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First World War (1914-1918)

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Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 1501 Collections and/or Records:

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Literary., Mar 1927 - Nov 1927

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/215
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Literary: Articles., 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/280
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Literary: Articles., 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/281
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Literary: Articles., 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/282A-B
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Literary: Articles., 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/283
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Literary: Articles., 1930

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/279A-B
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Literary: Articles 2., Feb 1934 - Aug 1934

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 8/499
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