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Major accessions to repositories in 2017 relating to Maritime


Bristol Archives

  • Lavers Alleyn (1759-1837), merchant of Bristol: log book rel to trading voyage on the 'Levant', to and from the Caribbean, with copy letters 1798-1818 (45874)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Papers of Capt John Davies of Llanddewi and of David Davies incl school books, navigation school books and ships logs c1880-1900 (ADX/1575)

Dundee City Archives

  • Unicorn Preservation Society: photographic material 1969-2012 (GD/X1411)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Kenneth Lloyd Gruffydd (1939-2015), local and maritime historian: research notes c1960-2015 (AN5079)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • John Forbes (fl 1893-1933), superintendent for the Manchester Ship Canal: journals 1893-1933 (2017/43)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Photograph album of shipbuilding scenes 1880-1896 (TH/9618)

Tyne and Wear Archives

  • Austin & Pickersgill Ltd, shipbuilders, Sunderland: records incl ship delivery files 1968-1985 (DS.AP)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Samuel Davis, (fl 1666), of Woodbridge: letters to Thomas Pengelly, merchant rel to business about the ship The Returne and domestic matters 1666 (Add MS 89269)

British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Edward Philips Charlewood (1813-1894), Commander, naval officer: corresp, private journals and personal papers 1834-1882 (Miss Eur F711)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Guernsey Maritime Trust: papers incl corresp, minutes, accounts and records rel to raising of the Gallo-Roman wreck 'Asterix' late 20th cent (AQ 1528-1531)
  • Captain Philip Saumarez (1710-1747), global circumnavigator: letter to his brother John, rel to imminent sailing with the Portugal and Mediterranean fleet, and describing ships under his command 1745 (2017-044)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • East India Co: log of the company ship 'Charles Grant' 1810 (Acc.13876)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Sir Richard Haddock (1629-1715), admiral: journal kept in the company of Sir Anthony Deane (c1638-1721) detailing a journey to buy timber and plank to build 30 ships for the Navy 1677 (JOD/305)
  • John Hudson (fl 1862), businessman: journal of a voyage to China in HMS Pegasus, featuring a detailed description of the practice of slave ships sending a decoy ship ahead to divert the attention of naval patrols 1862 (JOD/316)
  • Letter from John and Phoebe Diggle to their son, John Diggle (c1809-1847), ship's cook on board HMS Terror, one of the ships of Sir John Franklin's lost expedition of 1845 1845 (AGC/D/12/1-3)
  • Papers rel to the sale of the Cutty Sark 1922-1938 (REG17/000389.1-18)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • George David de Lange (fl 1939-1950), coastal forces officer, pioneer of the Israeli Navy: papers and photographs 1939-1950 (NMRN 2017/80)
  • Albert Streams (fl 1921-1943), Royal Marines: papers and photographs 1910-1940 (NMRN 2017/41)
  • Lt-Col Bernard Frederic Trench (1880-1967), Royal Marines: diaries and papers c1910-1960 (NMRN 2017/24)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Thomas Edward Cooper (1891-1970), Merchant Navy seafarer: personal log book 1891-1968 (DX/2627)
  • James Waggott (1922-2013), Merchant Navy seafarer and prisoner of war: wartime log and other papers 1940-1993 (DX/2625)
  • Greenshields, Cowie & Co Ltd, shipping company, Liverpool: ledger, minutes, letter books and photograph of members of Liverpool Steamship Owner's Association (1924) 1889-1930s (B/KNI)
  • Richard Yeoward: voyage journal for T&J Brocklebank vessels Tenasserim (Liverpool to Calcutta) and Belfast (Calcutta to Liverpool) 1881-1882 (DX/2623)
  • William Crompton: journal of a voyage from Liverpool to Mobile, Alabama, USA on ship Columbia 1819 (DX/2629)
  • Arthur Frederick East (189-1970): diary, with illustrations, of a cruise on Lady Killarney Coast Lines, Liverpool to Scotland 1947-1976 (DX/2630)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • Belfast Harbour Commissioners: maps and plans 1855-1990 (D3300/259)


The Waterways Archive

  • Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council: plan drawing of dock reclamation of boat museum site and area 1970s (CRT/BMT/EP/1)
  • Collection of albums containing photographic prints of seagoing vessels in mainly UK docks and harbours 1960s (CRT/SHIPS)
  • Images of Eastham Locks and ferry, official opening of QEII Docks, Eastham and Royal HMY Britannia on Liverpool landing stage 1954-1977 (2017/43)
  • Negatives showing ships in river Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal 1950s (CRT/BIB)