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Major accessions to repositories in 2000 relating to Military History


Aberdeen City Archives

  • Peter Farquhar Flett (1908-1992), lieutenant-commander: corresp, notebooks, news cuttings, photographs c1930-79 (Accs 332, 333, 340, 341, 344, 346, 349, 351)

Croydon Archives Service

  • Croydon War Supplies Clearing House: minutes, accounts and reports 1914-19 (Acc No 546)
  • War Charities Registration Papers 1914-27 (Acc No 547)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Arthur Taylor, soldier: diary kept during last the six months of the Boer War 1901-02 (D5325)
  • Sheepbridge Home Guard: duty roll book, membership lists and papers, orders and training records, misc papers 1940-45 (D5273)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Light Infantry (addnl): records of members c1830-1945

Ealing Local History Centre

  • Log book of air raid warnings 1939-45

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Records Service

  • East Riding Yeomanry Old Comrades Association: records, incl minutes, corresp and photographs 20th cent (Acc 4438, 4462)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Brightlingsea militia musters and papers 1634-36 (D/DJ; C 1077)

Hackney Archives Department

  • Hackney Metropolitan Borough (addnl): death due to war operations and daily mortuary lists 1940-45 (H/RE 1/3-6)
  • Shoreditch Metropolitan Borough: register of civilian war dead 1940-45 (S/RE 2/3)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • William Sibthorpe, sergeant in the Hertfordshire regiment: letters to his wife from the Western Front with related photographs 1914-1920 (Acc 3602)
  • Hertfordshire Regt (addnl): papers and photographs, incl shooting committee minutes and an historical account of the Italian campaign 1863-1975 (Accs 3526-27, 3563)
  • St Albans Air Raid Protection: fire watchers log book 1941 (Acc 3541)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Private Sep Marsden: Boer War diary and photograph 1900 (DDX 2251)
  • Soldier, 6th Loyal North Lancs Regiment: Mesopotamia diary 1916-18 (DDX 2256)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Liverpool City Council, Civil Defence Emergency Committee: minutes, reports and corresp incl summary information on air raid shelters 1939-46 (Acc. C 41)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester City Council Emergency Committee: air raid shelter specifications 1940-41 (MISC/1068)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Miss Hayward: diary as a nurse on board the troop ship 'Transylvania' 1917 (MC 2127)
  • West Norfolk militia order books 1812-49 (microfilm copies) (MF 600/1)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Grimsby and District Normandy Veterans Association: records, incl visits to Normandy 1944-90 (1152)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Yorkshire Light Dragoons: regimental book and standing orders, muster rolls, corresp and papers 1779-1831 (ZYU)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Army), 130 (Wessex) Field Ambulance: unofficial diary 1947-68 (1953A)

Shropshire Archives

  • Royal Artillery Association, Shrewsbury branch: records c1920-99 (Acc 6736)

Stockport Archive Service

  • 38th Cheshire Home Guard: nominal roll (D1883)

Tameside Archive Service

  • Frederick Grimke Boden, pharmacist and Royal Engineer: letters, diaries and photographs c1890-1918 (Acc2896)
  • John Henry Loftus Reade, lieutenant, Manchester Regiment: letters to his mother and sister c1900-14 (Acc2915)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Mrs CJ Hare: corresp with her cousins serving in the Leicestershire and Sherwood Foresters regiments 1914-18 (DE 5810)

Wandsworth Local History Service Library

  • South Battersea Air Raid Precautions: register of part-time wardens, messengers and shelter cleaners for Post V c1944-45

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Royal Observer Corps, Keighley: papers, incl those of HE Binns c1940-80 (BK410)

