World War, 1914-1918 World War, 1914-1918, collection. 1761-1968; predominant 1914-1918 . 4.5 m of textual records and other materials.
ALPHABETICAL BY PERSONAL NAME (Boxes 1-7)
F.1 Anonymous. An untitled manuscript about Gallipoli and Constantinople, 51 pages. Possibly from the British Embassy, Constantinople.
F.2-3 William Bailey, 1914-1919. 2/15th Battalion, London Regiment. Official correspondence, notification of being wounded, pay book, pocket dairies, news clippings (file 2). Programmes, passes, tickets, greeting cards, b&w annotated photographs (includes Alexandria, Egyptian rebellion, Palestine, hospitals), b&w photograph postcards (Fleet review, Spithead, 1914; various troop groups), personal correspondence. Artwork by Sgt. Boddy: watercolour titled our bivouac on the Vardar Salonica, 1917; pencil sketch, cartoon, orders, Turkish cigarette papers, issue of The Grey Brigade, documents in Turkish marked souvenirs. (file 3).
F.4 Admiral David Beatty, Commander-in-Chief, British Grand Fleet, 1918. Messages on signal forms to/from the Commander-in-Chief of the German High Sea Fleet to arrange details for the Naval Armistice. Rear-Admiral Meurer was authorized as the German representative and there are messages from him as well. All text is in English.
F.5 C.W. Berry, 1917-1919. Personal and official correspondence, 2 b&w photographs, German and Belgian money, map in pencil, dated 13 September 1916, of the area around Rossignol Wood.
F.6 C.E. Bent, typed copy of letter to Mrs. Skene, from Bas Oba, Belgium 28 January 1919.
F.7 Tom Burrow Bindloss, 1915-1919. Record of service, b&w photographs (himself, Mudros, Lemos Harbour), 3 pocket diaries, 1915-1918, official correspondence, Leave / Duty ration book, mimeographed poem Hospital 10.
F.8 A.C Bishop, Royal Marine Artillery, 19151920. Target book with gun notation measurements, b&w annotated photographs in Belgium and France (himself, guns, ruins, Ostend), post cards.
F.9 Charles H. Bowering, 1915-1919. Two postcards to his wife Sarah and one postcard from her. Also Bowerings Comrades of the Great War certificate, 12 May 1919. The remainder of the documents concern HMS Roxburgh which on 20 June 1915 was damaged by torpedo from German submarine U39. There are 4 handwritten pages about the events of 20 June as well as a copy of a letter of 12 August 1915 concerning services rendered by certain officers and men in connection with the salvage of Roxburgh. There are two diagram sketches of a ship convoy, including the Roxburgh, on 24 May 1917 after leaving Hampton Roads. Also in this file is a document containing printed messages from Naval, Military, and Civil Authorities of Estonia, as well as an English translation of a leading article from a Finnish newspaper, 21 November 1919.
F.10 Sgt. George Bowyer, 118th M.G. Corps and Pte. Charles Gilbert Bowyer, Cambridgeshire Regiment, 1914-1918. Pre-war Recruitment leaflet and programme, Cambridgeshire, January 1914, personal and official correspondence, an issue of The Balkan News, 4 December 1916, Christmas cards, 2 b&w photographs. The only documentation concerning Pte. Bowyer is his death notice, 20 July 1916.
F.11 Doris Boyes, National Registration card, 1915
F.12 Fred Braggett, 1917-1918. Five postcards written to his wife
F.13 Major F.E. Buchanan, Royal Scots Fusiliers, mentioned in despatches, 13 July 1916 the certificate recording this issued on 1 March 1919.
Mrs. Byam-Grounds, Comité Britannique de la Croix Rouge Française certificate, 1920; contains engraved border of nursing sisters, wounded soldier, places. Oversize, Map Cabinet 38.
F.1 L.E. Chirney, 15th Battalion London Regiment, 1917-1919. Official correspondence, certificates, news clipping, 5 b&w postcard photographs with signatures, religious pamphlet peace celebrations programme.
F.2 Robert Coe, Royal Engineers, 1916-1918. Autographed programme, b& w photograph presumably of Coe, 4 ration books for Robert Coe and other family members, 4 col. post cards, 4 b&w postcards, 12 b&w photographs predominately of ships (H.M.S. Lysander and Emden, others not identified), 2 pages of notes taken at cadet school, printed drawing of a horse with harness from the Training Depot at Aldershot in August 1916, and other documents.
F.3 Ethel Cotton, 1915-1918. Three post cards written by her brother to Miss Ethel Cotton and one written to Mrs. Cotton by her son Jack, 1915. Also 1 b&w photograph, a History of the Old Contemptibles pamphlet, 1918; 3 col. post cards.
F.4 Miss Curzon. Autograph collection, 1916-1921, including Byng of Vimy and Lloyd George. In addition to the autographs, there are six letters from Lord Curzon to Milner and others, as well as several third-party letters including Oliver Lodge, General Maurice, Robert Reid, W.P. Pulteney, and others which have no apparent connection to the Curzons.
F.5 Capt. O.T. Daniel(s), Lincolnshire Regiment. Carrying case for messages, several messages and signals forms with messages, one order, lists, and letter to Capt. Daniels.
F.6 W.A. Ellington, 1917. Ellington was a POW at Spandau prison. He received weekly packages paid for by Mrs. Stocks sent through the Central Prisoners of War Committee. Receipt of parcel cards, 1 postcard from Ellington to Carrie Stocks, 3 letters from the Committee to Mrs. Stocks with receipts, standard and individual parcel lists, printed documents.
F.7 Sister M.C. English (nursing sister, probably Canadian), 1915-1920. War badge service certificate, issued in Victoria, B.C., 1919, which indicated she served in France. Two Christmas cards from the No. 1 Canadian Stationary Hospital, 1915-1916. Allied Women on War Service Dinner, Paris, August 1918. Postcards, b&w photographs, most of them of nursing sisters with soldiers and hospitals. There are 2 photographs from 1915, one marked Turkish prisoners, and the other of a field hospital, although the photograph depicts horses with a wagon at a camp. There are two documents in German (one is a paybook issued to Johann Rutert which indicates he was vaccinated by a British doctor) and another document in Polish, 1920, issued to Sister English.
F.8 Susannah Mary Graham, National Registration Card, 1915. Also one post card.
F.9 Evangeline Brandford Griffith, 1914-1919. Notes on Experiences Amongst the War Refugees, ts., 14 pp., n.d. but concerns 1914 Griffith was in charge of transport. By 1915 she was in France. Correspondence from the War Refugees Committee and the Friends Ambulance Unit; also a autographed dinner programme and other documents, 3 b&w photographs two of French nursing sisters and one of a VAD. Published final report of The War Refugees Committee, 1919.
F.10 Commander A.W. Gush, Royal Navy, 1915-1915. Four passes belonging to Gush; Bombardment of Dunkerque on 22 June 1915 typed list with notations by Gush; National Theatre at The Front notice.
F.11 Colonel Hans Hamilton, 1917. Two official letters, 2 pages of notes, Allied War Photographs Exhibition programme.
F.12 Lt. Col. C.F. Healey, Dublin Fusiliers, 1914-1919. Six b&w photographs of the Fusiliers outside their barracks on parade several of the photographs are annotated with names and whether they were wounded or killed; one portrait of Healey. Also appointments, battle order and other official documents. His Croix de Guerre certificate issued by the Belgian King Royamme de Belgique is oversize, in Map Cabinet 38.
F.1 Pte. Frank Henbury, 1917-1919. Pay book, demob certificate, service certificate, Out-of-Work Donation Policy book.
F.2 Squadron Commander T.G. Hetherington, 1916-1918. Letters re the development of tanks; includes a copy of memorandum re a libellous article published in The World about him, Commodore Murray Suetor, and Wing Commander Briggs.
F.3 Pte. E.W. Hodgson, Royal Fusiliers, 1916-1920. Many letters and post cards to different family members, 1916-1918; news clipping, 1920
F.4 J.W. Hunter, Heavy Battery R.G.A., 1915, 1917-1918. Orders, messages, maps, 8 b&w photographs of the Driving Competition, 80th Brigade, R.F.A. in Swanage, April 1915 (depicts horses pulling gun carriages and then the setting up of guns); annotated lists of the sick and wounded, 1918. Not all documents in this file appear to pertain to Hunter.
F.5 Charles Bertram Jones, Royal Navy, 1916. His service record, including list of ships he served on he joined the navy in 1911 and served until 1923. Unbound Diary of H.M.S. Marlboroughs Firing off Jutland May 31, 1916, 4 handwritten pages (one page is missing); b&w post card photographs, predominantly of the Marlborough.
F.6 Sir Alfred Keogh (1857-1936), Director-General, Army Medical Services, War Office, 1916-1925. Two letters to John MacAlister (1856-1925), Secretary of the Royal Medical Society, 1916 and 1925. The latter letter which reflects back on the war notes MacAlisters illness which resulted in his death later than year. Also in the file is a typescript Friday, 8th. November 1918, Written from a train, in Compiègne Forest, author not known; also 2 post cards of the train.
