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War

 Subject
Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Diaries compiled by Lionel and Ethel Whitby, 1943 - 1956

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3
Scope and Contents Mainly during foreign or academic tours. Although Lady Whitby accompanied Sir Lionel on some trips after the end of the Second World War, some of these diaries were written for each other, when separated by foreign travel and work, with the intention that they could read them when reunited. The diaries cover the latter part of the Second World War, when Dr Whitby was Commanding Officer of the Army Blood Transfusion Service, and his time as Regius Professor of Physic at the University of...
Dates: 1943 - 1956
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Fonds

Documents relating to the conduct of the Anglo-Dutch War of 1665-6., Late 1660s

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Ii.05.06
Scope and Contents

(1) 'The narratives of Prince Rupert and the duke of Albemarle concerning the miscarriages in the late warr'; (2) 'Orders of the committee appointed to inquire into the miscarriages of the late warre', [13 February 1668; see MS Mm.05.11, no. 3]; the last leaf contains the summary of matters discussed under seven principal heads.

Dates: Late 1660s
Conditions Governing Access: From the Collection: 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).
 Item

Letter of Colonel Murdoch to his wife, 1942, on conditions in Malaya before its fall to Japan, 31 Dec. 1942

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/67
Scope and Contents

Typescript letter extract.

Dates: 31 Dec. 1942
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: 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

Personal papers of Sir Lionel Whitby, Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge University (1945-56) and Master of Downing College, 1916 - 1964

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI
Scope and Contents

Includes original articles, diaries, photographs and other papers, plus copies of originals held by the family of Sir Lionel Whitby. Also includes other items such as his undergraduate gown, copies of published books and secondary material donated by his family.

Dates: 1916 - 1964
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Item — DCPP/WHI/2/3/2

Quebec Conference diary, 5-26 September 1944, 1944-09

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/2/3/2
Scope and Contents Marked 'To Canada with the Prime Minister and Chiefs of Staff' inside front cover. A small pocket diary, about 30 pages of writing, written to his wife Ethel Whitby in his absence. Describes lunch with the Prime Minister on the train on the way to board the Queen Mary, 5 September, where Whitby joined Sir Alan Brooke, Admiral Cunningham and Sir Charles Portal. He refers to the 'noble Lord' (Churchill's physician, Lord Moran) and describes a sumptuous dinner on board on 6 Sept. Entries...
Dates: 1944-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: Some records series are subject to confidentiality restrictions with the following closure periods: 30 years from date of creation for general administration files, legal records and financial files; 50 years from date of creation for governmental records, including papers of the College Governing Body and College Council, and constituent committees; 100 years from date of creation for personal and personnel records, including tutorial files, staff and fellows files and appointment records, personal finance and pension records. In addition sensitive correspondence and papers concerning College affairs such as disputes and disciplinary matters are closed for 100 years. Restrictions apply on some personal and private papers.
 Series — SEHR/5/23

Remembering Selwyn students from the First World War, 2009-11 - 2010-10

Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEHR/5/23
Scope and Contents

Includes copies of matriculation photograph of 1913 and sports teams photographs, tennis and cricket 1914 - on display in Ann's Court administration building, outside Tutorial Office, from Remembrance Day, 11 November 2009

Dates: 2009-11 - 2010-10
 Series

Selwyn College Memorial Library Display, 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEHR/5/24
Scope and Contents

This was designed as a permanent display for the College Library in 2010 featuring photographs of students and sports teams from 1913 and 1914 including those students who were killed in the First World War: Matriculation 1914, Cricket team 1914, May Boat 1914 and Football team 1914. The display was taken down before the Library was refurbished in 2020.

Dates: 2010
 Series — SEHR/1/23

Selwyn College Roll of Honour 1914-1918, 1918 - 2010

Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEHR/1/23
Scope and Contents

Printed war list for First World War with additional typed list of names; Also further list of names from the Roll of Honour compiled by Archivist with details of year of matriculation and membership of any sports photographs; with copies of photographs of 1913/1914 sports teams used for the permanent Library display and based on the Remembrance display (2009); electronic copies of the roll of honour

Dates: 1918 - 2010
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V. Barocas, 'Internment Camp "S" St. Helen Island, Montreal, Canada', 1999-09-09

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 94/2/3
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of an autobiographical paper by Barocas concerning his internment during World War II and his subsequent employment at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

Dates: 1999-09-09
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: 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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