Keyes Papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 82373-82578
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000036.0x000098
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English French
  • Physical Description
      206 volumes

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger John Brownlow Keyes, 1st Baron Keyes of Zeebrugge and of Dover, (1872-1945).

Access Information


Not Public Record(s)

Acquisition Information

Purchased by private treaty through Sotheby’s in March 1978.

Custodial History

The papers were previously deposited at Churchill College, Cambridge (whose references are used in the Navy Records Society’s published versions of the papers edited by Paul Halpern).

Related Material

See also Add MS 81080 C C. Orders for the funeral service of the late Admiral of the Fleet, Lord Keyes, G.C.B., K.C.V.O., C.M.G., D.S.O.; 1945. Typescript. Presented by Mr John Young of Kilmarnock, April 2005.ff. 9-26. Mostly 330 x 205mm.Admiral of the Fleet Roger John B 1945

See also Add MS 81277 C C. Letter dated 8 August 1945 from Admiral Keyes to John Durnford-Slater accepting the latter’s invitation to become a Patron and Honorary Member of the Army Commando Old Comrades Association and describing his role in the establishment of the Comman 1943-1945

See also Add MS 82579 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes. Two photographs of Adm. of the Fleet Sir Roger Keyes at the Pageant of Youth, Empire Stadium, Wembley; 8 Aug. 1942. Previously on deposit at Churchill College, Cambridge and part of the Keyes Papers (Add. 82373 8 Aug 1942

See also Add MS 82580 A-B Supplementary Keyes Papers 1884-1920