F.7 Sgt. A Kilpatrick, Canadian Engineers; Capt. C.H. Kilpatrick, 1917-1918. Letter from E.W. to A. Kilpatrick, 1917; also a letter to Miss Kilpatrick, 1918, from the War Office both documents concern Kilpatricks bravery. C.H. Kilpatrick, orders, passes, 1 official letter. The file also contains a b&w photograph (1917, France, Riding School, AYR) the soldiers are grouped before a building with the sign Royal Artillery School.
F.8 Peter Morton Sturges Latham, 1914 and 1921. His commission and de-commission papers.
F.9 Lieut. D.G. Logan, R.F.A., 1915-1916. Field message book, incoming official correspondence, advance pay book, Howitzer chart.
F.10 Muskatier Peter Ludwig (German), 1918; Lutheran military printed songbook, 1897; six postcards, four of them are addressed to Ludwig 1918; printed cards of saints (the one of Loyola has the date 1831 written on the verso).
F.11 Lieut. C. MacDonald, 1918-1919. Two printed song-sheets (The Hielan Division and Good Old Fifty-First, both published in 1918 by Paterson, Sons & Co. Ltd, Edinburgh with artwork on their covers by Leonard J. Smith, and MacDonalds name); 2 printed maps, one in French showing the Front from 1 March to 16 April 1917, the other in German; b&w postcard photographs, many concern the Black Watch places include Belgium, The Somme, Cambrai, Bethune, Verdun; depictions include ruins, marches, German prisoners at work, trenches. Also aerial photographs, postcard in German, news clippings.
John Monck. Decorative travel permit issued under Kaiser Wilhelms name to John Monck, attaché at the British Embassy, in Berlin on 5 August 1914. The document appears to indicate that Monck had deserted Germany and thus required protection. Oversize, map cabinet 38.
F.1-4 William Newsam McClean, Royal Engineers, (assigned to the Australian Corps for part of his service), 1916-1918; 1924. Letters to his wife, Agnes (Aggie) Maude, 1916-1917 (file 1). Officers record of service, commission, Some Notes on Trench Construction written by McClean and published in 1916, passes, b&w photographs of trenches three of the photographs are noted as being Russian, a note with the photographs identifies some of them as the Billericay trenches, 1915, 3 aerial photographs, 3 photographs of churches. Also situation, trench maps, field service and sectional books (file 2). Official correspondence, messages, greeting card, orders, money (file 3). Artwork (5 pen and ink cartoon / caricatures; 1 pencil drawing of trench boards), letters from F.K. McClean and others, My War Experience, a five- page manuscript for the war history with a thank-you note to McClean from F.J.M. Stratton, 1924.
F.5 William Alan Menzies, 118 Abbey Road (and others living at that address), 1915-1918. Rations books, registration cards, shopping cards.
F.6 Elizabeth Jane Moore, Defence of the Realm permit book issued in 1918 with photograph.
F.7-8 Major Sydney H. Morgan, East Lancashire Divisional Engineers, and Lieut. Cyril F. Morgan, East Lancashire Royal Field Artillery, 1915-1918. Commissions, 1915, official and personal incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1916-1918, messages and signals, railway vouchers, 1 b&w photograph, 3 copies (file 7). Programmes, menus, greeting cards, money, tickets, officers record of service for S.H. Morgan, orders, gun registration lists, range tables, notes on The Somme, part of a trench map, protractor for plotting compass bearings, field notebook and other documents (file 8). See also Albums 60a-c (photograph album and notebooks) and Box 11, F.11
F.9 J.E. Myzerall, 1918-1919, pass and leave books
F.1 Capt. Charles John Spencer Nicholl, Welsh Regiment, 1914-1919. Officers record of service book; also b&w photograph of Nicholl. The book indicates that Nicholl re-joined the services in 1930.
F.2 Diana Katharine Robinson, 1915, 1917. Postcards from her father and aunt; ration sheet, greeting cards mostly unsigned, blank postcards, special Zeppelin Supplement, 1915.
F.2a Florence P. Robinson, 1917-1918; her Canada registration card, 22 June 1918, field post card to her, 6 August 1917.
F.3 W.J. Russell, 1914-1916. Enrolment certificate in the Old Contemptibles Association, 1914; photograph of the 5th R.I. Lancers retiring from Mons, 1914; detail pencil sketch of 85 fire trench, 1916, b&w photograph of the model of Old Contemptible.
F.4 Muskatier Friedrich Wihelm Karl Scharwächter (German), 26 Jul.-4 Oct. 1918. Regimental documents, 4 pp. concerning his Überweisungsnationale [assignment national] as well as the document, which records him as being from Remscheid, Prussia, 1909-1915, 24 pp. [many pages with printed forms not filled out].
F.5 James Sharpe, 1914-1917. Registration card, trade card, Munition Volunteer card and letter of appointment.
F.6 Lieut. Gerald Caldwell Siordet, 13th Rifle Brigade. Privately printed book, containing a photograph of Siordet, his poetry and artwork. A note indicated he was killed on 1 March 1917 but The Times reports the date correctly as 9 February 1917. Also an offprint of one of his poems To the Dead it was published in The Times, 30 Nov. 1915, using the name Gerald Caldwell as was the first poem in the book (13 Nov. 1914). Poems in ms., 1 official letter, letter from his sister Vera to Archie, 1918. News clippings including a letter to the editor of the Morning Post on the classics by Siordet, n.d. Biographical information on Siordet was supplied by his great nephew James Ritchie in 2008.
F.7 Brig.-Gen William H. Sitwell, 1917. Ts. The Situation in the Present War, 26 July 1917; b&w portrait of Sitwell.
F.8 Major Isham Percy Smith, 1917, 1924. Photograph of his and his fathers grave and marker, news clipping (death notice), letters of condolence to his mother, Ethel Saunders, on the death of her son from: Guy Beech, Chaplain to the Forces, Church of England, 17 Dec. 1917 and H.W.T. Phillips, Commander of the 6th Corps Heavy Artillery, 27 Dec. 1917. Smiths leather wallet, and other documents, b&w portrait photograph of Smith, 2 portraits of his father, Maj.-Gen. Percy Smith, letter to Ethel Saunders from the Royal Engineer Corps Committee, 1924. Also a scarf with the lyrics and music to Its a long, long way to Tipperary, illustrated with flags, shamrocks, and marching soldiers.
F.9 Cpl. W.G. Smith, 1914-1915. Postcards, messages, including one from George V, which is annotated as being rare.
F.10 Robert Sturgeon, 1st K.G.S.B. Headquarters runner. Field Message book, 1918.
F.11 Hermann Thomas (German), 1917. Two business cards identifying him as Lehrer [a teacher or tutor], Lutheran military printed songbook, 1897, b&w postcard photographs (three are family members), b&w and col. postcards some are blank, four have messages in German, blank notebook.
F.1 Miss Thurstan (Red Cross nursing sister),1914- 1918. Letter to her from Joint War Committee if something happened to her while serving the Military Authorities would not provide any compensation. Thurston has annotated this letter at the bottom and in a separate note. Three postcards, all written to Miss Eden, National Union of Trained Nurses. One postcard from the Russian Front, pmk. 1914 may be from Thurston as the hand appears to match her annotations. B&w photograph (General Ivanovs Army: A Russian ambulance train at the front. Sisters having breakfast). There are 2 additional postcards from Monk to Miss Eden, one of the postcards depicts an exchange of Russian and German prisoners in Lapland. Five b&w Russian postcards annotated in English on their versos, 1914-1915. Also a pamphlet, The Volunteer Army of Alexeiev and Denikin, by Prince P.M. Volkonsy, 1918.
F.2 Lieut. John Frederick Turpie, 1916-1919. Commission, officers record of services book.
F.3 Mayor W.F. Vint, Sunderland, 1917-1919. Letter from the Royal Train ,15 June 1917, written by Clive Wigram, regarding the success of the royal visit to Sunderland; two souvenir programmes, 1919.
F.4 Lt.-Col. Reginald Selby Walker, Royal Engineers, 1914-1918. Walker was the son of Lieut-Col. J. Selby Walker and was married to Ethel Bridget Walker; he was killed on 30 September 1918. Typed transcript of his War Diary, 14 pages, field service book, pass, French certificate. Letters to his mother, 1915-1916, letters and telegrams of notification and condolence to his wife, 1918. News clippings (obituary notices), b&w photograph of Walker. Also a letter to Miss B. Walker from the military, thanking her for a gift of rugs for the Remount Hospital, 1914.
F.5 Capt. John Lucas Warry, 1915-1917. Four letters, two to his aunt and two to Dorothy Killed in 1917. Photocopies of obituaries notices.
F.6-9 Col. F.D. Watney, The Queens Royal West Surrey Regiment, 1902-1920; predominant 1915-1918. Four files of letters written to his wife. Also news clippings about the Regiment, b&w photographs, one taken in 1903 of Major Watney, and one taken in1920 of the 18th Division Headquarters Staff in Mosul (including Watney), February 1920 ; two letters and copies of telegrams to Watneys wife re a minor injury sustained by Watney in 1916, copy of a menu, issue of The Journal of The Royal Institute of British Architects.
