Beatty Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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A list of the papers of Admiral of the Fleet David, First Earl Beatty in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, London.

Contents

BTY/1

BTY/1/1

Birth and early service: letters and papers 8 Nov 1883-9 Nov 1900 including Adm Sir Walter Cowan's recollections of Beatty's early life.

BTY/1/2

Survey of Nile Cataracts and the Sudan campaign 3 Jun and 22 Sep 1896 and a newspaper cutting (See also BTY/24/1-6).

BTY/1/3

Boxer rebellion: Beatty's journal 9 Jun-13 Jul 1900 and a photograph of the BARFLEUR.

BTY/2

BTY/2/1

HMS JUNO: confidential memoranda 10 Feb-20 Sep 1902 and an Intelligence Department minute 11 May 1903.

BTY/2/2

The refusal of an appointment in the Atlantic Fleet: letters including drafts by Beatty relating to the offer 5-26 Jul 1911.

BTY/2/3

Naval Secretary to First Lord: files entitled 'Destroyers building at Stettin' and 'Destroyers and Light Cruisers in War' and other papers 9 Oct 1911-21 Dec 1912 (See also BTY/22/1).

BTY/2/4

1st Battle Cruiser Squadron 1 Feb-9 Oct 1913.

BTY/3

BTY/3/1

First World War. Battle of Heligoland Bight 28 Aug 1914: folder containing papers 29 Aug-22 Oct 1914.

BTY/3/2

Beatty and W S Churchill (1874-1965) First Lord of the Admiralty: draft letter and copies of telegrams (n.d.) by Beatty, letter from Churchill 22 Nov 1914 and a paper entitled 'Remarks on the situation in the North Sea' n.d.

BTY/3/3

BTY/3/3/1

Raid on Scarborough 16 Dec 1914: track charts: 18 December 1914 - 26 January 1915 (See also BTY/22/2).

BTY/3/3/2

Papers relating to the raid on Scarborough on 16 December 1914 (See also BTY/22/2).

BTY/4

BTY/4/1

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Operations' containing papers 25 Jan-10 Feb 1915.

BTY/4/2

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Notes on action...and ships' reports' 28 Jan-15 Feb 1915.

BTY/4/3

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Officers and Men who distinguished themselves' 30 Jan-5 Mar 1915.

BTY/4/4

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file entitled 'Congratulatory telegrams and letters' containing papers 25 Jan-24 Feb 1915.

BTY/4/5

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: file containing miscellaneous papers on the failure of the TIGER to engage her opposite number; information obtained from German prisoners; statement of torpedoes fired; SOUTHAMPTON's reply to challenge by enemy's ships; dockyardmen on board TIGER during action; LION effect of shell hits and choice of projectiles an extract from the Independent 8 Feb 1915; a translation of the German official account of the action; all 29 Jan1915-17 May 1916 (See also BTY/22/2).

BTY/4/6

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: reports of the action and related papers 26 Jan-15 Mar 1915.

BTY/4/7

Battle of Dogger Bank 24 Jan 1915: German account of the action; telegrams of congratulation; and printed track charts 25 Jan-30 Jul 1915.

BTY/5

BTY/5/1

Papers relating to the command of the 2nd Battle Cruiser Squadron, Grand Fleet mobilisation, and armed trawler operation, and the use of zeppelins and kite ballons 6 Mar-29 Dec 1915 (See also BTY/24/7-13).

BTY/5/2

Secret orders for operations 22 and 28 Jan (1916?); letter to Asquith about new construction 3 Feb 1916; a folder entitled '5th Battle Squadron' on the construction programme and the distribution of the British fleet 19 Feb-10 Mar 1916; folder entitled 'Conference Friday 12 May 1916, Berthing at Rosyth' 1-18 May 1916 (See also BTY/22/3,4).

BTY/6

BTY/6/1

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Official Despatches and accompanying reports' 2 Jun 1916-3 Dec 1918.

BTY/6/2

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Despatch for publication' containing papers 19-20 June, and proof and issued copies of supplements to the London Gazette 6 Jul and 15 Sep 1916.

BTY/6/3

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'VABCF'S (Vice Admiral Battle Cruiser Fleet's) Personal Records' containing papers 1-26 Jun, including a copy of a letter to A J Balfour (1848-1930) 21 Jun on despatches and their publication (See also BTY/22/5).

BTY/6/4

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: folder entitled 'Ships taking part : officers and men' 7-11 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/5

BTY/6/5/1

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file of 32 track charts, 26 June to 14 October 1916.

BTY/6/5/2

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled "Track Charts" containing papers and correspondence, 26 June to 14 October 1916.

BTY/6/6

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: gunnery range and rate of fire reports 4 Jun-23 Oct 1916.

BTY/6/7

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers relating to torpedos fired including 'Vernon's analysis of the torpedoes fired at and by the enemy' 18 and 21 Sep 1916.

BTY/6/8

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers relating to ammunition and armament 30 Aug, 27 Dec 1916 and n.d.

