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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to War and Conflict


Bath Record Office

  • Walerian Jaworski (b 1927), Polish serviceman in British Army: memoirs and scrapbook, entitled 'Mum, Dad, where are they taking us?' c2016 (1194)

Bury Museum and Archives

  • German prisoner of war letter sent from Warth Mills POW camp, Bury 1945 (FMX/60)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Griffith George Davies (fl1942-1945), Royal Artillery and Second World War prisoner of war: letters, telegrams and postcards rel to his military career 1942-1945 (ADX/1544)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Westminster Dragoons: papers rel to regimental history, incl files of orders, field service notebooks and photograph albums 1895-2013 (2916)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Laura Angove (fl c1900-1974): personal papers rel to Red Cross and St John Ambulance during First World War and Methodism 1882-1974 (AD2512)
  • Falmouth Executive Committee, Care of Child Refugees from Germany: minutes, with names of Jewish children received 1939 (AD2514)

Coventry Archives & Research Centre

  • Reg Watkins (fl 1920-1970), car worker and Home Guard member: autobiography incl detailed account of the bombing of Coventry and his links with Coventry car companies, with photographs of National Fire Brigade 1906-1986 (PA3206)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Eric Walton (1920-2008), RAF clerk: personal and military papers incl documents rel to the negotiations of the Japanese cease fire in 1945 1928-1985 (D6022)
  • Derbyshire Volunteer Training Corps: minute book 1914-1916 (D8094)

Devon Archives and Local Studies Service (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Reginald Percy Wills (1940-1944), RAF reservist: diaries serving in Britain and the Middle East during the Second World War 1940-1944 (ZAMD)

Dorset History Centre

  • Weymouth and Melcombe Regis borough: war book 1939-1945 (DC-WYM)

Durham County Record Office

  • Durham Light Infantry, 68/106th Regiments: material incl Boer War diaries 1900-1901 (D/X 2078)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Local Studies Service

  • Stanley Butler (fl 1914-1918), corporal, 27th Durham Light Infantry: First World War notebooks and manuals 1914-1918 (DDX2162)
  • William Henry Thompson (fl 1915-1919), soldier, Labour Battlion: First World War diary notebooks 1915-1919 (DDX2190)

Essex Record Office

  • Mary Ellen Ruck (fl 1913-1967), matron of Black Notley Hospital: records rel to service in the Territorial Force Nursing Service in First World War and records of her time at Black Notley Hospital 1914-1952 (A14768)

Glasgow City Archives

  • Ethel M Aikman, VAD nurse: letters and accounts of service during First World War, photograph album and copy typescript account of the sinking of the ship Transylvania 1917-19 (TD2010)
  • Scottish Women's Hospitals for Foreign Service: additional photograph albums 1914-1915 (TD1734)

Gloucestershire Archives

  • Corse, Staunton and Hartpury Air Raid Precautions: various records formerly belonging to A G Compton, Chief Air Raid Warden for Corse, Staunton and Hartpury including war book of Group Y Invasion Committee, 1944-1945, minutes of the Corse War Savings Committee, 1945 and a log book of events involving the A R P Warden Post Y3, 1941-1945 1941-1945 (D14380)
  • Gloucestershire Remembers World War I, community project: project material incl oral interviews based on family memories, digital stories, presentations and KS2 learning resources created for schools 2013-2015 (D14421)

Gwent Archives

  • Irving Henry Jones (b1898), First World War soldier: audio interview 1985-1987 (D6313)
  • Monmouthshire County Council: records rel to Second World War incl information on air raids and unexploded bombs 1938-1944 (Accession 3279)
  • Mynyddislwyn Urban District Council: records rel to Second World War incl information on air raids and unexploded bombs 1938-1944 (Accession 3279)

Gwynedd Archives, Caernarfon Record Office

  • Photo album entitled "My days in the Service" collated by Lieut Corp R Jones 1939-1945 (XS4867)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • James McDonald (fl 1914-1918), soldier: First World War diary and photographs c1914-1918 (C DIMD)
  • Frank Peck (fl 1914-1918), soldier: First World War diary, corresp with Commonwealth War Graves Commission and photos of his grave 1914-2017 (C DFFP)

