly dating from the Second World War and the late 1930's. Subjects covered by the correspondence chiefly include concerns about the state of the Navy (particularly its relations with the Royal Air Force) and also criticism of the leadership of Winston Churchill.

Dates: 1922 - 1948
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Leslie Ashmore

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ASHM
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises material relating to Ashmore's active service in World War I in the Baltic and Russia; material for a naval lecture (1938) and correspondence with Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore relating to Ashmore's career.

Dates: 1914 - 1960
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Mr Ronald Thompson

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/THOM
Scope and Contents

Photograph albums and personal and career documentation.

Dates: 1912 - 2009
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Peter Hill-Norton, Baron Hill-Norton

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HLNN
Scope and Contents

The collection of Hill-Norton's papers held at Churchill Archives Centre relate to the later part of Hill-Norton's career. It includes personal and official correspondence, letters to the press, speeches and articles covering defence and military issues and controversial political issues, such as the repeal of section 28 and the ordination of women.

Dates: 1968 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Rear-Admiral Clarence Howard-Johnston

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HWJN
Scope and Contents

Copies of letters by Howard-Johnston describing his wartime service, including his work as Director of the Anti-U-Boat Division, and as captain of HMS Bermuda, with the British Pacific Fleet (1947). Subjects include: Cabinet Anti-U-Boat meetings; difficulties with the lack of understanding at the Admiralty of anti-U-Boat operations; German success in evading Asdic; service with Admiral Sir Denis Boyd [Commander-in-Chief, British Pacific Fleet].

Dates: 1947-02 - 1980-02
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Archibald Hurd

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HURD
Scope and Contents The first deposit of 8 boxes, HURD 1, is extremely interesting because Hurd corresponded with many of the leading figures of his time, particularly in the maritime world. Amongst his correspondence are preserved 142 letters from Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, dating from 1905 to 1920; 52 letters from Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, dating from 1918 to 1939 and 91 letters to Hurd from Admiral Lord Jellicoe, as well as details of the agreement between Hurd, Jellicoe and the...
Dates: 1893 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Winston Churchill

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR, CHUR and CHAQ
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into three sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR), with some additional material (CHAQ). Together, the three sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1, CHUR 1 and CHAQ 1/1 and 2/1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his...
Dates: The majority of files date from the 1870s to 1965.
Conditions Governing Access: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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The Papers of Stephen Roskill

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ROSK
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising diaries, correspondence, manuscripts of books, articles, lectures, broadcasts, preparatory notes, copies of original papers used in research, card indexes, subject files for the official naval history of the Second World War, press cuttings, microfilms and photographs.

Dates: 1650 - 2002
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Vice-Admiral Sir (Arthur) Francis Pridham

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PRID
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of 5 volumes of his First World War diaries and 4 files relating to his memoirs.

Dates: 1914 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: This collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Vice-Admiral Sir Cecil Charles Hughes-Hallett

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HUHT
Scope and Contents

The papers include correspondence with naval historians and with colleagues on the Naval Review, some personal papers, reminiscences and records and also narratives from Japanese prisoner of war camps.

Dates: 1918 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Vice-Admiral Sir John Edelsten

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/EDSN
Scope and Contents

The papers chiefly consist of correspondence, naval messages and photographs from Edelsten's time with the Mediterranean and Pacific Fleets.

Dates: 1916 - 1955
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of William F Clarke

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CLKE
Scope and Contents

The papers relate to the setting up of Room 40 and the Naval Intelligence's code-breaking activities in the First World War and to Clarke's service in the Government Code and Cypher School from 1922 to 1945.

Dates: 1914 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The personal papers of Admiral Sir Sackville Hamilton Carden.

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CARD
Scope and Contents

The collection contains papers and correspondence, mainly relating to the period of the First World War, and especially to Carden's involvement in the naval campaign at the Dardanelles.

Dates: 1869 - 1930
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The War of 1739 to 1748

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RICH
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript texts of seven lectures given by Richmond at the Royal Naval College, Portsmouth [Hampshire] on the War of the Austrian Succession, concentrating on the naval aspects of the war between Britain, France and Spain.

