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Major accessions to repositories in 2016 relating to World War 1


Bury Museum and Archives

  • Radcliffe Close Wesleyan Methodist Church: soldier's corresp c1914 (CRC/1/10)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • William Williams, greengrocers, Caernarfon: accounts, with First World War letters 20th cent (XM13429)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Order of Service for interment of an unknown First World War soldier of the Leicestershire Regt, buried at St Mary's A D S Cemetery, Haisnes, France 2016 (DE9200)

Oxfordshire History Centre

  • Pleasance Walker (fl 1915-1918), wartime nurse: corresp 1915-1918 (Acc 6532)

Redbridge Local Studies and Archives

  • Claude Richard Barker (1893-1974), soldier: First World War diary, serving with the 5th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment 1916-1917 (331)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Hadfields Ltd, steel manufacturers and mechanical engineers, Sheffield: First World War order book for high explosive shells 1915-1923 (X752)

Surrey History Centre

  • Lt Col St Barbe Russell Sladen (c1873-1918), Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: papers incl diaries, letters and photographs rel mainly to his First World War service 1878-1926 (QRWS/30/SLADEN)
  • Major Alfred Frank Tredgold (fl 1915-1919), Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment: papers incl letters from Gallipoli and drawings of Gallipoli landscape 1915-1919 (QRWS/30/TRED)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • John Stafford (fl 1916-1919), of Atherstone, Royal Army Service Corps: photographs during First World War service 1893-1904 (PH1301)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Leeds

  • 62 Battalion, Machine Gun Corps: Commanding Officer field message book 1918-1919 (WYL2532)

Wigan Archives and Local Studies

  • Leigh Prisoner of War Camp: plans 1914 (Acc 2016/11)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Arthur Thomas (fl 1914-1945), serviceman: wartime records rel to both First and Second World Wars 1917-1944 (15934)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Carmen Callil (b 1938), publisher, writer and critic: records c1960-2000 (Add MS 89178)
  • Sheena Lillian Grant Kendall, composer (1883-1974): First World War diaries 1914-1918 (Add MS 89176)
  • First World War aerial reconnaissance reports and map belonging to Samuel Pepys Cockerell c1914 (Add MS 89194)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Claude Harris (1883-1963), Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS): photographic prints 1914-1918 (2016-01-01)
  • J W Woodrow (fl 1914-1917), 90th Battery Royal Field Artillery: film negatives 1914-1917 (2016-06-01)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Edward VIII (1894-1972), King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor: letter to Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell Earle DSO, Commanding Officer 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, rel to his disappointment at not being allowed to embark to France with the regiment, and optimism on the offensive on the front 1914 (NAM.2016-10-23-167)
  • Edward VII (1894-1972), King of Great Britain and Ireland, afterwards Duke of Windsor: letter to Denzil George Fortescue, 6th Earl Fortescue (1893-1977) from Warley Barracks, Brentford, rel to his commission into the 1st Grenadier Guards, conditions at Warley, training, and hopes to embark for Belgium 1914 (NAM.2016-10-23-168)


Heritage Quay - University of Huddersfield Archives

  • Arthur Gardiner (fl 1900-1950), labour activist, conscientious objector: additional papers incl 1917 diary, with his library c1900-1950 (AG)

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

  • Sir Lt-General Otto Marling Lund (1891-1956): additional papers incl diary rel to service with Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery on Western Front, and material incl diary and photographs rel to service as ADC to Gen Sir Henry Rawlinson, Commander-in-Chief, British Military Mission to North Russia 1914-1919 (Acc 3389)