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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1479 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters from ELS, 1918-01 - 1918-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/3
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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/FISR 16
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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.
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Letters from Indian Army Troops

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.6170
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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

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/26
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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/19
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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AHKY 1/1/20
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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 Home from Members of Cambridge University in the War, 2014-12

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Reference Code: GBR/1058/COL/11/1/Alston/1
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Within the volume is one letter from Alston, written from Germany.

Dates: Publication: 2014-12
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Letters on ELS, 1971-05 - 1972-10

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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

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/A.21
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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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Letters to Churchill from William Hozier and C P Scott, 1916-01 - 1916-03

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/18
Scope and Contents Letter from Clementine's brother William Hozier on serving aboard the cruiser HMS Edgar at the Dardanelles, particularly the management of their gunnery and the naval side of the evacuation; letter from [Charles] C P Scott [Editor of the Manchester Guardian] on subjects including his pleasure that Churchill meant to return to politics, as the Opposition needed his leadership, his concern at another Mediterranean expedition being on its way, and his view that Churchill might be able to render...
Dates: 1916-01 - 1916-03
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to Clementine in praise of Churchill , 1915-06-01 - 1915-11-18

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CSCT 3/118
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Comprising a letter from Sir John Simon, accepting an invitation to dine and praising Churchill [for his conduct over the Dardanelles Campaign], 1 June 1915, and a letter from James Masterton-Smith [former Private Secretary to Churchill] on how he had been the greatest First Lord that the Admiralty had ever had, 18 November 1915 [following Churchill's resignation from the Government].

Dates: 1915-06-01 - 1915-11-18
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: With the exception of the staff wages books in CSCT 9/1, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
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Letters to Edgar W. Cox, 16 Jun 1912 - 30 Apr 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add. 9750/312-317
Scope and Contents Five letters and one testimonial addressed to Edgar William Cox and 'Mon General'. Includes: (MS Add. 9570/312) Letter from George Frederick Charles Searle to Cox, 16 June 1912 on how to address optical questions in a book probably a revised edition of a Textbook of Topographical and Geographical Surveying. ; (MS Add. 9750/313) letter from Walter Coote Hedley, Geographical Section, General Staff, War Office, Whitehall, SW to Cox, 30 April 1915 thanking him for 'your book on the Bosches'...
Dates: 16 Jun 1912 - 30 Apr 1915
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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Letters to ELS, 1913 - 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/1
Scope and Contents Love letters from MS to ELS, with other subjects including the work of her field hospital, being awarded a palm to her Croix de Guerre by Marshal Philippe Petain, having an operation, the production of her play "The Falconbridge Scandal" in London and arranging a divorce from her husband, [George] Douglas Turner. Also includes poems, letters of congratulation to ELS on becoming Brigadier-General from individuals including [?] General Sir Ian Hamilton, and a letter to...
Dates: 1913 - 1917
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 ELS, 1918-01 - 1918-10

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/2
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Love letters from MS to ELS with other subjects including her recuperation [from a miscarriage] and divorce negotiations with 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 to Gregory, John and Martin Bateson: originals, 1911-1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/A.26
Scope and Contents Letters from Bateson to his sons Gregory, 1911-1925, John, 1918 and Martin, 1918. Contents of an envelope.The letter to Gregory dated 8 Aug. 1911 includes drawings of jellyfish (item 1 [1:1r]). Two letters to Martin dated 21 and 24 October 1918 concern the death of his brother John during the First World War (items 6-7); they are preceded by a note stating that they were found in Martin’s pocket after he had shot himself, Apr. 1922 (item 5 [5:1r]).For transcripts, see [MS...
Dates: 1911-1925
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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Letters to Gregory, John and Martin Bateson: transcripts, 1911-1925

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/A.27
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Transcripts of the letters from William Bateson to his sons which are catalogued at [MS Add.8634/A.26]. Contents of an envelope.

The transcript for the letter to John dated 25 Sep. 1918 is annotated with a note stating that the letter was found in John’s breast pocket when he was killed (item 3 [3:2]). The transcripts also include two additional letters to Gregory dated 22-23 Apr. 1922 informing him of Martin’s suicide (items 6-7 [6:1]).

