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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1497 Collections and/or Records:

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The Papers of Admiral Sir (William) Reginald Hall

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HALL
Scope and Contents

Memoirs and papers, 1915-42, additional papers, 1851-1911, and correspondence, 1939-1943.

Dates: 1851 - 1943
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 Adrian Grant Duff

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AGDF
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1905-14.
With photocopies of diaries, 1910-13, and photocopies of correspondence, 1912-14.
Also with photocopies of letters to Ursula Grant Duff, 1914, 1919, 1922 and 1930.

Dates: 1905 - 1930
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 Air Vice-Marshal Stanley Vincent

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/VNCT
Scope and Contents

The papers consist of drafts for Vincent's autobiography, Flying Fever, with correspondence on its publication.

Dates: 1970-08 - 1972-08
Conditions Governing Access: The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Alexander Guthrie Denniston

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/DENN
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of letters and accounts of Denniston's code-breaking work in Naval Intelligence in both World Wars and of the setting up of Room 40. There are several photographs of Denniston in Naval uniform and some of the Royal Naval College at Osborne.

Dates: 1908 - 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 Archibald Sinclair, 1st Viscount Thurso

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/THRS
Scope and Contents The collection held at Churchill Archives Centre includes correspondence (including general, official, political, constituency, parliamentary and family correspondence); speeches; Liberal Organisation and Scottish Liberal organisation and Federation material; press cuttings; business papers; and Scottish Office, Scottish Board of Health and Secretary of State for Scotland material. For the most part, the collection is made up of constituency, parliamentary and Liberal party...
Dates: 1814 - 1968
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of the fire-damaged material in section VI, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Captain Arthur Clarke

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AWCL
Scope and Contents This collection includes the official and private log books he compiled during the period while he was a midshipman, with fine plans and sketches, perhaps the most interesting of which are those relating to the Dardanelles campaign. The collection also contains a number of photograph albums showing the life of these very young officers - Clarke and his contemporaries - during this period. The collection is completed with Captain Clarke's two-volume biography which describes, as well as his...
Dates: 1898 - 1974
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 Captain William Richmond Fell

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FELL
Scope and Contents

Papers comprising diaries, log books, correspondence, official papers and photographs
Including papers about the Second World War, 1939-45; post-war salvage operations, 1952-5; and salvage operations during the Suez Crisis, 1956-7
With diaries of Captain Fell's father, Dr Walter Fell, 1915

Dates: 1915 - 1969
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 Commander Colin Buist

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BUIS
Scope and Contents The small collection of papers held at Churchill Archives Centre relate to naval operations in the First World War, Buist's service on HMS Princess Royal and to the 1916 Battle of Jutland. Jutland was the main naval battle of World War, between the British Grand Fleet under Admiral Jellicoe and the German High Seas Fleet under Admiral Scheer. British losses were heavier than German: the British lost three battle cruisers, three cruisers and eight destroyers; the Germans lost one battleship,...
Dates: 1913 - 1947
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 General Lord (Henry S) Rawlinson

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RWLN
Scope and Contents

War journals and related papers. Includes reports, maps, letters to Rawlinson, lists of casualties and details of ammunition used

Dates: 1914 - 1919
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 General Sir Charles Bonham-Carter

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/BHCT
Scope and Contents

The papers include Bonham-Carter's diaries, correspondence, photographs and speeches particularly from his time as Governor and Commander in chief of Malta.

Dates: 1896 - 1955
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 Group Captain Hugh Williamson

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WLMN
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises unpublished memoirs, articles and other papers relating to Group Captain Williamson’s service in both World Wars and the inter-war period.

Dates: 1912 - 1974
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 Jack Oughtred

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/OTRD
Scope and Contents

Papers mainly comprising letters to his fiancée, Phyllis Bentham.

Dates: 1914 - 1923
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 Leslie Ashmore

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ASHM
Scope and Contents

The collection comprises material relating to Ashmore's active service in World War I in the Baltic and Russia; material for a naval lecture (1938) and correspondence with Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edward Ashmore relating to Ashmore's career.

Dates: 1914 - 1960
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 Lieutenant Richard L Sale

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SALE
Scope and Contents

Commission and letters from the front during World War I; and letters of Dorothy Sale

Dates: 1912-08 - 1924
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 Lord and Lady Esher

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ESHR
Scope and Contents

The collection includes: Lord Esher's journals; general, political, royal, personal and literary correspondence; political papers, particularly on army reform and India; literary papers; press cuttings.

