John Kelly Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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A list of the personal papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir John D. Kelly in the possession of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

KEL/101

Letters of J.D.K. Himsier, 1893-1911; a wound certificate; list of his term in BRITANNIA, Dec 1883.

KEL/102

Diary of holiday journeys, 1901-3; letters from brother Harry and Prince Louis of Battenberg.

KEL/103

The Tenedos Times, duplicate issues of paper issued at Tenedos, Sep-Dec 1914.

KEL/104

Papers from the DUBLIN, 1914-16. Includes report of unsuccessful attack on the GOEBEN; Orders, signals received, reports of proceedings in Dardanelles operation, Feb-May 1915.

KEL/105

Orders received, intelligence and reports of periods in search of a German Raider in West Indian and South American waters, from the WEYMOUTH, Dec 1916-Mar 1917.

KEL/106

Signals and orders concerning surrender of the High Seas Fleet and its voyage from Rosyth to Scapa. Report of meeting on Pay and prospects, 7 Jan 1919. Letters from Beatty and the French Adm Guepratte, from the PRINCESS ROYAL, Grand Fleet, 1918-17.

KEL/107

Papers from 1919-29. Includes Naval Mission to Greece 1920; See full list in printed catalogue.

KEL/108

Contains letters from Keyes, W.H.D. Boyle and Sir Frederick Field with a reply to Field regarding appointment and the post of First Sea Lord, 1930.

KEL/109

1931 C-in-C, Atlantic Fleet. Papers on the aftermath of the Invergordon mutiny, including Kelly's report on the state of discipline in the Atlantic Fleet. Copies of reports of proceedings of the fleet at Invergordon. Letters from Keyes, Field, Lord Stanhope and A.V. Alexander.

KEL/110

1931 C-in-C, Atlantic Fleet. Papers on personnel matters, also on the position of Vice-Adm Tomkinson and on the loss of HMS PETERSFIELD. Letters from Tyrewhitt, beatty, Chatfield and Field.

KEL/111

1933 C-in-C, Atlantic Fleet. Papers on personnel matters and sail training problem. Letters from Chatfield and Field.

KEL/112

1934-6 C-in-C, Portsmouth. Papers on the collision between the HOOD and RENOWN; programme of the funeral of King George V. Letter from Chatfield mentioning dispute over control of Fleet Air Arm.

KEL/113

Letters on promotion to Adm of the Fleet. n.d.

KEL/114

Letters of condolence after the death of Sir John Kelly. n.d.

KEL/115

Papers on funeral. n.d.

KEL/116

Congratulations sent to Kelly on appointment as Adm of the Fleet. n.d.

KEL/117

Private notebook c 1895.

KEL/118

Photograph album HMS NELSON. n.d.

KEL/119

Portraits and photographs. n.d.

KEL/120

Logbook of HMS THALIA, ROYAL ADELAIDE, AGINCOURT, ANSON and VOLAGE, 1888-1890.

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