Dates: 1912
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Wesselow, Francis Guillemard Simpkinson de, 1819-1906 (naval officer and artist) 3
Carden, Sackville Hamilton, Sir, 1857 - 1930 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian) 2
Fisher, William Wordsworth, Sir, 1875 - 1937 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Keyes, Roger John Brownlow, 1872 - 1945 (1st Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and of Dover, Admiral of the Fleet) 2
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Wemyss, Rosslyn Erskine, 1864 - 1933 (1st Baron Wester Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet) 2
Admiralty 1
Army 1
Ashmore, Leslie Haliburton, 1893 - 1974 (Vice-Admiral) 1
Backhouse, Roger Roland Charles, Sir, 1878 - 1939 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Bastard, Richard, d 1867 (First Lieutenant) 1
Bower, Robert Tatton, 1894 - 1975 (Commander Royal Navy) 1
British Treasury 1
Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer (1885-1977, née Hozier, Baroness Spencer-Churchill of Chartwell) 1
Clarke, William Francis, 1883 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Conservative Party 1
Crooke, Henry Ralph, Sir, 1875 - 1952 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Cunningham, Andrew Brown, 1883 - 1963 (1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Daily Telegraph 1
Daniel, Charles Saumarez, Sir, 1894 - 1981 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Davis, William Wellclose, Sir, 1901 - 1987 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Dicken, Charles Gauntlett, 1854-1937 (Admiral) 1
Dicken, Charles Vernon, 1881-1955 (colonial administrator) 1
Dicken, Edward Bernard Cornish, 1888-1964 (Rear Admiral) 1
Dicken, John Aldersey, 1896-1959 (naval officer) 1
Downing, D Calybut, fl1906 - 1908 (midshipman) 1
Drax, Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett, Sir (Ernle-Erle-, 1880-1967, Knight, Admiral) 1
Dundas, Sir James Whitley Deans, 1785-1862 (knight, naval officer and politician) 1
Edelsten, John Hereward, Sir, 1891 - 1966 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Fawcett, Harold William, 1891 - 1964 (Commander Royal Navy) 1
Fisher, John Arbuthnot, 1841 - 1920 (1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Gretton, Peter William, Sir, 1912 - 1992 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Hallett, Cecil Charles Hughes, Sir (1898-1985, Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Hamilton, Ian Standish Monteith, Sir, 1853 - 1947 (Knight, General) 1
Hamond, Sir Andrew Snape, 1738-1828 (1st Baronet, Comptroller of the Navy Colonial and Governor) 1
Hamond, Sir Graham Eden, 1779-1862 (2nd Baronet and Admiral) 1
Hurd, Archibald, Sir, 1869 - 1959 (Knight and naval writer) 1
Johnston, Clarence Dinsmore Howard (1903-1996, Rear-Admiral) 1
Liberal Party 1
Lyons, Edmund, 1790-1858 (1st Baron Lyons, naval officer and diplomatist) 1
McLachlan, Donald Harvey, 1908 - 1971 (author and intelligence officer) 1
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation 1
North, Dudley Burton Napier, Sir, 1881 - 1961 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Norton, Peter John Hill (1915-2004, Baron Hill-Norton, Admiral of the Fleet and Chief of Defence Staff) 1
Oliver, Geoffrey Nigel, Sir, 1898 - 1980 (Knight, naval officer) 1
Owen, John Hely, 1890 - 1970 (Naval Commander) 1
Packer, Herbert Annesley, Sir, 1894 - 1962 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Parham, Frederick Robertson, Sir, 1901 - 1991 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Pound, Alfred Dudley Pickman Rogers, Sir, 1877 - 1943 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Power, Manley Laurence, Sir, 1904 - 1981 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Pridham, Arthur Francis, Sir, 1886 - 1975 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Ramsay, Bertram Home, Sir, 1883 - 1945 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Richmond, Herbert William, Sir, 1871 - 1946 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Robeck, John Michael de, Sir, 1862 - 1928 (1st Baronet, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Robson, William Geoffrey Arthur, Sir, 1902 - 1989 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Sime, Stanley J, fl1928 - 1945 (Petty Officer) 1
Stewart, Sir Houston, 1791-1875 (Knight, naval officer) 1
Sumida, Jon Tetsuro (b c 1950, historian) 1
Thompson, Ronald David, 1912 - 2009 1
Turner, Arthur Francis, Sir, 1912 - 1991 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Tyrwhitt, Reginald Yorke, Sir, 1870 - 1945 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
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