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Name: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office
Postal address: Unit 3
Clare Place
Coxside
Town: Plymouth
County: Devon
Post code: PL4 0JW
Telephone: 01752 305940
Web address: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/archives

230 documents found for Plymouth and West Devon Record Office:

Code Description Date Keywords
880

photograph of the Try, Brixham built Plymouth sailing trawler, n.d.

  boats fishing
1476/3

copy typescripts of Americans in Britain during second world war, with notes on US Naval Advanced Amphibious Base

  navy
338/1

printed volume on night signals, n.d.

  communications navigation
335/1-7

papers of Edwin Parker include 1-3, certificates of service of Edwin Parker of Devonport;

  crew navy
467/1-23

photocopies of plans, surveys, maps, etc. of Plymouth held at Public Record Office

 
130/2

calling card of B. Call, house & ship-joiner & undertaken of 14 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth

  construction
1904

index of shipping registers

 
298/1-15

papers of Capt. Richard Dale of St Ives, Cornwall, inc. diary onboard the Toxteth, working books, 1917-23, n.d.

  journal ships
Worth W46

Plymouth town ledger or chronicle, known as `the Black Book', fourteenth to eighteenth centuries, inc. references to local events such as wrecks, pirates, navy, etc., with copies of misc. documents;

1300 - 1799
Worth W49

book of misc. borough business, fifteenth-sixteenth centuries, inc. wrecks, Fowey vice-admiralty court, fishing, quays;

1400 - 1599 navy
107/917

safe conduct for Jehan Foyer & Gilos Lyton of Grande, Island of Batz, Brittany to bring merchandise of Stephane Russh, Plymouth mariner, from Brittany to Plymouth, 7 September 1435, in Anglo-Norman

1435   trade
107/918

certificate regarding cargo of French salt destined for England, 25 June 1436, in Anglo-Norman

1436   trade
Worth W130-2 Plymouth Receivers' books, 1491-1807, inc. references to shipping, defence, fishing 1491 - 1807
Worth W359-62

misc. collection of many dozens of papers relating to Plymouth, 1496-1800, inc. the widest range of maritime matters inc. fishing, defence, quays, customs, shipping, impressment

1496 - 1800
Worth W48

book of Plymouth constitutions & acts, known as the White Book, 1560-1754, inc. references to harbour regulations, pilchard fishing, defence;

1560 - 1754
425

photocopies of port books held at Public Record Office for Port of Plymouth, 1565-1638, Port of Dartmouth, 1615

1565 - 1638 harbours
2103 Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery: records relating to the Royal Navy 1581 - 1699 naval
277

papers relating to Sir Francis Drake, inc. 14, draft of Royal Letters Patent relating to his voyage around the globe, 1582; 15, Royal Letters Patent relating to voyage to Cadiz, 1587

1582 - 1587 travel exploration Africa
Worth W50

book relating to Plymouth town clerk, 1593-1601, inc. relating to shipping, prizes, ship ownership; 

 

1593 - 1601
Woollcombe 871

misc. papers, 17-19th centuries, inc. naval;

1600 - 1899 navy
11/1

letter from Arthur Holdsworth, mayor of Dartmouth, & others to Sir Richard Temple, H.M. Customs Commissioner, regarding assistance in collecting petty customs, seventeenth century

1600 - 1699 correspondence duty levies
72/1204Ai-ii

two coloured drawings of Plymouth Barbican & Victualling Yard, seventeenth century

1600 - 1699 illustrations
975, 978, 1010, 1020, 1082 & 1836

photocopies of correspondence of the Corsini brothers, Italian merchants, c.1600, concerned with Plymouth commerce (also see 1836)

1600   trade
1353/1

French treatise on navigation of 119 folios, c.1630

1630  
1305/4

two copies of letters written by John Winter, fishing station manager, Maine, to Robert Trelawny of 1632-4

1632 - 1634 correspondence America
70/321

inventory of the cargo of the Crab of Horn, 24 March 1637

1637   trade ships
896/1

order signed by Duke of Buckingham to the Commissioner of Prizes for the Port of Plymouth to stop Dutch shipping, 22 February 1664

1664   Royalty privateering piracy
325/1

copy of instructions for the Commissioners of Prizes for Plymouth giving details for proceedings to be taken in respect of prize ships brought into Plymouth, 1664-5

1664 - 1665 piracy privateering
469

photocopies of letters to George Treby, Plympton MP, 1671-8, with naval news, Turkish pirates

1671 - 1678 correspondence navy piracy
896/2

articles of agreement between Sir Jonathan Trelawney & James Hill of London, merchant, for resignation as Commissioner for Prize Office of Plymouth, 29 April 1672

