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 Fonds — Container: NGA

Annan: The Papers of Noel Gilroy Annan

Reference Code: GBR/0272/NGA
Scope and Contents

The collection includes notes and drafts of published writings, texts of speeches given to the House of Lords and to other institutions, reference notes, subject files, engagement diaries, and personal papers.

Dates: 1889 - 2001
Conditions Governing Access: Some files are closed because they contain personal information. Most files which are marked as restricted access can be read with the written permission of the author. All other files may be consulted in the Archive Centre following the standard registration procedures.
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Arthur Campbell Beevor: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7625
Dates: 1941-1963
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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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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Charles Bernard Denston: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10248
Scope and Contents

Autobiography, short stories, poems, personal recollections of working at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and Duckworth Laboratory of Physical Anthropology in Cambridge, press cuttings and printed material on the experiences of former prisoners of war held by the Japanese.

Dates: 1938-2012
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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Christopher Hassall: Letters to George Benson and related papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10400
Scope and Contents

Correspondence written by Christopher Hassall to his friend George Benson, together with related items including a diary volume with entries by Hassall, literary texts by Hassall, notes by Benson, letters between other correspondents, and printed items.

Dates: 1933-1963
Conditions Governing Access: 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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Day files of Sir Malcolm Robertson, Chairman of the British Council 1942-5

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRCO
Scope and Contents

The correspondence reveals Sir Malcolm's close contact with the Foreign Service, Parliament and University circles as well as depicting something of the daily routine of the British Council. The range of British Council activities is clearly illustrated as is its contribution towards the war effort.

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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For Intellectual Liberty: Correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9369
Scope and Contents Comprises: minutes of meetings of the F.I.L. committee, 1935-1940; scrpabook of press cuttings, chiefly letters written by F.I.L. members to the press on a range of subjects in the lead-up to the Second World War; printed publications and statements; papers of the British Section of the International Association of Writers for the Defence of Culture, 1938-40, including letters of Hugh Walpole, Compton Mackenzie and Sylvia Townsend Warner; papers relating to refugees; publications; index of...
Dates: 1936-1940
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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Honor Earl: Pastel portraits ('Warriors of the Empire') and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9397
Scope and Contents During the Second World War, Earl was commissioned to prepare a series of pastel portraits of service men and women from what were then British dominions and colonies (described as 'Empire servicemen'), including Trinida, Newfoundland, Southern Rhodesia [i.e. Zimbabwe] and Ceylon [i.e. Sri Lanka]. The portraits were exhibited at the Royal Empire (late Commonwealth) Society in December 1945 as 'Warriors of the Empire'. The collection also includes a series of portraits of North American...
Dates: 1939-1946 (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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Jean Kilgour Hart: diaries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10262
Dates: 1942-1943
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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Lady Isabel Marian Schonland: papers, photographs and printed material relating to South African affairs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8703
Scope and Contents Papers, correspondence and research materials concerning Schonland's authorship of parts of the narrative of the 'Union War Histories', a history of South Africa's involvement in the Second World War, and her work in promoting harmonious race-relations in South Africa, including work with the Institute of Race Relations. The collection includes papers relating to a survey commissioned by the South African Institute of Race Relations on 'the needs of Urban African Women'. A small amount of...
Dates: 1939-1964 (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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Memoirs of the Preparation of the Home Office War Book by Ronald Wells

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WELL
Scope and Contents

Wells describes his role in the compilation and maintenance of the Home Office War Book. He also relates anecdotes about key figures such as Warren Fisher as well as staff including Sir Joseph Ball and Lawrence Burgis.

Dates: 1935 - 1939
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Mers-el-Kébir, 3 juillet 1940: Exposé chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir, d'après les documents photographiques

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10389
Scope and Contents Portfolio produced by A. Devauchelle issued in slipcase including dedicated compartments for 75 photographs (15 photographs of the site before the attack, 54 photographs of the attack, 6 photographs of the military funeral), a copy of 'Expose chronologique du combat de Mers-el-Kébir' (cover title: 'Mers-el-Kébir, 3 juillet 1940'), and a facsimile ("réimpression pour complément de collection") excerpt of issue 5085 of the journal "L'illustration", 24 August 1940, pages [453]-462, including...
Dates: 1980s?
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Metals Society

Reference Code: GBR/0014/METL
Scope and Contents

British Intelligence Objectives Sub-committee and Combined Intelligence Objectives
Sub-committee reports on German and Japanese war industry.

Dates: 1939 - 1952
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Microfilm copies of "ULTRA" signals

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ULTR
Scope and Contents

Consisting of intelligence from intercepted enemy communications, forwarded from the Admiralty to Allied Commands, "Cairo Series", June 1942-September 1943.

Generally being decrypts from the Government Code and Cipher School at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire, using the Enigma machine. The Enigma signals were given a special security classification, "MSS" (Most Secret Source) or "ULTRA".

