Richmond Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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A list of the papers of Admiral Sir Herbert W. Richmond in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, London.

Contents

RIC/1

RIC/1/1

Illustrated private journal of Admiral Sir H. W. Richmond, 1886 - 1887.

RIC/1/2

Illustrated private journal of Admiral Sir H. W. Richmond, 1891.

RIC/1/3

Illustrated private journal of Admiral Sir H. W. Richmond, 1892 - 1893.

RIC/1/4

Illustrated private journal of Admiral Sir H. W. Richmond, 1894 - 1895. Commenced 18 May 1894, HMS ACTIVE, includes photographs and cuttings.

RIC/1/5

Illustrated private journal of Admiral Sir H. W. Richmond, 1896.

RIC/1/6

Illustrated private journal of Captain H Richmond, 1871 - 1905.

RIC/1/7

Illustrated private journal of Captain H Richmond, 1906 - 1907.

RIC/1/8

Private diary of Adm Richmond, 1909-13.

RIC/1/9

Private diary of Adm Richmond, Jun-Sep 1914.

RIC/1/10

Private diary of Adm Richmond, Sep-Oct 1914.

RIC/1/11

Private diary of Adm Richmond, Oct 1914-Jan 1915.

RIC/1/12

Private diary of Adm Richmond, Jan-May 1915.

RIC/1/13

War diary of Adm Richmond, May-Oct 1915.

RIC/1/14

RIC/1/14/1

Private diary of Adm Richmond, Oct 1915-Oct 1916.

RIC/1/14/2

Typescript pages entitled 'Memorandum on the importance of the German colonies in relation to the trade defence of the Empire in the future', with a note added in pen dated 30 August 1916.

RIC/1/15

Private diary of Adm Richmond, Dec 1916-1920.

RIC/1/16

Private diary of Lady Richmond, Jul-Nov 1914.

RIC/1/17

Private diary of Lady Richmond, Nov 1914-May 1915.

RIC/1/18

Work book for navigating officers used as a scrapbook for newspaper cuttings, mainly relating to naval conferences and disarmament, 1928-34.

RIC/1/19

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters, mainly relating to naval conferences and disarmament, 1931-35.

RIC/1/20

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters, mainly relating to naval conferences and disarmament, 1934-38. Enclosed are 4 issues of the Petroleum Press Service magazine with articles concerning oil supplies for European powers.

RIC/1/21

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters, mainly relating to naval conferences and disarmament, 1935-39.

RIC/1/22

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters relating to naval policy and events, including articles on the Fleet Air Arm and oil supplies in wartime, 1936-38.

RIC/1/23

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters relating to naval policy and events, 1939-40.

RIC/1/24

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters relating to naval policy and events, 1940-41.

RIC/1/25

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters relating to naval policy and events, 1941-42.

RIC/1/26

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters relating to naval policy and events, 1942-44.

RIC/1/27

Album of newspaper cuttings and letters relating to naval policy and events, 1945-47. Also obituaries for Admiral Sir Herbert Richmond and letters of condolence addressed to Lady Richmond.

RIC/1/28

Commonplace book, n.d.

RIC/1/29

Newspaper cuttings relating to Jutland and Submarines, n.d.

RIC/1/30

Logbooks of HMS TYNE, HMS CALLIOPE, HMS NELSON and HMS ALLANDO, kept by Mid H W Richmond, 1887-89.

RIC/1/31

Logbooks of HMS ALLANDO, HMS CALLIOPE, HMS DUKE OF WELLINGTON, HMS RUBY and HMS MINOTAUR, kept by Mid H W Richmond, 1889-91.

RIC/1/32

Logbook of HMS ACTIVE, kept by Lt H W Richmond, 1894.

RIC/2

RIC/2/1

Commonplace book concerning policy, administration and paper on European War, n.d.

RIC/2/2

Commonplace book concerning strategy, defence, principle's of war, international law, invasion, internal discord and command of sea, n.d.

RIC/2/3

Commonplace book concerning trade in war, economic problems and cruisers, n.d.

RIC/2/4

Commonplace book concerning training and education, history order and instructions, preperation for war, mines, employment of officer, study of war, command and discipline, n.d.

RIC/2/5

Commonplace book concerning tactics, ships and forts, n.d.

RIC/3

Volume of caricatures of naval officers and photographs recording recollections and experiences of the ships Richmond served upon, 1887-1896.

RIC/4

RIC/4/1

Correspondence on Naval matters: intelligence reports, 1920-24.

RIC/4/2

RIC/4/2/1

Admiralty report of the Committee on Designs.

RIC/4/2/2

Remarks on exercises, n.d.

RIC/4/2/3

Designs of armoured ships to be laid down, Admiralty, November 1907.

RIC/4/2/4

Notes on matters afftecting naval interests connected with the peace settlement, Admiralty. 1918.

RIC/4/2/5

Naval necessities, volume 1, secret, Admiralty. 1904.

RIC/4/2/6

Naval necessities, volume 2, secret, Admiralty. 1905.

RIC/4/2/7

Naval necessities, volume 3, secret, Admiralty. 1906.

