First World War (1914-1918)
Found in 1447 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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]).
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.
Includes some letters to and from their daughter.
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.
Includes early history of the Christison Family as well as Christison's account of his career.
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".
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.
The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.