Dates: 1942-06 - 1943-09
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Notes of Two Conversations with Lord Brimelow

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BIMO
Scope and Contents The topics of discussion follow a roughly chronological timetable of the events of 1945. Topics discussed during the first conversation were Poland, Yalta (February 1945), Lord Brimelow's first day at the Foreign Office, the Foreign Office and problems with Russia in 1945, the repatriation of Soviet citizens after the Second World War, Anglo-Soviet relations in 1945, the organization of the Foreign Office, Foreign Office personnel and individuals, Anglo-American co-operation, Communist...
Dates: 1982-04-20 - 1982-04-21
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 Algernon U. Willis

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLLS
Scope and Contents

Includes material relating to Willis' naval career, including material relating to World War Two

Dates: 1905 - 1976
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of Douglas E Ritchie and Noel Newsome

Reference Code: GBR/0014/NERI
Scope and Contents

Papers relating to their work in European Service of the BBC during World War II.

Dates: 1939 - 1962
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Papers of Margareta (Greta) Burkill

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8433
Scope and Contents

Papers concerning Margareta Burkill’s work with German and Austrian refugee children before, during and after the Second World War. The collection includes Burkill’s memoir and some correspondence. There are also notes on the children, including details of their accommodation during the war and their later careers. Also included is material relating to the Cambridge Refugee Committee.

Dates: 1938 - 1984
Conditions Governing Access: Readers must complete a data release form prior to consulting this collection.
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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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Personal Papers of Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Galloway

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLWY
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence with colleagues from the Eighth Army, historians and key figures from World War II.

Dates: 1958 - 1975
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Peter Scott: Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Scott (Peter)
Scope and Contents The collection of Scott's paper is extensive. It includes a large number of biographical materials, material related to Scott's time in the Royal Navy during World War II, items covering Scott's involvement in nature conservation and research (including papers about the possible existence of the Loch Ness Monster), material related to Scott's extensive travels (mainly for professional purposes), drafts of Scott's books and other material related to his publications, documentation of Scott's...
Dates: 1916-1993
Conditions Governing Access: Some items are restricted at the discretion of the Keeper of Manuscripts.
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Photographs from World War II

Reference Code: GBR/0014/GWDA
Scope and Contents

Official wartime British photographs, including the Quebec, Cairo and Teheran Conferences and Chiang Kai Shek.

Dates: 1943
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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"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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Sir Arthur Pedder's Memoirs of World War II

