Richard Bridgeman papers

Scope and Content

2 photocopied letters about the death of Flag Commander R.O.B. Bridgeman, one by Lieutenant Moon who accompanied him (1917); photocopied obituary (1917); photocopied newspaper cutting about the Bridgeman family (nd); 31 photographs copied from the photograph album "East Africa Campaign May 1916-Jan 1917", with captions and negatives (1916-1917); 3 photocopied photographs [1916-1917].

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Orlando Beaconsfield Bridgeman (1879-1917), the second son of the 4th earl of Bradford, as Flag Commander, RN (Royal Navy) was involved in the bombardment of Dar-es-Salaam and other RN operations, including that against the German Ship 'Koenigsberg', in East Africa. He was killed in January 1917 after an accident in a seaplane over the Rufiji Delta.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

Copies of the papers were placed in the Collection by T. Fletcher in 1986. See Research Correspondence File; under Fletcher and Weston Park.


In English.

Other Finding Aids

East Africa catalogue; Air catalogue

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed. The original photograph album is in the possession of West Park Trust, Bridgeman family estate.

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