RIC/4/2/8

Book of diagrams of British Fleet tactics with a preface by Admiral Beatty, Commander-in-Chief, Grand Fleet, published by the Ordnance Survey, June 1917. Chart of the Bay of Bengal with details of British merchant vessels lost during operations of the German light cruiser EMDEN, September 1914. Correspondence of Admiral H.W. Richmond regarding a statement on naval policy by the League of Nations Union, December 1929.

RIC/5

RIC/5/1

Official Correspondence as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station. Includes letters and memorandums regarding Electric Light Installation at Admiralty House, Trincomali, Charges and Dues etc., at Colombo. Payment of Extra Staff at Admiralty House, Trincomali, the Strategic Use of the Submarine in a war with Japan and other material regarding a potential war with Japan. 1923-1925.

RIC/5/2

Official Correspondence as Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station. Papers forwarded upon completion of his command of the East Indies Station regarding: An Imperial Military Reserve for the purpose of maintaining command at sea in Eastern Waters, Limits of the East Indies Station in the event of a war in the Far East, the future of British interests at Basra, design of vessels suitable for service in the Persian Gulf with three accompanying sketches, the period of Command of the East Indies Station, remarks on the Naval Appreciation for a War with France, Naval Appreciation of East Indies Station, and remarks concerning the Royal Indian Marine. Also includes some general correspondence and the Proceedings of a Conference Held at Singapore 3rd to 12th March 1925.

RIC/5/3

Three letters. the first a letter from Lord Beatty with a reply regarding articles over the names of Admiral Sir Percy Scott and S.S Hall. The third is a letter to the Secretary of the Admiralty by H. Richmond following the appointment of Admiral Sir Arthur Waistell to the command at Portsmouth, protesting against the First Lord's treatment of him and enquiring why the First Lord considered him unfit for further commands at port or sea. Also contains Memorandum of the Cabinet Committee on Bombs and Battleships, 1936.

RIC/5/4

Official correspondence. Includes remarks and attached letter by Richmond on Chapter One of the draft revise of Field Service Regulations, Vol. II, with final draft and related correspondence and remarks. Also contains a booklet on the Organization and Formations of Fleets with diagrams, and various typescripts on 'Functions of Section "B", Plans Division", 'The Naval Mutiny: 1931' and 'What should be the principles governing our counter to a Torpedo Boat attack in a daylight fleet action.'

RIC/6

RIC/6/1

Various lecture and conference notes with related correspondence, covering subjects including Sea Power, Blockades, Capture at Sea, Jutland and others. Also contains copies of 'Parliamentary Debates. House of Lords. Wednesday, 18th July, 1923. Vol. 54.-No. 61' containing questions on Food Production and National Defence, Home-Grown Food Supply and Housing, Vol. 139. No. 65 regarding Agricultural Development, Reciprocal Economic Aid, Atomic Bombing and Fish Destruction and several offical reports of the Debates of the Senate of Canada, includes three copies regarding a speech on Collective Security within the Empire by Major General W. A. Griesbach, and one on the League of Nations and Commerical Aviation in Canada.

RIC/6/2

Various lectures with related notes and correspondence. Includes one volume entitled 'Lectures at R.N. War College, Greenwich, Autumn Session, 1920 Volume III' covering the Wars with France and Spain in 1739 and 1744, the War of American Independence, Spanish American War, Russo-Japanese War,by Rear Admiral H. W. Richmond and War Plans of 1914 by Captain G. E. Lewin, R.N. Also contains a number of other typescripts for lectures on subjects including the history and importance of Eastern trade, India, wars with France, Trafalgar, the Royal Marines, International Law, Imperial Strategy, and the British Empire and it's Colonies. Also includes a number of articles and newspaper clippings regarding Air policy.

RIC/6/3

RIC/6/3/1

Ring binder with various articles relating to the outbreak of the Second World War and various wartime subjects including, 'German, Italian and Japanese U-Boat Casualties during the War', 'Statistics Relating to the War Effort of the United Kingdom', 'the vulnerability of Captial Ships to Air Attack', 'Final Report by The Right Honourable Sir Nevile Henderson on the Cricumstances leading to the termination of his mission to Berlin', 'The Battle of the River Plate' and others. Also contains a clipping of the answers of the House of Commons on the sinking of HMS GLORIOUS. 1936-1946.

RIC/6/3/2

Notes, typescripts and correspondence on a variety of subjects such as Naval limitation and disarmament and Convoys. 1920-1946.

RIC/6/4

Notes, typescripts and correspondence on various lectures and articles, covering subjects including the war of 1812, HMS WARRIOR in the Battle of Jutland and after, "High" and "Low" Belligerant Rights, the Englishman's Traditional Outlook on his Navy, Empire Defence Problems, The Merchant Navy, Disarmament, Imperial Strategy, the Royal Indian Navy, Naval Conferences and the League of Nations. Also contains some official correspondence.