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PEDR
Scope and Contents In 1977 Sir Jock Colville suggested that Churchill Archives Centre should approach Sir Arthur Pedder about his memoirs of World War II. Corelli Barnett (the then Keeper of the Archives Centre) did so and the Archives Centre staff then recorded Pedder's memoirs on tape and transcribed them. Captain Stephen Roskill and Sir Arthur Pedder were then sent the transcript to check. The transcript does not seem to have ever been re-typed to include their corrections so they remain clear in PEDR 2....
Dates: 1939 - 1945
Conditions Governing Access: The transcript is open (please consult staff about access to the tapes) for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College,
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Churchill, Winston Leonard Spencer, Sir, 1874 - 1965 (Knight, statesman and historian) 10
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Roskill, Stephen Wentworth, 1903 - 1982 (naval historian) 3
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Albu, Austen Harry, 1903 - 1994 (engineer and Member of Parliament) 1
Alexander, Albert Victor, 1885 - 1965 (1st Earl Alexander of Hillsborough, politician) 1
Annan, Noel Gilroy, 1916 - 2000 (Baron Annan, historian) 1
Army 1
Backhouse, Roger Roland Charles, Sir, 1878 - 1939 (Knight, Admiral of the Fleet) 1
Barker, Ralph, 1917 (writer) 1
Barnett, Correlli Douglas, 1927 (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
Batters, William, fl. 1939-1969 (sailor) 1
Beevor, Arthur Campbell, 1909 - 1991 (Royal Air Force reservist) 1
Belgion, Harold Montgomery, 1892 - 1973 (author) 1
Belisha, Leslie Hore (1893-1957, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha of Devonport, politician) 1
Benson, George Frederick Percy, 1911-1983 (actor) 1
Bevin, Ernest, 1881 - 1951 (statesman and Trade Union Leader) 1
Bickersteth, Ella, 1858 - 1940 (wife of Samuel Bickersteth) 1
Bickersteth, John Burgon, 1888 - 1979 (academic and poet) 1
Bickersteth, Julian, 1885 - 1962 (chaplain) 1
Bickersteth, Morris, 1891 - 1916 (soldier) 1
Bickersteth, Ralph, 1894 - 1989 (soldier) 1
Bickersteth, Samuel, 1857 - 1937 (chaplain) 1
Binney, Frederick George, Sir, 1900 - 1972 (Knight, explorer) 1
Bowen, Edward George, 1911 - 1991 (radiophysicist) 1
Bower, Robert Tatton, 1894 - 1975 (Commander Royal Navy) 1
Brendon, Piers, 1940 (historian and author) 1
Brimelow, Thomas, 1915 - 1995 (Baron Brimelow of Tyldesley) 1
British Council 1
Broome, John Egerton, 1901 - 1985 (Captain) 1
Bufton, Sydney Osbourne, 1908 - 1993 (Air Vice-Marshal) 1
Burgis, Lawrence Franklin, 1892 - 1972 (civil servant) 1
Burkill, Margareta, 1896–1984 (wife of Burkill, (John) Charles) 1
Buzzard, Anthony Wass, Sir, 1902 - 1972 (2nd Baronet, Rear-Admiral) 1
Cadogan, Alexander George Montagu, Sir, 1884 - 1968 (Knight, diplomat) 1
Cambridge Refugee Committee 1
Cambridge University Catholic Association 1
Cecil, James Edward Hubert Gascoyne (1861-1947, 4th Marquess of Salisbury, politician) 1
Channel 4 Television 1
Chapman, Guy Patterson, 1889 - 1972 (historian) 1
Chavasse, Evelyn Henry, 1906 - 1991 (vicar) 1
Christie, Malcolm Grahame, 1881 - 1971 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Churchill College 1
Clarke, William Francis, 1883 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Cockcroft, John Douglas, Sir, 1897 - 1967 (Knight, nuclear physicist and first Master of Churchill College) 1
Collins, Joseph Edward, 1916 - 1998 (Flight-Lieutenant, doctor) 1
Colville, John Rupert, Sir, 1915 - 1987 (Knight, civil servant) 1
Condren, William Joseph, 1900 - 1975 (photographer) 1
Conservative Party 1
Courtenay, William, 1896 - 1960 (journalist) 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
Davies, Geralt Wyn (b ? 1943,) 1
Davis, William Wellclose, Sir, 1901 - 1987 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Denniston, Alexander Guthrie, 1881 - 1961 (Intelligence Officer) 1
Denston, Charles Bernard, 1921-2017 1
Ditcham, Anthony G F, 1923 (sailor) 1
Donovan, William J, 1883 - 1959 (Major-General) 1
Drax, Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly Plunkett, Sir (Ernle-Erle-, 1880-1967, Knight, Admiral) 1
Eade, Charles Stanley, 1903 - 1964 (journalist and newspaper editor) 1
Earl, Honor, 1901-1996 (painter) 1
Edelsten, John Hereward, Sir, 1891 - 1966 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Edward, VIII, 1894 - 1972 (King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor) 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 Society 1
Fisher, William Wordsworth, Sir, 1875 - 1937 (Knight, Admiral) 1
For Intellectual Liberty. F.I.L. (1935-1940) 1
Foreign Office 1
Fowle, H (. A., fl 1941, Major RA) 1
Galloway, Alexander, Sir, 1895 - 1977 (Knight, Lieutenant-General) 1
Graham, Angus Edward Malise Bontine Cunninghame, Sir (1893-1981, Knight, Admiral) 1
Green, Geoffrey, 1919 (Flight Sergeant, Clerk) 1
Gretton, Peter William, Sir, 1912 - 1992 (Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Gridley, John Crandon, 1904 - 1968 (economic adviser) 1
Hall, William Reginald, Sir, 1870 - 1943 (Knight, Admiral) 1
Hallett, Cecil Charles Hughes, Sir (1898-1985, Knight, Vice-Admiral) 1
Hallett, John Hughes (1901-1972, Vice-Admiral) 1
Hampton, Philip G (b ? 1910, Major RA) 1
Hamson, Charles John Joseph, 1905–1987 (jurist and known as Jack) 1
Hart, Jean Kilgour, 1921-2001 (civil servant) 1
Hartley, Harold Brewer, Sir, 1878 - 1972 (Knight, physical chemist) 1
Hassall, Christopher Vernon, 1912-1963 (writer and librettist) 1
Hugill, John Antony Crawford, 1916 - 1987 (member of 30 Assault Unit) 1
ID25, Intelligence Division of Naval Staff, 1917- 1
Jacob, Edward Ian Claud, Sir, 1899 - 1993 (Knight, Lieutenant-General) 1
Johnston, Clarence Dinsmore Howard (1903-1996, Rear-Admiral) 1
Jones, John Edward Lennard, Sir (1894-1954, Knight, scientist) 1
Kennedy, Aubrey Leo, 1885 - 1965 (diplomatic correspondent) 1
Keynes, Richard Darwin, 1919 - 2010 (Professor of Physiology) 1
Labour Party 1
Lewin, George Ronald, 1914 - 1984 (military historian) 1
Lloyd, Blanche Isabella, 1880 - 1969 (née Lascelles, wife of 1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran) 1
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