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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to War and Conflict


Bristol Archives

  • Bernard William George Eades (1905-1966), prisoner of war: log detailing his time spent at Milag Nord prisoner of war camp during World War Two 1941-1945 (46506)
  • Leonard Pitman (fl 1940) of Bristol: report of a Second World War air raid and the damage that could be seen the following morning 1940 (46449)

Ceredigion Archives

  • Autograph book, probably owned by a nurse at Llwynypia Hospital in the First World War ('Infirmary Llwynypia') from which there are several entries, also from Newcastle Emlyn, Merthyr, Rhayader and Pontypridd 1917-1919 (ADX/1724)
  • Bow Street and District National Savings Group: minutes and accounts detailing the setting up, administration and income of the group 1941-1945 (MUS/508)

Coventry Archives

  • War Memorial Park Committee, Coventry: photographs and typescript pamphlets rel to changes in the War memorial park on London Road 1960s-1990s (Acc: LA3216)

Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Dr Peter Schofield (fl2018), PhD student: PhD thesis from Lancaster University concerning the effects of the First World War in Barrow-in-Furness 2018 (BDX 843)
  • Town Bank Grammar School (later Victoria High School), Ulverston: copy letters rel to evacuees who attended the school during the Second World War 1939-1946 (BDS 19)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Carlisle

  • Penrith Remembers Project: bound vol signed by relatives of those who died or served in the First World War, oak box of papers incl poems, stories, souvenir newspaper, journals produced by the project participants (box to be deposited in due course) 2014-2018 (DSO 467)

Cumbria Archive Centre, Kendal

  • Johannes Theodor Langner (c1893-1960), German army officer and Prisoner of War: drawings of Shap Wells Prisoner of War camp and surrounding areas 1945-1946 (WDX 2017)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Swanwick family of Whittington: correspendence from First World War prisoners of war 1915-1941 (D6287)
  • Stuart Ivan Tudge (1925-2016), mechanic and Second World War soldier of Matlock: oral history recording 2006 (D8322)
  • Gertrude Bella Underwood (1893-1983), nurse: autograph album containing writings, sketches, and photographs of patients and staff at the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby 1917-1919 (D8310)
  • Glossop family of Heage and Belper: Second World War letters from RAF pilot 1918-1946 (D8348)

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

  • Eileen Nodder (fl 1940-1942): papers incl letters written to Miss Audrey Tucker during the Second World War and pages from 'Tavistock Gazette' newspaper, Friday May 1, 1942, incl report of funeral of Eileen Nodder, who died in an Exeter air raid, April 24, 1942 1940-1942 (ZAXD)
  • Corporal William Henry (Harry) Pitts Easterbrook (1917-2005), Royal Air Force: transcript of Second World War diaries 1941-1945 (ZAXE)

Dorset History Centre

  • R B Gosling Collection: letters, photographs and postcards 1939-1945 (D-3248)
  • Betty Austin (b1917), of Bournemouth: log of air raid sirens and bombings on Bournemouth during the Second World War, with map showing where the bombs fell and relevant news clippings 1940-1945 (D-3223)

Durham County Record Office

  • Captain Richard Annand (1914-2004), VC: records rel to his service with the Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Calliope 20th cent (D/X 2230)

Essex Record Office

  • Achievement Through Football, Southend: oral history recordings with residents of sheltered housing accommodation in the Southend area about memories of the Second World War 2019-2020 (Acc. SA892)

Glamorgan Archives

  • Veronica Moverley (nee Jewell) (fl 1945), of Cardiff: letter, to her husband to be John Moverley who was serving in the RAF, describing what she was doing during the week of VE Day and the celebrations that were happening in Cardiff 1945 (D1771)

Hull History Centre (Hull City Archives)

  • Diary of sirens and full air raids in Hull, listing date, day, time and description of type of raid with element of location 1939-1945 (C DIXD)

North East Lincolnshire Archives

  • Photographs of First World War women factory workers c1914-1947 (1528)

Northumberland Archives

  • Sir David William Smith, 1st Baronet (1764-1837), soldier, colonial administrator and antiquary: papers, in his role as J.P. and land agent to the Duke of Northumberland, mainly rel to the Napoleonic War and the Northumberland militia 1811-1819 (NRO 12232 [B/DAT])

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • First World War trench maps, owned by Captain Charles Edgar Woodward (1887-1948), when serving in northern France with the Royal Engineers 1914-1918 (DD/2775)
  • First World War embroidered silk postcard, addressed to Miss Ivy May Orton, 5 Lenton Terrace, Millgate, Newark, Notts, with enclosed illustration of a soldier with inscription 'Tell her that I love her', ''With Love from Fred'' written on reverse nd (DD/2767)

