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Major accessions to repositories in 2011 relating to Maritime History


Bexley Local Studies and Archive Centre

  • Royal Alfred Seafarers Society, Banstead, Surrey: records 1930-1939 (INRSS)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Admiral Sir Sydney Robert Fremantle: ms draft of 'My Naval Career' (167pp, incomplete) c1940-49 (D-FR)

Cornwall Record Office

  • William Allen Jolly, master mariner: personal papers, ships' journals; financial and insurance papers on maritime matters 1877-2011 (AD2136)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Whitehaven

  • Lumley Kennedy & Co shipbuilders, Whitehaven: records 1835-70 (YDB 76)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Carlisle Canal Co: construction contracts, deeds 1723-1851 (DX 1994)

Devon Record Office

  • Devon Sea Fisheries Committee: additional records, minutes, statutes and charts 1892-1999 (7985)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Richard F Dell, archivist: research notes rel to shipping 1960-64 (ACC 11104)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Leith Shipowners' Society: minute books 19th cent-20th cent (Accn 869)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Glasgow: enquiry files rel to destroyers and frigates (UCS2)

Hampshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Training Ship Mercury, Hamble: misc records incl photographs, corresp and memorials 1893-1995 (74A11)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • The Missions to Seamen: minutes, photographs, financial statements, records rel to property c1900-2011 (C DSMS)

Lancashire Archives

  • Lancaster Maritime Festival: records, with records of Lancaster Georgian Legacy Festival 20th cent (DDX 2873)
  • Letters from crew members of the merchant ship Spondilus to staff and pupils of Padiham Senior School, organised by the British Ship Adoption Society 1937-44 (DDX 2881)

Northumberland Archives

  • The Port of Blyth Steam Fishing & Ice Co Ltd: ship crew agreements and official log books 1911-1913 (NRO 09459)
  • Craster Coastguard Station: admin records 1920-1971 (NRO 09435)
  • Cresswell Coastguard Station: corresp and rocket life saving apparatus registers 1920-1937 (NRO 09435)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Furness, Withy & Co plc, shipowners, London: additional records and photographs incl material rel to absorbed companies 19th-20th cent

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Lewis Engward, seafarer: papers rel to his maritime career c1916-1990 (DX1426)
  • Philip Iley Reed, seafarer: Merchant Navy papers c 1940-1950 (DX1435)
  • Sir WG Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, shipbuilders and locomotive builders, Newcastle upon Tyne: launch cards for Elswick shipyard 1897-1911 (DX1454)
  • John Crown & Sons Ltd, shipbuilders and repairers, Sunderland: share certificate book 1929-46 (DS.CR)
  • Fordham & Co, packers, Sunderland: photographs showing employees and munitions work at Fordham's works c1945-1945 (DX1412)
  • Alfred Holt & Co, shipowners, Liverpool: photographs of ships built for the Blue Funnel Line by Vickers-Armstrongs, Walker 1948-58 (DX1439)
  • Short Bros Ltd, shipbuilders, Sunderland: scrapbook incl photographs and newspaper cuttings 1958-64 (DS.SH)
  • Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, shipbuilders, Newcastle upon Tyne: visitors book for Nepune Yard 1910-68 (DS.SWH)
  • Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, shipbuilders, Wallsend: record of ships docked at Wallsend Slipway (1934-1950) and a diary of the Falklands conflict as seen from troop ship SS Canberra (1982) 1934-1982 (DX1422)
  • Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, shipbuilders, Wallsend: particulars book 1904-21 (DS.SWH/4/2/3/3)
  • Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, shipbuilders, Wallsend: plans and papers for the cable ship John W Mackay and the nuclear fuel carrier Pacific Crane 1922-1979 (DX1393)
  • Joseph Thompson & Sons, shipbuilders, Sunderland: minutes, annual reports, accounts, share registers, photographs and other records 1858-1954 (DS.JLT)
  • River Wear Commissioners: plan showing shipyards and estuary (c1914), photograph of the mouth of the River Wear and plans of shipyards (1940s-1950s) c 1914-60
  • River Wear Watch Commissioners: file rel to the dissolution of the Watch 1955-64 (PA.RW)
  • Tynemouth Sailing Club: minutes, corresp, membership lists, racing results, rules and regulations 1981-2000 (S.TSC)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Sidney Charles Brittan, stoker, HMS Kent: diary 1914-17 (AM485)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Capt J M Grant, 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders: memoir rel to service during the Malayan Emergency 1949-1951