1672  
1477/1

bill of sale of the Agnes, 1695

1695   ownership ships
570/122

letter regarding restraining sailors going onshore at Plymouth, 1696

1696   correspondence mariners
107/954

note on the method of measuring timber in the Dock Yard, eighteenth century

1700 - 1799 wood
663/56

Plymouth dockyard plans, mainly architectural & building, eighteenth - twentieth centuries, inc. Keyham Yard, Royal Naval Hospital, Torpoint

1700 - 1999 construction navy medical
470/13

section of log of HMS Resolution, Halifax, Nova Scotia, eighteenth century

1700 - 1799 navy ships Canada
470/10

notebook of William Cookworthy, inc. report on sea-water experiments, mid-eighteenth century

1700 - 1799 science
2087, 2134 Institute of Maritime Studies, University of Plymouth: student and other records 18th-20th centuries 1700 - 1999 education
Woollcombe 714-15

logbooks of HMS Shrewsbury between London & Plymouth, 1702 & Norway, 1719;

1702 - 1719 navy ships Scandinavia
11/2

letter from Sir Cloudesly Shovell, onboard the Triumph at Spithead to William Wright, H.M. Dockyard commissioner, regarding signal colours & the St George, 17 June 1703

1703   correspondence ships
72/1232-3

appointments of Sidney Strode at customs officer in Bideford & Barnstaple, 1705

1705   trade duty
1485/1

bond for George Moore to pay for & take away a brass gun out of a Spanish prize ship at Plymouth, 1706

1706  
103/1

muster rolls & pay lists for a lieutenant, gunners & matresses at Pendennis Castle (Falmouth) & Plymouth, January 1718 - August 1718

1718   wages navy
684

St Aubyn estate papers inc. title deeds & bundles of letters relating to Devonport Dockyard, 1719-1862

1719 - 1862 ownership correspondence
69M/6/450-86

leases & misc. papers relating to Plym Fishery & Oysterage, 1719-1914;

1719 - 1914 fishing
40

photocopy of JPs' orders to high constable of Warrington division of hundred of Derby regarding straggling seamen, 27 June 1739

1739   mariners
1190/1

journal kept on board the George & Elizabeth, 28 July - 5 September 1742

1742   diary ships
81R/8/3/22

bargain & sale of shares in the Salisbury & the Houghton, sailing vessels, 1747

1747   ownership ships
1259

correspondence of the Parker family of Saltram, late eighteenth - early nineteenth century, inc. some naval news

1750 - 1850 navy
365/3

letter of marque for the Earl of Effingham, 5 November 1756

1756   ships privateering
164

measured drawings of the hull of the Alderney sloop built at Saltash, 1757

1757   illustrations ships
570/79-110

naval papers relating to Antigua, West Indies, 1762-1810, n.d., inc. receipts, orders, letters, cash vouchers

1762 - 1810 navy Americas Caribbean Colonies correspondence
1322/1-11

leases of the oyster fishery, Cattewater, 1764-1870

1764 - 1870 fishing shellfish
500

papers of Bayly Bartlett, timber merchants of Plymouth, inc. 85, accounts of Plympouth & Oreston Timber Co. Ltd ships' timber cargoes & related papers, mainly 1814-24 (also see 242, inc. timber account books, 1771-1834)

1771 - 1834 wood trade commerce
1274/2

travel journal of Revd James Yonge from Falmouth to Lisbon, 1773-4

1773 - 1774 diary Cornwall Portugal
470/6

letter book of JC, from Plymouth Gun Wharf, inc. family & naval correspondence, 1780-1

1780 - 1781 weaponry navy
337/1-16

papers of Commodore George Johnstone, inc. 1, correspondence relating to prizes taken by HMS Monmouth, 1786; 2-10, papers relating to HMS Rattlesnake & prizes, 1780-7, n.d.; 11, letter relating to HMS Romney & prizes, with accounts, 1786

1780 - 1787 privateering navy ships
581/1-17

Plymouth Harbour Master `ships books', 1782-1834, transaction books, 1838-91, letter books, 1838-1900

1782 - 1900 ports
Woollcombe 719

papers regarding prize money during the Dutch war, 1783;

1783   battles navy
Woollcombe 1011

legal papers regarding Dutch prize goods, 1783;

1783   piracy
1049/1

letter book of John Prideaux, 1784-6, with accounts of some crew members of 88 navy ships possibly complied by agent for collection of wages

1784 - 1786 correspondence
14/2-12

letters from Charlotte Sainthill to Mary Green & family regarding voyage from the Downs to Ancona, Trieste, Leghorn, Nice & Gibraltar, 1785

1785   correspondence travel Europe Italy France
560/9

bill of funeral expenses of Rear Admiral Innes, 1786

1786   deaths costs navy
112

letter book of in-letters of the commanding officer of the Royal Engineers, Plymouth, inc. details about repairs to Plymouth Citadel, the building of a wall around Devonport, the construction of fortifications outside Plymouth & a dispute amongst the garrison in the Scilly Islands, 1787-9