F.1 Lieut. J. Wedderspoon, Royal Flying Corps, 1916-1917. Pilots Flying Log Books (2), 1916-1917, map of Belgium, B Series, Sheet 38 S.W., order and official correspondence, news clippings. Letter from Wedgwood Benn to Weddespoon, 1917. Pamphlet, Fighting in the Air, 1917. B&w photograph of a pilot, written on the verso: Brought down at Vimy Ridge on a S.P.A.D., 25/3/1917, Baker, Canadian G.L. & missing, brought down first time over the lines.
F.2 Lieut. Cyril J. Wentworth, Royal Sussex Regiment, 1913-1916. Wentworth was sent by his mother to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Cadets in 1913-1914 there is some correspondence on his conduct there; he was not accepted back into the reserves because of problems at Dunkirk. Printed Field Service Book, 1915, orders, gas pamphlet, letters to his family (not dated), two letters from Major C. Crawford-Stuart in the Sudan, 1916; b&w photographs and postcard photographs (family and military, including four of Sikhs and one happy one of soliders heads peering out from a tent flap), bank book, greeting cards. There are also two letters to the Wentworths from Jack Carne, a notice of Carnes death, and a typed letter to Carnes mother notifying her of his death.
F.3 Lieut. Melville Arthur White, Royal Flying Corps. White was from New Zealand, his obituary notice (photocopy) contains the details of his military career. He was killed over France on 23 April 1917. Ts. carbon, 21 July 1915, written in Alexandra [Egypt], 6 pages. B&w photograph of his aunt, Miss A.B. Weir at his grave in Jeancourt Cemetery, copy of letter to Miss Weir about White, 2 b&w photographs of White.
F.4 Miss E. Wilde, 1917. British Red Cross certificate.
F.5 Pte. Bert Wood, 1916. Two letters to his parents and two letters from; one envelope is annotated that Wood had been killed.
F.6 D.F. Woollan, Scots Guards, Second Battalion, 1918-1919. B&w photographs and postcard photographs, many are annotated, most are military scenes but there are a few theatrical ones. Three greeting cards, envelope from D.F. Woollan to Mrs. Montgomery Woollan.
F.7 Lieut. J. Alexander Wright, 1916-1917. Field Message books, notes and notebook, official correspondence. Also in the file is letter in French, Department of The Somme.
F.8 Various, English: 8 postcards and a greeting card that could not be identified as belonging to any of the files listed above or the album collection. One is an embroidered design of flags and flowers with the year 1915 on the verso is To Lousia with love from her brother Harry. Another is embroidered flowers with "Yours Always" also embroidered on the verso is "To my dearest Maj with true love from Jack".
F.9 Various, German: 4 postcards described below:
1- Military postcard from [Fran?] [...] [Neikes?] to Muskatier Volkenbarn of the Infanterie-Regiment 60, 3. Bataillon, 10. Kompanie, dated 26 Sept. 1918, postmarked Oberhausen, Rheinland, 27 Sept. 1918.
2- Military postcard from his friend [...] to Füsilier Paul Deichsel of the Füsilier-Regiment 38, 3. Bataillon, 10. Kompanie, postmarked [-]gramsdorf [?], Oct. 1917.
3- Military postcard from [?] to Füsilier Paul Deichsel formerly of the Füsilier-Regiment 38, 3. Bataillon, 10. Kompanie, postmarked Metschkau, [Silesia], 28 June 1917.
4- Military postcard from his friend Ignatz to Bataillons-Tambour [Franz Opare?] of the Bataillon [Ersatz?] Regiment 10, dated Schweidnitz, [Poland], 10 Sept. 1917, postmarked the same.
F.10 Various, Dutch and French: 3 cards described below:
* Ration certificate from the Nationaal Hulps- en Voedingskomiteit [National Committee of Aid and Provisions] to Joseph Van hutten of Square Gutenberg, No. 25, Brussells, 5 Mar. 1918, 1 card. Dutch and French.
* Card for purchasing shoes at Van Helmontstraat shoestore to Van Meertens of Sq. Guttenberg, no. 25, Brussells, 8 Oct. 1917. Dutch and French.
*- Coal card from ... to Gerard Hubert Van Meertens aka Vermeulen of Square Guttenbeerg, no. 25, Brussells, [1917?], 1 card. Dutch and French.
OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS (Boxes 8-11)
2/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish)
See also Robert Whyte (separate fonds) and Album 65
F.1 Signaling instructions, cable and communications diagram and notes, secret code words (file 1a). Transportation instructions, animal allotment, cooking instructions for meat and potatoes, Farewell Order to 60th (London) Division, Lewis Gun ammunition sheet, demobilization procedures, musketry lecture notes, handwritten trench notes, Operation Orders by Major R. Whyte, list of officers, Common Faults in Musketry, officers posting, examination instructions, secret memos, disembodiment notice, uniform list, mess kit diagram, Notes for Lecture on Trench Warfare, official correspondence, notes on bombing, telegram from R. Whyte, signaling notes, official notes, legend for markings of horse drawn and motor vehicles, Battalion Orders, Proceedings of a Committee of Officers to consider adoption of suitable headstones for battalion members, court of inquiry into missing signaling equipment. Also includes charge sheets and summaries of evidence (typed and handwritten) against W. R. Tarranttheft and Sapper A. Kingdeserting (file 1b).
F.2 Instructions on foot care in the trenches, march table, National Insurance Cards procedures, Personal and Camp Hygiene procedures, Operation Orders by Col. J. W. Greig, Operation Orders by Act. Major Robert Crerar, map of area around Royal Botanic Gardens, lists of troops (strength, furloughs, discharges, transfers etc.), 2/4th London Infantry Brigade Programme of Training, Operation Orders by Col. E. W. Baird, Battalion Orders by Col. J. W. Greig, Battalion Orders by Lt. Col. A. E. Rogers, Battalion Orders by Lt. Col. Robert Dunsmore (file 2a). Daily Orders Part II lists of troops (file 2b).
F.3 Operation Orders by Lt. Col. R. J. L. Ogilby, orders for 179th Infantry Brigade, memos, attack ideas.
F.4 Operation Orders by Major V.C. Egerton for 2/16th Bn., Transport of an Infantry Battalion chart, observation post procedures, dress and equipment procedures, battle standing orders for the 60th division, organization operations with appendices, secret memos, relief notice, departure procedures, camp standing orders, memo on baths, list of offences and punishment, notes on discipline and saluting, defence schemes with appendices, more observation post procedures, communications scheme, special idea for aeroplane patrols.
F.5 Battalion 00 and Administrative Insts. Operation Orders by Major R. Whyte, Lt. Col. R. J. L. Ogilby, and Captain R. M. Robertson.
F.6 Map of Belgium and Part of France Sheet 29 Ed 3, map of Belgium and Part of France Sheet 28 S.W., map of Wervicq Sheet 28 S.E. 1, map of Hell Farm, map of Enemy Defences Sheet 28 S.W., map of Ploegsteert Sheet 28 S.W. 4, operation orders for 90th Infantry Brigade, operation orders by Captain H. Buchanan, communication notes, notes from preliminary examination of 5 O.R. prisoners, some memos, signal instructions, operation orders by Lt. Col. N.G. Pearson, Very Secret signal communications, diagram of communications, a march table.
2/14th Battalion, London Regiment (London Scottish)
F.1 179th Infantry Brigade Operation Orders by Brigadier General F. M. Edwards, Field Day ideas, associated memos, transport and supply arrangements, march tables, march orders, Programme of work to [be done at] night
F.2 179th Infantry Brigade Operation Orders by Captain E. Sherston (?), march table.
F.3 Envelope full of Dispersal Certificates (Soldier). Notebook containing: lists of troops, officers, cold shoers, carpenters, shoemakers, tailors, butchers, vehicle signals, snipers, men who speak French, trench life guidelines, Trench Mortars Anti-Aircraft Position Finders, and transport notes. Associated memos, Billeting Arrangements for the March, List of Duties Found by 2/4th Oxf. & Bucks. L. I. in Etaples, Field Service postcard with side filled in addressed to Robert Whyte, page torn from a notebook about a proposed meeting point (above all in folder entitled Operation Orders). Operation Orders by Lt. Col. R. J. L. Ogilby. Dispersal Certificates, Operation Order by Major R. Whyte, 90th Infantry Brigade orders. Preliminary operation orders with appendices and a map. Report on body-snatching mission, including: a report by Wm. J. Bethune 2nd Lieut detailing their (the Body Snatching Party) capture of German prisoners, a report on two missing Body Snatching Party members, nominal roll of raiding party, notes on the raid, and code for 2/14th Regt. Raiding Party.
F.4 Lists of honours and awards given for the 2/14th Bn London Regt (London Scottish), including the Military Cross, Bar to M. C., Distinguished Conduct Medal, Bar to M. M., Military Medal. List of awards winners with justifications, handwritten lists, recommendations for honours and accompanying justifications, a trench plan (?), requests for award publication in the London Gazette, honour roll, and associated memos.
