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Major accessions to repositories in 2009 relating to Maritime History


Bristol Record Office

  • Fred Llewellyn, sailor: corresp with family in Staple Hill, Bristol while on naval service 1944-1946 (44286)
  • Bristol Harbour Festival: oral history interviews with people with Bristol-Nannover, Bristol-Bordeaux twinning links 2007 (44050)
  • Port of Bristol Authority: American cattle ledger and Bathurst Basin licences book 1912-1929 (43659)
  • Documents rel to the shipping by L Mendl & Co of a cargo of maize and barley, in the Arbutus, from Ibrail to London 1885 (43659)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Mousehole Harbour Commissioners: new quay charts and plans, bank book, abstracts of title 1869-94 (MHC)

Devon Record Office

  • Exmouth marina: papers rel to the building of the marina 1989-2005 (7404)

Dorset History Centre

  • HMS Osprey, Royal Navy Air Station, Portland: maps and plans 1960-1999 (D.2206)
  • Trinity House, Isle of Wight: Engineers Department drawings for lighthouses at Portland and Swanage 1952-1992 (D.2213)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Royal Naval Reserve, Sussex: films and photographs c1904-70 (10215)

Falkirk Council Archives

  • Alexander Aitken, shipmaster: legal documents, mainly rel to land in Bo'ness 18th cent-19th cent (A1935)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Griffith Thomas, captain, of Aberporth: records incl notebook 1930s (D 655)
  • Barry Yacht Club: records incl corresp, minutes, financial papers and membership applications 1930-2002 (DBYC)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Clyde Shipping Co Ltd, Glasgow: ledger with particulars of steamer c1923-1986 (TD1790)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Hayling Island Coastguard Station: permanent station record, incident book 1940-56 (134A09)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Herbert Warren, refugee from Vienna, member of the Royal Pioneer Corps: corresp mostly to Lily Weinmann 1940-1946 (GB127.M805)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Ladies Lifeboat Guild: records, incl minutes, corresp, accounts, photographs and press cuttings 20th cent (ACC 2009/264)
  • Norfolk Wherry Trust: records, incl minutes, corresp and newsletters c1949-2009 (ACC 2009/47)
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association: minutes, misc corresp, membership records and handbooks 1956-2009 (ACC 2008/426, ACC 2008/432)
  • William Clark of Great Yarmouth: bills of sale for new ship called Lovesincrease 1661-1662 (ACC 2008/334)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Milford Haven Port Authority: plans of Milford Docks 19th-20th cent (D/MHPA)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Richard Hill, shipbuilder, Cattedown, Plymouth: research papers, prints and photographs 1800-2009 (3482)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Risdon Beazley Ltd, marine salvage and trading company, Southampton: notes on Second World War salvage operations (Admiralty Salvage, North East Department) 1939-44

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Brooke Marine Ltd, shipbuilders, Lowestoft: drawings for various vessels c1980-89 (L/1951)
  • Port of Lowestoft Research Society: additional records, incl David Roper Collection of photographs and notes and slides taken by Roy French of vessels, docks and harbours 19th-20th cent (552)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Robert Wishart, ships master: voyage accounts and receipts 1851-1873 (DX1353)
  • R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, ship and engine builders, locomotive engineers: papers 1898-1958

West Sussex Record Office

  • Shoreham harbour: coasting bonds 1694-95 (Acc 15666)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Royal Naval Store Depot, Copenacre: photographs and papers 1940-1995 (3754)


British Library: Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office Library)

  • Hakluyt Society: records (MSS Eur F 594)
  • Prince Regent, east indiaman: log 1828-1829 (Mss Eur 614)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Lt Graham Robertson Airth, naval surgeon: diary and papers relating to service on HMS Dido 1944-1945 1944-1945

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • SS Elk: logbook rel to routes between Channel Islands, UK and France 1959-1972 (AQ 1088/01)

Jersey Archive

  • Friends of Jersey Maritime Museum: minutes and papers incl original maritime records 20th cent (JA/1550)