1787 - 1789 correspondence navy construction security defence
629

collection of misc. letters, inc. 2, extract regarding export of Cornish tin to China, 1789; 3, note regarding possible invasion of Plymouth, c.1789; 6-7, letters regarding case in King's Bench & cargoes of the Two Brothers & the Sparkler; 8-9, letters regarding cargoes of wheat, 1829; 10, letter regarding Royal Naval Annuitant Society, 1829; 19, bill of landing of the Ariel from river Duoro to Plymouth, 1845

1789 - 1845 correspondence trade commerce metal Asia ships grain navy
Woollcombe 1210

directions for ships sailing by Longships Lighthouse 1795;

 

1795   navigation
339/1-3

three letters to Charles Cox & Sons, Naval Agents, London, 1795-1819

 

1795 - 1819 correspondence Companies navy
107/949

certificate of registration of the Toil, ferry, for the river Yealm, 4 August 1795

1795   waterways transport
1874/1

order book of Lieut. Bewes, Plymouth & Portsmouth, of guard duties at RNH, Gun Wharf, Mount Wise & Mill Prison, 1796-7

1796 - 1797 security
Woollcombe 391-7

diaries of Henry Woollcombe, 1798-1825, notably with naval news

1798 - 1825 navy journal
25

papers regarding purchase of houses in Durnford Street, East Stonehouse, by the Admiralty, 1798-1863, inc. rental papers

1798 - 1863 navy property
567/62/45

papers relating to Peter Warren, shipwright, inc. apprenticeship indenture, work references, 1799-1850

1799 - 1850 construction shipbuilding training
Acc 2949

Bayly, timber merchants, Plymouth (addnl): timber accounts

1799 - 1812 wood
Aubyn 153

plans of the St Aubyn family who owned the manor of Stoke Damerel, inc. much of the borough of Devonport, nineteenth to twentieth centuries

 

1800 - 1999
Woollcombe 743

address from the inhabitants of Plymouth to the Crown regarding the state of the navy, nineteenth century;

1800 - 1899
Woollcombe 923

account of cruise around the world, nineteenth century;

 

1800 - 1899 travel leisure
Woollcombe 1279

order book of Captain Charles Stirling, HMS Thetes, nineteenth century;

1800 - 1899 navy ships
853,

St Aubyn estate papers of the manor of Stoke Damerel inc. Torpoint Ferry accounts, early nineteenth century

1800 - 1850
Acc. 3093 Diaries of John and Elizabeth Hoar of Devonport with privateers' accounts of the ship Maria 1800 - 1802
3482

Richard Hill, shipbuilder, Cattedown, Plymouth: research papers, prints and photographs 1800-2009.

1800 - 2009 shipwright shipbuilders ships design
240/1

letter from Thomas Fife, Lieut. R.N. of HMS Belleisle, at Dock, to Mr A. Standert of London, enclosing his will, 1802

1802   correspondence navy ships
86/1-2

letter, with later copy, from Jacob Richards, onboard HMS Euryalus, at Spithead to Mrs Nicols of account of the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805, with a water-colour sketch of three flags

1805   correspondence navy ships war illustrations
182/1

letter book of Captain George Drake, 1806-13, inc. relating to whilst on duty at Portsmouth Dockyard

1806 - 1813 correspondence navy
407/File 1/L1-32 & Mc1-6

correspondence regarding Lieut. Copleston Radcliffe, RN, regarding his naval service, 1806-15; relating to loss of the Sloop HMS Delight off the coast of Calabria, 1806-8

 

1806 - 1815 navy ships
487-504

letters, notices, memorandum, notices & Acts regarding Cattewater Harbour & moorings, 1806-85;

1806 - 1885 correspondence ports
570/123

commission of Thomas Simpson as Lieutenant on board HMS Hound, 1807

1807   navy ships
498/1

certificate of protection from impressment to Alexander Tait, joiner of Edinburgh, 1807

1807   navy recruitment pressganging
81A/43-7

papers relating to the Naval Bank, c.1808-72, inc. clients' correspondence & papers

 

1808 - 1872 navy
152

correspondence of Royal Engineers, Western District, Plymouth Dock, 1809

 

1809   navy
Woollcombe 817-22

papers relating to naval appointments of George Woollcombe, 1810-62;

1810 - 1862 navy recruitment
Woollcombe 823-45 & 846-54

misc. papers inc. logbooks, letter books, crew lists, c.1811-30 relating to HMS Loire, HMS Grampus, HMS Tonnant, HMS Inconstant, HMS Semiramis, HMS Heron, HMS Owen Glendower, HMS Barn, HMS Victor;

1811 - 1830 correspondence navy ships
1375/1-12

Acts, bye-laws & poster of the Sutton Harbour Improvement Company, 1811-95

 

1811 - 1895 legislation ports illustrations
407/File 1/PQ/1

share certificates, etc. in East India Company, 1811-36

1811 - 1836 trade commerce
210/1/1-12

letters of James Olver of Plymouth to Frederick Huth of Firmin de Taslet & Co. of London, 1812, relating to shipping

1812   correspondence companies
993/1-19

correspondence & sermons of Frederick George White Hooper, Plymouth missionary to Mauritius, 1813-15, n.d.

