Limpus Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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Papers of Arthur Henry Limpus at the National Maritime Museum are organized as follows.

Contents

LIM/1

1884 Scribbling Diary, including letter from A. J. Kirk (?) and tracing of map.

LIM/2

LIM/3

"A Brief account of what THE TERRIBLES saw of the Boer War when calling at South African ports en route for China."

LIM/4

Reports of inspection of HMS GIBRALTAR.

LIM/5

Quarto Diary for 1906, including "Rules of the Ordnance Dinner Club" and newspaper cuttings.

LIM/6

Miscellaneous letters from and to Limpus, and documents of Naval interest (in envelope).

LIM/7

"British Naval Mission in Turkey 1912-1914: Records of the Start".

LIM/8

LIM/8/1

Letterbook. 1912.

LIM/8/2

Letters, notes and newspaper cuttings. 1912.

LIM/9

Letters from Limpus 30 March 1912 to 27 September 1916, including some undated.

LIM/10

Crisis letters from Admiral Limpus to Turkish authorities 1914-1916 and other letters from officers in the Dardanelles action.

LIM/11

Notes from meeting and letter from Le Vice Amiral Dartige du Fournet (in envelope).

LIM/12

Letters to Admiral Limpus 2 Apr 1912-16 Sep 1916.

LIM/13

LIM/14

2 versions of Admiral Limpus' lecture on "The Strategic and Tactical Value of Gibraltar from a naval Point of View", December 1908; and letter to Kenyon (?).

LIM/15

"The Great War: Appreciations of the Naval Situation".

LIM/16

An Account by an Italian of the Escape of the German Men-of-War "Goeben" and "Breslau" into the Dardanelles in Aug 1914 copied from the manuscripts at Malta, Jan 1916.

LIM/17

Notebook on Mechanic Construction and Mechanical Drawing, and notes. 1888.

LIM/18

HMS ALBION: "The Preparation of the Ship for War" etc. - Captain's Copy, including inserts. 1910.

LIM/19

Miscellaneous notes (n.d.).

LIM/20

Maps compiled in Field Intelligence Department, Chieveley (12/2/1900) and 3 maps of South Africa (n.d.).

LIM/21

Book of Transport Routes. 1916.

LIM/22

The Statutes of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, 1911.

LIM/23

6 Supplements to the Monthly Navy List, Oct 1914-Jul 1916.

LIM/24

LIM/25

Letters from Admiral Limpus to Mrs Limpus in South Africa from HMS GIBRALTAR, and "a tour of Africa". 1901 - 1903.

LIM/26

Letters from Admiral Limpus on HMS ALBION and 1 letter to Limpus from Jack Nunn. 1907.

LIM/27

Letters from Admiral Limpus on HMS ACHILLES and JUPITER. 1910 - 1911.

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LIM/29

"The Transvaal In War and In Peace", including newspaper cuttings and photos of South Africa.

LIM/30

Official Programme of Battleships at Blackpool, presenting photographs and ship and crew information for HMS ALBION, HMS VENUS and HMS RUSSELL.

LIM/31

LIM/31/1

"Newspaper records of the voyage of BACCHANTE with the Royal Princes, and the Naval Guns which relieved Ladysmith"

LIM/31/2

"Newspaper records of the voyage of BACCHANTE with the Royal Princes, and the Naval Guns which relieved Ladysmith"

LIM/32

LIM/32/1

Photograph album belonging to Florence M. Limpus, inscribed Xmas 1902 from A H. L., Vol II "Gibraltar Book", including photographs from the Boer War.

LIM/32/2

Loose photos from photo album belonging to Florence Limpus. See LIM/32/1.

LIM/33

Arabic Book of Flags, May 1913.

LIM/34

Photographs covering Limpus's career from Gunnery School as a lieutenant in 1885, up to being promoted to Admiral in 1918, including HMS CAMBRIDGE and TERRIBLE; the Boer War; HMS ALBION, JUPITER and NEW ZEALAND; Constantinople and Malta; as well as miscellaneous photographs of ships and crews.

LIM/34/1

Photographs covering Limpus's career, including Gunnery School, HMS CAMBRIDGE TERRIBLE, ALBION, JUPITER AND NEW ZEALAND, the Boer War; Constantinople and Malta; and miscellaneous photographs of ships and crews.

LIM/34/2

Various photographs covering Limpus's career including Malta, various ships, crews and officers.