F.5 Transfer procedures, trench orders and procedures, blank Daily Work Table of Work to be Done, memos, correspondence between R. Whyte and Capt. J. Peterson regarding typewriters, bugles, pipes, and drums, handwritten Orders of Dress, handwritten transport procedures, list of addresses and signal calls, Gum Boots, Use Of, gum boot reparation guidelines and other associated correspondence, specifications for drying sheds, blueprint entitled Details of Nissen Fire Box, memos on iron rations, procedures for censoring correspondence, correspondence regarding the Chief Censor and the importance of secrecy, inventory lists, Medical Arrangements of Battalions, Narrative of Work Done by Brigade Staff, censorship regulations. In a separate folder: narrative of operations, Assault on Trenches operation orders, schematics for barbed wire, trench sections, bomb storage.
F.6 Conference minutes regarding routine orders and associated appendices, a memo on football equipment and divisional teams, revised battalion orders, daily intelligence summary orders, report procedures, blank shell observation report table, Operation Orders by Major C. H. Flower, relief instructions, provost arrangements, provisional defence scheme, Administrative Instructions in the Event of Move and associated memos and addenda, operation orders, Infantry Battalion/France/War Establishment table of horses/mules and personnel, list of different kinds of officers. There is a separate folder in the file entitled and containing Divisional Admin Instrs.
15th Division, Corps of Royal Engineers
F.1 Divisional orders, printed map of Auchy Lens dated 11 June 1915, and a hand-drawn map entitled Plan shewing Cellars in 15th Div. AreaArras dated 12 March 1917.
F.2 Hand-drawn maps (trenches and infrastructure) of Somme, Ypres, and Arras. Also contains hand-drawn schematics entitled Block Plan of CellarsRue de Donai, a traced map of Arras, an untitled traced map showing Porte Baudiment (Arras), printed maps of Arras (?) with hand-drawn details dated between 2 September 1916 and 25 April 1917, and a printed map labelled No. 3.
F.3 Divisional orders, defence scheme, narrative of operations of the 15th Division, administrative instructions (re: relief of 15th Division by 2nd Australian Division), memos, Account of the 15th (Scottish) Division on the Somme, notes on dugouts and shelters, cellar reports, reconnaissance reports on The River La Scarpe (handwritten and typewritten), Report on the part taken by the 74th Field Company RE, and a list of casualties. Also contains several maps.
F.4 Original folder cover, To be handed over to C. R. E., 15th Division. Divisional orders, including anti-aircraft defence procedures, information obtained from refugees about infrastructure (bridges, railways, etc), copy of Record of 15th (Scottish) Division. Also contains several maps.
F.5 Original folder cover, C. R. E. Operation orders plus associated addenda and corrections.
F.6 Printed maps with hand-drawn details of Illies (France), Bois du Biez (France), The Scarpe Valley (France), Martinpuich (France). Also contains printed trench maps of Belgium and France (4), two printed maps entitled Cambrai Road and The Triangle, a traced map of a dugout, and aerial photographs (some with details drawn in) taken between 26 July 1915 and 8 April 1916.
Documents from various sources
F.1 Batallion Order Book 180th Infantry Regiment (German); manuscript, 23 pages. Also a typed letter in English, 13 November 1916, noting the capture of this document by Captain Hacker and a mimeographed extract from the book translated into English (one page).
F.2 Historical Record of 125 Heavy Battery, R.G.A., in France; ts. carbon, 13 pages.
F.3 Captain Arthur E. Hartzell, Inf., U.S.A., Meuse-Argonne Battle (Sept. 26 Nov 11, 1918); mimeograph, 47 pages.
F.4 Lieutenant J.E.H. Neville, The Story of the 52nd Light Infantry from the 20th to the 30th of March, 1918,; mimeograph, 27 pages, includes sketch map.
F.5 Lieutenant Colonel H.A. Robinson, Battalion Routine Orders for the 26th (S) Bn. Royal Fusiliers; mimeograph and ts. carbon, 25 pages, includes a map.
F.6 Commiques to the Troops, one dated, 26 January 1916 and the other, 10 March 1916, both from Major General Charles Townshend, 6th Division, both issued from Kut.
F.7 Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion, 1914, 1918. Mimeographed letters and statements. Most of the material concerns escaping from the Germans; one letter is written from prison camp by Pat Bolton, 1914. Also an order by General Sir W.R. Robertson, Eastern Command, re conversations between prisoners of war in Germany, 1918.
F.8 Royal Air Force, No. 41 Training Squadron, 1917-1918; 2 pieces of correspondence, order sheet.
F.9 41st Infantry Brigade, Order and list of gas attacks, 1918.
F.10 208th Brigade Headquarters, handwritten letter, 24 April 1918, re airship over Doncaster.
F.11 Royal Engineers, 1917-1918; lists of military personnel and their trades in Sections 2, 3, 4; also a description of stores in No. 2 Section.
F.11 Official History of the War, Military Operations: France and Belgium1918, The German Offensive, Fifth Army, 21-23 March.; first draft, chapters and sketches, mimeographed, slip-cased, with covering letter from the Director of the Historical Section, Military Branch, 1928 to Major S.H. Morgan, asking him for corrections and additional information.
Oversize: shelved beside Box 11. Celer et Audax. Being a Record of the 9th Battalion of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. 1914/1918, by the Batallion I.O. Typescript carbon, 97 pages. Bound in red leather the spine identified the author as Lieut. Eric Barlow. In a pocket constructed as part of the binding are: maps, intelligent reports written by Barlow, notes, correspondence with Barlow (1951-1966), photographs (some of which are reproduced in the typescript), dinner menu and programme, 1936.
Fifty Royal Irish Lancers diary see Album 21.
RICHARD CALOW COLLECTION OF LETTERS ABOUT FIRST WORLD WAR AVIATION
Most of the letters were written to Calow, an American, in 1966. Callow also collected some earlier letters addressed to Rev. C. Greenway. Calow presumably posed the following questions: most interesting experience, who was the best pilot, air records. For some he only asked for an autograph.
Incoming letters, from former American servicemen; exceptions noted
F.1 Wainwright Abbott, 28 November 1966
F.2 Clifford W. Allsopp, 31 October 1966; also news clipping and b&w photograph
F.3 R. Alex Anderson, 30 December 1966
F.4 T. I. Ardway, undated photograph only
F.5 Harry A. Batchelor, 7 November 1966
F.6 Charles J. Biddle, 9 August 1965; also b&w photograph
F.7 Lester Strayer Brady, n.d.
F.8 Arthur Raymond Brooks, 17 September 1966; also his war record
F.9 Harold Robert Buckley, undated war record only
F.10 Douglas Campbell, 9 November 1966
F.11 Leland M. Carver, n.d.
F.12 Alan A. Cook, 29 September 1966
F.13 Willy Coppens (Belgium), 20 April 1966, 23 September 1966; 2 letters and 1 postcard; angry letter about General Gallands claims in World War II.
F.14 John E. Costigan, 18 July 1965
F.15 Edward P. Curtis, 18 October 1966
F.16 W. A. Curtis, 27 October 1966; mentions Billy Bishop
F.17 Andre de Meulemeester (Belgium), n.d.; letter, 2 col. photographs of a painting of his house and neighbourhood; ink sketch of the house.
F.18 George Dock, 9 October 1966; discusses how thousands of Vietnamese worked as labour troops for the French
F.19 H. Bradley Fairchild, 26 September 1966; discusses how he found a way to shoot at German troops (shot at ditches) without hurting their horses.
F.20 Fearchar Ian Ferguson, 26 September 1966
F.21 Henry Forster, 10 October 1966; describes flying a plane untrained while in the navy
F.22 Fremont C. Foss, 3 November; describes 2 close shaves!
F.23 John E. Halligan, n.d.
F.24 Chas L. Heater (?), 31 October 1966; also a b&w postcard photograph of Clemenceau visiting a French aviation camp near front
F.25 Alfred. Heurtaux (France), 10 October 1965; also b&w photograph; refers Calow to Association Nationale des As du Communiqué
F.26 Thornton D. Hooper, 9 June 1967; also an autograph
F.27 Charles Dabney Horton, 2 October 1966; also b&w photograph; describes weird adventures: story about firing at (and missing) a white homing pigeon; releasing loose sheets of propaganda paper only to have them clog the planes motor; forcing an emergency landing only to have the wind destroy the plane later on in the night; crash-landing on a beach close to a hospital, sustaining head injuries and briefly losing his memory.
F.28 Frank OD. Hunter, 19 February 1968; also an autographed Sky Birds col. card of himself, No 70, autographed. There were 144 bubble gum cards in the set.
F.29 Earl Wedderburn Hutchison, 1 December 1966
F.30 Clinton Jones, 21 January 1966, 29 January 1966; his son and grandson also became pilots; very detailed accounts of whom he considered to be the best fighters; Bishop was a very sloppy flier and his landings were terrible but he was the best gunner.