National Archives of Scotland

  • James W Oswald: journal of voyage to Australia and back 1882-83 (GD1/1447)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Henry Downes, Royal Navy Commander: papers incl plan and watercolour of HMS Black Joke, sketch of slave ship El Amirante c1827-1832 (REG09/000227)
  • E H Griggs, Royal Navy Gunner: letters, certificates and photographs rel to naval career c1912-1952 (REG07/000118)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Constance Elizabeth Bates, wife of Edward Percy Bates, 2nd Baronet, Cunard owners: diaries 1896-1929 (DX/2473)
  • James G Beck and John Alexander Beck, merchant seafarers: papers and prisoner of war log books 1940-1989 (DX/2332)
  • Captain Britain, merchant seafarer: records and personal log 1930-2003 (DX/2466)
  • Norman Burkhard, merchant seafarer: papers and memoirs 1942-1942 (DX/2482)
  • Captain Anthony Enright, merchant seafarer: typescript autobiography and photos 1850-1900 (DX/2491)
  • J Parkinson, ship's surgeon: journal of a voyage from Liverpool to Calcutta 1879-1879 (DX/2485)
  • Henry Scurr, merchant seafarer: papers rel to internment in Japanese prisoner of war camp 1932-1966 (DX/2472)
  • Thomas Walsh, merchant seafarer: diary 1942-1942 (DX/2483)
  • Edward Williams, merchant seafarer: log rel to time as prisoner of war 1940-1949 (DX/2469)
  • Manxman Steamship Company Limited, Liverpool: papers (D/MANX)

Royal Naval Museum

  • D H B Barrett, midshipman: journals and cartoons from HMS Berwick 1929-31 (2009.5)
  • Henry Berkeley Elwyn, naval officer: illustrated logs of service 1867-82 (2009.137)
  • Peter Gavin, naval officer: papers incl history of hydrophone development at Portland, with photographs rel to HMS Vernon 1917-19 (2009.111)
  • Stanford Hill, naval rating: memoir of Operation Torch, Oran, while aboard HMS Hartland, including attack on harbour boom and sinking of ship 1942 (2009.37)
  • Admiral John Locke Marx: personal and family papers, incl material rel to the service of Admiral James A Fergusson during the Boer War and Commander Andrew Marx when a midshipman (1952-53) 1866-1953 (2009.39)
  • Rear Admiral Simon Edward Post: illustrated lecture on sinking of the Scharnhorst by HMS Norfolk, incl annotated charts c1943 (2009.13)
  • David Sisson, naval officer: diaries (4) and papers rel to service during the Falklands War aboard the Ships Taken Up From Trade (STUFT) vessels British Dart and British Trent 1982 (2009.42)
  • HMS Barfleur: anonymous account of actions of naval brigade landed from HMS Barfleur during the Boxer Rebellion, believed to be kept by a signalman from the ship 1900 (2009.36)
  • HMS Fiji: compiled service history and accounts of survivors of sinking 1940-41 (2009.61)
  • HMS Endymion: account of actions of Midshipman HG Briggs during Boxer Rebellion 1900 (2009.122)
  • HMS Newfoundland: 'Gunroom Line Book' of sketches, poems, images etc compiled by midshipmen's mess 1955-56 (2009.108)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • North Sea divers' log books c1980-1989 (Acc 375)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Christian Salvesen Ltd, transport and logistics company, Edinburgh: further records (E.2008.53)

Heriot-Watt University Archive, Records Management and Museum Service

  • Dolphin, training ship, Leith: additional management committee minutes 1941-1977 (HWUA LNC)

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

  • Henry Reynardson Hewlett, Captain RN: papers incl records rel to Operation Dracula and a brief account of 17 Destroyer Flotilla's service (1989) 1941-1945
  • Stanley Brian de Courcy Ireland, Captain RN: notes rel to HMS Ajax 1939-1944

Strathclyde University Archives

  • William Robertson Shipowners Ltd, Glasgow: records 1862-1982 (T-GEM)