1813 - 1815 religion Islands Asia
Acc 2988 George Chirgwin, sailor: papers 1813 - 1896 mariners
67/1

printed notice of procession of officers & artificers of dockyard in honour of His Majesty & the establishment of peace, 1 July 1814

1814   King
339/17-35

papers relating to Woolcoombe, Square & Stephens, solicitors, Plymouth, inc. reference to the Genereux, 1814, wine trade with Lisbon, 1834, HMS Modeste & China station, 1844, conditions of sailors' wives & children, c.1852

1814 - 1852 ships alcohol commerce exports Portugal navy Asia
Woollcombe 400-626

correspondence referring to naval news, early nineteenth century, notably naval letters of George Woollcombe, 1815-25;

1815 - 1825 navy
166

navy board office letter book, 1815-28

1815 - 1828 correspondence
560/1 & 3

papers of General George Dyer, inc. diaries, 1815, 1817, with naval news notably imprisonment of Napoleon on Bellerophon

1815 - 1817 journals navy ships
289

papers of Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway Company, inc. 1, account of stores supplied from Plymouth Yard not entered in carpenters' or boatswains' abstracts, 1815; 3, copy letter from Navy Board regarding moor stone, 1818

1815 - 1818 transport
23/1

letter from Lewis Chalmers of Fraserburgh to William Stuart, engineer, of Woodside, Plymouth, about construction of a south pier at Fraserburgh, 2 March 1818

1818   correspondence leisure seaside
648/1-61

misc. papers relating to construction of Plymouth Breakwater, 1818-45, n.d.

1818 - 1845
161

papers relating to the estate of Admiral Vincent, 1819-34

1819 - 1834 navy
Woollcombe 755

letter regarding Plymouth exports, 1820;

1820   correspondence trade cargo
845

service papers relating to William Edward G. Charles Dickson, naval surgeon, 1822-58

1822 - 1858 navy medical doctor
126/1/1-3

letters regarding Thomas Whitby Toby, 1823-7, & efforts to obtain his release from Newgate & opportunity of sending him to sea in a trading vessel to Honduras

1823 - 1827 correspondence prison navy Americas
198

book with letters of Richard Fletcher of Beechwood, Lieut. in 43rd Regiment, 1823-6, with notes of leave & attempt to regain ship

 

1823 - 1826 correspondence navy
894/1-13

Plymouth shipping registers, 1824-64 (now on microfilm)

 

1824 - 1864
1226/1-2

testimonial to William Dalley, chief mate of the Richard, who died during a hurricane at Cattewater, 1824, & copy of memorial inscription

1824   ships deaths weather
1163

copy letter from Sir Edward Berry to Admiral Sir James Saumarez regarding his nephew, 1825

1825   correspondence navy
Woollcombe 1229

notice to mariners concerning new lighthouse on Skellig's Rock, 1826;

1826   navigation
981/1-5

photocopies & transcripts of papers relating to Major Edmund Lockyer & the expedition to found a settlement at King George's Sound, Australia, 1826-7, inc. journal

1826 - 1827 adventure exploration colonies
105/170

bills of sale of the Snow Triune of Sunderland, 1826, the Transport of Sunderland, 1828, Junia of Sunderland, 1828, Red Rover of Sunderland, 1831

1826 - 1831 ownership ships
406/1-2

diaries of events regarding construction of Plymouth Breakwater, 1827, 1830

1827 - 1830 journals
240/4

letter from Francis Richard Vincent to Henry Woollacombe asking for 100 towards passage to India, 1827

1827   correspondence travel
4-12 accounts, 1828-85; 13, correspondence with the British & Foreign Sailors' Society, 1870-4 1828 - 1885 welfare mariners
1326/5-11

misc. shipping papers of William Harris of Plymouth, 1828-35, n.d., inc. loading notice,

1828 - 1835
1828 bill of sale of the Three Brothers, 1829, shipping accounts, 1832-8 1829 - 1838 ships
1332/1

journal of R. Wharton of tour of North Britain, inc. Newcastle, Berwick & Scotland, 1830, with sketches

1830   diary illustrations
216/1

misc. volume inc. obituaries of Admiral John Lyons, 1872; journal by Arthur Frankland of a cruise in HM Sloop jaseur from Mauritius to Madagascar on anti-slave trade operations, October - December 1830, with illustrations; copies, with one original, of letters of the Ramiaramanana of Madagascar; map of voyage

