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Admiral Dicken: Memoirs and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7351
Scope and Contents

The principal part of the collection is comprised of Dicken's detailed hand-written memoirs, accompanied by related documents and photographs. The remaining items are a printed volume on the cruise of the Flying Squadron, 1869-1870, in which Dicken participated; a journal from his service on H.M.S. 'Alexandra' in the Mediterranean, 1883-1884; and assorted papers collected for the memoirs.

Dates: 1834-1937
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Biographical material collected by Donald McLachlan relating to Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DUPO
Scope and Contents

Pound's own papers were destroyed (by burning), shortly after World War Two, by his fellow admirals Cunningham and Geoffrey Blake.

Dates: 1865 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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British Naval Intelligence Papers, mainly of Donald McLachlan and Patrick Beesly.

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MLBE
Scope and Contents

The collection includes: McLachlan's papers for "Room 39"; Beesly's papers for "Very Special Intelligence" and for "Very Special Admiral"; and papers of Commander Lloyd Hirst, an intelligence officer.

Dates: 1926 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Civil List Accounts

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5153-5223
Scope and Contents

Civil List accounts, including Customs and Excise, Navy and miscellaneous accounts, 27 December 1706 - 10 January 1798. On labels inside the covers of MSS.Add.5219-5223: 'From the Treasury Chambers Whitehall. Removed to the Public Record Office (W.L[ascelles])'.

Dates: 1706-1798
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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F.G. Simpkinson: Journals and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7782
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of journals recording Simpkinson's experiences serving on different ships, containing a mixture of short dated entries and longer accounts with occasional dates. There is also a small set of personal papers, relating mainly to Simpkinson's naval career.

Dates: 1832-1906
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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F.G. Simpkinson: Naval logs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7780
Scope and Contents The volume contains logs of the daily proceedings of different vessels kept by F.G. Simpkinson, volunteer 1st class, subsequently midshipman, travelling mainly in the Mediterranean and off the Iberian Peninsula. There are different types of entry for whether the ship was sailing or was docked. The former give the wind direction and record remarks for a.m. and p.m. on the weather, the tasks Simpkinson was employed on, and the arrival and departure of other vessels. The latter give additional...
Dates: 1832-1836
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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F.G. Simpkinson: Naval logs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7781
Scope and Contents The volume contains logs of the daily proceedings of H.M.S. 'Sulphur' and H.M.S. 'Harrier' kept by F.G. Simpkinson, travelling mainly along the western coast of South America. There are different types of entry for whether the ship was sailing or was docked. The former give the wind direction and record remarks for a.m. and p.m. on the weather, the tasks Simpkinson was employed on, and the arrival and departure of other vessels. The latter give additional information, including course,...
Dates: 1836-1838
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Financial Limitation, Technological Innovation and British Naval Policy, 1904-1910

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SUMI
Scope and Contents

Doctoral dissertation for the University of Chicago.

Dates: 1982-08
Conditions Governing Access: The dissertation is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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List of Royal Navy Ships

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6303
Scope and Contents

Numbered list of the names of the ships of the Royal Navy arranged in rough alphabetical order, 76 folios. The list includes Danish ships. On fo. 5v is a diagram of flags with a number against each. The list was probably intended for signalling purposes. Fos 1v-4v, 6v and 30v-75 are blank.

Dates: 1808
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Logbook of HMS Hannibal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6659
Scope and Contents

Logbook of HMS Hannibal covering its service off the Crimea, 83 folios. The volume is written in three hands, with occasional notes added by one of the officers.

Dates: 1855-1856
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Midshipman's Logs of D Calybut Downing

Reference Code: GBR/0014/DNNG
Scope and Contents

Naval logs and photographs

Dates: 1906-01 - 1908-08
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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Reminiscences of Vice-Admiral Sir Peter Gretton

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GRTN
Scope and Contents

Unpublished memoirs of Admiral Gretton, based on his occasional diaries, photo albums, naval papers and family histories, and particularly concentrating on the earlier and later years of Gretton's career.

Dates: 1979 - 1980
Conditions Governing Access: A digital surrogate of the volume is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Richard Bastard, naval lieutenant: Quarterly account book.

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9503
Scope and Contents A leather bound pocket notebook (42 pages), covering the period from October 1807, just prior to Bastard's promotion to the rank of lieutenant, until 1822, when he had been on half pay for some time and was working temporarily in the merchant marine. At the front of the book, pages 1-28, there is a list of quarterly bills (loans), with their due dates, together with brief notes of Bastard's movements between vessels, with dates. These are followed by records of transactions; the mess account...
Dates: 1807-1822
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Royal Navy: Estimates

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.5282-5334
Scope and Contents

Estimates for vessels in harbour and for building and repair work on ships of war.

Dates: 1707-1803
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Royal Navy: Mediterranean Fleet Order Book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6658
Scope and Contents

Copies of orders from Admirals James Dundas and Edmund Lyons as commanders, Mediterranean Fleet, and from Admiral Houston Stewart, second-in-command of the same, with copies of related despatches, resolutions and other communications, written in three hands, 92 folios.

Dates: 1855-1856
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds — Box: GBR/0012/MS Add.9394

Sir Andrew Snape Hamond and Sir Graham Eden Hamond: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9394
Scope and Contents Letters to Sir Andrew Hamond, 1st Baronet. The correspondents include the Earl of Shelburne (1782); Sir Graham Hamond (1793-1805); 1st Viscount Duncan (1799); 2nd Earl of Chatham (1803); William Pitt (1804-5); and John McArthur (1804). Letters to Sir Graham Hamond, 2nd Baronet. The correspondents include W.P. Smith (1829-46); Sir Michael Seymour, inscription on his monument at Rio de Janeiro (1834); Sir Edward Belcher (1837); Sir Andrew Snape Hamond (1839-47); Graham Snape Hamond (1841);...
Dates: 1778-1871; 1778-1871
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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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 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 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 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 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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The Papers of Admiral Sir (Arthur) Francis Turner

Reference Code: GBR/0014/TRNR
Scope and Contents

Churchill Archives Centre holds a small collection of Turner's naval papers. It includes material relating to his training and naval career and include some files on aspects of naval engineering and planned maintenance.

Dates: 1931 - 1983
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 Bertram Home Ramsay

Reference Code: GBR/0014/RMSY
Scope and Contents The collection spans Admiral Ramsay's career from life as a midshipman to the D-Day landings. Included is his draft manuscript giving a full account of the reasons for his resignation as Chief of Staff of the Home Fleet in 1935, and his subsequent temporary retirement. Operation Dynamo is also well covered with three bound volumes of naval despatches but there is relatively little on the Normandy landings of 1944. This is due to many papers being destroyed in France by Admiral Ramsay's...
Dates: 1885 - 2006
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
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Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian) 2
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Bower, Robert Tatton, 1894 - 1975 (Commander Royal Navy) 1
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Clarke, William Francis, 1883 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
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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
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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