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Major accessions to repositories in 2020 relating to Military History


Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office)

  • John French (fl 20th cent), of Redruth: personal papers incl diaries with transcript, Royal Engineers field message book, photographs, Military Cross citation and medals 1889-2020 (X1463)

Cambridgeshire Archives

  • Royal British Legion, Shelford branch: minutes, newsletters and correspondence 1928-2016 (R120/051)

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)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Peter Robinson (fl1982-1996): items incl newscutting from the Manchester Evening News (1982) entitled 'Homage and protest vigil' rel to Robinson who stood at Sale War Memorial alone to pay homage to the dead of the two World Wars and to protest against 'recent espionage revelations at the Old Bailey', photograph (1) and a fake (1) degree certificate from the University of Manchester (1996) 1982-1996 (LHC/1910)
  • 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)


British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Sir Henry Frederick Ponsonby (1825-1895), Knight, army officer and private secretary to Queen Victoria: ms Notes on the Battle of Waterloo' 1855-1860 (Add MS 89445)
  • Major Henry Sparke Stabb (1835-1888), 32nd Light Infantry: Anglo-Zulu War diary 1879 (Add MS 89439)

National Army Museum Templer Study Centre

  • Staveley family of York: family archive, incl photographs, letters, diaries, sketches and maps; personal papers of Gen William Staveley (1784-1854), Gen Sir Charles Staveley (1817-1896) and Brig William Staveley (1865-1939) 1798-1931 (2020-01-17)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Fort George, military fort, Inverness: military company order book 1799-1801 (Acc.14165)
  • Charles Bisset (1717-1791), physician and military engineer: watercolour plans (13) of military fortifications c1745 (Acc.14157)


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)

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • William Simpson (1901-1945), surgeon, Lieutenant-Colonel, Royal Army Medical Corps: digital copies of news cuttings rel to his achievements, incl work carried out in the Royal Maternity Hospital on the subject of 'Puerperal Sepsis' 2020 (ACCN 4350)