1830 - 1872 navy diary travel ships islands slavery correspondence
98/1

printed notice of a procession by officers & workmen of Plymouth Dockyard in honour of the coronation of William IV, 8 September 1831

 

1831   King Crown
910

plan of Sutton Pool, November 1831

1831  
103/4

prospectus of the proprietors of the Saltash Turnpike for the improvement of the roads on the establishment of the Tamar floating bridge, with map, 1832

1832   highways
3671

Gordon, Rogers and Shepherd Families of Plymouth: William Gordon, gunner and driver, 9th Battalion, Royal Artillery, clothing book, with note of stationing at Port Royal, Jamaica and Woolwich, 1833-1845; Gordon and Rogers family papers, including mariner's register tickets, service and discharge certificates, birth and marriage certificates 1833-2000.

1833 - 2000 military army Caribbean Jamaica posting
60/1

shipping docket for hogshead of port from Douro to Plymouth on the Hull, 1834

1834   alcohol wine trade cargo ships
139/1/1-4

letter books of Inspecting Commander Fowey District Coastguards, 1834-65

1834 - 1865 correspondence rescue security
810/1

ts diary of Michael Evens of Holbeton, tailor, with references to smuggling, 1836-63

1836 - 1863 journal
195

notebooks of Capt. Welbank on lighthouses & vessels visited, c.1836-43, inc. Bristol, Aberystwyth, Lundy, Cornwall, Scilly, Isle of Wight, Yarmouth, Wells & Hunstanton, Kings Lynn, Milford, Dungeness, Thames, Tynemouth to Harwich, North Shields to Yarmouth

1836 - 1843 navigation islands
Woollcombe 710

Woollcombe family papers inc. 356, account book, 1838-43, inc. of the Torpoint Steam Ferry;

1838 - 1843 transport
470/14

schedule & plan of Turnchapel dry dock, Stonehouse, 1839

1839  
310

papers of George Templer of Stover, early nineteenth century, regarding granite export, inc. letters relating to sending by sea, family voyage on the Achilles to Ceylon, 1839

1839   trade commerce correspondence travel ships Asia
375/5-14

papers, mostly service documents, of Henry Bayley, R.N., 1840-60

1840 - 1860
Ac 2487 Bent family of Tamerton Foliot: family and Royal Naval papers. 1840 - 1890 navy records
Woollcombe 1245

request for six month's survey of cables, HMS Resistance, 1842;

1842   navy ships
938

Bickford family papers inc. 2, papers relating to James Edward Bickford, comprising 1-25, certificates of service, 1843-76; 26-44, commissions & letters of appointment, 1842-73; 45-57, correspondence mainly from the Admiralty, 1854-77; 58-62, obituary papers, 1877, 1905, n.d.

1842 - 1905 correspondence recruitment navy
Woollcombe 910-17

naval papers of Henry Bedford Woollcoombe inc. inventory of clothes & goods taken on joining HMS Camperdown, 1844-5, papers relating to HMS Thalia, 1872-9, HMS Audacious, 1880;

1844 - 1880 navy cargo ships
60/2

customs permit for transfer of two gallons of brandy from James Webber to John Beer, both of Modbury, 1844

1844   wine alcohol cargo
69

papers of Morley of Saltram inc. C/6/246-56, papers relating to Falmouth harbour, inc. correspondence, 1844-5, papers referring to Falmouth Harbour Improvement Bill, 1845;

1844 - 1845 ports
182/10

letter of Capt. William Pope, onboard the Enterprise, at Paignton, 1845, to Edward James, Plymouth concerning timber onboard

1845   correspondence ships wood cargo trade
1631/1-12

letters of Thomas Brown, emigrant to Australia, 1848-57, n.d. inc. description of voyage

1848 - 1857 correspondence travel emigration
318/1

list of sloops onboard HMS Belleisle, 29 June 1848

1848   navy ships
Bond, Pierce & Co. 831

papers of Bond, Pierce & Co., late nineteenth century, inc. of the Plymouth Piers Pavillion & Saltash Three Towns Steamship Co. Ltd, Plymouth Pier Company Ltd, Saltash Three Towns & District Steamboat Company Ltd & bills of sales, mortages, etc, the Albert, Alexandra, Aerial, Eleanor, Empress, Iolanthe, Lady Ernestine, Lady of the Lake, Millbrook, Prince, Prince Edward, Princess Royal, Victoria

1850 - 1899 Companies leisure transport ships
1652/1-3

lantern slides, late nineteenth century, inc. 3/1-35, of shipping & Cornwall

1850 - 1899
59/1

volume of plan of Great Western Docks, engineer IK Brunel, with specification & pricing for inner dock, two warehouses, pontoon & landing stages & the construction of a railway at Millbay, 1851-4