LIM/35

Letters from Limpus to Captain Percy Scott, E.P. Jones and others.

LIM/36

LIM/37

Letters to Percy Scott and Captain Jones from various correspondents, including General Buller.

LIM/38

Telegraphs to Limpus from Percy Scott, including some undated.

LIM/39

Various instructions to Captain Jones and the Naval Brigade from Percy Scott and others, including some undated.

LIM/40

LIM/41

Extracts from Private letters from Natal of Commander A. H. Limpus R. N., HMS TERRIBLE 1899-1900.

LIM/42

"Mountings of the Naval Guns and their Subsequent Use with the Ladysmith Relief Column" by Captain Percy Scott, C. B. and Captain A. H. Limpus - delivered in Hong Kong, 13 Jun 1900 (2 copies, 1 bound).

LIM/43

Draft of lecture re. use of the Naval Guns in the Relief of Ladysmith (undated).

LIM/44

"Big Guns for Ladysmith: How the 4.7"s were obtained; Admiral Harris clears up a mystery" (undated).

LIM/45

LIM/46

"The Services of the Royal Navy in Connection with the War in South Africa 1899-1902: The Narrative of the Western Naval Brigade" (Parts 4d and 4e), written 1904-1905.

LIM/47

Miscellaneous notes and lists by Limpus and others, including the Western Naval Brigade and the Royal Visit, Durban (15/8/1901).

LIM/48

LIM/48/1

8 maps of the Boer War (undated).

LIM/48/2

Blueprint of a gun.

LIM/49

LIM/50

Letters from Commander Limpus to Mrs Limpus.

LIM/51

Programme from "St. George's Hall With England's Home of Mystery" (undated).

LIM/52

"The Absent-minded Beggar" by Rudyard Kipling, 1899.

LIM/53

Framed printed card (undated).

LIM/54

36 photographs of HMS TERRIBLE and the Naval Guns; Constantinople; and other miscellaneous undated (1 framed).

LIM/55

Photographs of the HMS TERRIBLE guns at Durban, Natal (undated).

LIM/56

Log of HMS ALEXANDRIA, Bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral GJP Hornby, Commanded by Captain RO'B Fitzroy, Kept by AHL.

LIM/57

Log of HMS BACCANTE. Commanded by Captain The Right Hon. Lord Chas TMD Scott CB, Kept by AHL.

LIM/57/1

Logbook of HMS BACCHANTE. Commanded by Captain The Right Hon. Lord CHAs TMD Scott CB, Kept by Limpus. Includes maps, paintings of landmarks and ships, and two loose photographs of crews and one of HMS AGINCOURT.

LIM/57/2

Three loose maps from Logbook of HMS BACCHANTE. See LIM/57/1.

LIM/58

Log of HMS ALBACORE, kept by AHL, Commissioned 14/2/1884, promoted to Lieutenant 30/6/1885 and reappointed to ALBACORE.

LIM/58/1

Logook and journal of HMS ALBACORE, kept by AHL, Commissioned 14/2/1884, promoted to Lieutenant 30/6/1885 and reappointed to ALBACORE.

LIM/58/2

Loose material from the logook and journal of HMS ALBACORE for 1884 and 1885, see LIM/58/1. Contains one photograph, a diagram of Fort Carysfort, an undated letter and a map.

LIM/59

Journal kept by AHL, Lieutenant RN, HMS ALBACORE and HMS AGINCOURT.

LIM/59/1

Journal kept by AHL, Lieutenant RN, HMS ALBACORE and HMS AGINCOURT.

LIM/59/2

Loose material from Journal for HMS ALBACORE and HMS AGINCOURT kept by Limpus, see LIM/59/1. Contains a copy of a 'Police Handbook and Reference Medium for Foreigners - 150 Sentences in English and Japanese'. Also includes a chart titled 'Suda Bay Chart 1658' showing the positions of Italian, British, German, Austrian and Russian ships, and two sheets of unused HMS ALBACORE headed paper.

LIM/60

Letters from Limpus, including one on HMS TERRIBLE after the Battle of Colenso, and one on HMS ALBION outlining his career from 1899 to 1907 for the editor of the Royal Navy List and two letters from Malta.

LIM/61

Duplicates of letters from Admiral Limpus in Constantinople including newspaper cuttings.

LIM/61/1

Duplicates of letters from Admiral Limpus in Constantinople.

LIM/61/2

Loose Newspaper cuttings from inside front cover of LIM/61/1.

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