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Major accessions to repositories in 2007 relating to Maritime History


Anglesey County Record Office/Archifdy Ynys Mon

  • Lance-Bombardier T Taylor: papers rel to gallantry award for sea rescue off Rhosneigr 1942 (WM2184)

Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • Fraser & Chalmers Engineering Works, steam turbine manufacturers, Erith: directors minutes 1891-94, 1915-18 1891-1918 (BUFRA)

Bristol Record Office

  • Jefferies (Avonmouth) Ltd, ship repairers: records 1800-2000 (43634)
  • Turner, Edwards & Co Ltd, shipowners and ship brokers, Bristol: ephemera and photographs 1952-1966 (43651)
  • Port of Bristol Authority: volumes rel to docks 1896-1938 (PBA)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Falmouth Docks & Engineering Co: log book of the steam crane 'Titania' 1928-1930 (AD1845)
  • Padstow Harbour Commissioners: additional papers 1954-1996 (PHC)
  • West Penwith Rural District Council: report on financial and administrative work undertaken rel to 'Torrey Canyon' disaster 1967 (AD1836)

Croydon Archives Service

  • HMS Milne: photograph albums (destroyer paid for by County Borough of Croydon) c1943-1946 (A894)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • John Moordaff, ship's captain: papers incl records rel to ship Martha 1815-1820 (YDX 465)
  • Harrington Harbour and Dock Board: records incl plans, corresp and minutes 1900-2006 (YSHAR)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Nellie Hodgkins, stewardess on Cunard Line ships: additional papers mid 20th cent (D6719 add)

Devon Record Office

  • Dartmouth United Shipping Association: minutes 1832-1854 (7087)
  • Exmouth Seamen's Mission and Sailors' Rest: minutes, accounts, corresp and papers 1899-1986 (7008)

East Kent Archives Centre

  • Cobb & Co, bank, brewers and maltsters, shipping agents and salvage merchants, Margate: additional letters received 1799 (EK/U209)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, shipbuilders: registers of ships launched and shipyard photographs 1884-1971 (DDX1235)
  • Beverley and District Sea Angling Club: papers incl minutes and corresp c1930-1989 (DDX1150)
  • Withernsea Volunteer Beach Patrol: minutes and operation patrol books 1955-1963 (DDX1250)

Essex Record Office

  • Thames Barge Sailing Trust: minutes, log books and papers c1940-2000 (D/Z 519)

Flintshire Record Office

  • J Crichton & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, Saltney: additional records 1906-1947 (AN4120)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • Associated British Ports: plans incl Barry, Port Talbot and Swansea docks 1864-1975 (D406)
  • South American Saint Line Ltd, Cardiff: ship design papers rel to John E Church, principal marine superintendent 20th cent (D514)
  • Cardiff Sailors' Home: account book 1862-1867 (D493)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Coast Lines Ltd, ship owners, Liverpool: minutes, agreements, etc 1840-1969 (TD1714)

Guildhall Library

  • Arthur Brown & Co, oil, tallow, petroleum and naval stores dealer, London: records incl ledgers, wages books and sketch book of employee caricatures 1931-47 (Ms 38438-44)
  • London Steam-Ship Owners' Mutual Insurance Association Ltd: records c1890-1940 (Acc 2007/030)

Gwent Record Office

  • Newport docks: wages ledger of permanent staff 1872-1915

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Captain Edward Jones, mariner: maritime records 1897-1933 (XM12291)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Aldershot Church of England Soldiers and Sailors Institute: records incl minutes, accounts, visitors books and photographs 1842-1971 (167A07)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Robert Wright, shipbuilder, Freckleton: account book including names of ships being built, who for, details about size, quantities of materials and incl details of the building and sale of the ship 'Spenser' and other miscellaneous accounts and papers 1856-1875 (DDX 2651/ACC10263)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Cruel Sea Oral Reminiscence Project: experiences of black and racial minority merchant navy veterans 2005-2007 (Acc 6111)