1851 - 1854 construction transport
470/7

journal of W. Fowler, Royal Naval Engineer, with references to voyages along West Africa, 1854-80

1854 - 1880 diary navy travel
1107/1-15

papers relating to the Plymouth Seamens' Bethel, inc. 1-3, missionary journals, 1855-68;

1855 - 1868 religion welfare diaries
567/97/108

certificate of competence as master in merchant service of Richard Richards of Flushing, Cornwall, 1855

1855   mariners trade
567/68/35

bill of sale of the Belmont, 1855

1855   ships
587/1-14

bills of sales of Plymouth vessels, 1855-1908, n.d., of the Edwin, Emerald, Mary, Misty, Two Brothers

1855 - 1908 ships
1092

letters of the Yonge family, inc. 11-12, reference to voyage of the Southern Cross, 1855

1855   correspondence travel ships
Woollcombe 918-22

papers relating to HMS Retribution, HMS Lord Warren, 1856-60, HMS Lord Warden, 1867-70;

1856 - 1870 navy ships
140/1

signal book of HMS Royal Albert, Mediterranean Station, 1857-8

1857 - 1858 navy ships Europe
872/1

transfer list of Issac M. Murphy, acting assistant engineer, from HMS Princess Charlotte to HMS Volcano, 18 August 1858

1858   navy ships crew
342/1

plans & specifications of Royal Naval & Military School, 1858

 

1858   navy education training
528/1-2

logbooks of the Prince of Wales, 1858-65, the Walmer Castle, 1862 to India, Australia, etc.

1858 - 1865 ships travel
178/219

printed papers relating to shares in the Great Western Docks, 1859-61

1859 - 1861 ownership
acc 2215 D.G. Hoppins, dock manager in Plymouth and South Wales: records 1861 - 1995 wharfs
140/4-7

notebooks of a student of naval architecture, 1862-4, of gun & small arms drill, nineteenth century, geometry & trigonometry, nineteenth century

1862 - 1864 navy design construction weapons
427/14-17

service papers relating to Henry Broad, ship's cook, 1864-77

1864 - 1877
1195/1-2

transactions & indexed letter book of Queen's Harbour Master, Plymouth, 1865-70, 1877-89

1865 - 1889 correspondence ports
502/1-2

photocopy of apprentice indenture & discharge certificate of Samuel Lane Tucker of Plymouth, 1870, 1878

1870 - 1878 training mariners
772

letters, plans, diagram, etc. relating to Great Western Dock extension, 1874-6, n.d.

1874 - 1876 correspondence illustrations construction
1185

certificate of naval service of Henry Northcott of Plymouth, 1877-99

1877 - 1899 navy
Acc 2907 Plymouth port: shipping registers 1877 - 1994
319/2

certificate of service in Royal Navy of Samual Sprague of Plymouth, 1879

1879  
319/20

declaration of appointment as corn metre, weigher & tally keeper for the port of Plymouth by James Henry Sprague of East Stonehouse, labourer, 1879

1879   grain trade
1538/1-3

minutes of Plymouth Port Sanitary Authority, 1882-1923

 

1882 - 1923 harbours
862/250

apprenticeship indenture of John Drayton of South Stockton to Francis Davis, boat builder & shipwright of Stockton-on-Tees, county Durham, 30 September 1884

1884   training constuction
1386/1-97

misc. photographs, c.1885-1970, inc. of Isles of Scilly

1885 - 1970 islands
4-5 logbooks of voyage onboard HMS Racer, West Africa, 1885-9, 1886-7 1885 - 1889 travel navy ships
475/12

journal of James Grant onboard the George W. Clyde from New York to San Domingo, & return, 1886

1886   diary ships Americas
216/2

letter book of Admiral Algeron Lyons of HMS Bellerophon, West Indies & Canada Station, 1886-7

1886 - 1887 correspondence navy ships Caribbean
140/2

journal of commanding or flag officer onboard HMS Bellerophon, West Indies Station, 1886-9

1886 - 1889 diary navy ships Caribbean
548/1-4

papers of William John Quick of Newton Abbot, inc. apprenticeship indenture (Sea Fishing Service) on the Ocean Ranger of Brixham, 1887

1887  
216/4

visitors' book of Mrs Lyons onboard HMS Bermuda & at Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1887-8

1887 - 1888 navy ships Canada
750

Committee minute books of Plymouth Seamans' Bethel, 1888-1937

1888 - 1937 welfare mariners sailors
470/1

copy of diary of James Yonge of late seventeenth century, 1888, with details of life at naval surgeon

1888   journal medical doctor navy
216/3

`remarks on the action of the squadron in case of war', May 1888

1888   navy
242/3

eight volumes of papers of Robert Bayly junior regarding improvement of coastal communications, 1889-96

 

1889 - 1896
216/5

journal of M. Allenby, mid-shipman, onboard HMS Anson on voyages from Plymouth to Spain & Ireland, 1891-3

1891 - 1893 diary navy ships travel crew
958/50-81

papers relating to the Mount Edgcumbe & Goshawk, industrial training ships comprising 50, accounts, 1891-1900, 1920-1; 51-3, reports, 1895, 1900-11, 1913; 54-67, correspondence, 1899-1928; 68-9, bank books of the Mount Edgcumbe; 70-81, general papers, inc. bills of sale of the Goshawk, 1897-8, reports, insurance policies, printed schemes, etc.