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Royal Guernsey Yacht Club: minutes 1954-1999 (AQ 1242)

Jersey Archive

  • Collection rel to ship PT 509 1944-2011 (JA/1962)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • Peter Birch, Marconi wireless operator: diary whilst aboard merchant ships c1916-1918
  • Lelio, doctor: diary of military voyage from 20th March, 1740, possibly by Doctor Lelio Hensburg 1740 (D2010.010)
  • Lt Richard Payne, Royal Navy: letters 1798-1802 (MSS/86/032)
  • J Kirkaldy & Son Ltd, paint, varnish and enamel manufacturers, painters and plumbers, London: cash book 1808-1819 (MSS/80/095)
  • River Thames Shiprepairers Ltd, London: records incl papers of London Graving Dock Ltd, R & H Green & Silley Weir Ltd and their subsidiaries c1890-1982 (MSS/83/056)
  • Navigators and Engineers Officers Union: register of war casualties and personal effects claims (REG10/000279)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Matthew Callaghan, seafarer and maritime safety campaigner: papers re maritime safety activities c 1880-90 (DX/2527)
  • Dorothy Holt, passenger on Georgic liner: journal of visit to New York incl Ellis Island on liner Georgic 1932 (DX/2517)
  • Cunard Steamship Co Ltd, Liverpool: agreements and contracts incl specification and corresp re liner Queen Mary 1903-68 (B/CUN(A))
  • George & Robert Tod & Co, slave traders, Liverpool: corresp with Capt Thomas Brassey of slave ships Juvernas, King George and Liberty 1805-07 (DX/2525)
  • Liverpool Lighterage Co: wage agreement and loading calculations c 1960 (DX2522)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Thomas Andrews, naval architect: corresp with William Pirrie and Sir Horace Plunkett 1912 (D3655)
  • Alexander Davidson, pilot: log book of ships piloted through Belfast Lough 1942-1945 (D3300/121)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Aberdeen Shipmaster Society: additional records c1600-21st cent (MS 2940, MS 3070)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Edward Archibald McKenzie, leading stoker on board Terra Nova: diary and other papers rel to the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 (MS 2180)
  • Albert Edward Wyatt, assistant steward on Discovery II: papers rel to the Discovery expeditions to the Southern Ocean 1929-31 (MS 2161)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • SS Active: log books for ships trading between Dundee and Hudson's Bay, inventory lists, material rel to 'Queen Bess' 1902-1908 (2011/443)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Sir Robert Smith, chartered accountant: papers rel to liquidation of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders and takeover of William Collins & Sons, publishers 1968-89 (ACCN 3613; ACCN 3629)
  • Scotts' Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock: additional letter books, press cuttings, corresp, inventories, agreements 1769-1961 (ACCN 3535)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • The Missions to Seamen: Mission to Seafarers: minutes, subject files, monthly reports 1957-2003 (0050 U DMS)

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

  • Capt George Edward Lennox-Boyd: photographs rel to the Spanish Civil War, ephemera and draft and published articles written by Lennox-Boyd 1937-1939 (Lennox-Boyd G E)
  • Richard Borthwick Jennings: midshipman's journals covering service on HMS Emperor of India and HMS Ajax 1921-1922 (Jennings R B)

Southampton University Library

  • Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Admiral of the Fleet: additional papers (MS 62)