JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. XXI. Letters to Jellicoe from: Adm. Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson, 1915-1916; Adm. Sir Charles Edward Madden, 1916-1923; Adm. Sir Lewis Bayly, 1914-1918.

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      1914-1923
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      English
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JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. XXI (ff. 210). Letters to Jellicoe from:–

1. ff. 1-80b. Adm. Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson, G.C.B., First Sea Lord; 1915-1916.

2. ff. 81-155b. Adm. Sir Charles Edward Madden, 1st Bart.; 1916-1923.

3. ff. 156-210. Adm. Sir Lewis Bayly, K.C.B.; 1914-1918. Letters from Jellicoe to Bayly are printed in Bayly's memoirs Pull Together!, ed. V. Voysey, 1939, pp. 174-5.

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. 1-80b Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson, GCB: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1915, 1916.
  • ff. 81-155b Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Edward Madden, 1st Baronet: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1916-1929: Partly typewritten and signed.
  • ff. 156-210 Admiral Sir Lewis Bayly, KCMG: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1914-1918: Partly typewritten.

Correspondence relating to Naval strategy and the progress of the war, including discussions of mines, blockades, the weather, seaplanes, submarines, operational orders, staff changes, fleet movements etc. Letters from Jackson also discuss the situation in the Dardanelles, the construction of tanks and the Battle of Jutland. Letters from Madden also discuss fleet exercises, attack on trade routes, Jellicoe’s dismissal by Geddes in Dec 1917, the Armistice conference, the internment of the German fleet and post-war analysis of the Battle of Jutland. Letters from Bayly date mostly from 1917 and also discuss staff changes, Jelicoe’s dismissal and the US fleet.

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