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"Naval interlude", memoirs of a RNVR midshipman, 1918/9, including photographs of various naval vessels Adam served on

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ADAM
Scope and Contents

An account of Adam's early life and education, and particularly his service during 1918/9 on HMS "Victory VI", "Excellent", "P20", "Vehement", "Sandfly" and "Venturous", including an account of the surrender of the German Fleet, November 1918, and his demobilisation, January 1919. The memoir ends after his arrival at Queens' College, Cambridge.

Dates: 1952
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of Admiral Sir Frederick Parham

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PARM
Scope and Contents

Album from HMS Malaya and a recording of Parham's reminiscences.

Dates: 1917 - 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Photographs taken by Lieutenant R W A Ivermee, RAF

Reference Code: GBR/0014/IVRM
Scope and Contents The bulk of the slides in the collection were prepared for a lecture called 'Bombs and Bolos' on the British campaign against the Bolsheviks in North Russia in 1919. These have all been placed in section 1. The other slides include a group showing the surrender of the German Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow and the surrender of the German submarines at Harwich in November 1919. There are also a few slides of British warships (most of which were in the Grand Fleet) and two of the Suez Canal. All...
Dates: 1918 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"Scottish Soldier": the Autobiography of Major-General Douglas Wimberley

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WIMB
Scope and Contents

Churchill Archives Centre holds excerpts from volume one and a complete copy of volume two of the autobiography. Subjects covered include Wimberley's service in the First World War, between the wars and during the Second World War.

Dates: 1973
Conditions Governing Access: The autobiography is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Bickersteth War Diaries and the Papers of John Burgon Bickersteth

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BICK
Scope and Contents

The 17 volumes cover both World Wars and comprise letters home from the front, accounts of particular events by individual family members, photographs and postcards as well as newspaper clippings and telegrams. They provide a unique perspective on the war years both from those who fought abroad and those who remained at home in Canterbury.

The papers of John Bickersteth are photocopies of correspondence and reports to Maurice Hankey on Canadian affairs (1932 - 1940).

Dates: 1914 - 1972
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Killing Ground: The British Army, the Western Front and the Emergence of Modern Warfare, 1900-18.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TRAV
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript.

Dates: 1986-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Oliver Woodward

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WOWD
Scope and Contents

"My Story of the Great War 1916-18" is an early collection of memoirs about Woodward's experiences in the Australian army during the First World War.

Dates: 1932
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 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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The Papers of Admiral John Henry Godfrey

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GDFY
Scope and Contents Admiral Godfrey began to write his 'Naval Memoirs' in May 1961 ''as heaps of constructional material for which some builder-historian may one day find a use". They were duplicated at Hailsham near his home in Sussex in ten volumes. The 'Naval Memoirs' are written partly from Admiral Godfrey’s own papers and memory, but also incorporate lengthy extracts from other diaries and reminiscences. There are extracts from Admiral Godfrey's diaries and from official papers written by...
Dates: 1964-08 - 1967-08
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 Charles Daniel

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 Henry Ralph Crooke

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 John de Robeck

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

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) Reginald Hall

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HALL
Scope and Contents

Memoirs and papers, 1915-42, additional papers, 1851-1911, and correspondence, 1939-1943.

Dates: 1851 - 1943
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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS
Scope and Contents

Davis' memoirs, recording his long naval career and the ships he served on

Dates: 1976-08 - 1977-08
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 Adrian Grant Duff

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AGDF
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1905-14.
With photocopies of diaries, 1910-13, and photocopies of correspondence, 1912-14.
Also with photocopies of letters to Ursula Grant Duff, 1914, 1919, 1922 and 1930.

Dates: 1905 - 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 Air Vice-Marshal Stanley Vincent

Reference Code: GBR/0014/VNCT
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of drafts for Vincent's autobiography, Flying Fever, with correspondence on its publication.

Dates: 1970-08 - 1972-08
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 Alexander Guthrie Denniston

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DENN
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and accounts of Denniston's code-breaking work in Naval Intelligence in both World Wars and of the setting up of Room 40. There are several photographs of Denniston in Naval uniform and some of the Royal Naval College at Osborne.

Dates: 1908 - 1979
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 Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso

Reference Code: GBR/0014/THRS
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes correspondence (including general, official, political, constituency, parliamentary and family correspondence); speeches; Liberal Organisation and Scottish Liberal organisation and Federation material; press cuttings; business papers; and Scottish Office, Scottish Board of Health and Secretary of State for Scotland material. For the most part, the collection is made up of constituency, parliamentary and Liberal party...
Dates: 1814 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of the fire-damaged material in section VI, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Captain Arthur Clarke

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWCL
Scope and Contents This collection includes the official and private log books he compiled during the period while he was a midshipman, with fine plans and sketches, perhaps the most interesting of which are those relating to the Dardanelles campaign. The collection also contains a number of photograph albums showing the life of these very young officers - Clarke and his contemporaries - during this period. The collection is completed with Captain Clarke's two-volume biography which describes, as well as his...
Dates: 1898 - 1974
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 Captain William Richmond Fell

