JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. XL. Correspondence of Jellicoe, principally with the Admiralty, relating to the publication of the 'Official Record of the Battle of Jutland' and the 'Narrative of the Battle of Jutland' and to other controversies over the battle; 1920-1927.

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JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. XL (ff. 242). Correspondence of Jellicoe, principally with the Admiralty, relating to the publication of the 'Record' and the 'Narrative', and to other controversies over the battle; 1920-1927. Typewritten and handwritten. Includes (ff. 236-238) a list of German signals deciphered in the Admiralty during the battle, with a minute by Jellicoe, 1927. See Admiral Sir R.H.S. Bacon, The Life of John Rushworth, Earl Jellicoe, 1936, pp. 434-50, and Add MS 49037, ff. 128-195 passim.

For 'Official Record of the Battle of Jutland, 30th May to 1st June 1916, with Appendices and Plans', by Capt. John Ernest Troyte Harper see Add MS 49019-49020’

Jutland, Denmark: Correspondence and papers rel. to Battle of Jutland: 1916-1929.

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. 1-138 passim, 185 Walter Hume Long, 1st Viscount Long: Correspondence, etc., with Lord Jellicoe: 1917-1923: Partly typewritten, drafts, and copies.
  • ff. 73, 106-115, 182 Reginald McKenna, PC; MP: Correspondence, etc., with Lord Jellicoe: 1908-1922: Mostly signed.
  • f. 92 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss, Baron Wester Wemyss: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1916-1920: Mostly typewritten; partly signed and copy.
  • ff. 116-158 passim Sir Arthur Hamilton Lee, Viscount Lee of Fareham: Correspondence with Lord Jellicoe: 1921-1922.
  • ff. 123, 139-146 Vice-Admiral John Ernest Troyte Harper: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1921, 1922.
  • ff. 125-131b Vice-Admiral John Ernest Troyte Harper: Letters, etc., to the Admiralty: 1920, 1921: Mostly typewritten.
  • f. 147 Alexander Flint, CB; of the Admiralty: Letters, etc., to Lord Jellicoe: 1920-1927: Mostly signed.
  • ff. 160-299 passim Leopold Charles Maurice Stennett Amery, PC; statesman: Correspondence, etc., with Lord Jellicoe: 1922-1924.
  • ff. 186, 187 Reginald McKenna, PC; MP: Letter to Adm. Sir R. H. S. Bacon: 1923, 1936: Partly signed.
  • ff. 186, 187 Admiral Sir Reginald Hugh Spencer Bacon, KCB: Letters, etc., to: 1923-1936, n.d.
  • f. 230 Admiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough, KCB: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1914-1927.

Correspondence relating to controversy over the publication of an official account of the Battle of Jutland, including discussion of evidence, inaccuracies, drafts, amendments and deletions by Jellicoe and others, Admiral Beatty’s alterations, Corbett’s Naval History, the ‘follow me’ myth, possible manipulations and the reaction and influence of the press. Includes House of Commons Hansard report relating to the publication of an official account of the battle, a newspaper cutting and amendments exchanged between Jellicoe and the Admiralty

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