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Major accessions to repositories in 2006 relating to Maritime History


Angus Archives

  • Dauntless, brig: papers incl charter parties, crew receipts, dispute over New York pilotage and grounding incident on the River Plate 1868-1871 (MS 844)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Newlyn Harbour Commissioners: minutes, financial records, corresp, journals and plans. 20th cent (NHC)
  • Padstow Harbour Commissioners: records 1979-2004 (PHC)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Nellie Hodgkins, stewardess on Cunard Line: personal papers rel to life as stewardess on Cunard Line ships incl Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II c1920-1969 (D6719)

Doncaster Archives Department

  • Staniland & Co Ltd, barge builders, Thorne: materials and costings ledger 1893-1915 (DZMD/768)

Dorset History Centre

  • Belle, of Weymouth: log book 1866

East Kent Archives Centre

  • Deal Coastguard Station: records rel to construction and maintenance incl plans, tenders and contract 1889-1913 (EH/1)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Rowhedge Ironworks Co Ltd, shipbuilders and marine engineers: order books and related records, shipwrights' estimates and other records 1917-1965 (D/F 2)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • British Transport Docks Board: records incl maps, plans and drawings of Cardiff docks c1800-1960 (D406)
  • W & CT Jones, shipowners, Cardiff: records and family papers 19th-20th cent (D211)
  • Campaign Against the Cardiff Bay Barrage: papers 1983-2003 (D350)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Dyer family, surgeons, of Ringwood: additional records incl journal of a voyage to Madras by Samuel Dyer (1802) and genealogical information on the Dyer, Tripp and related families of Iwood in Congesbury and elsewhere 19th-20th cent (33A05)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Trinity House: drawings of Isle of Wight lighthouses and buoys c1970-80 (2006/010)

Liverpool Record Office

  • FL Abel and Abel Barges Ltd, barge builders, Liverpool: corresp 1923-1956 (Acc. 6036)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • HM Customs and Excise: registration files of vessels registered to the Port of London 1870-1994 (B06/005)

Merseyside Record Office

  • Merseyside Maritime Trust: corresp and minutes 1987-1994 (2006/6)

North Devon Record Office

  • Bideford ships' registration papers 1925-1992 (2006 Acc 18)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Samuel Willcox, fishing skipper: personal papers 1875-84 (1250)
  • Great Grimsby Junior Chamber of Commerce and Shipping: records 1934-93 (1266)

Northumberland Collections Service

  • Cliffside Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne: minute book 1923-1942 (NRO 06673)
  • Warkworth Harbour Commissioners: daily returns 1947-1948 (NRO 06694)
  • Warkworth Harbour Commissioners: account book 1947-1949 (NRO 06625)
  • Thomas Wood of Littleton: financial ledger, some transactions rel to cargo coming in on ships 1655-1748 (NRO 06620)

Portsmouth Museums and Records Service

  • Patrick Kelleher, petty officer: corresp with his wife Marie in Portsmouth 1935-46 (X/2586A)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Henry James Bray, Royal Navy Commander: scrapbook 1901-1972 (R/DX/57)
  • Welshpool and District Ladies Lifeboat Guild: minute books 1979-2004 (M/SOC/25)

Surrey History Centre

  • Cornwall family of Burford Lodge, Elstead: additional records incl deeds, housekeeping book and corresp on the death of Rear Admiral John Cornwall 1691-1904 (7850)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • W Badger Ltd, marine engineers and ship repairers, London: records c1964-1980 (B/BAD)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Nicholas Piper, ship's captain: Newcastle memorandum book 1756 (DX1222)
  • Sir Charles Mark Palmer, 1st Bt, coal-owner, ironmaster and shipbuilder: letter book 1850-1879 (DF.CMP)
  • James Williamson, surgeon: diary of a whaling voyage on the "Lady Jane" and associated biographical information 1835-36 (DX1248)
  • Tyne-Tees Steam Shipping Co Ltd: board minutes, profit and loss accounts and balance sheets 1864-1974 (DT.TT)
  • British Ship Research Association: additional committee minutes c1945-1985 (DT.BSRA)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Bristol Channel Yacht Club: minutes, accounts, corresp, membership records and plans c1870-1979 (D/D BCYC)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Anthony Everenden: map of Burgess Hill 1631 (Add. Mss. 55,554)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, Birkenhead: additional records incl minutes of Tranmere Bay Development Co Ltd 1902-33 20th cent