Portsmouth History Centre

  • Photographs, negatives and newspaper cutting of Portsmouth taken during the blitz 1939-1945 (3296A)

Richmond upon Thames Local Studies Library and Archive

  • Mike Pemberton (fl2018), singer and songwriter: film about the involvement of Tough's Boatyard, Teddington, in the Battle of Dunkirk, during the Second World War c2018 (AD125)

Sheffield City Archives

  • Arthur Frederick Slinn (b1906), of Sheffield: Second World War diary 1941-1943 (X915)

Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)

  • Records of the Halse Welcome Home Fund incl corresp and accounts 1944-1946 (A/ESX)

Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch

  • Fritz Ball (fl 1939-1942), German-Jewish lawyer: digital file containing English translation of an excerpt from unpublished manuscript 'Dreimal Interniert' (Interned Three Times), rel to his arrival in Newmarket in May 1939 and his arrest as an enemy alien in May 1940 1939-1942 (HD3450)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Private W. Hoyle (fl1943), soldier, D Company, 44th Lancs Home Guard: Home Guard Certificate of Proficiency and photograph of Hoyle and other members of the Home Guard, thought to be taken in front of Longford Hall, Stretford c1943 (LHC/1909)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Sussex Police Authority: scans of Second World War aircraft crash site cards 2019 (19929)
  • Pte Henry Edward Richardson (fl1916-1919), 2/6th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, India: photograph album taken during the First World War 1916-1919 (19765)

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

  • Beaven family of Trowbridge: war diary of H G Beaven, family history notes 1914-2019 (3372A)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Major Henry Sparke Stabb (1835-1888), 32nd Light Infantry: Anglo-Zulu War diary 1879 (Add MS 89439)

British Library: Asian and African Studies

  • Harold Frederick Clark (1895-1957), Indian Tea Association labour adviser: reports rel to the tea industry in India, and papers on the Bishenpur-Silchar track in Burma during the Second World War 1932-1952 (Mss Eur F746)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Flight Lieutenant Edward James Sayers (fl1939-1945): small leather covered note book of hand written notes covering his training as a fighter controller 1939-1945 (Documents.27382)
  • Sergeant John Francis Woods (1904-1990), professional illustrator: illustrations, extracted from letters sent home to his wife and children while with 314th Field Security Section, Intelligence Corps, in Sicily and Italy, together with explanatory notes, depicting Italian people and scenes he witnessed, showing the everyday life of people in Sicily and his interactions with them 1943-1944 (Documents.27346)

Imperial War Museum Film Archive

  • Lieutenant Colonel Arthur W. Wehner (fl1960-1965), United States Air Force pilot: amateur film shot while stationed at the Berlin Air Safety Center, featuring daily life incl the construction and early days of the Berlin Wall, military and civilian life in West Germany and further afield in Europe 1963-1965 (MGH 7006)

Imperial War Museum Photograph Archive

  • Ernst Wilhelm Wenders (b1945), German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer: limited edition set of five C Type chromogenic mounted and framed prints of Ground Zero in New York taken in the wake of the 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks in 2001 2001-2020 (2020-11-01)

Island Archives, Guernsey

  • John Crossley Hayes, (1910-2003), teacher: personal account of the German Occupation of Guernsey, 1940-1945 c1995-1999 (AQ 1631/21)
  • Captain de Lancey and others: corresp incl De Lancey letters rel to the First Carlist War in Spain (1836-1837) and miscellaneous letters between France and the Channel Islands 1803-1877 (2020-008)
  • Roy E. Carre (fl 1940-1945), chairman, Nantwich and District Channel Islands Society: minutes and corresp rel to a Channel Islands Evacuee Society 1940-1945 (AQ 1584/58)

