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The Diaries of Fedor Minorsky (alias Theodor Harris)

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HARS
Scope and Contents

These files mostly consist of drafts, in French and in English, of Minorsky's account of his escape in 1942.

Dates: 1940 - 1950
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Dilke-Crawford-Roskill Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/REND
Scope and Contents Roskill-Dilke section: The Roskill-Dilke section includes all AWD's surviving letters from Russia, most of which are addressed to his paternal grandmother Caroline Duncombe Chatfield - always referred to by him as 'Dear Dragon' - and to CWD. AWD also had much correspondence 1875-81 with Russian émigrés and political refugees living in Paris, including Lopatin and Ludwik Hartmann. This evidently deals with the trial of Hartmann; but as many of the letters are written in Russian we must...
Dates: 1787 - 1980
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The Dracone Project

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DRAS
Scope and Contents

Photographs, press cuttings and promotional material on the work of Dracone Developments Limited, with an album on the National Research Development Corporation's Mechanical Engineering Group.

Dates: 1957 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"The Early Days of Radar in Great Britain"

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWLK
Scope and Contents

A typescript personal account by Wilkins of the origins of radar, the work of Sir Robert Watson-Watt, the Tizard Committee, and the setting up of a coastal chain of radar stations which were important during the Second World War Battle of Britain. Wilkins was asked to write his account by John Ashworth Ratcliffe as a counter to the official account by Watson-Watt "Three steps to victory; a personal account by radar's greatest pioneer" (Odhams, London, c 1957).

Dates: 1977
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Journal of Major H. A. Fowle

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FWLE
Scope and Contents These two volumes describe Fowle's journey to Malta in 1941. He travelled on MV Georgic from Gourock in Scotland. He describes daily life on board the Georgic until it arrives in Port Tewfik, Egypt on 7 July and he disembarks the following day. The entry for 15 July includes the news that the Georgic has been bombed by the Germans and Fowle must now await instructions. July and August are spent in Cairo waiting to be moved and during this time the journal is particularly limited to...
Dates: 1941-05-18 - 1941-11-12
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 Admiral Sir Manley Power

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MANP
Scope and Contents

Annotated typescript covering Power's career, particularly on his work with Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Admiral Sir John Cunningham [Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, from 1943] on the invasion of Sicily and Italy, his work with Admiral Sir Philip Vian and with Admiral 1st Lord Mountbatten. Includes further notes on Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham.

Dates: 1960-08 - 1980-08
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 Memoirs of Sir Walter Crocker, 1902-1975

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CRKR
Scope and Contents

An unpublished volume of Crocker's memoirs covering his life up to retirement.

Dates: 1902 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: The collection was embargoed by Sir Walter until 1995 and is now open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Memoirs of Stanley J Sime

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SIME
Scope and Contents

Naval memoirs, 1928-46

Dates: 1972-08 - 1972
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 the Reverend Evelyn Chavasse

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CVSS
Scope and Contents "Business in Great Waters: War Memories of a Semi-Sailor". Unpublished naval memoirs written in 1980. These memoirs cover the period in which Chavasse played a particularly active role in World War II. The memoirs begin with his command of HMS Broadway (formerly the USS Hunt), the early engineering problems and escorting convoys across the North Atlantic from Londonderry to Newfoundland. They also cover the period when Chavasse served under Admiral Sir Max Horton, encounters with...
Dates: 1942 - 1945
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 Vice-Admiral Sir William Robson

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RBSN
Scope and Contents

"My naval life", with photocopies of photographs of Robson's family and the ships he served on

Dates: 1990-08
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Naval Radar Trust Associated Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NVRT AS
Scope and Contents

These are papers and photographs which were created and collected by those associated with the Naval Radar Trust.

Dates: 1928 - 1988
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Noble Family Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NBLE
Dates: 1879 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of one audio-visual item (NBLE 2/6) for which there is currently no access copy, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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"The Onslows and the Royal Navy"

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ONSS
Scope and Contents A typescript biographical work about the naval careers of various members of the Onslow family including Admiral Sir Richard Onslow, Captain Richard Francis John Onslow and Admiral Sir Richard George Onslow which includes a chapter about two ships named HMS Onslow. The most notable feature of the career of Admiral Sir Richard George Onslow was at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797 against the Dutch fleet. Captain Richard Francis John Onslow served in World War I, (North Sea,...
Dates: 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 1st Baron Mancroft

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MNCR
Scope and Contents

Newspaper cuttings books, copy speeches etc

Dates: 1908 - 1941
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 1st Lord Gladwyn

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLAD
Scope and Contents The material at Churchill Archives Centre begins with Lord Gladwyn's school and college notebooks, and runs to his final articles, but with the exception of his personal and family correspondence, was chiefly created after Lord Gladwyn's retirement from the Diplomatic Service. A large proportion of the papers consists of notes, reports, articles, speeches and correspondence amassed from Lord Gladwyn's work as the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the House of Lords and Liberal spokesman...
Dates: 1875 - 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 1st Viscount Margesson of Rugby

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MRGN
Scope and Contents

Lord Margesson appears to have preserved very few personal papers. As John Hill put it "I found it extremely difficult to come across any record by or about him since almost all his whole political activity as Chief Whip was done on a verbal basis for fairly obvious reasons and no records were kept." (letter to Correlli Barnett, 28 February 1984). The small collection of Margesson's papers comprises correspondence and biographical material.