Dates: 1848 - 1997
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 Lord Lloyd of Dolobran

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/GLLD
Scope and Contents The papers consist of: personal material, including photographs, press cuttings and correspondence; papers on Eastern affairs, including reports and correspondence from Lloyd's time at Constantinople and official copies of telegrams to and from the Turkish Government; papers and correspondence from Lloyd's various Eastern postings in the First World War; papers from India, during Lloyd's governorship of Bombay and also later papers from Lloyd's membership of the India Group; official...
Dates: 1879 - 1966
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Please cite as Churchill Archives Centre, The Papers of George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd of Dolobran, GLLD
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The Papers of Maurice Hankey

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HNKY
Dates: 1865 - 1973
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. Individual closures of files are indicated in the catalogue.
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The Papers of Robert Rhodes James

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/RHJS
Scope and Contents

This collection relates to Rhodes James' research and writings on the 1915 Dardanelles Campaign. The collection includes Rhodes James' research notes and correspondence plus material he collected about Gallipoli including a significant number of contemporary photographs and newspaper cuttings and rare printed material.

Dates: 1915 - 1998
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 Sir Angus Cunninghame Graham

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/ANCG
Scope and Contents

The papers comprise signals, letters and miscellaneous papers relating to Admiral Cunninghame Graham's Naval service in both world wars and the inter-war period; his correspondence with Professor Arthur Marder and his correspondence on the subject of the libel action brought by Captain Jack Broome, RN, against David Irving for his book on convoy PQ 17; and papers, press-cuttings and recollections dating from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Dates: 1913 - 1980
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 Sir Harold Hartley

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HART
Scope and Contents The papers include: diaries and engagement books; personal and general correspondence; early scientific papers and laboratory notebooks; papers and correspondence relating to Balliol College; papers relating to Hartley's chemical warfare work in the First World War; papers of the Axis Oil Committees, concerned with the problem of oil supplies to the Axis in the Second World War; the FIDO papers, from a committee headed by Hartley on Fog Investigation Dispersal Operations, also during the...
Dates: 1890-08 - 1978-08
Conditions Governing Access: With the exception of some royal correspondence, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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The Papers of Sir Henry Willink

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WILL
Scope and Contents

Personal papers and memoirs

Dates: 1914 - 1970
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 Sir John Edward Lennard-Jones

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/LEJO
Scope and Contents

Personal and scientific papers

Dates: 1906 - 1955
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 Sir Norman Leslie

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/LESL
Scope and Contents

Papers about merchant shipping convoys during the First World War
With a letter from Cecilia Mary Leslie about her father's work, 1978

Dates: 1933 - 1978
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 Sir Winston Churchill

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR, CHUR and CHAQ
Scope and Contents The papers consist of original documents accumulated by Sir Winston Churchill throughout his life (1874-1965). They have been divided into three sections: the Chartwell Papers (CHAR) and the Churchill Papers (CHUR), with some additional material (CHAQ). Together, the three sets of papers cover the following major areas: Personal (CHAR 1, CHUR 1 and CHAQ 1/1 and 2/1), 1884-1965 The papers of Churchill as a private person. They include correspondence with or about his...
Dates: The majority of files date from the 1870s to 1965.
Conditions Governing Access: The Churchill Papers are made available to researchers using Churchill Archives Centre and worldwide in digital format. The digital edition of the Churchill Papers is published by Bloomsbury Academic and is available online to subscribing institutions at churchillarchive.com. The Churchill archive is freely available in our reading rooms and onsite at Churchill College (via the Churchill College wireless network). Researchers can download images of documents directly from churchillarchive.com and so are encouraged to consider bringing a laptop or other device for this purpose. For conservation reasons, the fragile originals are no longer issued to researchers. This digital edition is open to researchers unless otherwise marked in the catalogue. Some material has been closed by the Cabinet Office or by Churchill Archives Centre in accordance with data protection legislation.
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The Papers of the 1st Viscount Hood of Catherington and of Rear Admiral Horace Hood

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/HOOD
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a small group of papers relating to the first Viscount Hood (1724-1816), a larger, mostly personal, group of the papers of Admiral Horace Hood (1870-1916) and the Pocock sketches.

Dates: 1782 - 1959
Conditions Governing Access: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.