JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. LI. Correspondence and papers relating to Jellicoe’s dismissal from the post of First Sea Lord and his earlier career; 1893, 1910, 1917.

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JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. LI (ff. 74).

1. ff. 1-64. Correspondence and papers relating to Jellicoe's dismissal from the post of First Sea Lord; 1917. Partly typewritten and copies. See also Add MS 49036, ff. 77-244; Add MS 49037, ff. 1-50.

2. ff. 65-74. Letters, etc., to his parents relating to events in his earlier career; 1893, 1910. Partly copies.

Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe: Correspondence and papers: 1893-1935.

Navy; England: Papers of Lord Jellicoe: 1893-1935.

includes:

  • ff. 11-16, 20 Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, GCB: Correspondence, etc., with Lord Jellicoe: 1917, 1918: Partly typewritten.
  • f. 17 Admiral Sir Lionel Halsey, KCMG: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1916, 1917: Partly imperf.
  • f. 20 Gerald Arthur Steel, of the Admiralty: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1917, 1918: Signed.
  • f. 42 Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson: Letter to Lord Jellicoe: 1917-1934: Partly copy.
  • f. 48 Walter Runciman, 1st Baron Runciman: Letters, etc., to Lord Jellicoe: 1916-1918: Partly copy and printed.
  • f. 50 G. H. Hoste, JP, of Dawlish: Letter to: 1917.
  • f. 52 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, Baron Wester Wemyss: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1916-1920: Mostly typewritten; partly signed and copy.
  • f. 58 Herbert Cecil Porter, of Compton, near Guildford: Letter to: 1917.
  • f. 59 Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Charles Bridgeman-Bridgeman, GCB: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1917.
  • f. 61 Admiral Swinton Colthurst Holland: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1917, 1918.
  • f. 63 Admiral Sir Archibald Berkeley Milne, 2nd Baronet: Letter to Lord Jellicoe: 1917.
  • ff. 65-74 Lucy Henrietta Jellicoe, mother of John, 1st Earl Jellicoe: Letters, etc., to, from and rel. to her sons: 1893, 1900: Copies.
  • f. 67 Edmond Henry Jellicoe, youngest brother of John, 1st Earl Jellicoe: Letter to his mother, Lucy: 1893: Copy.

Papers relating to Jellicoe’s dismissal from the post of First Sea Lord include: Jellicoe’s own account of leaving the Admiralty; the original letter of dismissal from Sir Eric Geddes; farewell telegrams sent by Jellicoe upon leaving and replies received; and a letter from the other sea lords stating their position on the matter.

Letters to his parents relate to Jellicoe’s survival of the sinking of the HMS Victoria, 1893. Also includes telegrams relating to Jellicoe being shot through the lung, 1910.

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