BTY/6/9

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers relating to damage sustained by ships 2 and 6 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/10

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: lists of casualties and survivors 3-10 Jun 1916

BTY/6/11

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Honours and promotions, officers and men' containing copies of reports made to Adm Sir John Jellicoe (1859-1935) 4-23 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/12

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: files entitled 'Promotions-Officers (Revised list)' containing copies of reports 2 Jul-21 Nov 1916.

BTY/6/13

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Honours-Men (Revised list)' containing reports 13 Aug-2 Nov 1916, and a second file containing 'Additional recommendations' 12 Nov 1916-2 Feb 1917.

BTY/6/14

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: papers containing accounts of experiences and observations including 'Reminiscences of Q turret, HMS LION' by Private H Willons, Royal Marines; observations on tactics; and a translation of an official German criticism of the published despatch on the Battle of Jutland 3 Jun-8 Aug 1916.

BTY/6/15

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: messages of congratulation 2 Jun-17 Jul 1916.

BTY/6/16

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: report on the proceedings of the 3rd Light Cruiser Squadron in search for WARRIOR 5 Jun 1916.

BTY/6/17

Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916: file entitled 'Reports of Commitees on Lessons learnt from Action 31 May-1 Jun' containing also a summary of damage done to German ships, and remarks on the effect of British and German shell 7-24 Jun 1916.

BTY/7

BTY/7/1

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: telegrams relating to appointment of Sir David Beatty as Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet, and other changes in command, 22-27 Nov 1916; a letter from Trevylyan Napier (fl.1916) 24 Nov 1916; and a copy of one to Walter Cowan (1871-1956) 28 Nov 1916.

BTY/7/2

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: file entitled 'Odd Papers on Tactical questions etc', containing papers, 15 Feb 1913, 16 Dec 1916-1 Nov 1918, including secret papers on Grand Fleet Battle Tactics.

BTY/7/3

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: Grand Fleet W/T Memoranda 1 Dec 1916; W/T General orders 8 Oct 1917; Signal orders 1 Dec 1917; Grand Fleet Manoeuvering Orders 1 Jan 1918; all in cover entitled 'Grand Fleet Battle Orders'.

BTY/7/4

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: 'Grand Fleet Battle Instructions', 1 Jan 1918, one copy is annotated: 'Secret Fleet Orders', 11 Mar 1918. (See also BTY/22/11, 12).

BTY/7/5

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: 'C-in-C's (Commander-in-Chief's) Private Record' detailing ship movements Dec 1916-Sep 1917.

BTY/7/6

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: Naval Intelligence Division reports on 'Enemy mines in the German Bight' 20 Jun 1917; the German 'Outpost Service of the North Sea Outpost flotilla', 6 Nov 1917; 'German Barriers in the German Bight', 24 Aug 1916; a telegram from Copenhagen, 5 Nov 1917, on Danish patrols; papers on German 'Ruthless Submarine Warfare' 12-27 Jan 1917 and other papers.

BTY/7/7

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: 'Report of Naval Conference of Powers united against Germany', 4-5 Sep 1917 and reports of the conclusions reached at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd meetings of the Allied Naval Council, 22-23 Jan 1918, 12-14 Mar 1918, 26-27 Apr 1918.

BTY/7/8

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: the blockade of German shipping, papers, 25 Aug 1916-2 Feb 1917.

BTY/7/9

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: papers relating to various aspects of the administration of the Grand Fleet 31 Jan 1917-10 May 1918 (See also BTY/23/8, 9; BTY/24/41-2).

BTY/7/10

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: further papers on Grand Fleet matters 2 Jul 1918-2 May 1919 including papers on procedure in the carrying out of the naval terms of the Armistice; and 'Notes on matters affecting Naval Interests connected with the Peace Settlement', Admiralty Dec 1918.

BTY/7/11

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: papers relating to the Armistice, including 'The views of the Commander-in-Chief Grand Fleet as expressed at the War Cabinet meeting on Monday 21 October', 1918; and the 'Report of the Sixth Meeting' of the Allied Naval Council, 28 Oct-4 Nov 1918 (See also BTY/13/40).

BTY/7/12

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: letters from school children 10-24 Jan 1919.

BTY/7/13

Commander-in-Chief 1916-19: messages, letters and telegrams from French municipalities 19-28 Apr 1919.

BTY/8

BTY/8/1

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: papers relating to Imperial Defence, 3 Mar 1919-26 May 1926, including intelligence summaries, papers on the post-war fleet, naval policy and expenditure, a memorandum on forms of attack, and notes on a cabinet conference in Paris on 18 Jan 1920

BTY/8/2

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: Capital ship versus submarine, papers on the building policy of the navy, 6 Dec 1920-20 Jan 1921.

BTY/8/3

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: Capital ship versus submarine, further papers, 6 Jan-21 Feb 1921, including evidence taken by the sub-committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence at its 4th meeting 7 Jan 1921.

