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Major accessions to repositories in 2014 relating to Maritime History


Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives: Old Aberdeen House Branch

  • Macduff Burgh: additional records incl minutes of police commissioners, finance committee, letter books, planning registers and warrant books, ledgers, harbour cash books and other papers 1853-1975 (AS/BMcd)

Bristol Record Office

  • Charles Goodland (1812-1893), sailor: manuscript account of voyages with transcript 1829-1954 (45349)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Fox family of Falmouth: family and business records for GC Fox, shipping brokers 1663-2004 (FOX)
  • Gilbert family of Trelissick: journal of Grace Gilbert on a voyage from Falmouth to Barbados and Antigua aboard Montagu Packet ship 1822 (AD2330)
  • Cornwall Fisheries Advisory Committee: minutes 1996 (AD1657)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, aircraft and armaments manufacturers, shipbuilders and engineers: additional Barrow-in-Furness shipbuilding order and offset books 1925-1971 (BDX 697)

Dudley Archives and Local History Service

  • William John Resson (fl 1940-1960), Officer RN: naval service record, photographs and postcards 1940-1960 (Acc 9792)

Dundee City Archives

  • Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co Ltd: additional records incl minute books, accounts and records of subsidiary companies 1879-1985 (GD/DPL)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • GD Holmes Ltd, carriers, barge, tug and keel owners, Goole: shipping records 1910-1968 (DDX1949)
  • Thomas and William Harrison, ship carpenters, Beverley: keel repairs account books, cash book and workers' time log 1863-1950 (DDX1978)

East Sussex Record Office

  • George Murray Levick (1876-1956), Surgeon Commander: additional photographs and papers, with letters to his future father-in-law, Mayson Beeton 1880-1974 (Acc 12001, Acc 12065)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Royal Hamadryad Seaman's Hospital, Cardiff: patient deposits book 1903-1952 (D1204)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • HMS Glendower, Second World War naval camp: cookery training ledger 1945 (XM13105)

Highland Archives: Lochaber Archive Centre

  • Cnoc Breac Collection: Moidart salt sales register, records rel to Loch Shiel Royal Mail service incl log books of SS Clanranald II [transferred from West Highland Museum] 1902-1919 (L/D162)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Peter Warren (fl 1938-1944), Merchant Navy cadet: account of Second World War experiences, with associated letters 1938-1944 (C DIWA)
  • Hull Steam Trawling Mutual Insurance & Protecting Co Ltd: records 20th cent (C DMM)

Huntingdonshire Archives

  • Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), Lord Protector: letter to the Admiralty and Navy officers authorising issue of twelve barrels of powder to Sir John Reynolds 1657 (5743)

Isle of Wight Record Office

  • Charles Vine (b 1876), merchant seaman: career papers incl testimonials 1900-1931 (2014/109)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Clapson & Sons, shipbuilders and repairers, Barton upon Humber: records incl job sheets for vessels built, financial records and deeds 17th-20th cent (CLAPSON)

Norfolk Record Office

  • National Coastwatch Institution, Mundesley Station: log books 1999-2014 (ACC 2014/277)

Northumberland Archives

  • Blyth Tall Ship Oral History Project: interviews rel to working life in and around the Port of Blyth 2013-2014 (T/924-T/936)
  • Blyth Harbour Wind Farm Project, Wansbeck: records incl environmental statements, statistics and photographs 2007 (NRO 10600)
  • Craster Coastguard Station: manuscript list of wreck services incl details of wrecks, dates and remarks c1901-1962 (NRO 10526)

Scottish Borders Archive and Local History Centre

  • St Abbs Community Council: records incl St Abbs Harbour Trust and St Abbs Village Improvement Association 1868-2008 (SBA/663)

Southampton Archives Office

  • Day, Summers & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, Southampton: family records of the Day family incl corresp, photographs, deeds, brochures, with plans and research notes rel to Day Summers 19th-20th cent (D/D)

Suffolk Record Office, Lowestoft Branch

  • Brooke Marine Ltd, shipbuilders, Lowestoft: additional records incl minutes, order books, wages books and other files 1902-2002 (1448)
  • JD Emms, ship chandler, Lowestoft: accounts 1851-1853 (2282)
  • Port of Lowestoft Research Society: additional negatives of ships and fishing vessels, and images of harbour and docks 19th-20th cent (552, 2289)
  • Digital images rel to construction of Lowestoft double bascule bridge, demolition of swing bridge and related images of Lowestoft harbour 1970-2006 (2287)

Surrey History Centre

  • More Molyneux family of Loseley Park: additional records incl estate survey (1820), recipe book, travel journal (1874), and naval records of Sir Robert Henry More-Molyneux (c1850-1884) 19th cent (9315)

