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Major accessions to repositories in 2012 relating to Maritime History


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Town House branch

  • Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, shipbuilders and repairers, Aberdeen: annual abstracts of accounts 20th cent (HR)

Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans for coastal features incl lighthouses and piers around Anglesey c1960-1989 (WCD/441-465)

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office

  • Rapid, of Berwick-upon-Tweed: ship's log 1841-1845 (BRO 1824)

Bristol Record Office

  • Sidney Robinson, ship repairer: tenders for work, notebooks, press cuttings, shipping research notes and other records 1940s-1990s (44836)
  • Bristol City Council, Harbour Office: dock master's records inc bridge swing and tide height records, arrivals and departures and corresp 1960s-1990s (44820)
  • Customs House, Avonmouth: shipping and staffing records 1884-1996 (44944)
  • Dreadnought, privateer: journal of a 'four months cruize against the enemies of Great Britain' 1757 (44938)
  • Mohawk, merchant ship: log books recording return journeys between Bristol and the Ivory Coast 1847-1850 (44827)

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Charles Howe Fremantle, admiral: journals and letterbooks 1828-1868 (D-FR/D)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Corporation of Trinity House: plans for store at Sennen Cove for Longships Lighthouse and Cornish beacons incl Crow Rock Beacon, Isles of Scilly 1949-1983 (AD 2161)
  • Kempe-Homeyard Homes for Seamen's Widows, Veryan: plans and elevations for homes 1952 (P244)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Derby Canal Co: minutes, corresp, proceedings of general assemblies, financial records and deed book 1793-1964 (D5751)

Devon Heritage Centre

  • National Coastwatch Institution, Exeter: accounts, corresp, invoices, log books and other records 1997-2011 (8275)

Durham County Record Office

  • Robert Thompson, shipbuilder: private estate papers 14th - 20th cent (Acc 8067)
  • Accounts of a ship trading with India 1806 (Acc 8197)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Forth Ports Ltd, Edinburgh: wet letter books, copy minutes, plan images and material rel to Leith Docks c1786-1995 (Accession 908)

Essex Record Office

  • Harwich shipping registers: additional records, incl papers rel to lost ships and wrecks and ships' registration papers 1847-1981 (A13444)
  • Harwich shipping registers: additional records 1847-1981 (A13444)

Glamorgan Archives (formerly Glamorgan Record Office)

  • Louis Henri Elias Verloppe, member of merchant navy: seaman's papers 1939-1987 (D877)

Glasgow City Archives

  • David Rowan & Co Ltd, marine engine builders, Glasgow: commemorative photographic album 1918 (TD1855)
  • Clyde Navigation Trust: additional minutes, corresp, reports, employee records, plans, slides and photographs c1860-2000 (T-CN)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • W Sisson & Co Ltd, marine engine builders, Gloucester: minute book 1904-1938 (D6093)

Gwent Archives

  • F Walker, naval historian: photograph album entitled "Welsh Tour 1886: Naval Review 1889" created by Mr Walker, incl photographs of Monmouthshire buildings 1886-1889 (D5738)

Highland Archives

  • Inverness Harbour Trust: minutes, ledgers, plans and photographs 19th cent-20th cent (D1334)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Samuel Gurney Cresswell, captain RN: 'Sketches in the Arctic Regions (an album of drawings, mainly of naval expeditions and campaigns, and of arctic exploration expeditions in which he was involved) and corresp with his parents 1842-1867 (ACC 2012/248)
  • Royal Naval Hospital, Great Yarmouth: medical register 1907-1983 (ACC 2011/331)

Orkney Archive

  • John JL Tulloch: eye-witness account of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet off Cava in 1919 20th cent (D1/1100)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Kelvin & Hughes Ltd, sientific instrument manufacturers, Glasgow: records rel to company 1912-2010 (Acc222)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • Eyemouth Harbour Trust: minutes, logs, plans and drawings 1794-2001