BTY/8/4

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: Capital ship versus submarine, draft report with proposed ammendments of the sub-committee of the Committee of Imperial Defence and related papers 12 Feb-3 Apr 1921.

BTY/8/5

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: Singapore naval base, papers on various aspects of the base: its siting, defence, and international implications, 3 Dec 1920-3 Jul 1925, including minutes of Cabinet committees, 27 Feb, 9 Mar 1924 (See also BTY/22/15, 16).

BTY/8/6

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: papers on the proposed marriage allowance for officers 15 Jul 1924-25 Feb 1925.

BTY/8/7

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: further papers on the marriage allowance for officers 23 Jun 1924-3 Mar 1927 including a letter from W S Churchill (1874-1965) Chancellor of the Exchequer 10 Aug 1925.

BTY/8/8

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: The Far East, 'Some remarks on the situation in China written July 1925' and sent by Beatty to the Prime Minister, and letters from M P A Hankey (1877-1963) 10 and 13 Jul 1925.

BTY/8/9

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: Air policy and the Fleet Air Arm papers 7 Jan 1919-1 Sep 1925.

BTY/8/10

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: Imperial Conference Oct-Nov 1926 draft notes on Imperial Defence for the use of the Prime Minister, the statement (printed) made by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 20 Oct 1926, and printed minutes of meetings 26 Oct and 15 Nov 1926.

BTY/8/11

First Sea Lord, 1919-27: miscellaneous papers 15 May 1919-30 Dec 1922, some relating to naval estimates 1920-23.

BTY/9

BTY/9/1

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: papers relating to the production of the 'Official Despatches' 20 Feb 1919-5 Nov 1920 (See also BTY/22/6, 7).

BTY/9/2

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: the minutes and memoranda of Capt J E T Harper (1874-1949) relating to the production of the 'Official Record' 23 January 1919 - 15 November 1920. Originally contained in a single file (See also BTY/22/8, 21; BTY/24/43-64), 1919-20.

BTY/9/3

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: papers relating to the decision not to publish the 'Official Record' 19 Jan 1920-4 Jan 1921.

BTY/9/4

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: proofs of Sir Julian Corbett's 'Official History' ca. Dec 1922-Jan 1923.

BTY/9/5

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: papers relating to the production of the 'Staff Appreciation' 15 Nov 1920-27 Jul 1922.

BTY/9/6

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: typescript of chapters 1-4 of the 'Staff Appreciation', 80pp. 1921 (See also BTY/22/9).

BTY/9/7

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: 'Narrative of Jutland-Uncorrected "revised proofs" of diagrams', 33pp. 1922 (See also BTY/22/10).

BTY/9/8

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: German accounts: translations of German documents including Adm von Scheer's report of 4 Jul 1916, 17 Feb 1920-20 Dec 1923.

BTY/9/9

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: miscellaneous papers relating to Jutland, including proofs of an article by Filson Young, proofs of charts, newspaper cuttings, memoranda, 22 Jun 1920-2 May 1927.

BTY/9/10

First Sea Lord: the Jutland Controversy: strategic and tactical appreciation of the Battle of Jutland in the form of a series of lectures, author unknown, possibly American, 134 pp, ca.1922.

BTY/10

BTY/10/1

House of Lords, 1927-36: scripts and notes for use in debates, most undated, ca.1927-26 Jun 1935 including secret paper on 'Defence of Fleet against air attack'.

BTY/10/2

House of Lords, 1927-36: 'Remarks on memorandum by Chief of Air Staff on the further substitution of Air for other forces in Imperial Defence, dated October 1929', 60 pp, ca. 1929-30.

BTY/11

BTY/11/1

Honours and Awards: contents sheet relating to 'Freedom of cities and towns & other engagements', papers relating to honours from or engagements at Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Chester, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Exeter 12 Nov 1928-23 Jul 1923.

BTY/11/2

Honours and Awards: papers relating to honours from or engagement at Glasgow, Grimsby, Hastings, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds 20 Dec 1918-18 Oct 1922.

BTY/11/3

Honours and Awards: honours from or engagements at Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Pembroke, Portsmouth, Rhondda Valley 7 Dec 1918-28 Apr 1925.

BTY/11/4

Honours and Awards: honours from or engagements at Salford, Sheffield, Southport, Sunderland, Great Yarmouth, York, Wallasey 6 Dec 1918-29 Mar 1923.

BTY/11/5

Honours and Awards: papers relating to honorary presidencies and membership of clubs, institutions and charities 6 Nov 1918-17 Nov 1925.

BTY/11/6

Honours and Awards: papers relating to Freedoms of Livery Companies: Fishmongers', Skinners', Mercers', Haberdashers', Painters' and Leathersellers'; also to an offer of membership of the L Zingari club 13 Aug 1918-11 Mar 1919.

BTY/11/7

Honours and Awards: engagements (other than freedom of cities and livery companies) 11 Jan 1919-23 Jan 1926 including arrangements for the visit to Belgium 17-23 Feb 1919, and papers relating to Beatty's Rectorship of the University of Edinburgh 10 Nov 1919-2 May 1921.