Teesside Archives

  • William Lucas (fl 1900-2000), historian: papers rel to research on cargo steamers incl notes, sketches, photographs and plans c1850-2000 (Acc 7385)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Henry Francis Rennoldson, notary public, South Shields: register of protests rel to maritime trade 1949-1969 (DX1596)
  • Wallsend Slipway & Engineering Co Ltd: records incl files rel to First World War and warship trial trips c1871-1962 (DS.WS)
  • MV Border Keep: chief engineer's logbooks 1964-1965 (DX1593)
  • SS Pearl: chief engineer's log book 1910 (DX1593)

Watt Library Archives

  • George Grieve, shipping agent, Greenock: work diaries 1885-1931 (FP71)
  • Steel & Bennie Ltd, towage contractors, Glasgow and Greenock: photograph albums of Steel & Bennie ships c1931-1961 (BG78)
  • Greenock Harbour Trust: salary records, payment receipts and interest warrants 1868-1912 (LG1/9)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Frank C Strick & Co Ltd, shipowners, London: business corresp with some personal records c1890-1910 (D/D Z 958)
  • Collection of Hugh Morgan, comprising material rel to the sale of the Clyne and Parc le Breos estates; with Heneage-Williams and Vivian family papers, and copy diary of Algernon Walker-Heneage, Lieutenant RN, rel to time in the South Pacific c1898-2000 (D/D HM)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Chichester Harbour Conservancy: records c1953-1980 (17474)

Wirral Archives Service

  • Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, shipbuilders, Birkenhead: book of sports matches 1977-1986 (2131)
  • Royal Mersey Yacht Club: log books, financial records, minutes, race results and journals 1844-1999 (2109)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Kenelm Digby (1603-1665), author, naval commander and diplomat: manuscript poems in praise of Lady Venetia Digby, or elegies in her memory 1623-1633 (Add MS 89136)
  • John Mitford (1782-1831), sailor and writer: manuscript poems c1790-1802 (Add MS 89069)

English Heritage Archive

  • Jack Casement (1880-1944), Captain RN: photographs rel to submarines 1921 (JXC01)
  • St Andrews University, Archaeological Diving Unit: video, photographic slides and other records compiled by the Archaeological Diving Unit while monitoring wreck sites under contract from the Department of Culture Media and Sport 1986-2002 (ADU01)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • John Martin (1918-2011), Vice Admiral: scrapbooks as Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey 1972-1980 (AQ 1337, AQ 1338)

Jersey Archive

  • Friends of the Maritime Museum, Jersey: records, incl shipping logs and gale force warnings 1969-2004 (JA/2594)

Manx National Heritage Library and Archive Service

  • William Edward Teare (fl 1870-1889), master sailmaker: note books containing sailmaking details, measurements and orders underway 1870-1889 (MS 13545)
  • Catherine Annie Wood (b 1911), Isle of Man resident: draft memoirs incl references to Knockaloe Detention Camp and the torpedoing of HMS Champagne during the First World War 20th cent (MS 13657)
  • Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd, Douglas: superintendent engineer's office records incl engineers' personnel files 1898-1974 (MS 13669)
  • Isle of Man Ship Registry: registers, fees, deed books and other papers rel to non-current Manx vessels c1950-1999 (MS 13495)
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Marown and District branch: records incl minutes and corresp 1972-1995 (MS 13720)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library