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for

  • Franke Cooke (fl 1941-1976), prisoner of war: diary, notes and documents incl material rel to being a prisoner of war in the Far East, and memorabilia rel to a return trip to the River Kwai (1976) 1941-1976 (DE9393)
  • 5th Northern General Hospital, military hospital, Leicester: history of the hospital by Col Louis K Harrison, with reports on the work of the hospital and VADs, and souvenir pamphlet 1919 (DE9311)
  • Leicester War Hospitals Committee: notebook of newspaper reports on the committee meetings and activities, with notes of donations received and material issued 1917-1921 (DE9312)
  • Photograph album recording unveiling of the South African War Memorial, Town Hall Square, Leicester 1907-1923 (DE9402)
  • Group photograph of Loughborough National Service Registration Advisory Committee c1915-1916 (DE9423)
  • Wartime reflections recording of Kath and Ken Wadd, conscientious objectors who befriended prisoners of war, and Ray Wood, who served in the Normandy campaign 2010-2011 (DE9535)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Air Raid Precaution (ARP) Warden's post log book covering uphill Lincoln 1939-1940 (MISC DON 2003)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Ernest Dennett (b 1897), gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery: letters to parents during First World War 1916-1918 (1442)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • William Marriott (fl 1853-1885), Crimean War soldier: army records for Crimean War incl discharge and pension papers 1853-1885 (9130)

Pembrokeshire Archives and Local Studies

  • Material rel to evacuees in St Dogmaels in the Second World War c1940-1949 (HDX/1839)

Perth and Kinross Council Archive

  • Commemorative photograph album of King George VI and General Sikorski's visit to the Polish army in Blairgowrie 1941 (17/23)

Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

  • Fox family of Plymouth: family papers incl family history notes, notebook of firewatching duties during Second World War, diaries, photographs, and property records 1785-2009 (4127)
  • E Dingle & Co Ltd, department store, Plymouth: minutes for annual general and special meetings incl account of air raid damage March-April 1941 1940-1974 (4154)

Powys Archives

  • James Vaughan (fl1842-1881), assistant surgeon, Light Battalion: note book 1842-1881 (B/SOC/4)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

  • Privy Council: letter signed by Earl of Essex, Sir Robert Cecil, Lord Hunsden (Lord Chamberlain and patron of Shakespeare's company), Lord Howard of Effingham and Earl Nottingham, Archbishop of Canterbury and others, concerning the cost of equipping soldiers levied to fight in Ireland 1598-1599 (DR1426)

Special Collections, The Mitchell Library

  • Account of the night of the Clydeside Blitz, written by the officer of a River Clyde fire boat 1941 (1, 001, 162)

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Stoke-on-Trent City Archives

  • Frank Tompkinson (fl 1915-1918), bombardier, Royal Artillery: papers incl letters (c100) to his sister Nellie 1915-1918 (L396)
  • 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers: additional records comprising American Revolutionary War nominal roll of killed, dead and wounded, with documents rel to career of Cholmeley Dering of the 16th Regiment of Dragoons 1777-1791 (O18)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Autograph album from First World War 1914-1918 (HD3399)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Peter Hearne (fl1941-1958), pilot: digital copies of log books (1941, 1943, 1947, 1952 & 1956 and photographs c1941-2016 (HD4083)

Surrey History Centre

  • Gabb family of Guildford: scrapbooks recording military service and events of First World War and interwar years 1910-1939 (SGW/11)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Joanna Vivian Greenlaw (1925-2011), chartered engineer, merchant seaman and writer: personal papers and documents c1920-1999 (WAW 31)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Halifax Borough Police: reminiscences of borough police force from police officers and war reserve constables 1938-1954 (WYC:1854)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

  • List of returning First World War servicemen from Holmfirth, New Mill and Holme 1920 (WYK1843)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Jean Scurr (fl 1940-1941), evacuee: diary of her evacuation from London to Corsham with younger siblings Dorothy and Terry 1940-1941 (831F)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Wolverhampton Borough Council, Civil Defence Department: schedule of gases and their first aid treatment 1939-1945 (DW-163)

Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service

  • Mark Lake (fl 1941-1943), singer: diaries incl Second World War work with the Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) 1941-1943 (16111)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Robert Malise Bowyer Nichols (1893-1944), poet: records c1920-1944 (89285)
  • Music cypher ms passed to Charles II (1630-1685), King of Great Britain and Ireland, following the Battle of Worcester 1651 (Add MS 89288)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Robert Forrest Dunnett (fl 1939-1944), BBC war correspondent: papers 1939-1944 (Documents.26315)
  • Anne Isobel Lomax (fl 1939-1946), Wren and postal clerk: papers, photographs and items rel to service 1939-1946 (Documents.26407)
  • Mary Reid (fl 1941-1944): letters incl one from Kathryn Bumers an egg-packer working in the United States of America, sent after Mrs Reid had written to her after finding her name and address on an egg given to her in her rations 1941-1944 (Documents.26282)
  • Harold Victor Stone (fl 1919-1968), air raid warden: papers 1919-1968 (Documents.26301)
  • Photographs showing the Nigerian Civil War 1945-1989 (2017-10-01)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • J H Lenfestey (1934-2012), archivist: papers, mainly deeds, livres de perchage, and documents rel to fiefs and Guernsey families, incl a box of papers and items formerly in the possession of his cousin T F Priaulx while interned at Laufen camp, Germany during the Occupation of Guernsey 14th-21st cent (2017-001)
  • Major Marie Ozanne (1905-1943), Salvation Army: diaries kept during the German Occupation 1942-1943 (AQ 1139)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Kathryn Adie (b 1945), author and broadcaster: filmed oral history interview 2017 (NAM. 2017-11-7)
  • Gulzar Ahmad (b 1935): oral history interview focusing on childhood experience of the Partition of India and the Amritsar Massacre 2017 (NAM. 2017-10-4)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Janet Teissier du Cros (1905-1990), writer: papers c1952-1980 (Acc.13802)
  • Robert Thomas (fl 1794-1805), minister of Abdie: letter rel to Thomas Paine's Rights of Man 1794 (Acc.13780)
  • George Wade (1673-1748), Field Marshal: report rel to Highlands of Scotland 1725 (Acc.13855)
  • Laurence Dalrymple Maclagan Wedderburn (1885-1965), Church of Scotland missionary in China: memoir, primarily focused on his missionary work in Manchuria and war work 1957-1958 (Acc.13831)
  • Lesmoir Wimberley (b1926): letters, incl corresp as an evacuee to Tasmania during the Second World War 1940-1954 (Acc.13776)
  • William Beattie Hadden, 42nd Highland Regiment, The Black Watch: volume of poetry c1858-1862 (Acc.13781)
  • William Hunter of Oban, prisoner of war during the Second World War: short stories c1939-1945 (Acc.13825)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Alan Bertram Morgan (1897-1924), 2nd Lieutenant, 29th Squadron Royal Flying Corps: papers incl letters, diary and paybook 1917-1924 (NLW ex 2988)
  • Howard Lloyd Roberts (1879-1935), Lance Corporal and illustrator: trench diary 1916
  • Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp, Bridgend: papers incl nominal rolls, corresp, photographs and other biographical accounts collected by Capt Ted Lees, Intelligence Officer and Interpreter 1945-1985 (NLW MS 24094)
  • David Lloyd George (1863-1945), 1st Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor, statesman: handwritten letter to Frederick William Hughes rel to Welsh farmers aiding the war effort 1917 (NLW MS 24045F (amryw))
  • Sean Hales (1880-1922), Irish political activist: holograph letter and transcript describing his life while incarcerated at Frongoch camp 1916 (NLW MS 24044D)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • James Waggott (1922-2013), Merchant Navy seafarer and prisoner of war: wartime log and other papers 1940-1993 (DX/2625)

Natural History Museum Library and Archives

  • Natural History Museum: proposed appropriation of the Museum 1917-1918 (2017/19)

Parliamentary Archives

  • Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (1880-1960), architect: architectural drawings rel to rebuilding of the House of Commons after the Second World War 1945-1950 (6237)
  • House of Lords, Human Resources Office: files for House of Lords staff incl salary information and records rel to First World War service and pension ledgers 1813-2000 (6312)