Dates: 1924 - 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 1st Viscount Weir

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WEIR
Scope and Contents Almost without exception, the papers are concerned with Lord Weir's public life and with the period after 1918. As the earliest papers have been affected by water, it is possible that those before 1918 were lost in this way. The omission of any private papers is the result of efficient organisation of the files in the past. Since all the files are public and political, they have been arranged according to subject and then chronologically in 24 sections.In the absence of minutes,...
Dates: 1918
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 A V Alexander

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AVAR
Scope and Contents

The papers of A V Alexander include personal papers; parliamentary and political papers and correspondence; material relating to the Protestant movement and the Co-operative movement; literary material (including speech notes), plus film and photographic material.

Dates: 1903 - 1991
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 Adeline, Lady Hankey

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY
Scope and Contents The collection of material held at Churchill Archives Centre provides a comprehensive picture of life in the Hankey family. The family correspondence in AHKY 1 illustrates the relationship between Adeline and her husband and provides detail of their life together and relationship with their children. Adeline's diaries (AHKY 2) mainly document the various journeys she made throughout her life, often accompanying Maurice. Scrapbooks and photographs (AHKY 3) provide a pictorial record....
Dates: 1850 - 2003
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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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 of the Fleet Lord Wester Wemyss

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS
Scope and Contents

The papers include: material on the Dardanelles Campaign and Wemyss's service as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies and Egypt Station; literary drafts and other material for Wemyss's memoirs, his account of the Dardanelles Campaign and Lady Wemyss's biography; Wemyss's correspondence, including letters to his wife; Lady Wemyss's diaries and correspondence; photographs and press cuttings.

Dates: 1886 - 1941
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 of the Fleet Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CUNN
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill College includes a typescript copy of the book by Oliver Warner "Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet; A Memoir" and many of the letters and reminiscences used in Warner's research (Sections 1-3); additional Cunningham correspondence (Sections 5 and 6); material relating to 'A Sailor's Odyssey' (Cunningham's autobiography, Section 4); and Commander McHattie's reminiscences of Cunningham and article on HMS Chakla in 1979 (Section 7). The collection is...
Dates: 1928 - 1979
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