  • Gordon Reinhold Bald (1895-1956), Captain RN: journals 1903-1915 (BLD)
  • Frederick Arthur Buckley (1887-1952), Rear Admiral: diaries, logbooks and papers 1904-1933 (REG12/000300)
  • Colin Dundas (1842-1911), Lieutenant RN: navigational papers, incl a sight book from service on HMS Topaze 1852-1878 (NVT/46)
  • Philip Pipon (fl 1814-1815), Captain RN: report by Captain Pipon of HMS Tagus, describing the rediscovery of Pitcairn Island in 1814 and the settlement descended from the mutineers of HMS Bounty (1789) c1815 (REG14/000215)
  • Devitt & Moore, shipowners, London: additional records rel to ships owned, chartered and loaded by the company incl registers of vessels, voyage books and log books, with business records incl accounts and registers rel to officers and cadets 1859-1926 (REG14/000174)
  • Log book for HMS Cleopatra (1878), HMS Orontes (1862), HMS Malata and HMS Duke of Wellington (1852), kept by Ernest F de Chair 1881-1884 (LOG/N/42/2)
  • Log book of HMS Sybille and its tender HMS Black Joke, incl a letter from Lieutenant Henry Downes about the capture of the slave ship El Almirante by HMS Black Joke 1827-1829 (LOG/N/41)
  • Log book of HMS Malabar and HMS Sultan kept by Ernest F de Chair 1884-1885 (LOG/N/42/1)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Donald Hibbert (fl 1925-1945), Ordinary Seaman, HMS Exeter and Japanese prisoner of war: papers 20th cent (2014/140)
  • Sir George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818), Rear Admiral: diaries and papers incl an account of the Battle of Trafalgar 1794-1810 (2014/32)
  • Edward Masters (b 1885), Leading Signalman: sketchbook and diary covering his service during the Gallipoli campaign 1914-1916 (2014/88)
  • Antigua Dockyard: records incl pay lists and orders c1760-1810 (2014/76)
  • HMS Salvator, armed yacht: collection of letters sent during the Baltic campaign 1918-1919 (2014/24)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Martin Agar (1913-2007), engineer: papers rel to time as Engineer in Chief for the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, particularly regarding the Seaforth Dock development c1971 (DX/2576)
  • Alan Lees (fl 1923-1939), radio officer: memoirs 1923-1939 (DX/2599)
  • Margaret Nicol (fl 1924), Cunard Line stewardess: diary of her time as stewardess on the Samaria, featuring voyages to New York and the Far East 1924 (DX/2603)
  • Walter Marsh Purdey (b 1899), radio officer of Liverpool: diaries during time as radio officer for the wireless service 1918-1920 (DX/2580)
  • Frederick Arthur 'Fred' Russell (1883-1953), First Class waiter, Lusitania: letter written by Russell to his brother Henry Alfred Russell, chef on the Caronia, informing him of his survival following the sinking of the Lusitania 1915 (DX/2586)
  • Charles Francis Spence (1907-1982), businessman: diary account of the Spence family assisting Allied merchant seafarers in Lourenco Marques, Mozambique, during the Second World War, with photographs, corresp and news cuttings 1939-1980 (DX/2592)
  • Walter Surry Stevens (1880-1975), seafarer: papers rel to his seafaring career with the Union Castle Line, with photographs of Nurse Blanche Williams (d 1950), his wife, depicting her time on hospital ship 'Grantully Castle' during the First World War 1897-1950 (DX/2585)
  • Clifford John Welch (1925-2013), Captain, seafarer: papers rel to career with Furness Holder Line and Esso Tankers 1943-1977 (DX/2579)
  • Ellerman Lines Ltd, shipowners, London and Glasgow: books of Captain and Chief Officer's cargo plans, incl plans for Christiania, Newport, Edinburgh, Worcester and Hull, written by Captain Fred Smith (fl 1931-2013) 1954-1977 (DX/2584)
  • J Nickels & Son, sailmakers, Liverpool: sail pattern book and sail order book 1836-1856 (B/NIC)
  • Julian, brigantine: log book detailing journey from Liverpool to West Africa by Captain Joseph Sproule, with letter rel to the Captain's imprisonment and ransom 1828-1830 (DX/2594)
  • Photographs and landing card rel to Derek Edwards' evacuation from Liverpool as a child on Nestor III, Blue Funnel, journeying to Australia 1940 (DX/2595)

Royal Marines Museum

  • Arthur Hancock (b 1877), Private, Royal Marines: diaries rel to his service in the campaigns at Ostend, Antwerp and Gallipoli as well as his time on HMS Perth 1914-1918 (2014/90)
  • Corps of Royal Marines: HMS Albion Royal Marines Detachment diary 1954-1956 (2014/67)

Royal Navy Submarine Museum Archive

  • Sir John Robert Guy Moncreiffe (1884-1934), 9th Baronet, naval officer: personal log book rel to service in submarines 1910-1914 (2014/007)
  • HMS Conqueror: line book from first commission until after the Falklands War, incl photographs, news cuttings, signals and cartoon drawings 1977-1982 (A2014/002)


Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • Philip Ralph Clare (b 1900), naval pilot: flying log book and papers rel to his career in the Royal Naval Air Service 1917-1919 (2014/13)
  • Ronald Leonard (1926-2010), naval officer and helicopter pilot: papers and log book incl an account of the annexation of Rockall 1945-1955 (2014/34)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • George Gordon Roland Allen (1891-1980), Captain RN, literary assistant to Sir Winston Churchill: recollections of working for Churchill, with personal memoir c1955-1976 (GALN)
  • Stephen Wentworth Roskill (1903-1982), naval officer, historian: additional papers incl family photographs 1921-1981 (ROSK)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Currie Line Ltd, shipowners, Leith: additional diaries, corresp, press cuttings, photographs, historical research notes and family papers 1780-2009 (ACCN 3877)

Hull History Centre (Hull University Archives)

  • Apostleship of the Sea: papers incl minutes, reports and corresp rel to national organisation, records rel to international governance, overseas national and regional Apostleships and international conferences 1930-2006 (U DAPS)
  • The Missions to Seamen: additional records incl minutes, port files and photos 1961-2008 (U DMS)

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

  • Ralph Collins (1877-1957), Rear Admiral: letters sent home incl eye-witness account of the Battle of Jutland and the Royal Navy raid on Zeebrugge 1916-1918 (Collins, R)
  • John Stuart Pepys Rawlins (1922-2011), Medical Director General of the Navy: papers rel to research, notably on ejector seats for military aircraft 1953-1973 (Rawlins)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

  • Giles de la Mare (fl 1954-1955), midshipman: midshipman's journal 1954-1955 (de la Mare family)