BTY/11/8

Honours and Awards: speeches 1919-33 most undated including those at Lord Mayor's Banquets 1923 and 1925.

BTY/11/9

Honours and Awards: speeches many given at the receipt of freedoms of cities and boroughs, 1919-35.

BTY/11/10

Honours and Awards: 'The Doings at Kansas City', 29 pp typescript comprising a sermon given on Armistice Sunday followed by an account of the award of the Distinguished Service Medal of the American Legion to Earl Beatty and Marshall Foch at Kansas City Nov 1921.

BTY/12

BTY/12/1

Miscellaneous Papers: papers relating to Lady Beatty's war services including the use of her steam yacht SHEELAH as a hospital ship 5 Aug 1914-22 Jun 1923, also press cuttings reporting Lady Beatty's death on 17 Jul 1932.

BTY/12/2

Miscellaneous Papers: newspaper cuttings and pages from newspapers relating to Beatty's career 1909-34.

BTY/12/3

Miscellaneous Papers: printed items including estate agents descriptions of shooting lodges in Scotland in 1919 and a facsimile copy of 'The Times' for 7 Nov 1805.

BTY/13

BTY/13/1

British Naval Officers and Officials: Baker, N.X.B. (fl.1900-19), letter to Ethel Beatty n.d.

BTY/13/2

British Naval Officers and Officials: Bellairs, R. M. (1884-1959), letters 23 Dec 1922, 22 Nov 1929-6 May 1930.

BTY/13/3

British Naval Officers and Officials: Bridgeman, William C. Viscount of Leigh (1864-1935), letter 29 Jul 1927.

BTY/13/4

British Naval Officers and Officials: Brock, Sir Osmond de B., Adm (1869-1947), letters 7 Jun 1916, 19 Jul (no year), 13 Mar 1923.

BTY/13/5

British Naval Officers and Officials: Browning, Sir Montague E. (1863-1947) Adm, letter 6 Feb 1922 enclosing extracts of a letter from Adm Hilary Jones USN 19 Jan 1922 with a paper signed N I D 6 March 1922.

BTY/13/6

British Naval Officers and Officials: Calthorpe, Arthur (fl.1900-20), letter to Ethel Beatty n.d.

BTY/13/7

British Naval Officers and Officials: Campbell, Henry, Rear-Adm (fl.1898-1919), visiting card n.d.

BTY/13/8

British Naval Officers and Officials: Chatfield, Alfred, E. M., Adm, 1st Baron (1873-1967), letter 25 Jan 1936.

BTY/13/9

British Naval Officers and Officials: Davenport, W G, Cdr Retd. (fl.1914-22), letter 9 Feb 1922.

BTY/13/10

British Naval Officers and Officials: Everett, Sir A., Adm (1868-1938), letter 30 Aug 1918.

BTY/13/11

British Naval Officers and Officials: Field, Sir F L, Adm-Fleet (1871-1945), letter 2 Jul 1918.

BTY/13/12

British Naval Officers and Officials: Fremantle, Sir S R, Adm (1867-1958), letters 5 Aug-11 Nov 1918.

BTY/13/13

British Naval Officers and Officials: Goodenough, Sir W E, Adm (1867-1945), letters 13 Jan 1919(?) and 4 Nov (no year) to Ethel Beatty.

BTY/13/14

British Naval Officers and Officials: Greatorex, C, Adm (1869-1937), letters 25 and 31 Aug 1921.

BTY/13/15

British Naval Officers and Officials: Hall, Sir W R, Adm (1870-1943), letters 5 Oct 1917-26 Jan 1918.

BTY/13/16

British Naval Officers and Officials: Halsey, Sir L, Adm (1872-1949), letters 20 Dec 1916-4 Apr 1920.

BTY/13/17

British Naval Officers and Officials: Heath, Sir H L, Adm (1887-1956), letter 26 Nov 1917.

BTY/13/18

British Naval Officers and Officials: Hood, H L A, Rear-Adm (1870-1916), letters to Ethel Beatty 31 July and 1 Aug 1914.

BTY/13/19

British Naval Officers and Officials: Hotham, Sir A, Adm (1876-1965), letter 13 Feb (no year).

BTY/13/20

British Naval Officers and Officials: Jackson, Sir H B, Adm-Fleet (1855-1929), letter 3 Dec 1916.

BTY/13/21

British Naval Officers and Officials: Jellicoe, J R, Adm-Fleet, Earl (1859-1935), letters 29 Aug 1914-23 Dec 1915.

BTY/13/22

British Naval Officers and Officials: Jellicoe, J R, Adm-Fleet, Earl (1859-1935), letters 18 Jan-30 Dec 1916.

BTY/13/23

British Naval Officers and Officials: Jellicoe, J R, Adm-Fleet, Earl (1859-1935), letters 4 Jan 1917-24 Jan 1918.

BTY/13/24

British Naval Officers and Officials: Keyes, R J B, Adm-Fleet, 1st Baron (1872-1945), letters 18 Jan-29 Aug 1926.