F.31 David Edward Judd, 28 September 1966
F.32 Chas W. Kerwood, 17 October 1966
F.33 Jim L. Kinney, 15 November, 1966
F.34 C. M. Kinsolving, 3 October 1966; also b&w photograph
F.35 W. C. Lambert, 23 August 1966; fan of Bill Claxton; also col. picture of a Sopwith Camel printed on cardboard.
F.36 David W. Lewis, 19 October 1966. Some day I will answer your letter at greater length. Meanwhile here is my signature as requested. no follow-up letter extant.
F.37 Frederick Libby, 9 March 1966
F.38 Kenneth Littauer, 4 October 1966; only his autograph
F.39 E. L. Lussier, September 1968; also a Christmas card; writes about his daughter, who flew in World War II, rather than about his own experiences
F.40 Francis P. Magoun Jr, 7 August 1965. Here is the signature you asked for but I cannot deal with any further communications.
F.41 Chas. P. McCormick, 29 September 1966; only 2 b&w photographs (1, wreckage, 1918)
F.42 George C. Mosely, 27 September, 1966; notes he wrote a book he published on his World War I experiences
F.43 Edwin C. Parsons, 22 June 1966, 14 February 1968; letters suggest a dialogue between Calow and Parsons
F.44 George C. Philipoteaux, n.d.; 4 newspaper clippings (one reports Philipoteauxs death), b&w photograph of his mother Lillian N. Philipoteaux, May 1913; 2 b&w postcard photographs one contains a message from George to his mother; the other shows a crashed aeroplane in Germany, 28 June 1919, telegram re George passing a test; letter to George from The Aero Club of America, 1917.
F.45 Donald S. Poler, 10 February 1968; also a tear-sheet with article about Poler.
F.46 Lionel Wilmot Brabazon Rees (Great Britain), 16 January 1934; letter is addressed to Rev C. Greenway, sent from a yacht in Nassau, Bahamas; Rees received the Victoria Cross
F.47 Eddie Rickenbacker; 17 February 1936, 20 March 1959, 4 November 1959; 3 letters and a detailed account of shooting down some Fokkers; 1936 letter is addressed to Rev. C. Greenway; letters from 1959 are addressed to Robert Liska.
F.48 Alexander de Seversky (Russia); autographed portrait dated 20 December 1963
F.49 Harry F. Slarb, 17 February 1969; in the post-script, Remember we never had any parachutes. Also 3 b&w photographs from a reunion of overseas pilots in 1966.
F.50 Homer I. Smith, 13 October 1966
F.51 Reg Soar (France), 18 January 1966;letter is in French and English
F.52 Carl A. Spaatz, 20 July 1964
F.53 Elliot W. Spring, autograph only
F.54 Stanley Stanger, 4 October 1966; I do not consider that shooting down another pilot is a memorable experience. I had the privilege of meeting one of them who was wounded, and who subsequently died. He was a young fellow just like me, and I never regretted anything more than that I should have taken his life.
F.55 Joseph C. Stehlin, 20 October 1966; served in three wars
F.56 Alan P. Tappan, 6 December 1966; enclosures not extant
F.57 William P. Taylor, 21 January 1967; chosen as the official historian for the 148th Aero Squadron
F.58 W. J. Tempest (Britain), 21 February 1932; addressed to Rev. C. Greenway; names Capt. Albert Ball as his top ace, speaks warmly of the American Army men he met, remembers Christmas dinner with the Americans. Also an auction sales catalogue listing for this letter.
F.59 W. Turner-Coles, 13 March 1968; No. Unfortunately I was not in the movie Hells Angels.
F.60 George Vaughn, n.d.
F.61 Arch G. J. Whitehouse, autograph only.
F.62 Paul R. Winslow, signed souvenir program for Winslows guest appearance at the New York Chapter of Cross & Cockade, 28 October 1966
F.67 News clippings of photographs of aeroplanes, pamphlet published in 1917, Silhouettes dAvions, typed notes about the collection.
Arrangement is by artist and then date. Unknown artists appear at the end. Artwork also appears in the boxed collection (1-7) and the numbered albums.
1. Flouret, Eglise bombardée de Fresne-en-Woerre, watercolour, n.d.
2. A. Fouet, Mont Saint Eloi Pas de Calais, watercolour, Jul. 1915
3. A. Fouet, Tank named Sammy, watercolour, 16 Apr. 1917
4. A Fouet, Champagnes, watercolour, Apr. 1917
5. A. Fouet, As datout tank française, watercolour, 1917
6. A. Fouet, Ovillers Somme, watercolour, 1917
7. A. Fouet, Versailles, watercolour, 1917
8. A. Fouet, Arras, watercolour, 1919 (?)
8a,b. Hermkuhn, P.O.W.; 2 Dutch landscapes depicting windmills, sheep, both with human figures; watercolours, 12 Dec. 1918 and 15 Dec. 1918
9. P.E. Lott, Battleship, watercolour, Oct. 1911; battleship is Centurion, Ajax, or Audacious
10. Howard Oulsnam (?), Gen. Maude, watercolour and pencil, 1918
11. Percy Smith, 15 Howitzer, etching, 1916
12. D. Snaith, The Wounded Soldier, pen and ink drawing with water-colours, 1916; despite the title this is a charming image.
13. Trench, Ypres, watercolour, 27 May 1919
14. Trench, Amiens Cathedral, watercolour, 28 May 1919
15. Trench, Village on the Somme: Tout à fait démoli, watercolour, 28 May 1919
16. Trench, Hotel de Ville Arras, watercolour, 29 May 1919
17. Trench, Ruins of Arras Cathedral, watercolour, 29 May 1919
18. E. Verpilleux (Capt. RAF), Station Erection, print, 1919
19. A. Paul Weber, Grodova (?), pencil drawing, 18 Aug. 1918; oversize: M.C #38
20. A. Paul Weber, Grodova (?), railway bridge, gouache, 1918
21. Artist unknown, H.M.S. Hampshire, pen and ink drawing, n.d.
22. Artist unknown, H.M.S. Thetis, pen and ink drawing, n.d.
23. Artist unknown, The Cameronians; Scottish Rifles, pen and ink drawing, June 1916 or later. Drawing of the regimental crest with names of soldiers who received the Distinguished Conduct Medal, 5 August 1914 to 19 June 1916; a rifleman has been drawn in the centre.
PARLIAMENTARY RECRUITING COMMITTEE, LONDON, LEAFLETS
See posters collection for the posters issued by this Committee.
Lists of Publications
1. September 1914. Folded leaflet, 3 pp. Lists 6 pamphlets, nos. 5, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.
2. October 1914. Folded leaflet, 4 pp. Lists 14 pamphlets, nos. 5, 9, 12, 1-4, 6-8, 10-11, 13-14.
3. November 1914. Folded leaflet, 4 pp. Lists 23 pamphlets, 5, 9, 12, 21, 1, 1a, 1b, 2-4, 6 - 8, 10-11, 14-20, 22.
Separation Allowance / Rates For Wives And Children Of Soldiers / For the information of Soldiers Wives. [Revised to 11 November, 1914]. Folded leaflet, 4 pp.
#1a Separation Allowance / Increased Rates For Wives And Children Of Soldiers / For the information of Soldiers Wives. With effect from 1st. October 1914. 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
Allowances / To / Dependants Of Seamen / Marines And Soldiers. [February 1915]. Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
Separation Allowance / For / Wives And Children / Of Soldiers. / Revised to include the increased rates for/ children... March 1st. 1915. Folded leaflet, 4 pp.
[#1b] Separation Allowance / For / Dependants Of Unmarried Soldiers / (Or Widowers) During The War. [Revised to 11th. November, 1914]. 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
[#1b] Separation Allowance / For Dependants Of Soldiers. [Revised to 1st. March 1915]. 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#3 Manifesto To The Trade/ Unionists Of The Country. / Dated September 3rd, 1914, ... 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp. 2 copies.
[#4] Recruiting: / List Of Commands, Military Districts / And Regimental Areas. [September 1914?], 8 pp.
#5 To a Victorious Conclusion! / The Prime Ministers / Appeal to the Nation / Speeches delivered at the / Guildhall, London, on / September 4, 1914, by / Mr. Asquith, / Mr. Bonar Law, / Mr. Balfour and / Mr. Churchill. Also another copy, not bearing No.5 in upper right corner.
#6 To The Men Of Great Britain / A Call To Arms. / Your Country wants more men for her Army .... [September 1914], 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#7 Who said Enough? / You have not yet enlisted, perhaps because / .... 18/9/14, 2-sided leaflet, 2 pp.
[#8] To Welshmen / The Sound of War is abroad in the land of Peace. Reverse side, in Welsh, begins At y Cymry, 9/14, 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
[#9] Through Terror to Triumph! An Appeal to the Nation/ by the/ Chancellor of the Exchequer. September 19, 1914, 16 pp.
#10 Just for a Scrap of Paper./ Below is a photograph of the signatures ....10/14, 2 sided leaflet, with black and white photograph, 2 pp. Also as above but dated 11/14, 2 sided leaflet, with coloured (blue and red) photograph, 2 pp. 8 copies.