Dates: 1911-1925
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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Letters to Lady Gwendeline Churchill ("Goonie"), 1915 - 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/PCHL 5/2
Scope and Contents Correspondents include: 2nd Duke of Westminster on visits to the theatre with her, and Winston Churchill drowning out the chorus (3); William Orpen on subjects including a commission that she had suggested to him, his feelings about being in the army, his wish to paint her again and a picture of Orpen himself which she had (includes a rough sketch of himself) (5); Lieutenant Colonel Harold Brassey asking her to write to him, advising her to be true to herself, his hopes that the war would...
Dates: 1915 - 1934
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 Lady Wester Wemyss, 1917-08 - 1919-11

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11/4
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Written from The Berkeley Hotel in London, the British Delegation in Paris and the North British Station Hotel in Edinburgh.
Subjects include the renting of a house in London, the death of Nicholas II of Russia, the conference at Versailles to establish the terms of the 1918 armistice, the train journey during which the armistice was signed, the subsequent Paris Peace Conference of 1919, Wemyss leaving office and the reaction of the press to the sinking of interred German ships.

Dates: 1917-08 - 1919-11
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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Letters to Lady Wester Wemyss, 1920 - 1923

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/12
Scope and Contents Written from Hotel Vouillemont and the Travellers' Club in Paris, 94 Piccadilly, the Naval & Military Club, the Royal Automobile Club, 59 Pont Street and the Beefsteak Club in London, Wemyss Castle in Fife, Wrotham Park in Hertfordshire, H.M. Dockyard in Portsmouth, Hopetoun House near Edinburgh and Innischonain in Argyll. Subjects include the attitude of Germany to the Peace, Home Rule in Ireland, the attempt to get to the bottom of the fraudulent pamphlet 'The Jewish Peril',...
Dates: 1920 - 1923
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 Lady Wester Wemyss, "Codda", "Puss Cat", "Cat", 1914 - 1919

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11
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Includes some letters to and from their daughter.

Dates: 1914 - 1919
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 McKenna and Pamela McKenna, 1915-05 - 1915-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6/8
Scope and Contents Letters from Fisher on subjects including: his decision to resign and his view that Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty] had always been thinking of the military side rather than that of the Navy; Fisher's determination to serve only with McKenna or with Andrew Bonar Law as First Lord; the appeal written by Rear-Admiral Sir John Jellicoe [Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet] against Admiral of the Fleet Sir Arthur Wilson becoming 1st Sea Lord; Admiral Lord Charles Beresford being made...
Dates: 1915-05 - 1915-12
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 to McKenna and Pamela McKenna, 1916-04 - 1917-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6/9
Scope and Contents Letters from Fisher on subjects including: his discontent at being out of the war; the unabated submarine menace; his hope that he might be back as 1st Sea Lord before Christmas 1916; the losses in France; the dismissal of Grand-Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz [Head of the German Admiralty]. Also includes: papers from Fisher's evidence before the Dardanelles Commission of Enquiry; copy of a letter from Rear-Admiral Cecil Lambert supporting Fisher's policy of building oil-fuelled...
Dates: 1916-04 - 1917-12
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 to McKenna and Pamela McKenna, 1910-08 - 1918-08

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6/12
Scope and Contents Letters from Fisher on subjects including: the chances of a General Election; the threat of food shortages due to submarine attacks and Fisher's conviction that he could defeat them if restored to the Admiralty; [?] King George V interfering in Army affairs; the autocratic behaviour of Winston Churchill [First Lord of the Admiralty] and the excuses of Rear-Admiral Henry Campbell [Rear-Admiral Home Fleets at The Nore] in sending HMS Cressy, HMS Aboukir and HMS Hogue out on patrol in the North...
Dates: 1910-08 - 1918-08
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 Pamela McKenna, 1914-01 - 1914-12

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/MCKN 6/7
Scope and Contents Letters from Fisher on subjects including: John Seely [Secretary of State for War, later 1st Lord Mottistone] "blacking the King's boots" by adding King George V's view to what the Cabinet had already agreed; wishing that David Lloyd George [Chancellor of the Exchequer] would remove duty from tea, sugar and tobacco; numbers of Germans living in Britain; the unaltered war arrangements at the Admiralty since McKenna left; the popularity of the Government; Sir George Armstrong's appointment as...
Dates: 1914-01 - 1914-12
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.