1891 - 1928
1323

copy petition of skilled & ordinary labourers at Devonport Dockyard regarding pay & conditions, November 1892

1892   wages
Acc 3048 Plymouth Shipping registers: registration papers 1892 - 1994
139/2/1-2

newspapers cuttings book & letters relating to the Cornwall County Fisheries Exhibition at Truro, 1893

1893   correspondence fishing
Acc. 3077 T. Evan Davies of Devonport: notebook and notes on extension of HM Dockyard, Keyham, Devonport 1895 - 1896
1301/1

naval service certificate of Edmund John Stroud of Devonport, 1896-1919

1896 - 1919 navy
88/10

report & plans by Sir John Wolfe Barry & Mr Cuthbert Brereson to Plymouth Corporation on Cattewater Harbour, 11 November 1897

1897   ports
81N/86/1

timetable of Cunard sailings from Liverpool to Boston & New York, 1897

1897   America
326

printed invitation from Mayor of Plymouth to attend the annual `fishing feast' & completion of Burrator Reservoir, 1 September 1898

1898   leisure events waterways
Acc 2478 Torpoint Steam Ferry Co.: papers 1899 - 1905 transport Companies
1127/1-225

architectural plans mainly of Geoffrey Bazely & Barbary, chartered architects, inc. of the Royal Citadel, Seaton Barracks & Stonehouse Barracks, twentieth century

1900 - 1999 design navy construction
887/1

invoice of Clarke & Son, Printer, Bookseller & Stationer, 45 Fore Street, Devonport, to Admiral Hickley for Navy lists & cards, 1 May 1902

1902   Companies stationery
862/251

certificate of seaman's competence of John Patrick Drayton of Limerick, Ireland,

1903-9

1903 - 1909
519/1-34

papers relating to the Royal Naval & Marine Officer's Death Benefit Association, 1903-47, inc. collector's book

1903 - 1947 navy welfare
1188/1-22

annual reports of the Royal Sailors' Rests, Devonport & Portsmouth, 1905-33, with envelope of printing blocks

1905 - 1933 welfare health
1107/16-23

misc. papers, mainly financial, of the Plymouth Soup Society, 1907-49, later home of the Seamen & Boatmens' Friendly Society

1907 - 1949 welfare health mariners sailors
530/1-9

papers relating to naval service of Samuel Louis Hutchings, headmaster in HM Fleet, 1907-28

1907 - 1928 navy
1363/58

annual reports of the Plymouth Port Sanitary Authority, 1907-10

1907 - 1910 harbours
567/69/10-51

papers relating to Duke of Bedford's estates inc. 34-40, relating to Orestone & the Admiralty, 1908-1911

1908 - 1911 navy Royalty
965/236

papers relating to Plymouth Sailors' Home, 1909-10, 1916-17

1909 - 1917 welfare mariners
320

papers of Capt. P. Green, inc. 1, journal of Baltic cruise onboard HMS Cornwall, 1909; 2, journal during First World War at Scapa Flow, 1917

1909 - 1917 travel navy ships
691/1-29

working books of Geoffrey K. Rylands, comprising 1-2, journals of HMS Commonwealth, 1908-9, HMS Colne, 1910, HMS Warrior, 1910, HMS Collingwood, 1910; 3, navigation officers' reports of HMS Topaze, 1916-18; 4-12, navigation officers' notebook of HMS Dryad, HMS Iron Duke, 1914, HMS Leviathan, 1914, HMS Ark Royal, 1914-16, HMS Topaze, 1916-19, HMS Titania, 1918-19; 13-17, surveying books of HMS Duncan, n.d., HMS Mutine, 1912-13, HMS Ark Royal, 1915-16; 18-25, navigating officers' work books, HMS Mutine, 1912, HMS Dryad, 1914, HMS Leviathan, 1914, HMS Ark Royal, 1915-16, HMS Topaze, 1916-18, HMS Amphone, n.d.; 26-7, navigation notes, 1914, n.d.; 28, naval record & certificates of Edward Fisher-Rowe, 1927-34

