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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Maritime


Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre, Barrow

  • Samuel Byron Webb (fl1930-1939), Able Seaman of Barrow-in-Furness : photograph album compiled while on HMS Medway and HMS Curlew. Webb visited China, Hong Kong, Japan, Phillipines, Java, Singapore while on HMS Medway and Greece, Italy, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, North Africa while on HMS Curlew c1930-1939 (BDSO 158)

Dundee City Archives

  • Dundee Harbour Trust (later Forth Ports Ltd): records incl minutes, agenda papers, annual reports, registers, plans and drawings, photographs 19th-20th cent (GD/DH)

Hull History Centre (Hull Local Studies)

  • Dr Alec Gill (fl 20th cent), of Hull: records rel to trawlers fishing out of Hull 20th cent (L DIAG)

Nottinghamshire Archives

  • Mayflower II: documents rel to the construction of Mayflower II, incl correspondence, newscuttings, photographs, research notes, and programmes, collected by Rev Edmund Jessup, rector of Babworth 1950s-1960s (Acc 9781)

Wirral Archives Service

  • D. K. Beveridge (fl1912-1944): notebook of Royal Navy ships built by Cammell Laird 1912-1944 (2430)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Thomas Phillips (c1635-1693), surveyor and military engineer: map, 'The Plane of the Towne and Mole of Tanger Discovering by ye little square Dott's the Mines which were made in ye Upper and Yorke Castle and Round the Towne By ye Rt. Honble the Ld Dartmouth for its demolishment' 1683-1684 (Add MS 89443)
  • George John Malcolm (fl 1847-1851), naval officer: private journal 1847-1851 (Add MS 89441)

Historic Environment Scotland (formerly RCAHMS)

  • Robert Terras (fl1930-1939), building contractor and photographer: album of photographs of the construction of Anstruther Harbour, Fife, Scotland 1931-1932 (2020/20)

Manx National Heritage Library & Archives

  • John Bernard Quirk (1934-2019), Isle of Man steam packet captain: logbooks 1968-1989 (MS 14835)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Ships log of the barque Emily, recording expenses of a journey from Leith to San Francisco and South America 1853-1855 (Acc.14185)
  • Sir Charles Malcolm (1782-1851), Knight, Vice-Admiral: night order book for HMS Sybille, and later used while commanding HM Yacht William and Mary, and HM Yacht Royal Charlotte 1818-1827 (Acc.14142)

National Maritime Museum: The Caird Library and Archive

  • Percy Edwards (1870-1889), midshipman and Anne Edwards (1840-1908) his mother: letters (33) documenting his loss at sea on the Bay of Cadiz in 1888/9 on a voyage from Sydney to San Francisco, and the attempts by Anne to obtain news on her sons disappearance 1884-1889

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)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • James Cowden, (fl 20th cent), seafarer and company historian, Elder Dempster shipping co: material collected during the course of seafaring career 20th cent (D/COW)
  • Captain Graeme Cubbin (1923-2019), seafarer and company historian for T & J Harrison, shipping co: material collected by Cubbin during the course of his career 1950s-2000s (D/CUB)
  • Multiple creators: Chan Chai (1893-1938), steward; Lily Chai (fl 1917-1945); Chas. G. Dunn shipping co: papers, photographs and identity cards 1917-1945 (DX/2675)
  • Fred Griffiths (1927-2013), purser, Elder Dempster, Blue Funnel, Fred Olsen shipping co's: seafaring career papers, journey memorabilia mainly rel to Elder Dempster and papers and newsletter rel to the 'Ex Pursers Circle', a retired pursers social group 1946-2008 (D/GFF)
  • James Maury (fl 1808), Consul for the United States of America for the Port of Liverpool: pre-printed form completed by James Maury, to say that John Irvin is able to take oaths 1808 (DX/2671)
  • Marconi Communications Co.: maintenance manual for Marconi Radiolocator Mark IV: Inter-service Radar Manual, 2nd edition 1950 (DX/2673)
  • Alfred Costello (fl 1852), seafarer: mss diary account of the wreck of the ship Elizabeth, off the Andaman Islands, Bay of Bengal 1852 (DX/2672)


Royal Asiatic Society

  • Gerald Tibbetts (1926-1999), academic: collection incl publications themed around his interests of early Arab navigation in the Indian Ocean, and collected material rel to his work on the Sindbad voyage project (1980-1981) and his invitation to participate in the Heritage of Oman Festival 1954-1981 (GT)


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)

Strathclyde University Archives

  • Voices from the Yard, oral history project, Glasgow: interviews with former workers in the Clydeside shipbuilding industry 1989 (SOHC 46)

University of Liverpool: Special Collections and Archives

  • Cunard, Shipping Line Co: PR and heritage material c1930-2000 (D42)
  • Cunard staff and passenger memorabilia 20th cent (CNDA)