BTY/13/25

British Naval Officers and Officials: Lambe, C L (fl.1910-1919), letter to Ethel Beatty 30 Nov 1911.

BTY/13/26

British Naval Officers and Officials: Lambert, C F, Adm (1864-1928), letter 27 Oct 1917.

BTY/13/27

British Naval Officers and Officials: Lee, A H, Viscount (1868-1947), letter 25 Mar 1921.

BTY/13/28

British Naval Officers and Officials: Long, W H, 1st Viscount (1858-1924), letters and papers 25 Feb 1919-21 Jun 1922.

BTY/13/29

British Naval Officers and Officials: Madden, Sir C E, Adm (1862-1935), letters 12 May 1917-21 Jul 1922.

BTY/13/30

British Naval Officers and Officials: Phillimore, Sir R F, Adm (1864-1940), letters 22 Jun 1918-28 Apr 1930.

BTY/13/31

British Naval Officers and Officials: Richmond, Sir H W, Adm (1871-1946), letter 21 Jun 1930.

BTY/13/32

British Naval Officers and Officials: Robeck, Sir J M de, Adm-Fleet (1862- 1928), letters 12 Dec 1919-7 Jan 1924.

BTY/13/33

British Naval Officers and Officials: Seymour, Sir E H, Adm-Fleet (1840-1929), letter 10 Apr 1919.

BTY/13/34

British Naval Officers and Officials: Seymour, R, Cdr (fl.1914-1922), letter 22 Dec 1916.

BTY/13/35

British Naval Officers and Officials: Stephenson, Sir G O, Vice-Adm (1878-1972), letter 13 Jan 1928.

BTY/13/36

British Naval Officers and Officials: Sturdee, Sir F C D, Adm-Fleet (1859-1925), letters 3 Jan and 20 Feb 1920.

BTY/13/37

British Naval Officers and Officials: Tyrwhitt, Sir R Y, Adm-Fleet (1870-1951), letter 17 Jun 1918.

BTY/13/38

British Naval Officers and Officials: Warrender, Sir G J S, Adm (1860-1917), letter n.d.

BTY/13/39

British Naval Officers and Officials: Wemyss, Sir R E, Adm-Fleet, Baron (1864-1933), letters 21 Sep 1917-19 Sep 1918.

BTY/13/40

British Naval Officers and Officials: Wemyss, Sir R E, Adm-Fleet, Baron (1864-1933), letters 20 Oct 1918-1 Mar 1919.

BTY/13/41

British Naval Officers and Officials: Bayly, E H, Capt (fl.1894-1905), letter 20 Jul 1900.

BTY/14

BTY/14/1

Politicians and government officials: Baldwin, Stanley, 1st Earl (1867-1947), letter 28 Jul 1927.

BTY/14/2

Politicians and government officials: Balfour, Arthur J, 1st Earl (1848-1930), letters, 11 Jun 1912-13 Sep 1918.

BTY/14/3

Not stated.

BTY/14/4

Politicians and government officials: Churchill, Sir Winston L S (1874-1965), letters 30 Nov 1914-27 May 1925 (See also BTY/3/2).

BTY/14/5

Politicians and government officials: Coastal Trade Development Council letters 19 Oct 1935 and 30 Jan 1936.

BTY/14/6

Politicians and government officials: Haig, Douglas, 1st Earl (1861-1928), letter 8 Jan 1919.

BTY/14/7

Politicians and government officials: Hankey, Sir Maurice, 1st Baron (1877-1963), letters 22 Oct 1918-30 Apr 1927 (5 documents plus attachment).

BTY/14/8

Politicians and government officials: Lloyd George, David, 1st Earl (1863-1945), letters 16 Apr 1917-5 Aug 1919.

BTY/14/9

Politicians and government officials: Macdonald, James R (1866-1937), letter 30 Mar 1925 with draught of letter to and answer from Lord Chelmsford 26-27 Mar 1925.

BTY/14/10

Politicians and government officials: Seely, John B. (fl.1920), letter 22 May 1920 with copy of letter from W.S. Churchill to Seely 20 May 1920, a note from Beatty to Long, and his reply 31 May 1920.

BTY/14/11

Politicians and government officials: Trenchard, Hugh M, 1st Viscount (1873-1956), letter 13 Apr 1931 with a copy of his letter to Capt. Wedgewood Benn 17 Mar 1931.

BTY/15

BTY/15/1

Royalty: Albert I, King of the Belgians (fl.1909-1934), letters 27 May 1921-31 Oct 1922.

BTY/15/2

Royalty: Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942), letters 4 May 1920 and 6 Jan 1921.

BTY/15/3

Royalty: Edward, Prince of Wales (1894-1972), letter 14 Jul 1922.

BTY/15/4

Royalty: George V, King (1865-1936), letters 2 Oct 1909-25 Jul 1918.

BTY/15/5

Royalty: Helen, Queen of Romania (b.1896?), letter n.d.