1910 - 1934 navy ships
691/1-29

working books of Geoffrey K. Rylands, comprising 1-2, journals of HMS Commonwealth, 1908-9, HMS Colne, 1910, HMS Warrior, 1910, HMS Collingwood, 1910; 3, navigation officers' reports of HMS Topaze, 1916-18; 4-12, navigation officers' notebook of HMS Dryad, HMS Iron Duke, 1914, HMS Leviathan, 1914, HMS Ark Royal, 1914-16, HMS Topaze, 1916-19, HMS Titania, 1918-19; 13-17, surveying books of HMS Duncan, n.d., HMS Mutine, 1912-13, HMS Ark Royal, 1915-16; 18-25, navigating officers' work books, HMS Mutine, 1912, HMS Dryad, 1914, HMS Leviathan, 1914, HMS Ark Royal, 1915-16, HMS Topaze, 1916-18, HMS Amphone, n.d.; navigation notes, 1914, n.d.;

1910 - 1934 navy ships
116/99-101

collection of photographs of woodcarvings by the firm of Rashleigh Pinwill of Plymouth, inc. of four wooden medallions by R. Pinwill, onboard HMS Concord, n.d.; of armorial bearings & group of officers & Lords of the Admiralty with King George V by R. Pinwill, 1913, with coloured sheet; models for memorials, HMS Swiftsure, n.d. (also see 244 for HMS New Zealand, HMS Monarch, HMS Lion, HMS Swiftsure, HMS Queen Mary, HMS Hawke

1913   navy ships Royalty
190

Davis family papers include 6-11, certificates of service, 1914-22

1914 - 1922 mariners
1106/1-4

certificates of Henry Coombes, petty officer, c.1914-22

1914 - 1922 navy service
752/1-82

correspondence of Private W.O. Reynolds to his wife, 1915-18, inc. embarking from Plymouth for the Mediterranean, conditions aboard ship, etc, with three sketch books of Egypt (see 761/1, diary of voyage)

1915 - 1918 navy service Europe illustrations Africa
101/1-9

correspondence relating to the Cattewater Harbour Commissioners, 1917-18

1917 - 1918 ports
500/92

letters & related documents sent to the Bayly family, 1909, inc. relating to Mediterranean cruise

1919   correspondence Europe travel leisure
1289/1-4

papers of Roy Ernest James Cattle relating to his apprenticeship at Devonport Dockyard, 1919-25

1919 - 1925 training
583/1-12

papers of Royal Naval & Royal Marine Branch & Special Duties Officers Benevolent Fund, 1920-49, inc. minutes, reports, correspondence, accounts

1920 - 1949 navy welfare
1119/1-12

misc. papers & photographs relating to Torpoint Ferry, 1921-86, n.d.

1921 - 1986 transport
acc 2194 National Union of Seamen: registers 1921 - 1980 mariners sailors societies organisations
1261/1-46

papers relating to Sutton Harbour Yacht Club, 1923-48, mainly race cards

1923 - 1948 leisure sailing
965/240

papers relating to British Sailors' Home, Plymouth, 1925

1925   welfare mariners
1307

misc. papers of Sutton Harbour Improvement Company, inc. correspondence & directors' reports, 1926-39, n.d.

1926 - 1939 ports
186

Astor papers include 20/4, file on visit of American fleet, 1934; 41, port development, 1926-7

1926 - 1934 navy
307/384

paper relating to Plymouth Navy Week, 1930

1930  
518/1-8

papers relating to Royal Naval Constructive Officers' Mutual & Death Benefit Association, inc. minutes of Portsmouth & Chatham branches, 1949-64, Devonport Branch, 1950-64, correspondence, list of Devonport members, etc., 1935-69

 

1935 - 1969 navy welfare
1260

list of officers serving onboard HMS Sappho, 30 September 1940

1940   crew navy ships
Acc 2669 Plymouth Sea Rangers: minutes, watch record books and scrapbooks 1940 - 1960 security defence
Acc 3249

Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: files including Torrey Canyon oil disaster, correspondence, reports and newspaper cuttings, South West of England ports, annual fishing statistics, and informaton on the setting up of Lundy Island marine nature reserve 1947-90.

1947 - 1990 government oil spill environment fishing
829

photographs of Royal Naval Engineering College, late nineteenth century, c.1950-79

1950 - 1979 navy education training
1004/11

menu for luncheon on the SS Himalaya, 1961

1961   ships
Woollcombe 1318

invitation to Mrs Woollcombe to the opening of the Woollcombe block WRNS Quarters, 1973;

1973   navy
1085/2

correspondence concerning coastal & wreck rights in Wembury, 1982-5

1982 - 1985
Acc2621 Plymouth and District Merchant Navy Association: minutes and correspondence. 1987 - 1999
2107 Merchant Navy Association, Plymouth branch: records 1988 - 1994 naval trade
Acc 2978 Merchant Navy Association, Plymouth branch: additional accounts 1990 - 2001