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.

Access Information

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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