The volume is divided into two physically separate parts.
JELLICOE PAPERS. Vol. LIII (ff. 332, in two parts: Part I, ff. 1-166; Part II, ff. 167-332).
Replies by Jellicoe - headed (f. 1) 'Part I' - to criticisms, made chiefly in published works, of Jellicoe’s actions in pre-War days, while commanding the Grand Fleet including during the Battle of Jutland, and as First Sea Lord; 1923-1927, n.d. Mostly typewritten with autograph corrections. Replies consist of:
-Two drafts (ff. 1-60 and 61-105) responding to criticisms made by Sir Winston Churchill in The World Crisis, vols. i-ii, 1923.
-Two drafts (ff. 106-113) by Jellicoe of ‘The Battle of Jutland’ giving his account of the difficulties confronting him as Commander-in-Chief of The Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland.
-Two drafts (ff. 114-174) by Jellicoe of ‘The Admiralty Narrative of The Battle of Jutland’ giving his opinion of the Narrative of the Battle of Jutland, 1924.
-Draft (ff. 175-179) of Chapter IV an appendix on the Battle of Jutland for a proposed second edition of The Grand Fleet 1914-1916. See Add MS 49040 for drafts of Chapters I-III.
-Two handwritten and typed drafts (ff. 183-219 and 220-254) by Jellicoe of ‘The Grand Fleet and Jutland. A Comment on Mr Churchill’s Book “The World Crisis. 1916-1918”’, preceded (f. 180) by a related letter from Adm. Sir W. E. Goodenough.
-Papers (ff.255-265) relating to the Battle of Jutland and Winston Churchill, including letter from David Beatty to Jellicoe after the battle.
-Two drafts (ff. 260-321) by Jellicoe of an account of the work of the Admiralty during 1917.
- Draft (ff.322-328) by Jellicoe of ‘The story of my departure from the Admiralty’.
-Telegram (f.329) from Admiralty to the Commander-in-Chief of The Grand Fleet relating to an attack on a Scandinavian Convoy, 15 Dec 1917.
-Notes (ff.331-332) by Jellicoe on the Royal Naval Air Service in 1917 and proposals to create a separate air service.
See Add MS 49043 (ff. 48-62) for a draft by Jellicoe on his experiences as First Sea Lord, 1916-1917.
Contains Chapter IV of draft appendix by Jellicoe to The Grand Fleet 1914-1916. See Add MS 49040 for Chapters I-III.
Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe: Correspondence and papers: 1893-1935.
Navy; England: Papers of Lord Jellicoe: 1893-1935.
- ff. 1-104, 183, 264 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, KG; Prime Minister: Replies by Lord Jellicoe to criticisms by, in his `World Crisis': circa 1923, 1927: and typewritten: Autogr.
- ff. 106-265 Jutland, Denmark: Correspondence and papers rel. to Battle of Jutland: 1916-1929.
- ff. 180-182 Admiral Sir William Edmund Goodenough, KCB: Letters to Lord Jellicoe: 1914-1927.