#11 Patriotic Song Sheet. Includes 10 songs: #1 is God Save The King, #10 is MEN OF HARLECH, 10/14, 2-sided leaflet, 2 pp. Also as above but dated 11/14, 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#12 How / The Great War / Arose. 11/14, 15 pp.
#13 The Kaisers Insult / to / The British Army. 10/14. 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#14 A Just Cause to A Successful End / The Rally of / Our United Empire. 11/14, 8 pp. 2 copies.
#15 The United / Call To Arms. / The Kings Word. 11/14, Folded leaflet,4 pp.
#16 More Men! / In regard to the Army we must, .... 11/14, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#17 Young Men, / Your Country / Needs You!. November, 1914, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#18 Germanys Barbaric Treatment / Of The Belgian People. With Punch cartoon entitled Unconquerable on verso, 14/11/14, 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#19 A Message From The Front/ To The Womenfolk At Home. With cartoon entitled Smiling Faces Everywhere on verso.14/11/14, 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#20 The Glorious / British Army. 11/14, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#22 Our Religious Leaders / on a / Just and Righteous War. 11/14, Folded leaflet, 4 pp.
#23 Women And The War. / The men of Britain have answered ....12/14, 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#28 Be British. / These were the words of / the late Captain Loxley / .... 1/15, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#29 5 Questions To Men Who / Have Not Enlisted. 1/15, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#30 Three Questions/ To Employers. 1/15, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#31 Four Questions/ To Women. 1/15, Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#32 Scientific / Savagery. / The Official Handbook .... 1/15, 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#33 Our Village and the War./ By Mrs. F.S. Boas. 2/15. 7 pp.
#34 A Reason Or An Excuse? / In The Great War / (the greatest there has ever been) / Are You Doing / Your Share? 3/15, Single sided leaflet, 1 p. 2 copies.
#36 Partners In One/ Great Enterprise./ An Appeal for/ Sacrifice and Service. 3/15. Folded sheet, 4 pp.
#37 Lord Kitcheners / Appeal. / Unless the whole Nation works/ with us and for us. 3/15. 2 sided leaflet, 2 pp.
#39 The Greatest Task. / The Prime Ministers Appeal / to the Wholesale and Retail / Distributing Trades ..... 5/15, 11 pp.
#40 Remember the Lusitania! / One mother lost all her three / young children .... 5/5/1915. Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#41 Britons! / Remember The / Lusitanias / Last Message / Send / Out / Soldiers. 12/5/1915. Single sided leaflet, 1 p.
#43 The Truth About / German Atrocities / Founded on the Report of the Committee / on Alleged German Outrages. 6/15. Blue, soft-covered pamphlet, 24 pp. Also as above, but with pink cover, 24 pp.
#44 But Why Did You/ Kill Us? Headline surmounts cartoon taken from New York World, Verso is headed How the Germans murder Children, 2 sided leaflet, 6/15, 2 pp.
#45 Lord Kitcheners Appeal / for more Recruits / (From a Speech at the Guildhall, London, July 9th., 1915.) Folded sheet, 8/15, 4 pp.
#46 Poisoning The Wells. With photograph of document below. Verso headed Cold-Blooded Murder!. 2 sided leaflet, 8/15, 2 pp.
Other Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Material
l. Circular, undated, from P.R.C. Hon. Secretaries to local P.R.C.s - Horncastle Division written in pencil. Refers to seven million envelopes containing the Householders Forms,1 p.
2. Blank request cards for posters and leaflets, addressed to P.R.C., 4 printed 5/15, 4 printed 7/15.
3. P.R.C. Circulars, 1914-1916:
a) 1914. Enclosed leaflets and posters are now ready. To avoid waste, please only ask for such quantities as can usefully be dealt with .... 1 p. 5 copies.
b) February 1915. The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee desires to bespeak your assistance in its publicity work by arranging for the effective display of the enclosed posters .... 1 p.
c) 12 June 1915. Circular letter to accompany enclosure of two pamphlets, The Truth About German Atrocities and The Great War and How it Arose: This Committee and the War Office desire that the former should have wide publicity and the latter is invaluable to speakers, lecturers, and those who seek information on the origin of the War .... Folded sheet, 2 pp.
d) 25 June 1915. It has come to the knowledge of this Committee that various outside Organizations are approaching the Constituencies .... Circular letter addressed to A.H. Beeton, Esq., 1 p.
e) 30 July 1915. Circular letter to accompany samples of new Posters, Card and Post Stamp with stamp Take Up The Sword of Justice affixed, 1 p. (Stamp is a small version of Poster #106).
f) 20 November 1915. From Finance Sub-Committee to accompany forms on which you are requested to make the Return of Expenditure incurred in connection with the special canvassing campaign .... 1 p.
g) 12 February 1916. Circular letter to accompany samples of more new posters to which my committee attach considerable importance. 1 p.
h) 16 February 1916. Circular letter to accompany samples of two new posters to which my Committee attach considerable importance .... Please note that these posters must not appear on the hoardings earlier than February 21st, and that the accompanying slips should be pasted across the posters on February 23rd. 1 p.
4. 2 P.R.C. Compliments Slips.
Other Parliamentary Recruiting Committee Material
1. List of Recruiting Posters, October 1914. Lists as available and provides illustrations of posters #1 - #10 and #12, 11/14, Folded sheet, 4 pp.
2. Poster no.63 - The Veterans Farewell, Instructions for Billposters, 2/15, Single sided sheet, 1 p.
3. Germanys / Dishonoured Army. / Additional records of German / Atrocities in France./ by / Professor J.H. Morgan. 8/1915,12 pp.
4. Meetings Sub-Department ./ Digest Of Reports Of Work / Done By / 1. - A County Recruiting Committee/ 2. - A Borough Recruiting Committee. Illustrated pamphlet, 11 pp.
Local Recruiting Leaflets and Posters Relating to Meetings held at Spilsby under the auspices of the P.R.C.
[#1] For Your King / And Country. / As suggested by the Parliamentary / Recruiting Committee (London). / A Patriotic Public Meeting / will be held at the / School, / Hutton, / Wednesday, March 3, 1915, / subject:- / The War. Poster with red and blue flag and red lettering.
[#2] For Your King/ And Country. / As suggested by the Parliamentary / Recruiting Committee (London). / A Patriotic Public Meeting / will be held at the / School, / Hagworthingham, / Thursday, March 4th, 1915, / subject:- / The War. Poster with red and blue flag and red lettering.
[#3] For Your King And Country. / As suggested by the Parliamentary / Recruiting Committee(London). / A Patriotic Public Meeting / Will be held at / The Rest, Walmsgate, / On Saturday, March 6th, 1915, / Cinematograph / Display Of / War Pictures/ and an address. Leaflet with red and blue flag and red and blue lettering.
[#4] A Patriotic / Public Meeting / (Under the auspices of The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee) / will be held at / The School, / Old Bolingbroke, / On Wednesday, March the 17th, 1915, / in support of Lord Kitcheners urgent appeal for more / Men to Fight for King and Country. Leaflet with red lettering.
Also 5 smaller size envelopes and 26 large (foolscap) size envelopes, all but one addressed to A.H. Beeton, Esq., Town Hall, Spilsby, Lincs. from The Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, 12, Downing Street, London, S.W. and postmarked during 1915. There is one return envelope, unused, bearing the printed address of Sir Jesse Herbert, Parliamentary Recruiting Committee, 12, Downing Street, London, S.W. The oversize envelopes are in Map Cabinet 38.
National War Aims Committee Leaflets.
[no number] Man Power. / A Speech Delivered By / General Sir A. Hunter-Weston, M.P. / (In the House Of Commons, January 24, 1918.).8 pp.
#12 Gentlemen / Of / Germany .... The murder of thirty-eight members of the crew of the / Belgian Prince on July 31 1917 .... Folded sheet, 4 pp.
#14 Right And Might / A Lesson Which Germany / Must Be Made To Unlearn / For more than fifty years Germanys rulers .... 2-18 [February 1918], Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#15 A Kalendar / Of / Kultur. / Some outstanding dates and facts to remember when /our German friends talk of a German peace:-. 2-18 [February 1918], Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#30 Germanys Two Voices/ .... Cartoon of the Kaiser with a mask appears below this title. Cartoon by Wm. Stephen Sanders, 1918. 12 pp. and cover.
#33 Our United War Aims / The Prime Minister declared Britains War Aims in / an Address to delegates of the British Trade Unions at the Central Hall, / Westminster, on January 5th, 1918. Folded sheet, 4 pp.
#34 A World Peace. / President Wilsons Programme. / President Wilson, in an Address to Congress / on January 8th, 1918, outlined what he called The Programme Of The Worlds Peace. 2/18, Folded sheet, 4 pp.
Also an envelope printed: Pamphlets On National War Aims. / Gratis.
Parliamentary War Savings Committee.
[No number] Covering slip to accompany the enclosed leaflets which deal, from different points of view, with the features of the War Loan and the necessity for its support .... Refers specifically to Leaflet #4 (below). 7/15, Single sided sheet, 1 p.