BTY/15/6

Royalty: Helena Victoria, Princess (1870-1948), card n.d.

BTY/15/7

Royalty: Louis, Prince of Battenberg (1854-1921), letters 2 Jan 1910 and 8 Nov 1916.

BTY/15/8

Royalty: Louise, Princess (1848-1938), letter 27 Jan 1915.

BTY/15/9

Royalty: Marie, Princess of Edinburgh (1875-1938), letters 27 Mar 1889-27 Jun 1891.

BTY/15/10

Royalty: Mary, Queen (1867-1953), letters 31 Dec 1921-24 Nov 1922(?).

BTY/15/11

Royalty: Victoria, Princess of Edinburgh (1840-1901), letters 26 May 1889-90 (?).

BTY/15/12

Royalty: Invitations to four Royal occasions 12 July 1909-7 Dec 1912.

BTY/16

BTY/16/1

Others including French and US officers: Brent, C H, Bishop (1862-1929), letter 14 Nov 1918.

BTY/16/2

Others including French and US officers: British Legion, The Officers Association, letters 12 Oct-3 Nov 1934.

BTY/16/3

Others including French and US officers: Cooper, Mabel (fl.1916), letter 30 Jun 1916.

BTY/16/4

Others including French and US officers: Debeney, General (fl.1914-1919), letter 28 Apr 1919.

BTY/16/5

Others including French and US officers: de Bon, Adm (fl.1914-1919), letter 28 Apr 1919.

BTY/16/6

Others including French and US officers: Kavanagh, John R (fl.1900-1914), letter 21 Oct 1914(?).

BTY/16/7

Others including French and US officers: Keane, Doris (fl.1918), letters Oct 1918.

BTY/16/8

Others including French and US officers: Lang, W Cosmo Gordon, Baron Lang of Lambeth (1864-1945), letter 11 Jun 1918.

BTY/16/9

Others including French and US officers: 'Lion' (Brigadier General L.W. Sadleir-Jackson 1876-1932?), letter 26 Jul 1909.

BTY/16/10

Others including French and US officers: McCormick, Robert R (1880-1955), letter 5 Nov 1921.

BTY/16/11

Others including French and US officers: Mercier, D, Cardinal (1851-1926), letter 22 Jun 1919.

BTY/16/12

Others including French and US officers: Pollock, S A (fl.1935), letter 14 Apr 1935.

BTY/16/13

Others including French and US officers: Rodman, Hugh, Adm (1859-1940), letters 31 Oct and 20 Nov 1918.

BTY/16/14

Others including French and US officers: Sackville, V (fl.1917?), card undated 1917?

BTY/16/15

Others including French and US officers: Thacker, Arthur (fl.1924), letter 4 Aug 1924.

BTY/16/16

Others including French and US officers: Tollemache, Henry (fl.1898-1921), letter 20 Mar 1921 and end of letter dated 1898? from David Longfield Beatty (b.1841) to himself.

BTY/16/17

Others including French and US officers: Tolstoy, John (fl.1914), letter to Lady Beatty 10 Jul 1914.

BTY/16/18

Others including French and US officers: Vickers, Herbert (fl.1916), letter 26 Dec 1916.

BTY/16/19

Others including French and US officers: French Ministere de la Marine, letter dated 22 May 1919.

BTY/16/20

Others including French and US officers: 'Ann' (fl.1920-36?), letters 31 Aug (no year) and 29 Feb (no year) 1936?

BTY/16/21

Others including French and US officers: 'Rosemary' (fl.1919?), undated letter 1919?

BTY/16/22

Others including French and US officers: Etchell, Constance Patricia (fl.1936?), undated letter 1936?

BTY/16/23

Others including French and US officers: 'J L' (an old shipmate), telegram 16 Feb 1936.

BTY/16/24

Others including French and US officers: two empty unattached envelopes n.d.

BTY/17

Beatty to his wife Ethel: seventy-nine groups of letters from Beatty to his wife Ethel, 1900-1927. See full list in printed catalogue for details. For information see item level records.

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Personal correspondence includes undated letters. 1900.

BTY/17/2

Personal correspondence. 1900.

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Personal correspondence. 1900.

BTY/17/4

Personal correspondence. 4 January - 23 January, 1901.

BTY/17/5

Personal correspondence. 3 February - 28 February, 1901.

BTY/17/6

Personal correspondence. 1 March - 28 March, 1901.

BTY/17/7

Personal correspondence. One letter is incomplete. 2 April, 1901 - 13 May, 1901.

BTY/17/8

Personal correspondence. 15 July, 1902 - 29 August, 1902.

BTY/17/9

Personal correspondence. 5 September, 1902 - 28 September, 1902-09-28.

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Personal correspondence and includes an item dated 15 December 1902. 1 October, 1902 - 28 October, 1902.

BTY/17/11

Personal correspondence. 15 December, 1908 - December, 1908.

BTY/17/12

Personal correspondence. 20 January, 1909-01-20 - 28 February, 1909.

