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Major accessions to repositories in 2008 relating to Maritime History


Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • Workington Iron & Steel Co Ltd: vessels engaged books and order book 1895-1970 (YDBS)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Robertson Buchan, coxwain at Spurn Point: corresp rel to his employment as coxwain at Spurn Point and other subjects, photographs, letters of thanks, report on the 'Anzio 1' incident (1966) and press cuttings 1953-1987 (DDX1275)
  • Spurn Point and Withernsea lighthouses: plans 1896-1983 (DDX1332)

Essex Record Office

  • Davey, Paxman & Co Ltd, boiler makers and diesel engine builders, Colchester: register of employees 1915-1929 (D/F 23 addl.)
  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans of Stoneness Lighthouse, West Thurrock 20th cent (D/Z 535)

Falkirk Council Archives

  • Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, shipbuilders, repairers, marine engineers: photograph albums c1920-1959 (A56)
  • Harrower, Welsh & Co Ltd, timber merchants and ship brokers, Bo'ness: private letter books, typescript company history 1904-1962 (A1756)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • William George Long, shipwright, Cardiff: papers 19th-20th cent (D592)

Gwynedd Archives, Meirionnydd Record Office

  • Barmouth Three Peaks Yacht Race: records 1979-2007 (6524)
  • Barmouth Coastguard Station: records 1927-53 (6542)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Camper & Nicholsons Ltd, yacht builders, Gosport and Southampton: research papers of Ian Dear in writing company history incl corresp, images and copy documents c2000-08 (123A08)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Manchester port: register of ships and registration papers 1894-1993 (2008/50)

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Medway Rotary Club: scrapbooks and associated material rel to Cockleshell 85 reconstruction of Operation Frankton (raid on Bordeaux shipping, 1942) 1985-2002 (DE1184)

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

  • Paterson Zochonis & Co Ltd, shipping merchants, Manchester: papers and fabric samples c1960-1979 (2007.63)

North Devon Record Office

  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans of lighthouses Bideford, Lundy and Lymouth 1950-1999 (A208)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Newark and District Ex-Naval Association: minutes, cash book, register of members and corresp 1950-1991 (7415)

Orkney Archive

  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Longhope branch: minute books 1874-2002 (D1/1042)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Clarke family, merchant seamen, of Southampton: papers rel to merchant navy service of Nicholas, Edward and Joseph Clarke operating from Southampton 1899-1956

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans of Orfordness and Southwold c1950-1999 (EQ1)
  • Ipswich Maritime Trust: misc collections rel to Ipswich maritime history 1865-2006 (GC697)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Lowestoft Fishermen's and Sailors' Bethel: records c1850-20th cent (L1904)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Brigham & Cowan (Hull) Ltd, ship repairers: register of members, share and debenture ledger 1911 -1938 (DX1299)
  • William Mathwin & Son (Newcastle) Ltd, coal exporters and ship brokers: corresp, details of staff, reports, minutes, financial records 1867 - 1985 (DT.MATH)
  • Recorders Club, Newcastle upon Tyne: minutes and subscription lists ret to relief of widows and children of seamen lost in Admiral Duncan's fleet. 1797 (DX1301)
  • Yemeni Sailors of South Shields: oral histories 2006-2008 (UD.BL)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Harbour Trust: tinplate warehouse ledgers 1897-1908 (D/D SHa)
  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans, sections and details of Mumbles lighthouse c1967-95 (D/D X 733)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Robinson family, mariners and shipowners, Littlehampton: additional papers and photographs 19th-20th cent (Acc 15194)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Admiral George Keith Elphinstone, 1st Viscount Keith: papers c1681-1950 (Add. 86493-86546)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Reginald Howard Boulden: diary and papers rel to service on HMS Norfolk 1941-1942
  • Vice Admiral Sir Denys Chester Ford: papers 1903-1950
  • Lelio Kingsley McKee, naval officer: papers rel to service in the Merchant Navy 1939-1952
  • Nora Joan Pitman, Second Officer: corresp rel to service in the Women's Royal Naval Service in Ceylon and Singapore 1945-1946
  • Rear Admiral Alfred Hugh Taylor: papers incl corresp 1914-1945
  • Captain Sir David Stanley Tibbits: papers rel to naval career 1935-1961
  • Vice Admiral Bertram Chalmers Watson: papers 1902-1945

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Rear Admiral Sir Thomas Mansell: papers rel to his prize account 1809-1818
  • Bordeaux Moorings Committee: records 1977-2007 (AQ 835)
  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans of Sark lighthouse 1960-1993

Jersey Archive

  • Le Scelleur family of Jersey: shipping notebooks and logs, family papers 1851-1949 (JA/1496)
  • Thomas Benjamin Frederick Davis, businessman, yachtman and philanthropist: certificates of discharge, corresp and photographs 1884-1934 (JA/1435)
  • George Malzard, seaman: log book of the 'Propero' from Para to Iquitos up the Amazon river 1864 (JA/1498)
  • Charles Arthur Sanders, naval officer: personal account, corresp and photographs rel to liberation of Jersey 1945 (JA/1448)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives Photographs Film and Sound

  • Major AC Lowe: diaries concerning service incl escorting convicts from England to Tasmania aboard the Proteus and the First Afghan War 1822-1840 (2008-06-38)

