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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1447 Collections and/or Records:

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Letters to Edgar W. Cox, 16 Jun 1912 - 30 Apr 1915

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

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

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 11/1/2
Scope and Contents

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

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

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8634/A.27
Scope and Contents

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

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, 1920 - 1923

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, 1917-08 - 1919-11

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11/4
Scope and Contents

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, "Codda", "Puss Cat", "Cat", 1914 - 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WMYS 7/11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

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

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

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

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

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.
 Fonds

Lieutenant F. B. Turner: letters to his father F. B. Turner (Deputy Commissioner, Raipur, India)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9588
Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of 36 letters and telegrams, written between March 1918 and February 1919, to his father in India, describing his experiences as an artillery signalling officer in Flanders, during the last year of the First World War.

Dates: 1918-1919
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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"Life and Times of General Sir Philip Christison: an Autobiography", 1986

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHIE 1
Scope and Contents

Includes early history of the Christison Family as well as Christison's account of his career.

Dates: 1986
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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Literary., Mar 1927 - Nov 1927

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/215
Scope and Contents Offprint of WSC's article in the Pall Mall Magazine entitled "The Bulldog and the Tiger: a day with [Georges] Clemenceau amid the bursting shrapnel of the French battlefields" on WSC's visit to the Western Front with [2nd] Duke of Westminster which includes WSC's opinions of [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch and [General Lord] Rawlinson.Corrected proofs for WSC's article entitled "H G Wells and the British Empire" in which WSC criticises Wells' opinions and discusses world trade and the...
Dates: Mar 1927 - Nov 1927
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/279A-B
Scope and Contents Correspondence, research notes and proofs of articles by WSC: "The United States of Europe" on European affairs and trade, the treaty of Versailles [France], the League of Nations, decisions made by [Aristide] Briand and the positions of the United States and Canada; "The Truth about the Dardanelles" including WSC's relationship with Lord Fisher at the Admiralty; "A Great Big Idea" on European affairs; "Why Pay More Taxes" including a statement by WSC on the Budget; "Mr Churchill advises...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/280
Scope and Contents Proofs and newspaper cuttings of various articles by WSC for the Sunday Chronicle: "With The Grenadiers" on WSC's time on the Western Front with the Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars, meetings with [1st Lord Ypres, earlier] Sir John French and conditions in the trenches; an article about George Bernard Shaw in which WSC describes his relationship with Shaw and Shaw's career; "A Man's Hobbies" on WSC's pastimes including painting and "Men Who Change Their Minds" on politicians who alter their...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/281
Scope and Contents Proofs, newspaper cuttings and research notes for various articles by WSC for the Daily Telegraph: "Fleets of Britain and America" on the naval building programmes of Great Britain and the United States; "Mr Churchill on the abuse of the dole" on WSC's opinions of the dole, the live register of unemployment and national insurance; a series of articles on "The Crucial Crises of the [First World] War" on the Battle of the Marne [France], Admiral [John] De Robeck and the minefields at the...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/282A-B
Scope and Contents Proofs for various articles by WSC for the Strand Magazine: "[Georges] Clemenceau: the man and the tiger" including his relationship with [Field Marshal Ferdinand] Foch, French politics and World War I; "If I lived my life over again" on various decisions taken by WSC, gambling, his experiences during the Boer War and at the Admiralty and his attitude towards the Conservative Party; "People who have influenced or impressed me" on Lord Randolph Churchill, William Bourke Cockran, Sir Francis...
Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles., 1930

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/283
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Proofs and offprints of articles by WSC about World War I for Collier's Magazine and the Daily Telegraph including: "Panic in the East" on attacks on Germany by Russian forces; "[Field Marshal von] Ludendorff at Tannenberg" on the Battle of Tannenberg [Stebark, Poland]; "The man who saved Paris [France]" about General [Joseph] Gallieni; "The mystery of the Marne" on the Battle of the Marne [France]; "The mission of Colonel Hentsch" and "Ludendorff's last card".

Dates: 1930
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles 2., Feb 1934 - Aug 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/499
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "The Last Night of the Old World" on the beginning of the First World War; "The Dominance of Nationalism" on the power of nationalism; "Cavalcade 1909-1934" on changes since 1909; "Broadcasting as an Influence in Politics" on the use of radio in elections; an obituary for Charles, 9th Duke of Marlborough; the foreword to the reprint of John Paget's "Examen"; the foreword to Paul Maze's "A Frenchman in Khaki".Also includes:...
Dates: Feb 1934 - Aug 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: Articles: Daily Mail., Feb 1934 - Sep 1934

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/500
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Clive of India" on the achievements of Robert Clive; "B-P" on 1st Lord Baden-Powell; "The Greatest Half-Hour in our History" on the Magna Carta; "This Year's Royal Academy is Exhilarating" on the 1934 exhibition; "Great Deeds that gave us the Empire" celebrating Empire Day; "How I would procure peace" on the futility of the current foreign policy and need to rearm; "August 4, 1914" on the beginning of the First World War...
Dates: Feb 1934 - Sep 1934
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles, News of the World 1., Jan 1936 - Feb 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/541
Scope and Contents

Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Great Men of Our Time": "Kitchener" on 1st Lord Kitchener of Khartoum [Sudan]; "Admiral Fisher" on 1st Lord Fisher; "King George V"; "Sir John French" on 1st Lord Ypres; "Douglas Haig" on 1st Lord Haig; "Asquith" on 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith [earlier Herbert Asquith].Also includes: "Truth about the Bacon Letters", a cutting of an article by Admiral Sir Reginald Bacon in answer to WSC's article on Fisher.

Dates: Jan 1936 - Feb 1936
Conditions Governing Access: Open
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Literary: articles: Sunday Chronicle., 21 Feb 1937 - 26 Dec 1937

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/574
Scope and Contents Annotated proofs and press cuttings of the following articles by WSC: "Big Navy" on the possibilities of war between Japan and China, or Japan and the United States; "A King is Crowned" on the relationship between the Crown and the Empire, George VI and past coronations; "The Better Way" on the similarities between Nazism and Communism, Benito Mussolini, Stalin and Hitler; "Menace Over Europe" on the threat of war arising from the economic strains in Germany, Italy and Japan; "Jellicoe" on...
Dates: 21 Feb 1937 - 26 Dec 1937
Conditions Governing Access: Open

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