Royal College of Nursing Archives

  • Clementina Addison (fl 1914-1916), nurse: postcards re work in French Flag Nursing Corps 1914-1916 (2861)
  • May Simpson (fl 1914-1948), nurse: typescript memoir of nursing career in Dublin, Brighton and with Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service in Mediterranean during World War One 1914-1948 (2838)
  • Princess Christian British Red Cross Hospital: photograph albums (3) 1914-1919 (2847)

Royal College of Physicians of London

  • British Advisory Committee for Medical War Crimes: corresp and reports 1946-1949 (MS-BRITA)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Photograph album showing patients and staff at military hospital c1939-1945 (ADDMSS657)

The Waterways Archive

  • Images showing Portland Basin in Manchester during First World War 1914-1918 (2017/49)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir Donald Charles Hopson (1915-1974), diplomat: corresp and papers rel to military and diplomatic careers, press cuttings, photographs and artefacts 1915-1974 (HPSN)
  • Geoffrey Nathaniel Joseph Pyke (1893-1948), journalist, educationalist, inventor: papers rel to key moments in Pyke's life, including his work on 'pykrete' and the proposed construction of the ship 'Habakkuk' from it 1920s-1940s (PYKE)

Cardiff University

  • Barbier family of Cardiff: papers, letters, photographs and other memorabilia 1850-1950 (463)

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

  • BRIXMIS Association: additional accounts, corresp and other material 1944-2017 (Acc 3421, 3542)

London University: Institute of Modern Languages Research

  • Paul Bondy (1900-1980), socialist and Charlotte Bondy (1907-1986), packaging designer: personal records incl Pauls' internment diaries and corresp with German anti-Nazis in the UK, work with German prisoners of war and reflecting early post-war book publishing in Germany c1917-1961 (CPB)

London University: London School of Economics Library, Archives and Special Collections

  • Ann Radcliffe 1764-1823, novelist: letter rel to summer holiday on the English south coast and seeing Lord Nelson's fleet on the eve of its sail from Deal to raid Boulogne 1801 (JEBB/11/2)

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

  • Bernard Upward (1873-1956), missionary: diary of Xinhai (Chinese) Revolution 1911-2016 (MS 381308)

Museum of English Rural Life

  • War Agricultural Executive Committee: memoranda and circular letters issues to County War Agricultural Executive Committees and Local Authorities in England and Wales 1939-1947 (Acc.DX2225)
  • Jean Walker (fl 1940), Land Army girl: poem entitled Ode to Farming or "The Land Girl's Lament 1940 (Acc.DX2222)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Winifred Child (fl 1935-1949), governess: records rel to the French Jewish family of Raymond Berr and their deaths in the Holocaust 1940-1946 (SxMs122)
  • Hans Feld (1902-1992), film critic and journalist: personal and family papers incl appointment diaries and notes rel to the interwar German film industry 1922-1982 (SxMs150)
  • Hannah Gertrud Hickman (1923-2005), German Jewish refugee: family letters and photographs sent after Hannah left Germany on a Kindertransport 1902-2005 (SxMs182)
  • Ludwig Marx (1891-1964), teacher and writer: literary manuscripts and family papers incl accounts of his internment in Dachau c1940-1964 (SxMs91)
  • Gerda Sainer (1914-2006): personal and family papers incl material rel to emigration from Germany in 1933 1813-2002 (SxMs170)
  • Max Sondheimer (1896-1982), soldier and glue manufacturer: personal papers rel primarily to First World War service 1915-1939 (SxMs117)
  • Siegfried Ursell (1879-1947), German Jewish paediatrician: personal and family papers incl rel to emigration to England (1939) c1900-1947 (SxMs118)
  • Waclaw Piotrowski: letter written from Auschwitz 1943 (SxMs144)

Swansea University: Richard Burton Archives

  • Henry Lewis (1889-1968), Celtic scholar: personal papers rel to his academic career and First World War service incl diaries, photographs, lecture notes, and corresp 1890-1987 (2017/14)

Trinity College Dublin

  • Hubert Marshal Butler (1900-1991), writer and market gardener: personal and literary papers 1950-1991 (TCD MS11564)

University of Birmingham: Cadbury Research Library: Special Collections

  • Neocles Mussabini (1827-1915), journalist and war correspondent: papers incl autobiographical self-published account of early life and naturalisation 1852-1927 (MS935)