National Library of Ireland

  • Rear Admiral Sir John Hill: corresp and papers rel to involvement in famine relief in Ireland 1831-36 (MS 45,004)
  • Cunard Steamship Co Ltd: documents rel to Lusitania's voyage New York to Liverpool 1915 (MS 44,584)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Thomas Leslie: papers incl diary rel to voyage to the West Indies on the Rouseau 1879 (JOD/247)
  • Admiral of the Fleet Terence Thornton Lewin, Baron Lewin: personal and naval papers 1928-2000 (LWN)
  • William Schaw Lindsay MP, merchant and shipowner: further letters (69) and notes 1854-1861
  • Rear Admiral Algernon Littleton: letters to his mother, written from the time he joined the Navy onwards 19th cent (REG03/003153)
  • Albert Murray, seaman: letters (68) rel to naval career 1875-1881 (REG07/000375)
  • William Waite: diaries rel to cruises to Spain, Canada, the Atlantic and Australia 1860-1893 (JOD/240)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • William Driffield, ship passenger: journal of return voyage from Liverpool to Melbourne, Australia, on ships Lucille and Shannon 1877 (DX/2441)
  • Bowen Evans, dockmaster of Birkenhead: notebook containing notes on docking vessels c1970-1979 (DX/2431)
  • Ellis Hughes, pilot on River Mersey: personal log book 1848-1855 (DX/2428)
  • John Mytton, Chief Radio Officer, Thompson Steam Ship Co: narrative describing life on board on travels to Africa, Europe, Russia, China and North America c1937-1939 (DX/2427)
  • Ellerman Lines Ltd, shipowners: records incl career papers of William Ford, engineer 1940-1970 (DX/2449)
  • Derbyshire Family Association: papers rel to the sinking of the Bibby Line vessel MV Derbyshire in 1980, incl enquiry transcripts and campaign material 1980-2005 (D/DFA)
  • Employers Association of the Port of Liverpool: income and expenditure account ledgers (D/PEA)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Harland & Wolff Ltd, shipbuilders, Belfast: additional records incl corresp from Lord Pirrie and material rel to London & Glasgow Engineering and Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 1902-32 (D4413)
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Meubelfabriek H.P. Mutters en Zoon, furniture manufacturers, The Hague: copy records rel to furnishing of Harland & Wolff ships incl the Olympic and Titanic 1907-13 (T3903)

Royal Naval Museum

  • John Biss, painter: diary of service aboard HMS Hannibal in the Mediterranean and HMS Euryalus on the China Station, with a series of songs and poems 1859-1865 (2008.14)
  • Albert Brailey, seaman: collected papers rel to early naval service incl letters while serving on HMS Impregnable and HMS Frobisher 1924-27 (2008.95)
  • John Wilson Carmichael, marine artist: diary during the Baltic Campaign of the Crimean War 1855 (2008.52)
  • PA Chatters: diary aboard HMS Sapphire, incl details of Dardanelles service 1914-17 (2008.8)
  • Rear-Admiral John Cornwall: letters and documents rel to naval career 1809-70 (2008.33/1)
  • David Peter Fleming, seaman: items rel to service on HMS Eagle, incl diary and ship's magazines 1955-57 (2008.32)
  • George Thomas James, Chief Yeoman of Signals, RN: papers rel to naval service incl diary and testimonials 1909-45 (2008.142)
  • Walter King, Master at Arms: papers rel to naval service incl journals and notebooks 1874-88 (2008.11)
  • Henry W Malone, stoker: completed log of time as prisoner of war incl account of sinking of HMS Bedouin which led to his capture 1942-45 (2008.68)
  • FJ Peel, stoker, RN: transcript diary aboard HMS Weymouth incl commissioning period, East Africa service and Mediterranean service 1913-16 (2008.102)
  • George Platford, stoker: diary of service aboard HMS Canopus incl services in South Atlantic, Pacific and Dardanelles 1914-15 (2008.35)
  • William Leonard Wilks, shipwright: diary during service on HMAS Australia while seconded to the Royal Australian Navy 1913 (2008.139)
  • William James Wood, signalman RNVR: papers incl diary while serving with the Dover Patrol, incl accounts of the sinking of HMS Glatton and the raid on Zeebrugge 1917-18 (2008.7)
  • Cape of Good Hope Dockyard: in and out letter book of the Master Attendant 1806-09 (2008.154)


Wellcome Library

  • George Herbert Whidborne, ship's surgeon: journal of voyage from England to Shanghai and Zanzibar incl illustrations 1865-66 (MS.8636)


Bangor University, Archives and Special Collections

  • Royal Anglesey Yacht Club: minutes 1802-76 (2008/6)

Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • John Moore (1729-1802), physician and author, Lt-General Sir John Moore (1761-1809) and Admiral Sir Graham Moore (1764-1843): corresp and papers c1766-1840 (MS Add. 9808)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Harrisons (Clyde) Ltd, shipowners, Glasgow: records incl annual reports and accounts, cash books, ledgers, re-structuring files, ship plans, ship movement books, ship management files, deck log books, engine log books 1956-2004 (ACCN3109)

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

  • Farrier Sergeant Richard E Pyle: diary of a voyage to Sudan made by Royal Irish Lancers 1885

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

  • William Hamish Roberts, pilot for the Aden Port Trust: papers and photographs rel to service in Aden, with a memoir c1950-2008 (0435)

Southampton University Library

  • Admiral of the Fleet Louis Alexander Mountbatten, 1st Marquess of Milford Haven: corresp with Baroness Malortie 1896-1918 (MS 374)