London Metropolitan Archives: City of London

  • Port of London Authority: register of moving bridges (book of plans) 1966 (B07/057)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester Dry Docks Co Ltd: additional records incl cash books 1944-1975 (M355)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Fellows & Co Ltd, shipbuilders & repairers, Great Yarmouth: further work diaries 1935-37, 1954-83 1935-1983 (ACC 2006/350)

North Devon Record Office

  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Appledore branch: minutes, reports, accounts and papers 1914-2001 (A73)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Grimsby Shipbuilders Association: minute books 1944-1969 (346)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Thomas Atkinson, ship's surgeon: journal of a voyage to the Davis Straits, on board the whaling vessel the Hope of Whitby 1774 (Z. 1252)

Northumberland Collections Service

  • HMS Wellesley Training School, Blyth: log book 1948-56 (NRO 07146)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: files incl Torrey Canyon oil tanker disaster, corresp, reports and newspaper cuttings, South West of England ports, annual fishing statistics, and information on the setting up of Lundy Island marine nature reserve 1947-1990 (Acc 3249)

Southampton Archives Office

  • James Jefferey, Captain RN: personal papers rel to service, family papers and photographs 20th cent (6822)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Joseph Finbar Clarke, historian of shipbuilding: corresp and photograph rel to the history of R & W Hawthorn Leslie and Co Ltd 1887-1986 (DF.JC)
  • Mercantile Dry Dock Co Ltd, ship repairers, Jarrow: register of members and share ledgers 1889-1900
  • Gavin Smith & Co Ltd, ship repairers, South Shields: register of members, etc 1885-1887
  • Swan Hunter Shipbuilding & Engineering Group Ltd: tenders 1907-10, plans and records re MV Derbyshire and five sister ships 1970s 20th cent (DS.SWH)
  • British Shipowners' Association, Newcastle upon Tyne: reports, minutes and financial records 1898-1999 (AS.BSA)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Albert Edwards, able seaman: war diary and photographs c 1941-1969 (1348)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Harbour Trust: pilotage records 1914-1916
  • Bristol Channel Yacht Club: additional administrative and financial records 20th cent (D/D BCYC)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Robinson family, mariners and shipowners, Littlehampton: papers and photographs 19th-20th cent (Acc14852)
  • Shoreham harbour: additional records rel to dredgers and log for Middle Pier 1932-49 (Acc14990)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, Birkenhead: additional records incl ships plans, employment papers of RA Davies, plater and life assurance certificates c1930-1985 (acc no 1761, 1762, 1767 & ZCL/4/1/232)
  • HMS Conway, school ship, Wallasey: records rel to the Conway Club incl corresp c1944-1999 (acc no 1751)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Lt Commander Arlingham Jerome D'Arcy Burdett: midshipman's journal, mainly rel to service on HMS Newcastle 1940-1942
  • Freda Burton Bonner: papers rel to service in the WRNS 1940-1946
  • Rear Admiral Dudley Leslie Davenport: papers rel to service on HMS Tetcott 1941-1944
  • Commander Humphrey Gilbert Scott: papers rel to command of the destroyer HMS Wishart 1941-1943
  • Captain Robert Henry Graham: papers rel to service on HMS Sussex 1945
  • Captain Brian O'Farrell Gregory: letters rel to service on HMS Prince of Wales 1915
  • Edward Hale, Chief Secretary of the Royal Life Saving Society: papers rel to naval career and to appointment as Chief Secretary of the Royal Life Saving Society 1921-1965
  • Rear Admiral Wellwood George Courtenay Maxwell: papers rel to naval career 1939-1945

