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Major accessions to repositories in 2019 relating to Maritime


Archifau Ynys Mon / Anglesey Archives

  • William John Robert (b 1920): items rel to H.M.S Edinburgh 1939-2015 (WM/2680)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Penarth Motorboat and Sailing Club: scrapbook rel to activities of the Club, obituary of Dick Begg, former Club Commodore and 'Penarth Motorboat and Sailing Club post-war revival' by Alan Thorne 20th cent (D1695)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Border Force: includes arrivals and departures; returns of ships and seamen; annual reports and quarterly returns; staff instruction volumes; general instruction volumes; monthly circulars; staff attendance registers; immigration branch lists and general records used for support by immigration officers 1919-1976 (C DPBF)

Lancashire Archives

  • Stephen Brennand, (1851-1944), of Rossendale: diary of a voyage by the clipper ship Harbinger from London to Port Adelaide, recording the preparations for the voyage, the departure from London (18 August) and observations during the journey 1883 (DDX 3565)

Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Eileen Young (fl1906-1909), daughter of William Newton Young, a Master in the Merchant Navy: correspondence during her time at the Royal School for Naval and Marine Officers' Daughters, Twickenham 1906-1909 (AD74)

Sandwell Community History and Archives Service

  • Point Albino Lighthouse, Canada: correpondence and media commemorating 100th Anniversary of Lighthouse constructed by Chance Brothers Glassworks, Smethwick 2018 (2019/56)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • Stuart Bacon (1950-2016), marine archaeologist: Dunwich Bank Wreck dive records, Buss Creek dive records, Suffolk Underwater Studies records, coastal monitoring volunteer records, Deep Sea Exploration plc records, Dunwich & East Anglia Underwater exploration records, assorted research papers and printed material on marine archaeology, coastal erosion, diving, photographs, slides, ephemera, CDs and videos 1950-2016 (HD4173)

Wirral Archives Service

  • George Grant Daglish, (1866-1954), marine engineer: photograph album of Cammell Laird early 20th cent (2424)

Wolverhampton City Archives

  • Wolverhampton Sea Cadet Unit: minutes 1942-1967 (DW-213)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • George Henry Seymour (1818-1869), Vice Admiral: dairy documenting a voyage to Russia 1850 (Add MS 89391)
  • Frederick Thomas Pendleton (fl 1855-1857), Royal Navy engineer: Naval journal kept while serving as an engineer patrolling with the West Africa Squadron 1855-1857 (Add MS 89374)

British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • George Barnes (1782-1847), Venerable Archdeacon of Bombay: journal of a voyage to Bombay in the East India Company ship Indus 1814 (Mss Eur F735)

Imperial War Museum Sound Archive

  • Leonard James Butler (fl1941-1946), British merchant seaman serving in EMPRESS OF ASIA: interview with Leo Carroll, incl his experiences being held as a civilian internee in Changi Camp and Sime Road camp, Singapore, Malaya 1939-1945 (33518)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • Thomas Le Marchant Gosselin (1765-1857), Admiral: correspondence with merchants in the West Indies, and with Sir Charles Cotton, Lord St Vincent, Admiral R.G. Keats, Sir Richard Bickerton, Sir James Saumarez, General John Hope, and Rt. Hon. Charles Yorke; also letters to his father, Joshua Gosselin, in Guernsey 1798-1810 (Accession number 2019-031)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834): volume titled 'Memoir of Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats' covering a narrative of his life from when he entered the Navy until he took over the role of Governor of Greenwich Hospital 1757-1834 (BGR/K/1)
  • A single bound volume log of HMS Alarm 1780 written by an unknown Royal Navy Officer 1780 (REG19/000242)
  • Annie Elizabeth Paterson (fl1892): diary of a voyage to Rangoon, on the British India steamer REWA 1892 (JOD/339)
  • Edward Hawke Locker (1777-1849), watercolourist and administrator of the Royal Naval Hospital, Greenwich: travel journal of a tour around the UK with his father, William Locker (1731-1800), containing some of his first watercolour sketches 1798 (JOD/334)
  • William Redpath (1915-2002), Able Seaman: diaries (24), notebooks (6) and accompanying publications covering his life and naval service of during the First World War 1915-2002 (RED)
  • Walter Lord (1917-2002), lawyer, author and popular historian, and William MacQuitty (1905-2004), film producer: material rel to MacQuitty's interest in Titanic and Lord's book 'A Night to Remember'; incl correspondence, photographs and transcripts of interviews with survivors of the sinking of the Titanic; storyboards and publicity material concerning 'A Night to Remember' 1940-1958 (REG18/000144)
  • Phil Jones (fl1944), of Swansea: typescript of an account of a voyage on the sailing schooner HARRY of Swansea (83229), which took place in 1893 and was written in 1944 telling the story of surviving three hurricanes 1944 (JOD/338)
  • Alexander Loudon (fl1801): journal kept while Purser on HMS Romulus during an expedition to Egypt, in which he describes experiences on board and on land, particularly rel to buying of supplies 1801 (REG18/000482)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Alfred Costello, (fl 1852), merchant seafarer: account of the wreck of the ship Elizabeth, off the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal 1852 (DX/2672)
  • James H. Fitt, (b 1945), deck apprentice Shell Tankers: papers and photographs rel to service with Shell Tankers 1960-2016 (D/FIT)
  • Fred Griffiths, (1927-2013), purser: seafaring career papers 1946-2008 (D/GFF)
  • Frederick Brooksbank, (fl1918-1919), deckhand, HMT Czar, SS Kashmir, SS Duro: diary 1918-1919 (DX/2665)

Science Museum Library and Archives

  • Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820) Knight, Rear Admiral: documents rel to the Portsmouth-to-Admiralty semaphore line c1811 (MS/1937)


Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sir Sackville Hamilton Carden (3 May 1857 6 May 1930) Admiral: naval papers, especially relating to the First World War and the naval campaign at the Dardanelles 1869-1930 (CARD, acc 2064)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Rory Stride (fl2016), student at the University of Strathclyde: oral history project conducted as research for an undergraduate history dissertation, Proud to be a Clyde shipbuilder, Clyde built: The changing work identity of Govan's shipbuilders. The collection comprises interviews with men who were employed as shipbuilders between c.1960 and 2016 at Govan's three shipyards: Alexander Stephen and Sons, Fairfield's, and Harland and Wolff c1960-2016 (SOHC 33)

University of Southampton Library

  • Lucian Basch (1930-2018) archaeologist and maritime historian: working and research papers relating to nautical archaeology and maritime history, including extensive series of photographs and slides c1952-2012 (MS445)
  • Nicholas Flemming (fl1960-2014), marine geo-archaeologist: working and research papers rel to the study of coastal archaeological sites, submerged occupational sites and submerged caves, incl notebooks of daily records of coastal sites, maps and site photographs, transparencies 1960s-1990s (MS448)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • James Wilkinson, (b1930), docks shop steward: diaries, membership cards, tribunal papers, papers rel to military service and employment in Merchant Navy c1843-2000 (WIJ)