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Naval history

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:


Henry Ellis: Naval journal on 'HMS Styx' during the Xhosa [Cape Frontier] and Burmese Wars

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9420
Scope and Contents 1 volume, 210 pp. of journal text covering the period1852-53. With loose sheets inserted, including page from Illustrated London News, 5 Feb. 1853, with illustration and note on 'Kaffir prisoners at the Cape' [historic title]; notes on Ascension Island, n.d.; 'On passage from Ascension to South Coast', n.d.; 'Notes on South Coast,' n.d. Bookplate: given to Michael Rome Bouquet by Mrs. Dunn (Ellis' niece), Apr. 1935. Note that the contents of the journal contain racist and outdated...
Dates: 1852-1853
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 Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

The Papers of Sir Archibald Hurd

Reference Code: GBR/0014/HURD
Scope and Contents The first deposit of 8 boxes, HURD 1, is extremely interesting because Hurd corresponded with many of the leading figures of his time, particularly in the maritime world. Amongst his correspondence are preserved 142 letters from Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, dating from 1905 to 1920; 52 letters from Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon, dating from 1918 to 1939 and 91 letters to Hurd from Admiral Lord Jellicoe, as well as details of the agreement between Hurd, Jellicoe and the...
Dates: 1893 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.