RIC/6/5

Notes, typescripts and correspondence on various lectures and articles, covering subjects including the war of 1812, HMS WARRIOR in the Battle of Jutland and after, "High" and "Low" Belligerant Rights, the Englishman's Traditional Outlook on his Navy, Empire Defence Problems, The Merchant Navy, Disarmament, Imperial Strategy, the Royal Indian Navy, Naval Conferences and the League of Nations. Also contains some official correspondence.

RIC/7

RIC/7/1

Correspondence between Richmond and Adm William H Henderson chiefly about the Naval Review magazine, 1913-33, mainly letters from Richmond.

RIC/7/2

Correspondence relating to appointments and employment of officers at the Imperial College 1928-32, the vulnerability of Captal Ships and Australian Defence, tonnage and size of the Battleship 1919-31 and Richmond's retirement 1930-32.

RIC/7/3

Papers, 1923-40, relating to the British Maritime Co-operation and Freedom of the Seas, letters to Richmond from American correspondents, Bertram Watson and received during East Indies Command, see full list in printed catalogue for further details.

RIC/7/4

RIC/7/4/1

Eight folders of correspondence including Richmond's own letters, letters from his mother, father and brothers George and Ernest, n.d. Box One of Three.

RIC/7/4/2

Nine folders of correspondence including Richmond's own letters, letters from his mother, father and brothers George and Ernest, n.d. Box two of three.

RIC/7/4/3

Six folders of general correspondence, including personal letters and letters from family members. Box three of three.

RIC/7/5

Contains various letters, including some personal correspondence, letters to the editor of the time and the First Lord. Also contains notes of Admiral Richmond's speech at a dinner given by the French Delegation, 1929-05-29, a Finnish newspaper cutting, notes on strategic errors dated 1942-06-22 and other official material, a labelled group photograph, a letter granting the dignity of a Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, the proposal to elect Richmond as a Fellow of the British Academy and a request from Oxford University to present Richmond with the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

RIC/8

Papers including a Royal Commission Report on the Dardenelles and Mesopotamia, volumes entitled 'War Incidents' and drawings for a College badge, n.d.

RIC/9

Papers belonging to the late Sir Julian Corbett sent to Richmond by Lady Corbett, n.d., (see also RIC/7/4 under Corbett).

RIC/10

RIC/10/1

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Spring Session, Vol.I, concerning Policy and Strategy, 1920.

RIC/10/2

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Spring Session, Vol.V, concerning Tactics, 1920.

RIC/10/3

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Spring Session, Vol.VI, concerning Tactics, 1920.

RIC/10/4

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, Vol.I, concerning Policy and Strategy, 1920.

RIC/10/5

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, Vol.1, concerning Policy and Strategy, 1921.

RIC/10/6

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, Vol.V, concerning Tactics, 1921.

RIC/10/7

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, Vol. VI, concerning Foreign Powers, 1921.

RIC/10/8

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, 1922: 'The Battleship'.

RIC/10/9

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, 1922: 'The Battleship II'.

RIC/11

RIC/11/1

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Spring Session, 1922, Vol.1, concerning Policy and Strategy, Staff organisation and works.

RIC/11/2

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Spring Session, 1922, Vol.II, concerning Trade in War and Tactics.

RIC/11/3

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, 1922, Vol.I, concerning Policy, Strategy and Tactics.

RIC/11/4

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Autumn Session, 1922, Vol.III, concerning Movements of Armies across the Sea.

RIC/12

RIC/12/1

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Education and Training, 1903-4.

RIC/12/2

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Education and Training, 1909-12.

RIC/12/3

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Education and Training, 1917-18.

RIC/12/4

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Staffwork and Training, 1905-18.

RIC/12/5-6

War College Lectures sent to War College, Greenwich: Tactics, Various papers and war records, Nov 1914.

RIC/13

RIC/13/1

Lectures: 1914-18.

RIC/13/2

Commodant's lectures, Imperial Defence College, 1928.

RIC/13/3

Paper on Convoy, 1917.

RIC/13/4

Remarks on War Plan, 1909.

RIC/13/5

Papers relating to Italy, 1915.

RIC/13/6

Volume of papers concerning Blockade and the laws of war, n.d.

RIC/13/7

Volume of papers concerning Battleships and submarines, n.d.

RIC/14

RIC/14/1

War Papers, 1915-18.

RIC/14/2

Letters to and from Adm W H Henderson about the training of naval officers, (copies), Jun-Dec 1902.

RIC/14/3

Various memoranda, Feb 1914-Sep 1915.

RIC/15

RIC/15/1

Letters from Richmond to his family, with some replies and some photographs, 1879-1900.

RIC/15/2

Letters from Richmond to his family, with some replies and some photographs, 1904-6, while in the CRESCENT, flagship on the Cape Station.

RIC/16

RIC/16/1

Commonplace book with papers, extracts and notes arranged under the headings: Education & Training, Trade in War, Tactics, Qualities of an Officer and Discipline, Moral & Kindred Subjects, n.d.

RIC/16/2

Commonplace book arranged under the headings: Strategy, Ships and Forts, Views of History, Preparation of Orders, War of 1914-18, Command of the Seas, Policy, Economic Problems, Employment of Officers and Other Subjects, n.d.

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