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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1448 Collections and/or Records:

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Journal, 1914-08 - 1914-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SMVL 2/1
Scope and Contents

With a press cutting about HMS Marlborough, a postcard and a copy of torpedo orders, nos. 57-62, 1914.

Dates: 1914-08 - 1914-11
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Journal of ELS and MS, 1917-10-23 - 1919-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 5/17
Scope and Contents Journal kept by ELS and MS while ELS was Head of the British Military Mission in Paris, also including: telegrams from MS to ELS from St Jean de Luz on subjects including her distress [following a miscarriage] and assuring him of her affection; ELS's letter of appointment as Brigadier-General; a letter from ELS to Major-General Sir Frederick Maurice [Director of Military Operations, Imperial General Staff] on attempts by General Sir Henry Wilson, Chief of General Staff and Marshal Ferdinand...
Dates: 1917-10-23 - 1919-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Jutland: publications and notes, 1930 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SLGF 13
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

The collection includes: letters collected by Leslie while working on the biography of Beatty, notes by him, and extracts from a diary, and his manuscript and typescript drafts; letters dealing both with the production of "The Epic of Jutland" and its reception; and letters from Beatty to Eugenie Godfrey Faussett.

Dates: 1930 - 1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Land and Water, 1915 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PLLN 2
Scope and Contents

Published copies of AHP's articles in 'Land and Water: The World's War', edited by Hilaire Belloc.

Dates: 1915 - 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the correspondence between Anthony Pollen and Jon Sumida, which remains closed until 2029, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Lecture on British submarine operations, 1914-18, 1938

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MIER 3/1
Scope and Contents

Given at the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, 1938.
With a draft.

Dates: 1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letter from Churchill to Lady Randolph Churchill, 1916-01-29

Reference Code: GBR/0014/BRDW V 1/4
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Letter from Churchill to his mother [earlier Jennie Jerome] written from the Western Front, on subjects including his fatalistic view of the danger and his happiness at being in the front line, his view of his battalion (the 6th Royal Scots Fusiliers) and having his bath spoiled by German shelling.

Dates: 1916-01-29
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letter from Sir Roger Keyes, 08 Sep 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 18/28/28-30
Scope and Contents Letter from Sir Roger Keyes [later 1st Lord Keyes] (HMS Warspite, Mediterranean Fleet, Off Thaso [Thasos, Greece] marked "private" to WSC on subjects including: WSC's role in leading the government during the miners' strike; observations about [1st Lord] Beatty and his position [as Admiral of the Fleet] recommending that Beatty should remain in his role to oversee any further naval reductions, Beatty's role at the Battle of Jutland ("he saved the honour of the British Navy"); WSC's account...
Dates: 08 Sep 1926
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Letter to Rivers from Allen Hurst, with thanks for sending a paper on Freud's theories, 1917-07-12

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/5
Scope and Contents

Hurst complains about the misuse of Freud's theories in the treatment of trauma patients, but concedes that Freud's theories properly understood are valuable.

Dates: 1917-07-12
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Letter to Rivers from C. S. Myers on 'shell shock' and repressed memory, 1917-08-20

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/13
Scope and Contents

Myers writes that he envies Rivers his freedom to publish his findings, since Myers was prevented by the military from circulating his work on 'reassociative' treatments.

Dates: 1917-08-20
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Letter to Rivers from C. S. Myers with thanks for sending the 'Lancet' paper and commenting on it, 1917-08-02

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/12
Scope and Contents

Myers praises Rivers for his work, but goes on to try to convince Rivers that hypnosis can be used effectively to reveal repressed memories (something Rivers is against).

Dates: 1917-08-02
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Letter to Rivers from Edward A. Bolt of the University of Toronto, 1917-09-13

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/16
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The writer explains that, having visited some centres of rehabilitation and treatment in France, he is now on his way to Canada and so will be unable to join Rivers at Craig Lockhart as hoped. The letter is written from the Berners Hotel, Berners Street.

Dates: 1917-09-13
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Letter to Rivers from Leonard Blumgart, a practitioner in New York, 1917-07-24

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/10
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Blumgart asks if Rivers would consider entering into an exchange with him, since he has been following Freud's methods in New York for five years and would like to discuss results.

Dates: 1917-07-24
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Letter to Rivers from Maurice Nicoll with thanks for sending the paper on Freud's theories, 1917-07-16

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/6
Scope and Contents

Nicoll writes from the Empire Hospital for neurological cases at Vincent Square, Pimlico, and hopes that Rivers's work will influence young practitioners for the good since there are too many smug and complacent doctors who do not know how to treat neurological cases.

