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Captain Edward D. Ridley: diaries and letters

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7065-7070
Scope and Contents

Transcripts of diaries and letters, photgraphs, telegrams, postcards, cuttings and maps from the First World War.

Dates: 1914-1918
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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Col. Bertram Romilly: Letters from Sudan and France

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9656
Scope and Contents

Letters written to Romilly's father describing his military experiences.

Dates: 1912-1915
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 — Multiple Containers

Edgar Gaston Furtado Abraham: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7928
Scope and Contents I. Files accumulated by Abraham as an Assistant Secretary to the War Cabinet from January 1918, mainly relating to the Peace Conference of 1919, and containing principally sets of printed or duplicated minutes, memoranda, etc., and nothing of an unofficial or personal nature. War Cabinet: Eastern Committee (E.C.) Minutes, 28 Mar. 1918 - 7 Jan. 1919. War Cabinet, E.C. Meetings, Shorthand Notes, 16-30 Dec. 1918. Draft minutes only, the final version being in the previous file. Supreme War...
Dates: 1890-1955 (Circa)
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 — Multiple Containers

Edward Dent: Letters to him

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973
Scope and Contents The collection consists almost exclusively of letters received by Dent between 1914 and 1918, and probably sorted and weeded by him subsequently. Several letters have been endorsed by Dent with identifications and comments, and he has also supplied biographical notes on most of the correspondents, although these are not always reliable. The letters reflect Dent's heavy involvement in the teaching of music in Cambridge during the First World War, and his work on the translation of hitherto...
Dates: 1950 (circa)
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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Eric Humphrey Holroyd-Doveton: accounts of the First World War in Africa

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10405
Scope and Contents

Accounts of the outbreak of the First World War and the conduct of military operations in Africa. With a note by John Holroyd-Doveton concerning Eric Humphrey Holroyd-Doveton.

Dates: c. 1914-1918 (with note, 2022)
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Francis Jenkinson: War Correspondence

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6444
Scope and Contents Correspondence relating to the collection of enemy propaganda in World War I. From the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, Jenkinson foresaw the need for a permanent collection of wartime publications which would range beyond the popular histories and scholarly monographs to include ephemeral material: posters, pamphlets, and - he laid particular emphasis on this - propaganda literature generated by both sides. Jenkinson saw his collection serving a lofty purpose. In a letter drafted for...
Dates: 1914-1918
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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Letters from Indian Army Troops

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6170
Scope and Contents

English translations by D.C. Phillott of letters from Indian Army troops serving in Palestine.

Dates: 1918
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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Lieutenant F. B. Turner: letters to his father F. B. Turner (Deputy Commissioner, Raipur, India)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9588
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of 36 letters and telegrams, written between March 1918 and February 1919, to his father in India, describing his experiences as an artillery signalling officer in Flanders, during the last year of the First World War.

Dates: 1918-1919
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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"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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Papers of Siegfried Sassoon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852
Scope and Contents The Papers of Siegfried Sassoon comprise a magnificent collection documenting his life, wartime experiences and extensive literary career. The collection was purchased by the Library in 2009 from the executors of his son, George. Arranged in twelve series, it includes Sassoon’s personal diaries, poetry notebooks, drafts of literary works and autobiographies, correspondence, press cuttings and photographs. Sassoon was a dedicated diarist and the first series comprises 46 journals...
Dates: 1897-2000 (bulk:1897-1967)
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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Partridge: The Papers of Frances Catherine Partridge

Reference Code: GBR/0272/FCP
Scope and Contents This collection contains typescript and manuscript diaries, lectures, philosophy notes, correspondence, photographs, printed copies of book reviews, articles and obituaries. Many of the diaries exist only in typescript form, but in later years the only copies are in manuscript. Letters to her husband, Ralph Partridge, are included in this collection. In addition to her own photograph albums, there are two albums which belonged to Dora Carrington and two which belonged to Lytton Strachey,...
Dates: 1905 - 2004
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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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Poems by Siegfried Sassoon

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10193
Scope and Contents Notebook comprising fair copies, with some revisions, of poems by Siegfried Sassoon, together with illustrations and decorations. Some of the poems bear the date of their composition. Sassoon presented the notebook to Lady Ottoline Morrell in January 1917 and made additions to it in subsequent years. Contents:Preliminary matter:• [1r]. ‘To victory’ (newspaper cutting from The Times, 15 Jan. 1916) • [1v]. Feather • [2r]. Title page • [2v]. ‘Edition’ statement and...
Dates: 1916-[1930s]
Conditions Governing Access: The volume 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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Ruth Darwin: correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790
Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters from Ruth Darwin to members of her family but predominantly to her sister (Emma) Nora Darwin, and correspondence and papers arising out of Ruth's work with the British Committee of the French Red Cross in France in 1917-1919.

Dates: 1890-1944
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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"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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Sister E. B. Tayloe: Album Amicorum

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10331
Scope and Contents

Album Amicorum compiled by Sister E. B. Tayloe during the First World War, while serving at the First General Hospital, Cambridge, and at the 16th General Hospital, Le Treport.

Dates: 1915-1917
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 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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Brett, Reginald Baliol, 1852 - 1930 (2nd Viscount Esher, politician) 1
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Buist, Colin, 1896 - 1981 (Commander Royal Navy) 1
Carter, Charles Bonham, Sir (1876-1955, Knight and General) 1
Churchill, Clementine Ogilvy Spencer (1885-1977, née Hozier, Baroness Spencer-Churchill of Chartwell) 1
Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian) 1
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
Dent, Edward Joseph, 1876-1957 (Professor of Music) 1
Drax, Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett, Sir (Ernle-Erle-, 1880-1967, Knight, Admiral) 1
Duff, Adrian Grant, 1869 - 1914 (Lieutenant-Colonel) 1
Fairbank, Sir Harold Arthur Thomas, 1876-1961 (Knight, Orthopaedic Surgeon) 1
Fairbank, Thomas John, 1912-1998 (Orthopaedic Surgeon) 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
Furtado, Abraham Edgar Gaston, 1880-1955 (civil servant) 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
Jenkinson, Francis John Henry, 1853-1923 (librarian) 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
Morrell, Lady Ottoline Violet Anne, 1873-1938 (née Cavendish-Bentinck, hostess and literary patron) 1
Neill, Walter, b 1881 (banker) 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
Partridge, Frances Catherine, 1900 - 2004 (writer and literary journalist) 1
Partridge, Reginald Sherring, 1894 - 1960 (writer, known as Ralph) 1
Phillott, Douglas Craven, 1869-1930 (Lieutenent-Colonel and scholar) 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
Ridley, Edward D., d 1945 (Grenadier Guardsman) 1
Robeck, John Michael de, Sir, 1862 - 1928 (1st Baronet, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Romilly, Bertram Henry Samuel, 1878-1940 (Colonel) 1
Room 40, Naval Intelligence Division, 1914-1917 1
Royal Air Force 1
Royal Army Medical Corps 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
Thomas, Ruth Frances Rees-, 1883-1972 (née Darwin) 1
Tomkinson, Wilfred, 1877 - 1971 (Vice-Admiral) 1
Travers, Timothy H E, fl1986 (historian) 1
Turner, Frederick Blair, 1898-1980 (Major and medic) 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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