The Jellicoe Papers

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      GB 58 Add MS 48989-49057*
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      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000037.0x00029a
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  • Language of Material
      English French German
  • Physical Description
      95 items

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe (b. 1859, d. 1935), 1st Earl Jellicoe, supplementing Add. MS. 45356, and supplemented by Add. MSS. 71553-71560; 1893-1936, n.d. See also Add. MSS. 52504-52506, 53738 and 54477-54480. MS. notes by Admirals Sir Frederic Dreyer and Sir Reginald H. S. Bacon occur passim. Used by Admiral Sir R. H. S. Bacon, The Life of John Rushworth, Earl Jellicoe, 1936; Capt. E. Altham, Jellicoe, 1938; A. J. Marder, Fear God and Dread Nought: the Correspondence of Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, 3 vols., 1952-9, and From the Dreadnought to Scapa Flow, 5 vols., 1961-70; A. Temple Patterson, Jellicoe: a biography, 1969; and J. Winton, Jellicoe, 1981. Extracts from the papers are printed by A. Temple Patterson, The Jellicoe Papers, 2 vols., 1966, 1968 (Navy Records Society, vols. 108, 111). Letters of Jellicoe to Adm. Sir Frederick Tower Hamilton, Adm. Sir William Archibald Howard, Adm. Sir Alexander Ludovic Duff, K.C.B., and his wife, Marjorie, are in the National Maritime Museum. Add. MSS. 49006-49008, 49041 were reserved from public use until 1963, 49045-49057 until 1964, and 49042 until 1966. Presented by the Jellicoe Trustees, apart from Add. MS. 49057*, which was transferred from the Cabinet Office in 1967, with material now in the Department of Printed Books.

Seventy volumes.

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