Dates: 1917-07-16
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Letter to Rivers from W McAlpine about progress at the Red Cross Military Hospital at Maghull, near Liverpool, 1917-09-11

Reference Code: GBR/3377/WHRivers/3/14
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McAlpine is treating patients and trying to study at the same time, and comments on the complexity of the field and how much there is to learn. He himself is recovering but writes that he is gaining strength and speaking better. See also McAlpine's later letter (dated 1919) which is WHRivers/3/19.

Dates: 1917-09-11
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Letters and memoranda, 1898-01 - 1919-12

Reference Code: GBR/0014/ESHR 4
Scope and Contents This series contains a vast array of correspondents from both the Royal Household and political and military notables of the period. Some of the key correspondents have been noted here, with additional information about the topics discussed, which are mainly related to the war effort and to politics. Many of the volumes have a brief contents page at the back. Most of the volumes contain copies of outgoing correspondence, although several have original incoming letters, inparticular from...
Dates: 1898-01 - 1919-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from Archer Geoffrey Lyttelton to Margaret Lucy Becher and photograph of Lyttelton, 1914 - 1916

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAN III/01
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Lyttelton writes of experiences during the war, of his experience at Ypres in 1914 as Lieutenant Colonel - he writes on a typewriter, missing the P. Includes a letter regarding Archer being fit for service again.

Dates: 1914 - 1916
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from ELS, 1918-01 - 1918-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/3
Scope and Contents

Love letters from ELS to MS with other subjects including support from Winston Churchill, his difficulties with General Sir Henry Wilson and Marshal Ferdinand Foch, their marriage settlement, his promised promotion to Brigadier-General, the Supreme War Council at Versailles and her health.

Also includes letters from her former husband [George] Douglas Turner.

Dates: 1918-01 - 1918-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from Fisher to George Lambert and papers collected by Lambert, 1901 - 1971

Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 16
Scope and Contents

Letters from Fisher to Lambert [Civil Lord of the Admiralty], papers relating to Fisher's part in the Dardanelles Inquiry, other letters and papers by Fisher, and correspondence with Fisher's friends on his letters, collected by Lambert as Fisher’s literary executor, for use in his biography.

Dates: 1901 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
 Fonds

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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Letters from Lady Gwendeline ("Goonie") to Jack Churchill and Peregrine Churchill, 1914 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0014/PCHL 5/1
Scope and Contents Subjects covered include: looking after Winston and Clementine Churchill's children while they were on holiday in Overstrand [Norfolk] and trouble with their French nurse as her family was in occupied territory; her fear of a German invasion and wish that Jack Churchill could be with her; her distress that the Oxfordshire Yeomanry were going to be sent to France; meeting Roger Keyes [Captain and Commodore in charge of the Submarine Service]; cheering reports of the army from Field Marshal...
Dates: 1914 - 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters from Maurice and Adeline Hankey to Robin Hankey and Ursula Hankey [later Benn], 1919-02-17 - 1919-04

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/26
Scope and Contents

Subjects covered include: a trip to France including visits to St Germain and the battlefield at Chemin des Dames and [Georges] Clemenceau's shooting.

Dates: 1919-02-17 - 1919-04
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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Letters from Maurice to Adeline Hankey, 1917-07-03 - 1917-07-26

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/19
Scope and Contents

Subjects covered include: Maurice's trip to Rome [Italy]; his work for David Lloyd George [Prime Minister] and the War Cabinet; concern that the War Cabinet is overburdened; hopes to return home; meeting the [8th] Duke of Rutland; and Maurice's influential report on the Admiralty.

Dates: 1917-07-03 - 1917-07-26
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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Letters from Maurice to Adeline Hankey, 1917-08-07 - 1917-09-05

Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/20
Scope and Contents

Subjects covered include: a diary of one of Maurice's typical days, the workload of the War Cabinet, his hopes to return home and account of an air raid.

Dates: 1917-08-07 - 1917-09-05
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge. One item within the collection (AHKY 3/1/6) is currently closed for conservation reasons.
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Letters on ELS, 1971-05 - 1972-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 2/25
Scope and Contents Correspondence on mentions of ELS in histories of the First World War, also relating to his Alsatian dog, Rex. Correspondents include 1st Lord Chandos [earlier Oliver Lyttelton]. Also includes copies of letters relating to ELS from the First World War, with letters from Winston Churchill (1915-16), on trying to get ELS promoted and his admiration for him (originals at SPRS 1/76), from Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Imperial War Cabinet] on the value of his work (original at...
Dates: 1971-05 - 1972-10
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to Beatrice Bateson, 1917-1918, 1917 & Jan. 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/A.21
Scope and Contents

Includes letters sent by Bateson from France and England. Some are written on the back of torn pages from the Journal of Genetics (items 10-11 & 13-14). Two 1918 letters are on paper headed ‘Y.M.C.A. On Active Service with the British Expeditionary Force’ (items 15 [15:1r] and 20 [20:1r]).

Dates: 1917 & Jan. 1918
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).

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