Wirral Archives

  • Andrew Carlyle Tait, curator, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight: World War One records, incl leaflets, postcards and photographs 1915-19 (YCT)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Arthur Joseph Agius, Army captain (addnl): papers rel to service in the London Regiment on the Western Front 1915-16
  • Countess Nathalie Benckendorff, interpreter: corresp rel to her service in the ATS as an interpreter for the Allied Commission for Austria 1945-46
  • Frederic Cardew, colonel, colonial governor: letters to his family 1914-16
  • Sir Bryan Hugh Fell, principal clerk to the House of Commons: corresp 1915-17
  • Edward Temple Harris, lieutenant-colonel: corresp rel to service with the Indian Medical Service in East Africa 1914-16
  • Ernest Joseph Hazel, lieutenant-colonel: papers rel to experiences as POW in Java and Japan 1942-45
  • Bernard A Isaac, RN airman: diaries and papers rel to service with RNAS in Belgium, France and the Dardanelles 1914-17
  • George Napier Johnston, brigadier-general: diaries kept during service as Director of Ordnance and Artillery, Gallipoli and the Western Front 1914-18
  • Edison Franklin Lynn, major: diaries covering service with Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front 1916-19
  • Cecil Gerald Merton, major: papers rel to service with Burma Rifles and Z Force 1941-45
  • Sir Hazelton Robson Nicholl, air vice-marshal: memoirs and papers rel to career in the RAF 1915-42
  • Sir Percival Phillips, war correspondent: papers rel to reporting on the Western Front 1914-16
  • Victor Donald Siddons, Army Chaplain: papers rel to service with RFC in Arabia, and as chaplain in North Africa and Greece 1915--45
  • Arthur Gordon Walch, brigadier: memoirs and papers rel to service with the British Army 1926-47
  • Geoffrey Hodgson Warde, Anglican clergyman: diary kept while serving as an Army chaplain in Salonika 1917
  • Francis Horner West, Anglican clergyman, author: corresp rel to service as Army chaplain in the UK, Italy and SE Asia 1941-46
  • William Woodward, POW: diary as a civilian internee in Hong Kong 1941-45

National Archives of Scotland

  • Boyce family of Edinburgh: papers, incl First World War letters of Private Robert Boyce, 11th and 12th Royal Scots 1897-1961 (GD1/1265)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Frederick Charles Aylmer, lieutenant-colonel: diary and journals while serving in Canada, England, Ireland and the Crimea 1842-55 (ARC 2000-12-631, 632)
  • William Hill Climo, brigade surgeon lieutenant-colonel: papers c1857-1919 (ARC 2000-01-29)
  • George Goslett Delap, lieutenant (later colonel), Army Medical Service: diaries kept during the Boer War 1899-1902 (ARC 2000-05-95)
  • Sir James Archibald Hope, general: papers rel to expedition to Denmark, the Peninsular War, and the 3rd Foot Guards 1807-22 (ARC 2000-04-29)
  • Alfred Cooper Hutchinson, lieutenant, Bengal Artillery: letters (18) to his mother, incl description of the Battle of Moodkee, family papers 1831-46 (ARC 2000-11-179)
  • Roger Eustace Le Fleming, major-general: papers, mainly rel to his command of Operation CURZON 1920-48 (ARC 2000-04-3)
  • HS Martin, major, OCB Battery, 271st Brigade Royal Field Artillery, 54th (East Anglian) Divisional Artillery: misc papers rel to service in Egypt and Palestine 1917-18 (ARC 2000-10-70)
  • Charles John Matthews, colonel: diaries kept while serving with the Middlesex Regiment, incl service in the Maori and Zulu Wars 1864-89 (ARC 2000-10-73)
  • Lewis Edward Nolan, captain: collection of reviews of his 'Cavalry, its History and Tactics' c1853 (ARC 2000-09-102)
  • Sir Reginald Byng Stephens, general (addnl): papers, mainly rel to career in WWI 1899-1937 (ARC 2000-12-501)
  • The Buffs (later the Buffs Royal East Kent Regiment): records
  • The London Regiment: papers of A Company Civil Service Rifles, later 15th Battalion 1858-1924 (ARC 2000-03-143)
  • Royal Field Artillery: 84th Field Battery daily order book, incl deployment to South Africa 1899-1900: (ARC 2000-09-174)
  • Commission issued and signed by Major-General Peircy Kirke at Inch, outside Londonderry, to Caludius Beaty to be a lieutenant in William Wolseley's Regiment of Inniskilling Horse 20 July 1689 (ARC 2000-10-69)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • William Simpson, artist, photographer and war correspondent: autobiographical notes and recollections 1889; with a watercolour and photographic album 1843-93 (Acc 11877)
  • Lothians and Borders Horse: records incl war diaries and papers 1939-46; with records of the Yeomanry Club and the Regimental Association 1926-68 (Acc 11856)