#1 Why You Should Save./ 1. Save in every way possible for your Countrys sake and for your own good.. 7/15, Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#2 Why We Ought / To Save Now. / Because! Verso shows a Punch cartoon entitled The New Capitalist, 7/15, Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#3 Help Your Country / And Yourself / By / Saving All The Shillings You Can / And Putting Them Into / The War Loan.. 7/15. Single sided sheet, 1 p.
#4 Silver Bullets / Will Win The War. / Why We Must Save.. 7/15. Folded sheet, 4 pp.
#6 National War Loan. / How To Invest Small Sums In The / War Loan. / Investments of £5 and Upwards. 7/15. Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#7 National War Loan. / How To Invest Small Sums In The War / Loan. / [Scrip Vouchers.] / Investment of Smaller Sums than £5. 7/15, Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#9 We shall fight to the End. / Appeal to the Nation / for Thrift. / Speeches delivered at the / Guildhall, London, on/ June 29, 1915 .... 7/15, 10 pp. and 1 p. advertisement.
#13 How To Save / And / Why. / This pamphlet is meant to illustrate the possibilities/ of saving by all classes .... 8/15, 8 pp.
[No number] Promotional leaflet to accompany Pamphlet #14. Pamphlet No.14, Why We Must Save and / How is available in limited quantities only, and it / is requested that care and discrimination be used / in its distribution.. 8/15. Single sided leaflet, 1 p. 2 copies.
#14 Why We Must/ Save And How. Blue, soft covered pamphlet, 8/15. 47 pp.
B.218F Young Men, / Your Country / Needs You! / More men are urgently required for the Regular/ Army....Signed , in facsimile, Kitchener. Folded leaflet, 4 pp.
B.218M His Majestys Army / 10th. November, 1914. / This Leaflet is intended to take the place of any issued before this date. / Weekly Rates Of Pay Of Private Soldiers .... Folded leaflet, 4 pp.
B.218P His Majestys Army. / 15th. June, 1915. / This Leaflet is intended to take the place of any issued before this date./.... Folded leaflet, 4 pp.
1. Small buff-coloured card, designed to be folded to half size. Right front side reads: R.39/ Military Service/ Act 1916./ Certificate Of Exemption. The verso or inside section has spaces designated for the name of the Local Tribunal, the certificate number, the name, address, age and occupation of the holder and the type of and grounds for the exemption. 2/16.
2. Register Of Cases. Loose sheets for the use of the Local Tribunals in reporting claims for exemption from military service. These sheets were intended for use by the Spilsby Tribunal, as this name has been stamped in the upper right corner. The reporting sheets have spaces for the entering of the name of the man and of his employer, a column for the decision or recommendation of the tribunal and another for the date when the papers were sent to the Central Appeal Tribunal in cases of appeal or recommendation. 2/16, 18 copies.
Printed material materials acquired with this accession but not produced by the PRC. See Box 17 for other printed materials.
[#1] The Tragic Scale / Loss Of Population. / ....When the Unionists come into Power. Leaflet issued by the Small Ownership Committee, [1911?], Folded sheet, 4 pp. 2 copies.
[#2] Map Of Industrial Ireland. Map reprinted from the Belfast Newsletter of November 29th, 1912. Verso contains an article headed Where Ulster Leads. Large, double-sided sheet, 2 pp.
[#3] September, 1914. / List Of Publications / Issued By His Majestys Stationery Office / In Connection With Events / Arising From The State / Of The War. Pamphlet, 22 pp.
[#4] Have You Forgotten? Title is followed by a coloured illustration of a soldier pointing John Bulls attention to a poster. Caption underneath illustration reads: Shall British Troops Be Used Against Loyal Ulster? Leaflet published by National Unionist Association of Conservative and Liberal Unionist Organizations. [March?] 1914. Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
[#5] Have You Forgotten? As #4 above, but the soldier is pointing to a different poster and the caption beneath the illustration reads: Shall Irishmen Be Denied The Right Of Self Government? Leaflet published by the Liberal Publication Department (in connection with the National Liberal Federation and the Liberal Central Association). 16/3/14. Double sided sheet, 2 pp.
#6 Young Mens Christian Associations National Council. Package of material appealing for funds for Y.M.C.A. camp centres.
(i) Will you be Host? Brochure with illustration of middle aged couple and a Y.M.C.A. camp centre. Inside the leaflet is an appeal for funds and a reply form which may be cut out in the bottom right corner. Folded sheet, 4 pp.
(ii) Small card containing messages of support for the Y.M.C.A. camps from the King, the Prince of Wales, the Queen and others. Double sided card, 2 pp.
(iii) Circular letter from A.K. Yapp, General Secretary, dated 21 July 1915, referring to the enclosed card which invites subscriptions to maintain the recreation rooms and shelters which the Y.M.C.A. has established.
(iv) Reply forms 3 on one sheet.
(v) Reply envelope, addressed to Capt. R.L. Barclay.
(vi) Poster containing photographs of 2 Y.M.C.A. huts and illustrated with a smiling soldier. The text begins You have heard them singing / Tipperary and concludes What will you give? Mauve lettering and illustrations.
(vii) Subscription card, the one referred to in (iii) above. The smiling soldier, in profile, heads an appeal which is followed by columns where the name of the subscriber and an amount donated may be entered.
(viii) Also an envelope dated July 22 1915 addressed to The Secretary, Horncastle Division, Central Conservative Assn., Town Hall, Spilsby.
#7 Collection / Of / Pamphlets On The / Substitution Of Women In Industry / For / Enlisted Men / Prepared By The / Home Office And The Board Of Trade / Pamphlets Nos. 1-27. Second edition, December 1917, 100 pp. and photographic illustrations.
#8 Calendar 1918. Card with 6 months in squares on each side of an illustration (by Bruce Bairnsfather) of a soldier looking down a ravaged road. The card is headed The Pilgrims Way. Underneath the illustration is a poem by J.S.A., November 1917 which begins The road is rough before his feet, 2 copies.
#9 Pamphlet. white stock cover reads: Not by / Bread / Alone. Title page reads: With Englands Great Men ... by Helen R. Macdonald. Compliments slip (from Judge Henry Neil), newspaper cutting (July 1918) and a smaller pamphlet: Will America Fight On? enclosed. Also another copy with buff coloured cover enclosing a smaller pamphlet: Pensions For Mothers.
Parliamentary Recruiting Committee.
Promotional Cards of the Great War.
[no number] If you want to know about / Germanys / Dishonoured / Army, / Ask within for a copy of the pam- / phlet, containing additional records of/ German Atrocities In France, / issued Free Of Charge by the / Parliamentary Recruiting Committee. Red and white card with string loop for hanging at top.
Card #100 Come Along Boys! / Enlist Today. Shows a smiling recruit with a pipe in his mouth against a white background. Entire image framed in a brown border [November 1914]. 26 x 41 cm.
Card #101 England /Expects /Every Man / to Do His /Duty /and Join the Army /To-day. Blue and red lettering on a white background, framed with red and blue lines. [November 1914]. 23 x 40 cm.
Card #107 Come And Do / Your Bit / Join Now. 5/15. Black, yellow and red card showing a smiling soldier pointing to the message.
Card #108 Your Country Wants / You /And 300,000 More Men Like You / Dont Wait / But Join Now. Blue and red lettering on a white interior square framed in brown. Printed by C.J. Faulkner, no date. 27 x 40 cm.
Card #112 Its Our Flag. Underneath heading is red, white and blue Union Jack. The message below the illustration reads: Fight for it/ Work for it. White lettering on olive green background.
VILLE LIBRE DE DANZIG
Helmer Rosting and Vladimir Miselj, Ville Libre de Dantzig (Geneva, League of Nations, 1926). Bound mimeograph ts. with Miseljs signature on the flyleaf and a loose note from him to his co-author re draft chapters. Placed into this bound volume in different locations are multiple typescript and typescript carbon additions. Dantzigs name is now Gdansk in Poland.
FRENCH AND BELGIAN GENERALS LETTERS COLLECTION
All letters in French unless noted as English.
F.1 Général Berthelot, 2 letters, 30 May 1922 (to Crépy) and 27 September 1927.
F.2 Général Degoutte, 31 January 1923.
F.3 Général Gourand, 4 letters, 22 October 1919 , 21 July 1921, and 12 December 1923 (to General Godley). Also a note in English, 28 July 1921, indicating that Général Gourand thought the British Government was behind his attempted assassination.
F.4 André Maginot, Minister of War. Telegram to General Godley, 2 May 1924, and typed translation into English; undated telegram to Godley. Also handwritten card, 8 January 1924.
F.5 Général Maistre, 2 letters,13 September 1920 and 22 May 1920.
F.6 Général de Mitry, 6 June 1918.
F.7 Général Nollet, (19?) January 1927.
F.8 Général Ruquoy, 2 letters, 16 December 1923 and 21 August 1923.
F.9 Général Weygand, 29 (?) January (?) 1923.