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Francis Alfred Worship Cobbold, notary public, Ipswich: register of damage or loss received by a vessel or its cargo during its berthing at Ipswich Dock 1937-1942 (HD2878)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Walter Upcraft, harbour master at Southwold: press cutting scrap books rel to local, national and international nautical affairs 1936-1980 (2183)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • John Todd, cargo ship captain: memoir and notes, press cutting album, transcripts of memoir and articles by G Patterson c1870-1895 (DF.TOD)
  • William Doxford & Sons Ltd, shipbuilders and marine engineers, Sunderland: records incl financial, plans, corresp and photographs 1878-1984 (DS.DOX)
  • R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, ship and engine builders, locomotive engineers, Newcastle Upon Tyne: stocks, shares and mortgages registers, accounts, register of directors and secretaries and apprenticeship registers for St Peter's works 1853-1978 (DS.HL)
  • Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow: cost books, ship plans, work journal, agreements incl transfer of ownership, financials records, newspaper cuttings books, visitors books and photographs 1840-1968 (DS.PAL)


Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Sir Henry Harwood, admiral, Royal Navy: papers rel to naval career c1888-1950

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Captain John Walbridge, historian of Guernsey: "German Surrender Chronicle - Channel Islands 1940-45" research (5 vols) 2012 (AQ 1086/28)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library, Manuscripts Section

  • James Bremer, Lieutenant and Commander, Royal Navy: corresp rel to Bremer and the Sea Fencibles rescue of HM Gun Brig Fearless, 11 December 1803, incl account of the preservation of the Fearless by Bremer and a letter written (in French) to Lt. Bremer, 20 June 1809, then commander of floating prison ship Suffolk, from Lt. Durand on board 1803-1809 (REG10/000425)
  • William Brereton, Captain, Royal Navy and military governor of Manila, 1762-1765: corresp incl to Earl Harcourt, detailing Brereton's involvement in the 1767 expedition; letter from Simon de Anda and Salazar; cover letter with copy of de Anda's letter, commending Brereton, who had acted with honour in Manila, to the king of Spain; letter from Don Vincente Maulion y Pirella; 'Thoughts on the expedition to and conquest of Manilha'; a narrative account of the expedition; later corresp regarding the 'Manila papers', 1884 c1765-1884 (REG11/000502)
  • John Markham, MP Admiral: papers incl corresp, various other manuscript and printed items 1775-1828 (REG11/00492)
  • Ian Lachlan Mackay McGeoch, Vice Admiral: records rel to development of MIDAR, a system for the automatic, electronic, identification of vessels and means of collision avoidance 1975-2007 (REG11/000312.1)
  • Joseph Preston & Sons, clock, watch and chronometer movement makers: papers rel to 19th century marine chronometer manufacture 1869-1912 (REG12/000002)
  • London Shipowners' and River Users' Society: minute books and reports, 1816-1949 and 1950-1972 1816-1972 (REG12/000059)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • William Leathwood, seafarer: memoirs and ephemera 1940-1946 (DX/2546)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Robert Charles Sinclair, Rev Dr, Royal Navy Chaplain and Barrister: papers rel to shipping across the Irish Sea 1872-2007 (DM2445)

Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives

  • Hero, supply ship: account book 1808-1815 (MS Add. 9981)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Peter John Hill-Norton, Baron Hill Norton, Admiral of the Fleet: naval and personal papers c1950-1999 (HLNN)

Cambridge University: Scott Polar Research Institute

  • Henry Robertson Bowers, Naval Officer Polar Explorer: account of the winter journey 1910-1913 (MS 2209)
  • John Robert Francis Wild, Antarctic explorer: letter from the British National Antarctic Expedition 1902 (MS 2199)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Alexander Stephen & Sons Ltd, shipbuilders, repairers and marine engine builders, Glasgow: personal papers of the Stephen family, corresp, agreements, ship files, board papers, directors' desk diaries, staff, property and merger records 19th cent-2009 (ACCN 3674)

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

  • John Stuart Pepys Rawlins, Medical Director General of the Navy: papers, photographs and films chiefly rel to his research into the development of ejector seats c1950-79 (Rawlins, J S P)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

  • Godfrey Hirst, sailor and Bible salesman: diaries 1909-1939 (MS 381122)

Swansea University Archives

  • Bernard Acworth, submariner, author and journalist: personal papers rel to "Back to Coal Campaign" incl drawings of ships c1931-1942 (2012/18)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Chamber of Shipping of the United Kingdom: records, incl Timber Demurrage Association files, and Suez Canal Users' Committee papers 1920-1989 (874)