JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. II. Correspondence of Jellicoe; 1908-1915.

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Vol. II (ff. 234). 1908-1915.


  • ff. 1-130 passim Ordnance: Letters, etc., rel. to calibre, etc., of naval guns: 1908-1912.
  • ff. 1-4 Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, KCB: Minute by: 1908.
  • ff. 10-14 Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, KCB: Letters to Vickers, Sons, and Maxim: 1908, 1909: Copies.
  • ff. 10-14 Vickers, Sons, and Maxim, Ltd; steelmakers: Letters to: 1908, 1909.
  • ff. 16-147 passim William II; Emperor of Germany: Comparisons of British and German naval strengths: 1909-1917: Partly typewritten.
  • f. 21 Reginald McKenna, PC; MP: Correspondence, etc., with Lord Jellicoe: 1908-1922: Mostly signed.
  • f. 64 Arthur William Smallwood, of the Admiralty: Minute by: 1909: Signed.
  • f. 65 Rear-Admiral Charles Cape Sheen: Minute by: 1909.
  • f. 67 Sir Philip Watts, KCB; Director of Naval Construction: Minute by: 1909: Signed.
  • ff. 80-83, 87, 88 Admiral Sir Alexander Edward Bethell, KCB: Minutes by: 1909: Mostly signed.
  • ff. 121-124 Admiral Sir Archibald Gordon Henry Wilson Moore, KCB: Minute by: 1910.
  • ff. 131-151, 158-193b Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG; Prime Minister: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1912-1917: Partly typewritten and signed.
  • ff. 153-157 Louis Alexander Mountbatten, Prince Louis of Battenberg; 1st Marquess of Milford Haven; formerly Battenberg: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1914, 1917.
  • ff. 201-208b Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour; Prime Minister: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1915-1916: Signed and drafts.
  • ff. 209-234 Sir William Graham Greene, Admiralty secretary: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1914-1917.
  • ff. 224b, 233b Maps and Plans: North Sea, from Texel to Sylt, showing minefields: 1915: Partly lithogr.

Correspondence relating to: the manufacture, testing and relative merits of naval guns; contract with Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd.; German shipbuilding; comparison of ships and shipbuilding of Britain and Germany; German naval estimates for 1909-1910 and 1910-1911; future naval programme; German turbines and guns; relative strengths of British and German dreadnoughts; copies of telegrams on Jellicoe’s appointment as Commander in Chief of The Grand Fleet; North Sea sweeps; submarine-proof harbours and submarine threat; naval policy; Churchill’s ideas for an attack using the island of Sylt; proposed naval bases; the King’s visit to The Grand Fleet; and minelaying operations, including charts of minefields.

Also includes tables comparing numbers, values and strengths of British, German, French and US ships.

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