First World War (1914-1918)
Found in 1448 Collections and/or Records:
With a press cutting about HMS Marlborough, a postcard and a copy of torpedo orders, nos. 57-62, 1914.
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.
Published copies of AHP's articles in 'Land and Water: The World's War', edited by Hilaire Belloc.
Given at the Royal Naval Staff College, Greenwich, 1938.
With a draft.
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.
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.
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.
Letter to Rivers from C. S. Myers with thanks for sending the 'Lancet' paper and commenting on it, 1917-08-02
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).
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.
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.
Letter to Rivers from Maurice Nicoll with thanks for sending the paper on Freud's theories, 1917-07-16
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.
Letter to Rivers from W McAlpine about progress at the Red Cross Military Hospital at Maghull, near Liverpool, 1917-09-11
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.
Letters from Archer Geoffrey Lyttelton to Margaret Lucy Becher and photograph of Lyttelton, 1914 - 1916
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.
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.
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.
English translations by D.C. Phillott of letters from Indian Army troops serving in Palestine.
Letters from Maurice and Adeline Hankey to Robin Hankey and Ursula Hankey [later Benn], 1919-02-17 - 1919-04
Subjects covered include: a trip to France including visits to St Germain and the battlefield at Chemin des Dames and [Georges] Clemenceau's shooting.
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.
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.
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]).
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.