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Admiral Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes: papers and corresp 1885-1967 (Add 82373-82578)
  • Admiral Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes: additional papers and corresp 20th cent (Add 82580 A, B)

Jersey Archive

  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution, St Catherine's station, Jersey: minute books 1869-1999 (JA/1193)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • EH Beck, merchant seaman: journal of a voyage of the Broxbournbury to Calcutta 1828 (X2003.044)
  • Lt Harold Charrington: signal log of HMS Minotaur 1870 (X2002.015)
  • John Eastman, midshipman: log kept on board HMS Temeraire, incl the battle of Trafalgar 1805 (LOG/N/T/16)
  • Frank Fauwell: log book kept on board HMS Forte and HMS Duke of Wellington 1869-1872 (LOG/N/D/13)
  • James Furnell, master mariner: log book for the east indiamen Seringapatam and Windsor, sailing notes and journal 1843-1847 (REG03/006848)
  • GA Luffman: journal of a voyage as a passenger on board the Royal Charter 1856 (X2003.042)
  • Admiral Arthur Lysaght: letters 19th Cent (X2003.015)
  • William Mason: journal as a survivor of HMS Magaera 1871 (REG05/000294)
  • Admiral William Henry Maxwell (1840-1920): memoirs c1900-1920 (X2003.034)
  • Susannah Maria Middleton: letters written to her sister Mary Martin Leake from the naval yard at Gibraltar 1805-1808
  • Captain William Nobel, President of the Royal Astronomical Society: letters to Ernest Wiltshire 1876-1884 (REG04/000012)
  • George James Perceval, 6th Earl of Egmont: letters written to his parents whilst a midshipman 1805-14 (PER/)
  • Lt William Innes Pocock: papers and memoirs 1811-1836 (REG06/000085)
  • Admiral Sir William Sidney Smith: papers and commonplace book 19th Cent (REG06/000085)
  • FS Thompson, acting master's mate: journal kept on board HMS London and HMS Gladiator, Sevastapol 1854-1855 (REG06/000071)
  • John Tillery, midshipman: journal written whilst prisoner of war at Acre 1799-1800 (X2003.030)
  • Admiral Thomas Totty: letters and orders 18th Cent (X2002.064)
  • N Veresmith, midshipman: log book kept on board HMS Defence and HMS Vanguard 1910-12 (X2002.021)
  • William IV, King of Great Britain and Ireland: order and letterbooks relating to command of HMS Andromeda and HMS Valiant 1788-90 (REG05/000136)
  • John Whittle, master of a merchant vessel: log books and letterbooks incl log of the Bellisima 1862 (X2002.035)
  • SS Collingwood: journal of voyage 1844 (REG04/000235)
  • East Africa Shipping Conference, Lobito Shipping Conference, Mauritius Shipping Conference and Sudan Shipping Conference: minute books and tariff books 1913-1983 (REG06/000001)
  • HMS Iphigenia: log book kept on the China Station station prior to the Boxer rebellion 1897-1900 (REG03/003662)
  • Leonides, merchantman: journal of voyages from North Wales to Tasmania 1825-1834 (REG03/006892)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Joseph and Alice Bishop: papers, corresp and photographs rel to their loss in the sinking of SS Lusitania 1915-1931 (DX/2338)
  • Mary Bushby: diary of sailing from Workington to Liverpool on her father's brig 'Carricks' 1825 (DX/2351)
  • Ruth Bratt, employee of Radio Malaya: diary of voyage to Singapore on SS Nestor, Blue Funnel Line 1941 (DX/2321)
  • James Brown: diary of voyages on Empress of Britain (Liverpool to Quebec) and Lusitania (New York to Liverpool) 1912 (DX/2366)
  • Peter Lawson: diary and misc records of family voyage from Liverpool to New York on 'Etruria', Cunard Line 1890-1891 (DX/2355)
  • Stewart Bale Ltd, photographers, Liverpool: corresp and receipts (Stewart Bale, NS)
  • Moss Hutchinson Line Ltd, shipowners, Liverpool: memorandum and articles of association, directors' minutes and returns, balance sheets, profit and loss accounts, annual returns (transferred from the National Maritime Museum) 1916-1972 (B/MHL)
  • Ariadne, yacht: records incl accounts and receipts 1865-1869 (DX/2362)
  • Elizabeth, steam packet: corresp and misc records 1815-1848 (DX/2304)
  • Flora, ship: log of Liverpool to Newfoundland, Newfoundland to Madeira, Madeira to Liverpool 1770-1771 (DX/2370)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Portrush Harbour Co: harbour registers 1892-1992 (D/4388)