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Roskill, Stephen Wentworth, 1903 - 1982 (naval historian) 6
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United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority 4
Edwards, Robert Geoffrey, Sir, 1925 - 2013 (Knight, Professor of Human Reproduction) 3
Keyes, Roger John Brownlow, 1872 - 1945 (1st Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and of Dover, Admiral of the Fleet) 3
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Soames, Arthur Christopher John, 1920 - 1987 (Baron Soames of Fletching, politician) 3
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Vansittart, Robert Gilbert, 1881 - 1957 (1st Baron Vansittart of Denham, diplomat) 3
Amery, Leopold Stennett, 1873 - 1955 (politician) 2
Army 2
Arup, Ove Nyquist, Sir, 1895 - 1988 (Knight, consulting engineer) 2
Bagnold, Ralph Alger, 1896 - 1990 (Brigadier, geophysicist) 2
Baker, Philip John Noel (1889-1982, Baron Noel-Baker, politician) 2
Broome, John Egerton, 1901 - 1985 (Captain) 2
Carden, Sackville Hamilton, Sir, 1857 - 1930 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Carter, Charles Bonham, Sir (1876-1955, Knight and General) 2
Churchill, Randolph Frederick Edward Spencer, 1911 - 1968 (politician, author) 2
Churchill, Randolph Henry Spencer, Lord, 1849 - 1895 (politician) 2
Clarke, Richard William Barnes, Sir, 1910 - 1975 (Knight) 2
Clarke, William Francis, 1883 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 2
Cooper, Alfred Duff, 1890 - 1954 (1st Viscount Norwich) 2
Cooper, Diana Olivia Winifred Maud, Lady, 1892 - 1986 (née Manners, wife of 1st Viscount Norwich) 2
Cosslett, Vernon Ellis, 1908 - 1990 (electron microscopist) 2
Cunningham, Andrew Brown, 1883 - 1963 (1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Admiral of the Fleet) 2
Fisher, William Wordsworth, Sir, 1875 - 1937 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Gilbert, Martin John, Sir, 1936 - 2015 (Knight, historian) 2
Hall, William Reginald, Sir, 1870 - 1943 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Hankey, Maurice Pascal Alers, 1877 - 1963 (Lord Hankey of the Chart, civil servant) 2
Hewish, Antony, 1924-2021 (Professor of Radioastronomy) 2
Jebb, Cynthia, 1898 - 1990 (wife of 1st Baron Gladwyn, political hostess and diarist) 2
Jebb, Hubert Miles Gladwyn, 1900 - 1996 (1st Baron Gladwyn, diplomat) 2
Jones, Reginald Victor, 1911 - 1997 (physicist and intelligence scientist) 2
Lascelles, Alan Frederick, Sir, 1887 - 1981 (Knight and Private Secretary to King George VI) 2
Lawson, John David, 1923 - 2008 (nuclear physicist) 2
Meitner, Lise, 1878 - 1968 (Professor of Nuclear Physics) 2
Mitrokhin, Vasiliy, 1922 - 2004 (Archivist, First Chief Directorate (foreign intelligence), KGB) 2
Morley, Agnes Headlam (1902-1986, Professor of International Relations) 2
Powell, John Enoch, 1912 - 1998 (politician and author) 2
Ramsay, Bertram Home, Sir, 1883 - 1945 (Knight, Admiral) 2
Robertson, Malcolm Arnold, Sir, 1877 - 1951 (Knight, Civil Servant, MP) 2
Steiner, Francis George, 1929 - 2020 (Professor of Comparative Literature, philosopher, critic) 2
Steiner, Frederick George, 1890 - 1968 (lawyer, international banking executive and investment advisor) 2
Thomson, George Paget, Sir, 1892 - 1975 (Knight, nuclear physicist) 2
University of Cambridge 2
Vilim, Blazej, 1909 - 1976 (Czech Social Democratic leader) 2
Wallis, Barnes Neville, Sir, 1887 - 1979 (Knight, aeronautical engineer) 2
Walters, Professor Sir Alan Arthur, 1926 - 2009 (Knight, economist) 2
Wemyss, Rosslyn Erskine, 1864 - 1933 (1st Baron Wester Wemyss, Admiral of the Fleet) 2
Young, Michael, 1915 - 2002 (Baron Young of Dartington, sociologist) 2
Abrams, Mark Alexander, 1906 - 1994 (social scientist and businessman) 1
Adams, John Harold, 1918 - 2008 (Rear-Admiral) 1
Agar, Alan Wawn, 1920 (physicist) 1
Agnew, Stair Carnegie, 1872 - 1940 (lawyer) 1
Aitken, Jonathan William Patrick, 1942 (politician) 1
Albu, Austen Harry, 1903 - 1994 (engineer and Member of Parliament) 1
Alexander, Albert Victor, 1885 - 1965 (1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough, politician) 1
Allen, George Roland Gordon, 1891 - 1980 (naval officer and literary assistant to Sir Winston Churchill) 1
Allibone, Thomas Edward, 1903 - 2003 (physicist) 1
Alliluyeva, Svetlana Iosifovna, 1926 - 2011 (afterwards Lana Peters, daughter of Joseph Stalin) 1
Amery, Harold Julian, 1919 - 1996 (Baron Amery of Lustleigh, politician) 1
Ashanti Goldfields Corporation Ltd 1
Ashburner, Michael, 1942 (Professor of Biology and Fellow of Churchill College) 1
Ashmore, Leslie Haliburton, 1893 - 1974 (Vice-Admiral) 1
Astor, Nancy, 1879 - 1964 (née Langhorne, Viscountess Astor, politician) 1
Attlee, Clement Richard, 1883 - 1967 (1st Earl Attlee, statesman) 1
Backhouse, Roger Roland Charles, Sir, 1878 - 1939 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Bacon, Francis Thomas, 1904 - 1992 (engineer and fuel cell pioneer) 1
Bailly, Louis Edward Stewart Holland Le, Sir, 1915 (Knight and Vice-Admiral) 1
Baker, Irene Noel (c 1879-1956, wife of Philip Noel-Baker) 1
Baker, John Fleetwood, 1901 - 1985 (Baron Baker of Windrush, scientist and Professor of Mechanical Sciences) 1
Balfour, Harold Harington, 1897 - 1988 (Baron Balfour of Inchrye, politician) 1
Banks, Francis Rodwell, 1898 - 1985 (Air Commodore) 1
Barker, Nicholas John, 1933 - 1997 (Captain Royal Navy) 1
Barker, Paul, 1935 - 2019 (writer, editor and broadcaster) 1
Barker, Ralph, 1917 (writer) 1
Barker, William, Sir, 1909 - 1992 (Knight, diplomat and Professor of Russian) 1
Barnes, William Lethbridge Gorell, Sir, 1909 - 1987 (Knight, civil servant) 1
Barnett, Correlli Douglas, 1927-2022 (author and historian) 1
Barry, Philip Stuart Milner, Sir (1906-1995, Knight and codebreaker) 1
Batey, Mavis Lilian, 1921 - 2013 (nee Lever, wartime codebreaker and garden campaigner) 1
Beamish, Henry Hamilton, 1829 - 1901 (Rear Admiral) 1
Beamish, Tufton Percy Hamilton, 1874 - 1951 (Rear Admiral) 1
Beamish, Tufton Victor Hamilton, 1917 - 1989 (Baron Chelwood of Lewes) 1
Beatty, David, 1871 - 1936 (1st Earl Beatty, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Behrens, Catherine Betty Abigail, 1904 - 1989 (historian) 1
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