Jersey Archive

  • Mead family and Miles family: digital copies of Occupation material rel to the Mead and Miles families, incl 1942 diary, corresp, artwork and other papers rel to internment at Biberach 1941-1945 (JA/3644)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Jozef Hawryszczuk (fl1940-1943), 1st Polish Army Corps, Scotland: collection of photographs and postcards rel to service during the Second World War 1940-1943 (2020-04-14)
  • National Army Museum: oral history interview with Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry (b1979), Princess of Waless Royal Regiment and Household Division, covering his life prior to joining the Army, Army service incl serving in Kosovo and Iraq, injuries sustained, rehabilitation, receiving the VC, ongoing recovery process 1979-2020 (2020-05-6)
  • Lance Corporal Henry George Richards (1906-1993), 1st Battalion The Buffs: papers, incl photographs, letters and diary 1930-1945 (2020-08-3)
  • British Forces Germany: legacy archive, incl accommodation files, publications, programmes, files rel to exercise materials, documentation and planning 1945-2010 (2020-10-1)
  • Henry Layton Dargan (1872-1940), soldier: diaries (2) covering his service in Fuchow, China 1902-1903 (2020-12-2)
  • National Army Museum: oral history interview with Lt Col Rodney Eldridge, covering his career as a Mental Health Nurse as part of the Army Medical Services 1986-2020 (2020-05-1)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • John Austin (1775-1860), Brigadier-General, Commander in the Algarve: intelligence dispatches, comprising seven letters and one report, to Sir Charles Stuart (1779-1845), Baron Stuart de Rothesay 1811-1813 (Acc.14176)

National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services

  • Second World War prison camp Red Cross procurement diary, listing prisoners' names, ranks, numbers, regiments, next of kin and camps, incl Stalag VIIIB, Stalag XXA, Stalag XXID, Stalag XVlllA, and recording items of clothing sent by families of prisoners, all of whom appear to be from the Aberdare area, and organised by the Welsh Red Cross 1942-1944 (NLW ex 3044)

National Museum of the Royal Navy

  • Captain J J R Pierson (fl1914-1918): log book from HM Submarine E9, kept by Captain Pierson, between August and October 1914, covering her patrols along the east coast of England, including her firing of the destroyer SMS Hela, on 13 September 1914 1914-1918 (NMRN 2020/11/1)
  • Diaries, map and course notes rel to Frederick Batey's service in Arctic Convoys as well as at the D-Day landings 1943-1944 (NMRN 2020/5)

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)

  • William Delap (fl1917-1919), First World War prisoner of war from Co. Tyrone: diaries, correspondence and photograph album from Brandenburg POW camp c1917-1919 (D4783)
  • Papers rel to the mental health impact of the Omagh bombing, 1998, compiled by David Bolton, author and founding director of the Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation 1998-2012 (D4785)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Group Captain Richard Llewellyn (Louie) Crofton (fl1917-1925): papers, incl log books, photograph albums, reports and correspondence rel to operations in Sudan, Nuba mountains and reconnaissance operations in the Dongola district 1917-1925 (X008-5353)
  • Air Commodore John Charles MacDonald (1910-2000): flying logbooks, and misc papers 1929-1953 (X008-5313)
  • Royal Air Force: maps and documents rel to radio navigation beacons and beam approach in Fighter Command 1945 (X008-4398)

Tate Gallery Archive

  • William Roberts (1895-1980), English painter: personal and professional archives, incl Vorticist-related material, correspondence, photograph albums, material rel to Jacob Kramer (1892-1962), painter; letters to his wife to be, Sarah, from the front during the First World War 1910s-1970s (TGA 202012)


Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections

  • Gladys Mary Morgan (1894-1957) of Bristol: diary, covering the period 15 August 1914 -15 June 1915 when serving as a nurse during the First World War, including working in France 1914-1915 (DM2965)

Dundee University Archive, Records Management and Museum Services

  • David Ernest Cox (1908-1980), Commander, Royal Navy: papers incl sketches, school reports, photographs, log books, scrolls and seals, financial papers rel to his naval career, family life and post-retirement sailing through the Ionian Sea, Adriatic seas and Mediterranean c1908-1980 (MS 6/8)

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

  • Sir Michael Eliot Howard (1922-2019), historian: papers, incl journal of service in Italy with the Coldstream Guards, 1943-1944; draft texts, appointment diaries and papers rel to King's College London Department of War Studies 1943-2019 (HOWARD, ME)

London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

  • Cynthia Cockburn (1934-2019), feminist writer and peace activist: research papers on the theme of gender and peace and conflict 1980s-2010s (COCKBURN)

Sussex University Library Special Collections

  • Joyce Spurr (fl 1941-2019), ATS Second World War: letters 1941-2019 (SxMOA99/168)
  • Birnstingl-Carr family, middle class socialists: collection of documents rel to socialism and pacifism, incl magazines, political pamphlets, letters and personal diaries, political pamphlets, a collection of war cartoons, war postcards (blank), letters written from soliders in the First World War, and a memoir early 20th cent (SxMs205)