BTY/17/13

Personal correspondence. One of the letters is incomplete. 20 January, 1909 - 28 February, 1909.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-56, 2 June, 1909 - 30 June 1909.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-75, 1-17 July, 1909 and 4 August, 1909.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-86, 14 September, 1909 - 7 October, 1909.

BTY/17/17

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-59, 18 November, 1909 - 30 November, 1909.

BTY/17/18

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-93, 1 December, 1909 - 29 December, 1909.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-29, November, 1910 - March, 1911.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-49, 17 January, 1912 - 29 May, 1912.

BTY/17/21

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-30, 1 June, 1912 - 26 November, 1912.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-35, 4-30 March 1913.

BTY/17/23

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-55, 1-30 April 1913.

BTY/17/24

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-48, 2 May -10 June 1913.

BTY/17/25

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-32, 16-29 July 1913.

BTY/17/26

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-44, 2 October - 19 November 1913.

BTY/17/27

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-66, 28 January - 24 February 1914.

BTY/17/28

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-52, June -August 1914.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-40, 2-29 September 1914.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-57, 1-30 October 1914.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-56, 2-29 November 1914.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-43, 1-25 December 1914.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-44, 15 February - 22 May 1915.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-33, 10 June - 22 November 1915.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-44, 25 January - 23 September 1916.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-57, 1 October - 30 December 1916.

BTY/17/37

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-30, 1-30 January 1917.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-32, 1-28 February 1917.

BTY/17/39

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-43, 1-30 March 1917.

BTY/17/40

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-56, 1-31 May 1917.

BTY/17/42

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-28, 3-29 June 1917.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-18, 3-19 July 1917.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-24, 28 August - 28 September 1917.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-34, 1-18 October 1917.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-30, 16 November - 25 December 1917.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-29, 2-31 January 1918.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-42, 2-21 February 1918.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-44, 11-31 March 1918.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-17, 2-8 April 1918.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-46, 7-30 June 1918.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-24, 2-4 July, 22-27 September and some undated, 1918.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-49, February to April, August, 1919 and August to October, 1920.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-49, 3-30 January 1921.

BTY/17/55

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-42, 14-24 February 1921.

BTY/17/56

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-21, 28 May - 5 June 1921.

BTY/17/57

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-28, August - October 1921.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-58, 13-31 January 1922.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-53, 1-28 February 1922.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-34, 1-13 March and 10 May 1922.

BTY/17/61

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-27, 3 October - 12 December 1922.

BTY/17/62

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-15, 22-27 January and 26 February 1923.

BTY/17/63

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-64, 2-22 March and 22 September 1923.

BTY/17/64

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-42, 22-31 January 1924.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-112, 1-28 February 1924.

BTY/17/66

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-38, 2-3 March and 18-29 July 1924.

BTY/17/67

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-18, 24-27 September 1924.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-41, 3-18 December 1924.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-127, 5-31 January 1925.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-99, 2-27 February 1925.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-59, 27 June - 11 July 1925.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-87, 27 January - 27 February 1926.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-44, 2-13 March and 22 July 1926.

BTY/17/74

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-116, 26 September 24 October 1926.

BTY/17/75

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-17, 9-17 January 1927.

BTY/17/76

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-14, 26-31 May 1927.

BTY/17/77

Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-141, 1-26 June 1927.

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Beatty to his wife Ethel, letters fos. 1-9, 10-12 November 1927.

BTY/17/79

Letter written on S.Y. SHEELAH, n.d.

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Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-53, 22-29 March 1905.

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Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-55, 11-28 April 1905.

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Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-62, 6, 21-31 June 1905.

BTY/18/4

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-148, 2-29 July 1905.

BTY/18/5

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-92, 13-31 August 1905.

BTY/18/6

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-33, 2-8 September 1905.

BTY/18/7

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-122, 4-18 March 1908, May and December 1908.

BTY/18/8

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-8, 20-21 January 1909.

BTY/18/9

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-126, 1-28 February 1909.

BTY/18/10

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-112, 31 March - 28 April 1909.

BTY/18/11

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-89, 15-30 June 1909.

BTY/18/12

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-73, 1-11 July 1909.

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Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-73, 1-11 July 1909.

BTY/18/14

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-81, 14-28 September 1909.

BTY/18/15

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-60, 20-30 November 1909.

BTY/18/16

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-79, 1-30 December 1909.

BTY/18/17

Ethel Beatty to her husband David Beatty, letters fos. 1-79, 3-4 May, 17 July - 5 August and 23 October 1913.

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BTY/20/1

Letters and Papers of 2nd Earl relating to 1st Earl Beatty: Funeral arrangements and condolences: papers relating to funeral arrangements, inclding two letters from the Archbishop of Canterbury, order of service, list of floral tributes, and a printed booklet containing reminiscences of Beatty by old friends, 11-20 Mar 1936 Read more at http://collections.rmg.co.uk/archive/objects/492956.html#fkVlCf7lpy3D5Mky.99

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BTY/22/1

Volumes: 'Diary of 6th Cruiser Squadron' 2-26 Jul 1912.