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FELL
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising diaries, log books, correspondence, official papers and photographs
Including papers about the Second World War, 1939-45; post-war salvage operations, 1952-5; and salvage operations during the Suez Crisis, 1956-7
With diaries of Captain Fell's father, Dr Walter Fell, 1915

Dates: 1915 - 1969
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 Colin Buist

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BUIS
Scope and Contents The small collection of papers held at Churchill Archives Centre relate to naval operations in the First World Wart, Buist's service on HMS Princess Royal and to the 1916 Battle of Jutland. Jutland was the main naval battle of World War, between the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe and the German High Seas Fleet under Admiral Scheer. British losses were heavier than German: the British lost three battle cruisers, three cruisers and eight destroyers; the Germans lost one battleship,...
Dates: 1913 - 1947
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 General Lord (Henry S) Rawlinson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RWLN
Scope and Contents

War journals and related papers. Includes reports, maps, letters to Rawlinson, lists of casualties and details of ammunition used

Dates: 1914 - 1919
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 General Sir Charles Bonham-Carter

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BHCT
Scope and Contents

The papers include Bonham-Carter's diaries, correspondence, photographs and speeches particularly from his time as Governor and Commander in chief of Malta.

Dates: 1896 - 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 Group Captain Hugh Williamson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLMN
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises unpublished memoirs, articles and other papers relating to Group Captain Williamson’s service in both World Wars and the inter-war period.

Dates: 1912 - 1974
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Clarke, Arthur Wellesley, 1898 - 1985 (Captain Royal Navy) 1
Clarke, William Francis, 1883 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Conservative Party 1
Crooke, Henry Ralph, Sir, 1875 - 1952 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Daniel, Charles Saumarez, Sir, 1894 - 1981 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Davis, William Wellclose, Sir, 1901 - 1987 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Denniston, Alexander Guthrie, 1881 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Drax, Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett, Sir (Ernle-Erle-, 1880-1967, Knight, Admiral) 1
Duff, Adrian Grant, 1869 - 1914 (Lieutenant-Colonel) 1
Fell, Walter, 1857 - 1934 (doctor) 1
Fell, William Richmond, 1897 - 1981 (Captain) 1
Fisher, John Arbuthnot, 1841 - 1920 (1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Godfrey, John Henry, 1888 - 1971 (Admiral) 1
Graham, Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame, Sir (1893-1981, Knight, Admiral) 1
Hamilton, Ian Standish Monteith, Sir, 1853 - 1947 (Knight, General) 1
Harper, John Ernest Troyte, 1874 - 1949 (Vice-Admiral) 1
Hartley, Harold Brewer, Sir, 1878 - 1972 (Knight, physical chemist) 1
Hood, Horace Lambert Alexander, 1870 - 1916 (Rear Admiral) 1
Hood, Samuel, 1724 - 1816 (1st Viscount Hood of Catherington) 1
ID25, Intelligence Division of Naval Staff, 1917- 1
Ivermee, R W A, fl1919 (RAF officer) 1
James, Robert Vidal Rhodes, Sir (1933-1999, Knight, historian) 1
Jones, John Edward Lennard, Sir (1894-1954, Knight, scientist) 1
Leslie, Norman Alexander, Sir, 1870 - 1945 (Knight, shipping merchant) 1
Lloyd, Blanche Isabella, 1880 - 1969 (née Lascelles, wife of 1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran) 1
Lloyd, George Ambrose, 1879 - 1941 (1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran) 1
Magdalene College, Cambridge 1
Northcote, Henry Stafford, 1846 - 1911 (1st Baron, Politician) 1
Oughtred, John Alwyn, 1894 - 1958 (Captain) 1
Oughtred, Phyllis, 1981 (née Bentham) 1
Parham, Frederick Robertson, Sir, 1901 - 1991 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Pocock, Nicholas, 1740 - 1821 (painter) 1
Pridham, Arthur Francis, Sir, 1886 - 1975 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Rawlinson, Henry Seymour, 1864 - 1925 (Baron Rawlinson of Trent, General) 1
Robeck, John Michael de, Sir, 1862 - 1928 (1st Baronet, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Room 40, Naval Intelligence Division, 1914-1917 1
Royal Air Force 1
Sale, Richard L (b c 1890, Lieutenant) 1
Sanderson, Basil, 1894 - 1971 (1st Baron Sanderson of Ayot) 1
Sinclair, Archibald Henry Macdonald, 1890 - 1970 (1st Viscount Thurso of Ulbster, politician) 1
Tomkinson, Wilfred, 1877 - 1971 (Vice-Admiral) 1
Travers, Timothy H E, fl1986 (historian) 1
Tyrwhitt, Reginald Yorke, Sir, 1870 - 1945 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Vincent, Stanley Flamank, 1897 - 1976 (Air Vice-Marshal) 1
Wemyss, Rosslyn Erskine, 1864 - 1933 (1st Baron Wester Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Williamson, Hugh Alexander, 1885 - 1979 (Group Captain) 1
Willink, Henry Urmston, Sir, 1894 - 1973 (1st Baronet) 1
Wimberley, Douglas Neil, 1896 - 1983 (Major-General) 1
Woodward, Oliver Holmes, 1885 - 1966 (mining engineer and metallurgist) 1
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