National Railway Museum Library and Archives

  • Captain GG Mallory: papers rel to his command of LNER ferry 'SS Malines' during evacuation of civilians and servicemen from Rotterdam and Dunkirk c1920-45 (2000-7702)


Royal Naval Museum

  • George Bevan (1832-1870), captain: letters and diary, incl accounts of actions during the Crimean and 2nd China Wars c1845-70 (2000/75)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Christopher Edward Blackett (1826-1904), Captain, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders: Crimea War letters 1854-56 (Add MS 9587)
  • General Sir Henry Lynedoch Gardiner (1820-1897): diaries 1837, 1839-68 (Add MS 9573)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • William Joseph Slim (1891-1970), 1st viscount Slim (addnl): papers (SLIM)

Dundee University Archives

  • Polish Armed Forces in Scotland: records incl oral history tapes and interview transcripts 1940-50 (AccM/422)

King's College London: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

  • Oliver Charles Berger, lieutenant colonel: papers (1 box) rel to military service 1938-73
  • Charles Leofric Boyle, lieutenant colonel: papers rel to relations between Muslim and Hindu troops aboard HM Troopship Empire 1947
  • Christopher Michael Cadogan, lieutenant: papers rel to the Hopkinson Mission 1940
  • Sir Frank Cooper, civil servant and industrialist (addnl): papers (1 box), incl notes and papers rel to Northern Ireland and defence issues c1955-96
  • Henry John Cundall, group captain: flying log books (copies) and papers 1937-56
  • Albert Peter Vincent Daly, group captain: papers 1910-45
  • Anthony John Deane-Drummond, major general: papers rel to SAS operations in Muscat and Oman 1958-59
  • Julian A Dobrski, alias Julian A Dolbey, lieutenant colonel: personal and official corresp (1 box) rel to work of Force 133, Egypt 1944-45
  • Robert Edward Laycock, major general: personal and military papers (10 boxes) 1931-65
  • David John Milton, colonel: military papers (2 boxes), incl papers rel to operations in Cyprus 1955-84
  • Gerald Charles Stokes Montanaro, brigadier: personal and military papers (4 boxes) 1938-65
  • Thomas Robert Nelson, squadron leader: RAF service papers (copies) 1942-44
  • Paul Odo Willert, propagandist (addnl): diary kept while serving with propaganda mission in Paris 1940
  • Thomas Henry Wilson, colonel: service papers (2 boxes) as Medical Officer, RAMC 1940-45

Oxford University: Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

  • Provost Prison, South Africa: flogging book, recording names, details of offences and punishments given during the South African War 1901-02 (MSS Afr s 2323)
  • South African War lecture notes and lantern slides 1900 (MSS Afr s 2329)

Oxford University: St Antony's College, Middle East Centre

  • John David Carew Graham, major-general (addnl): diary and other papers rel to service in Oman 1971-72 (Graham)

Southampton University Library

  • Pack and Reynell families: papers, incl Napoleonic War corresp of Sir Denis Pack, papers of Lady Elizabeth Reynell, Sir Thomas Reynell, Captain Anthony Pierce Pack rel to service in the West Indies, and Boer War corresp of Major Arthur Pack Beresford (MS 296)
  • George Eastlake, Admiralty agent: diary of visit to northern Spain to discover Wellington's requirements for naval assistance 1813 (MS 213)
  • Stephen George Peregrine Ward, military historian: research papers rel to the Peninsular War c1940-99 (MS 300)
  • Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (addnl): corresp 1832-47 (MS 272/4)