BTY/22/2

Volumes: Naval Staff Monographs, Vol III (1921) containing monographs: Passage of the British Expeditionary Force Aug 1914, The Patrol Flotillas at the Commencement of the war 1914, The Battle of Heligoland Bight 28 Aug 1914, Naval operations connected with the raid on the NE coast Dec 16 1914, The Action of the Dogger Bank Jan 12 1915.

BTY/22/3

Volumes: Naval Staff Monographs, Vol XV (1926): Home Waters part VI Oct 1915-May 1916.

BTY/22/4

Volumes: Naval Staff Monographs, Vol XVI (1927): Lowestoft Raid 24-5 Apr 1916.

BTY/22/5

Volumes: 'Private Cypher Log of the Vice Admiral, HMS LION from 21 April 1916' -31 Oct 1917.

BTY/22/6

Volumes: 'Battle of Jutland 30 May to 1 June 1916: Official Despatches with Appendices' , proofs 1920.

BTY/22/7

Volumes: 'Battle of Jutland 30 May to 1 June 1916: Official Despatches with Appendices' (HMSO, 1920) (See also BTY/24/23-39).

BTY/22/8

Volumes: 'Official Record of the Battle of Jutland' (HMSO, 1920).

BTY/22/9

Volumes: 'Naval staff Appreciation of Jutland' Jan 1922.

BTY/22/10

Volumes: 'Narrative of the Battle of Jutland' Second proof text 1922.

BTY/22/11

Volumes: 'Flotilla Cruising and Night Cruising orders and Torpedo Attack by Destroyer Flotillas on the Enemy's Battle Fleet 11 Nov 1917'.

BTY/22/12

Volumes: Copy of Flotilla Cruising and Night Cruising orders and Torpedo Attack by Destroyer Flotillas on the Enemy's Battle Fleet 11 Nov 1917' containing signals and amendments.

BTY/22/13

Volumes: Confidential Admiralty Monthly Intelligence Report No. 4, 15 Aug 1919.

BTY/22/14

Volumes: Confidential Admiralty Monthly Intelligence Report No.6, 15 Oct 1919.

BTY/22/15

Volumes: Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords 18 Mar 1924 Vol 56 No.18.

BTY/22/16

Volumes: Parliamentary Debates, House of Commons 18 Mar 1924 Vol 171 No.35.

BTY/22/17

Volumes: Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords 1 Jul 1930 Vol 78 No.98.

BTY/22/18

Volumes: Parliamentary Debates, House of Lords 26 Jun 1935 Vol 97 No.69.

BTY/22/19

Volumes: Visitors Book 21 Apr 1919-26 Jul 1925.

BTY/22/20

Volumes: Transcripts, David to Mrs Beatty 1912-1913.

BTY/22/21

Volumes: Harper memoranda file (contents BTY/9/2) used by Capt J E T Harper (1874-1949) to keep minutes and memoranda relating to the production of the 'Official Record' 1919-20.

BTY/23

BTY/23/1

Loose Photographs: portraits of 1st Earl Beatty ca.1892-1927.

BTY/23/2

Loose Photographs: portraits of Ethel Beatty ca.1920 and 1931.

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Loose Photographs: portrait of Adm Sir Colin Keppel (1862-1947) in 1889, Adm Allan F Everett (1868-1938) in 1896, Adm-Fleet John de Robeck (1862-1928) in 1904 and Sir Eric Geddes (1875-1937) in 1919.

BTY/23/4

Loose Photographs: photographs of family, friends and informal occasions ca.1905-30.

BTY/23/5

Loose Photographs: photographs taken during Mediterranean cruise(s) ca.1912-20.

BTY/23/6

Loose Photographs: photographs taken during various naval occasions ca.1912-20.

BTY/23/7

Loose Photographs: photographs of ships of the surrendering German High Seas fleet taken as they arrived and at their anchorages in Scapa Flow 1918.

BTY/23/8

Albums: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, fleet flagship Grand Fleet 17 Feb 1917-7 Apr 1919.

BTY/23/9

Albums: Grand Fleet Boxing championship 1917.

BTY/23/10

Albums: Beatty's visit to Belgium in 1919.

BTY/23/11

Albums: photographs taken on a river trip ca.1920-25.

BTY/23/12

Albums: family photographs ca.1907-12 in album bearing initials E.B.

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Charts: printed maps compiled in the Intelligence Division War Office Jul 1898 of upper Egypt, the Sudan, Khartum and Omdurman.

BTY/24/7-13

Charts: manuscript maps and charts entitled 'Tactical Investigation' dated variously in Aug and Sep 1915.

BTY/24/14-22

Charts: plans and track-charts of the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916, some lithographed and signed by J R Jellicoe 19 Jun 1916.

BTY/24/23-39

Charts: printed plans and track-charts relating to the Battle of Jutland, two series printed to accompany 'Official Despatches with Appendices' (HMSO, 1920) (See BTY/22/7)

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