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Major accessions to repositories in 2010 relating to Maritime History


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • John Parry, emigrant and seaman: memoirs 1918 (GB211/WM 2311)
  • William Thomas, shipowner, ship and insurance broker: records 1854-2010 (GB 0221 WD26)

Ayrshire Archives

  • Fishery Board for Scotland: port records rel to Ballantrae, Ayr and Greenock districts incl letter books, creek books, register of sea fishing, records rel to herring numbers and catch c1895-1969 (10/28)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, armaments manufacturers, shipbuilders and engineers: registers, photos and plans 1935-52 (BDX 574)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Workington harbour: Pier Head registers, Harbour Master's log books, hoppers and dredgers log books, pilot's log books 1895-1988 (CBW)

Devon Record Office

  • Pellew family, Viscounts Exmouth of Canonteign: deeds corresp and naval papers 1542-1883 (7818)

Dorset History Centre

  • National Coastwatch, St Alban's Head: daily registers of passing ships 1995-2009 (D/NCW)
  • Royal Navy Cordite Factory, Holton Heath: employee records 1918-1966 (NG/DR 3)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Sussex Association of Naval Officers: records incl minutes 1910-94 (10532)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Brown Brothers & Co Ltd, ironfounders, hydraulic and general engineers, Edinburgh: drawings of several Royal Navy vessels (Acc 800)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Abbey Line Shipping Co, Cardiff: general and petty cash books 1931-1936 (D686)
  • Bute Shipbuilding, Engineering & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Cardiff: minutes of shareholders' meetings 1883-1957 (D746)
  • Cardiff Pilotage Authority: corresp, bye-laws and balance sheets 1915 (D712)
  • National Coastwatch Institution: watch record and log books 2007-2009 (D694)

Highland Archives: Caithness Archive Centre

  • Wick Outport and District: custom and excise records and shipping registers 1836-1989 (CE113)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Brancker family of Liverpool: papers relating to the Brancker family, Liverpool incl Sir William Sefton Brancker, John Barnes Brancker and John Brancker, Chairman of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board 19th cent-20th cent (920 BKR)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Stephen Brewster Daniels, maritime and local historian: research papers rel to Great Yarmouth's maritime industry 20th-21st cent (ACC 2009/369)

North Yorkshire County Record Office

  • Cochrane Shipbuilders Ltd, Selby: papers, wage books and shipping plans 20th cent (ZZU)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Gordon, Rogers and Shepherd Families of Plymouth: William Gordon, gunner and driver, 9th Battalion, Royal Artillery, clothing book, with note of stationing at Port Royal, Jamaica and Woolwich, 1833-1845; Gordon and Rogers family papers, including mariner's register tickets, service and discharge certificates, birth and marriage certificates 1833-2000 (3671)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Vosper Thornycroft Ltd, shipbuilders and engineers, Portsmouth: registers of negatives 1912-71 (D/VT)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Brigham & Cowan Ltd, ship repairers, South Shields: dock engagement book 1914-1941 (DX103)
  • R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, ship and engine builders, locomotive engineers, Newcastle upon Tyne: papers incl order books and plans 1865-1960 (DS.RSH)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea Harbour Trust: ledger relating to repairs and plans of Swansea docks 1820-1840, 1865-1894 (D/D/Z 7861 and 810)
  • South Wales Sea Fisheries Committee: minutes, reports, species files and correspondence 1970-2010 (D/D SWSF)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Graham Henry Kitchen, Manchester Ship Canal pilot: record of journeys on Manchester Ship Canal 1960-99 (1901)
  • HMS Tempest submarine: prisoner of war diary and photographs 1944 (1911)
  • Tranmere Sailing Club: minutes, plans, photographs and papers 1892-2000 (1869)


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

  • Samuel Landon, Captain, East Indiaman: manuscript journal rel to sea service, from surviving notes with 6 watercolours 1788-1813 (F626)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Henry Durell Jeremie, Constable of St Peter Port: commonplace book 1840-1849 (AQ 1162)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm: corresp and estate papers, notebooks and sketch books incl those of other members of the Malcolm family 18th cent-19th cent (Acc.13175)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Commodore Allan Buck, merchant navy officer Hall Line: papers 1836-1922 (DX/2496)
  • Thomas Glass, merchant navy engineer: log and ephemera 1875-1889 (DX/2495)
  • Peter Rogan, merchant seafarer and prisoner of war: papers and prisoner of war log 1921-92 (DX/2503)
  • Alan Shaw, director of Ellerman Lines: collected photographs and documents rel to Ellerman Lines ships 1900-1970 (DX/2501)
  • Mary Simon of Liverpool: journals of voyages with husband 1945-85 (D/DSM)
  • Denis Simon, Merchant Navy Radio Officer: journals, notes and diagrams of technical information rel to ship radios 1945-85 (D/DSM)
  • Alice, ship: articles for fitting out 1760 (DX/2507)


Wellcome Library

  • Thomas North, ship's surgeon, SS Glenavon: journal of voyage to China on SS Glenavon with notes on patients in Somerset and Bath Asylum 1891 (MS.8741)


Cambridge University Library, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Merope, training vessel: log book 1823-1825 (MS Add. 9875)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • William Burton, stoker RN: papers, incl papers rel to British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913 1910-1977 (MS 2099)

Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections

  • Christian Salvesen Ltd, transport and logistics company, Leith: diaries of Dr IM Macintosh when with the company 1956-1962 (E2010.32)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • The Missions to Seamen: port and chaplains files and publicity material 1900-2004 (U DMS)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Western Manuscripts

  • J H Rogers, passenger aboard the schooner Brisk: diary while aboard

Southampton University Library

  • Geoffrey Green, historian: research papers rel to Jews in the Royal Navy (MS 387)