Royal Naval Museum

  • James Cooke, ships engineer: engineering drawings (1 vol) as assistant engineer of HMS Fire Queen, HMS Perseus and HMS Rattler 1863-67 (2006.9)
  • Hugh Christopher Arnold-Forster, naval commander: papers rel to naval service incl corresp referring to Ramsgate Zeppelin attack 1903-1919 (2006.68)
  • Patrick McGuire, naval gunner: illustrated MS notes on a gunnery course, HMS Excellent 1894 (2006.49)
  • John Mills, naval gunner: TS memoirs of service, principally on HMS Volage, incl Arctic convoys and the Pacific Fleet 1943-46 (2006.105)
  • Josceline Heber Percy, Captain RN: MS notebook when at the Naval Control Office, with illustrated account of coastal convoy in HMS Quantock 1941 (2006.39)
  • Rear Admiral William David Stewart Scott: TS memoirs of life and naval service, incl description of Operation Mincemeat (1943), the mining of HMS Volage (1946), the Yangtse Incident (1948) and work on the Polaris Programme 1938-80 (2006.25)
  • Kenneth Raydon Swan, naval commander: memoirs of naval service in HMS Cyclops, repair ship to the Grand Fleet (3 vols, with illustrations) 1914-18 (2006.68)
  • Edward A Symes, naval Paymaster Captain: MS ledger covering receipts and payments throughout his career and HMS Odin, HMS Fitzroy, HMS Cairo, HMS Coventry, HMS Resolution, HMS Norfolk, HMS St Vincent and HMS Hecla 1917-42 (2006.80)
  • Mr Tipping, midshipman: illustrated journal of service on HMS Victory and HMS Euryalus 1861-64 (2006.40)
  • Magnus Spence Work, Captain RN: TS memoir of life and career, principally rel to naval service 1940-45 (2006.26)
  • HMS Prometheus: punishment book listing 'blacklisted' men and some details of corporal punishments 1844-47 (2006.17)
  • Royal Naval Academy, Portsmouth: MS floor plans showing proposed original layout of upper floors c1730 (2006.33)
  • Standing Orders for the Fleet issued from HMS Victory (1 vol), possibly a personal copy belonging to one of the captains in the fleet 1808-11 (2006.97)


Wellcome Library

  • Thomas Graham, naval surgeon: corresp, mainly letters to his sister in Scotland 1846-1850 (MSS.8416-8419)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • HMS Elk: log book 1858-1859 (MS Add. 9725)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Admiral Sir William Reginald Hall, MP: further papers 1939-43 (HALL)
  • Instructor-Captain Oswald Tuck RN: further papers c1868-2003 (TUCK)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • William Mogg, captain of the schooner Bonanza: diary of journey from the Arctic to San Francisco 1905-06 (MS 1805)
  • Robert Falcon Scott, Captain RN, Antarctic explorer: additional letters, incl his last letters from his South Polar expedition 1909-12 (MS 1835)

Hull University Archives

  • Boyd Line Ltd, trawler owners, Hessle: records c1940-2005
  • The Missions to Seamen: records incl minutes of the Flying Angel Fellowship Advisory Council and the London Harbour Lights Guild 1938-1965

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • Peter Margeson, mariner: captain's reports 1955-1984 (D.979)

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

  • Captain William Bate, commandant of Ascension Island: logbook recording ships calling, military matters and his extensive programme of public works 1834-35 (MSS. Atlan. R. 1)