National Library of Ireland

  • Sir John Hill, Captain RN: journal rel to famines relief in Ireland, especially Mayo (MS 41,705)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • John Elphinstone, naval officer in the Russian service: memoir rel to him, with watercolour drawings 19th cent (Acc.12747)
  • Sir John Hill, Captain RN: diary and papers, detailing his mission to Scotland to relieve distress caused by the famine 1837 (Acc.12738)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Edward Hereford, Captain RN: letter books and logs (HRD/)
  • Admiral Sir William Nathan Wrighte Hewett: corresp, papers and journal 1852-1885 (HEW/)
  • Admiral Sir Nowell Salmon and his wife Emily: diaries and corresp 1857-1912 (SAL/)
  • Marion Wright, Titanic survivor: letters and rel papers 1907-1965 (HSR/Z/30)
  • Juverna, slaver: log book 1807 (LOG/)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Robert Jones, merchant seafarer: papers incl memoirs and photographs 1924-2007 (DX/2406)
  • John Ritchie, captain of ship Providence: corresp to Nathaniel Bayles of Newcastle while sailing between New York and Jamaica, voyage accounts, crew wages lists, slave cargoes and the Providence's involvement in the American War of Independence 1780-1782 (DX/2396)
  • Coast Lines Ltd, shipowners, Liverpool: records incl minute books and corresp 1834-1976 (B/CST)
  • Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, shipowners, Liverpool: notebooks of JDG Kinvig, engineer, incl technical details, specifications and costs rel to shipping bananas 1930-1939 (DX/2390)
  • Mampookata and Earl of Liverpool: wage books rel to slave voyages to West Indies 1783-1799 (DX/2404)
  • Voyage diary for Venerable, Barbados to Liverpool 1809 (DX/2416)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Harland & Wolff Ltd, shipbuilders, Belfast: register of apprenticeships 1887-1894 (D4422)

Royal Naval Museum

  • Kennard family: family papers for several members of the family rel to naval service, incl journals 1893-1945 (2007.129)
  • Terence Cattermole, midshipman: further diary rel to service on HMS Superb 1955 (2007.73)
  • Sarah Ford: letters from her husband and brothers rel to naval service 1846-79 (2007.83)
  • H Howell, shipwright diver: journal with photographs, recording salvage operations mainly rel to service on HMS Racer 1917-20 (2007.47)
  • Frederick Stormont Murray, volunteer seaman: logs (2) kept aboard HMS Briton 1827-1930 (2007.54)
  • John Nursey, naval and legal writer: diary memoir of work as legal and booking clerk for Great Western Railway followed by naval career incl service on HMS Queen and in the Crimean War (with material on the bombardments of Odessa and Sebastopol) 1844-56 (2007.116)
  • Lionel Yexley, editor of the Fleet: papers incl corresp and scrapbooks, rel primarily to campaign for naval reform c1907-32 (2007.49)
  • HMS Speedwell, minesweeper: research notes incl history of the ship 1939-45 (2007.134)
  • HMS Culloden: letterbook and Naval Clerk's vademecum 1795-97 (2007.127)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Air Commodore Francis Rodwell Banks: further papers rel to coastal motor boats, Schneider Trophy races, etc c1919-71 (FROB)
  • John Antony Crawford Hugill, Commander RNVR: MS of his autobiography 'The Hazard Mesh', published 1946, with a paper on 'Operation Alacrity' of 1943 (HUGL)
  • Papers rel to the television programme 'The Tragedy of HMS Glorious', broadcast in 1997 c1997 (GLOR)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Admiral Sir George Strong Nares, Arctic explorer: diary rel to his Arctic expedition 1875-76 (MS 1939)
  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott RN, Antarctic explorer: log book as a midshipman 1883-87 (MS 1940)
  • Sir Walter William Herbert, polar explorer, writer and artist: corresp, plans and papers rel to his expedition to the North Pole 1967-69 (MS 1856)

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

  • Vice Admiral Ian Lachlan Mackay McGeoch: papers incl corresp, articles, research notes and press cuttings rel to UK and European defence, training and McGeoch's biography of Lord Mountbatten 1955-1999

Liverpool University: Special Collections and Archives

  • Cunard Steamship Co Ltd: ephemera incl historical notes, press releases, voyage memorabilia and papers rel to career of Mr F M G Farmer incl service on Caronia, Queen Elizabeth and QE2 c1936-1980 (D997, D999, D1010)