F.10 Other French and Belgian Generals, Staff, and Liaison officers. 1) Bizard, 8 January 1919 and 4 March 1922. 2) Boquet, 31 July 1923. 3) Burguet, 13 June 1924. 4) Chevalier, 1 August 1923. 5) Crépy, 1 August 1923. 6) de Croÿ, 25 September 1918 and 15 April 1930 (both in English). 7) Heamish (?), 20 December 1929. 8) Commandant de Malcissye-Meliy, 4 August 1923 (to General Godley in English). 9) de la Panouie, 31 March 1922 (to Godley in English). 10) Rampont (?), 2 July 1924.
F.11 Original file folder for this collection, listing its contents.
PRINTED MATERIALS, MAPS, AND OTHER ITEMS
See also Folder IX in Box 14.
F.1 Postcards and greeting cards:
Bound collections of cards: Cambrai, Doues, Ypres, Zeebrugge
4 postcards with German text, printed in Breslau and Dresden; images of Flanders and an Infantry Regiment, accompanied by winged horsemen.
4 postcards with French text, images of Paris, The Somme, a Red Cross dog; painting of a soldier
17 postcards with English text, images of tanks; William Leefe Robinson, V.C; captured German submarine ; defenders of the Empire; caricatures and cartoon; woman dressed in the Stars and Stripes with caption Ive come to see you through it!; series 1 to 3 depicting an airman attack.
Greeting card (col.) from the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces, 1917-1918, Somewhere in France, with caricature and greeting in French inside. Also Christmas and New Year's greeting card from the Canadian Cavalry Training Brigade, 1916-1917.
125th Canadian Infanty Battalion: Christmas Service card, 1917; Christmas card from Withley Camp, Surrey, 1917-1918
F.2 Printed cards and exemption certificate; includes information about bridges, roads and the water supply; also a programme for a military concert, Fergus Unit, 153rd Battalion, 17 April 1916.
Audibility of the Gun-Firing in Flanders over the South-East of England, September 1914-1916; offprint from The Quarterly Journal of The Royal Meteorological Society.
The Gunfire on the Continent During 1918: Its Audibility at Chignal St. James Near Chelmsford; offprint from The Quarterly Journal of The Royal Meteorological Society.
Americans at the Front, 32 pages, illustrated.
The Great Air Raid on England, September 3rd, 1916; booklet of souvenir photographs.
The New Testament with Lord Roberts Message to the Troops printed on the back of the front cover.
F.4 Charts numbered 1-6 of various revolvers and pistols. Chart number six indicates it was from the 3rd Northern Division.
F.5 Women: The Alphabet of the Womens Legion By one of them (with apologies); illustrated; blank enrolment form for the Womens Army Auxiliary Corps.
F.6 Messages, information statements, propaganda, one page each:
* The Kings Message to the Royal Air Force, 11 November 1918
* A Proclamation by the King asking for a reduction in the consumption of bread and the use of flour in pastry, 1917
* How to Invest Through the Post Office in the National War Loan
* Sketch Shewing Correct Method of Wearing Putties
* To the British Troops in Upper-Silesia. A plea from Upper Silesians they are not rebelling against the Allies; 2 copies
* Last Will and Testament of the Kaiser, also printed on the verso. Satirical.
F.7 Three printed b&w images issued by F.E. Lockwood, Argyle Street, Derby: The S.S. Belgian Prince Tragedy; The Llandovery Castle Lifeboat Murders; Once A German Always a German, issued in conjunction with The British Empire Union.
F.8 Other: 4 German stamps, 1 Hong Kong stamp; 3 German medical tags; one blank Soldiers Small book. Also paper col. lapel pins in support of various causes and associations Sailors Society, Royal National Life-Boat Institution, Woolwich Hostel for Girls, Fund for Wounded Soldiers, Seamens and Miller Hospitals; YMCA Hut Day, Lord Roberts Memorial Fund, Help Russia, flags. Also two metal pins with flags and 2 ribbons (red, white and blue combined); metal Machine Gun Officers protractor with cord and case.
F.9 Material of German origin:
Alarm und Sprengungen [Alarm and Explosions], n.d., 6 pp. German.
Order from J.V. von Rodbertus, Oberst [Colonel] of the Kaiserlich Deutsche Kommandantur in Brussells, 20 Feb. 1917, 1 p. German, Dutch and French.
Order to deliver unnecessary household articles to the collection point at the Luxemburger Train Station on 6 Mar. 1917. Failure to comply with order will result in forcible seizure of the articles. House searching will be conducted.
F.10 News clippings, special issues, tear-sheets:
* Photographs: Canadians on the March in France, n.d.; The South African Aviation Corps, 1915; publications not known
* Belgian newspapers (three), published 20 and 21 August 1914, two in French (one annotated Copy of last newspaper issued in Brussels before the Germans entered, one in Flemish
* French newspapers tear-sheets: Les Cinq Armes de larmée Française with coloured drawings; Le Jeune France with col. illustrations of Les Ravageuirs de lOise and La Bataille Navale dHéligoland
* Illustrated London News: The War Pictorial, November 1917; b&w photographs; insert of col. painting of ship, aeroplane, the coast
* The New York Times, tear-sheet, 26 May 1918
* Cartoon, What Time do they feed the sea lions Alf; Drawing of Mr. Poliu
* "Deeds that Stirred the Empire: The Canadians' Glorious Stand at Ypres", reprinted by "The Daily Chronicle," London by permission of the Acting High Commissioner of Canada. 1915
* Paintings: Pictorial Review, tear-sheet, July 1919: The Battle Among the Clouds by John O. Todahl; on verso David Lloyd George. Oversize, Map Cabinet 38
* The New York Times Magazine Mid-Week Pictorials: 29 June 1916, 7 September 1916, 1 February 1917. Oversize, Map Cabinet 38
*The Morning Post, Friday 29 October . "The King's Visit to the Front ...". News agent's advertisement. Oversize, Map Cabinet 38
*"Canada's Aid to the Allies and Peace Memorial", Montreal Standard, ed. Frederic Yorston. Oversize, Map Cabinet 38
*Canadian Corps Fall Championship Athletic Meet Held in France, September 1917." Programme. Oversize, Map Cabinet 38.
F.11 Mons, France: Three leaflets of instructions
for the citizens, issued 1917-1918; two are in French, one is in French
with some German.
Woolwich Arsenal, London (postcards)
Sunbeam Tours postcards
80-2 These numbers were assigned
to film containers no longer extant.
Scenes probably near Cape Town, South Africa
278 to 309 [Transferred to Trench maps and Aerial photographs collection]
310 Man painting a
312-313 [Transferred to Trench maps and Aerial photographs collection]
315 [Transferred to Trench maps and Aerial photographs collection]
316 Aeroplane flying
380-384 [Transferred to Trench maps and Aerial photographs collection]
385 View of base?, France
387 [Transferred to Trench maps and Aerial photographs collection]
388 Smoking battlefield,
The treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Suspension of hostilities on Eastern Front
Between the positions before Dünaburg:
665 “Return of
Russian emigrants from Switzerland to their homelands. Transfer of Russian
emigrants from the German light railway to Russian sleds before journey
Between the lines before Dünaburg
Armistice on the Eastern Front
Before Dünaburg, February 1918
Life and activity on the Yassyolda river:
729 See Box 23
730 R.N. Mobile Column
741-742 b, oversize aerial photographs, described as part of the Trench maps and Aerial photographs collection. Location is on top of Box 24 of this collection.
743 First Army panorama
No. P 110 from Hill 145 [Vimy Ridge]. (Oversize 8L)
Glass plate slides; aerial views
Glass plate slides
Also 138 photographic negatives: Many have been matched to numbered
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, SCRAPBOOKS, DIARIES / JOURNALS, NOTEBOOKS
69 Four pages from an album: b&w naval photographs with captions, 1912-1917: includes H.M.S. Kangaroo, 1912; airship picked up in the Channel in 1915; Ajax and King George V; H.M.S. Munster, April 15th 1916; H.M.S. Warsprite May ("sunk by the Hun May 31st 1916"); the sinking of the German Raider Grief Feb. 29th, 1916; Erin and Centurion; Munster, Mary Rose, Diligence; Rosyth, 1916. H.M.S. Ajax ("hoisting out one of a turret's guns damaged at Jutland"); H.M.S. Repluse 1917
70 Five pages from an album:b&w photographs with captions taken in post-war France, 1920-1926, also a few undated photographs taken in Fiji. Includes American cemetery at Romaigne, Fort Faux at Verdun, tanks, trenches, dug-out, mostly near Prompelle, ruins of buildings (includes Rheims Cathedral)
71 Five pages from an album: b&w photographs of 25th Cavalry (Frontier Force), 1917-1918, in German East Africa, Portuguese East Africa, arrival in Bombay, Almora, Kumaon. Includes the Mbemkuru Valley Raid in 1917 where German food stores were destroyed.
72 Notebook on a variety of topics including: camouflage, emplacements, German mortars and ammunition, missiles, observation, ranging, high explosives. The cover is no longer extant. Anonymous. A printed document pasted into the notebook is dated 1918.
73 Lieut. G.R.E. Hayter, R.F.C., scrapbook of aerial photographs with corresponding photographs of trench maps, including areas around Vis-en-Artois, Haucourt, Hendecourt, Cagnicourt, and Queant.