Jackson Papers at the National Maritime Museum

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A listing of the papers of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Henry B. Jackson which are held at the National Maritime Museum, London.

JAC/1

Admiralty letter inviting Jackson to attend his examination at the Royal Naval College for entrance into the Royal Navy. Also attached is Jackson's birth certificate.

JAC/2

Certificate of qualification for entry into the Royal Navy as a Naval Cadet.

JAC/3

Certificate of discharge form HM Training Ship BRITANNIA.

JAC/4

Bound volume.Log and record book. Contains log entries for both HMS TRAFALGAR between October 1870 to December 1871, and HMS CADMUS between October and November 1884.

JAC/5

Various Certificates of Service for Jackson at various ranks from the different vessels served on.

JAC/6

Certificate for Intermediate Examination of a Midshipman.

JAC/7

Bound volume. Log and record book. Contains entries for time served aboard HMS CADMUS between 18th April to 19th October 1874.

JAC/8

Commission as Sub-Lieutenant.

JAC/9

Provisional passing certificate for Lieutenants examination. Contains Jacksons grades for Seamanship, Navigation, and Gunnery exams.

JAC/10

Passing certificate in Seamanship for Lieutenant.

JAC/11

2nd Class certificate in Naval Gunnery.

JAC/12

Qualifying certificate for the rank of Lieutenant.

JAC/13

Bound volume. Journal and record book. Contains entries for Jackson's time served on HMS LIBERTY between November 1875 to February 1876, and for HMS ROVER between September 1876 to July 1877.

JAC/14

Passing certificate, 1st Class, for a Navigating Lieutenant.

JAC/15

Bound volume. Journal and record book. Contains entries for Jackson's service aboard HMS ROVER between August to October 1877, HMS ACTIVE between April 1878 to October 1879, and HMS AGINCOURT between February to May 1881.

JAC/16

Commission as Lieutenant.

JAC/17

Admiralty letter. Contains order to join the DUNROBIN CASTLE for passage to the Cape of Good Hope.

JAC/18

Certificate. Qualifications in Short Gunnery Course.

JAC/19

Torpedo qualification certificate.

JAC/20

List of grades for the final examiniation of the Torpedo Lieutenant's qualification.

JAC/21

1st Class certificate in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Marine Surveying.

JAC/22

1st Class certificate for qualification as Torpedo Lieutenant.

JAC/23

Bound volume. Journal and record book. Contains entries for Jackson's service aboard HMS ALEXANDRA between December 1884 to December 1885.

JAC/24

Certificate for Wounds and Hurts. Contains details of injury recieved by Jackson whilst burning the newly fitted electric light on board HMS TEMERAIRE on 13th October 1885 at Corfu.

JAC/25

Medical report: "Professor John McKean's Phrenological Register of the Capabilities & Natural Tendencies of Lieut. Jackson as certified this 8th day of October 1886."

JAC/26

Newspaper cuttings related to Jackson's service in torpedo boats.

JAC/27

Letter to Jackson from Vice-Admiral Tryon. Expresses satisfaction at the Conduct of the Torpedo Flotilla.

JAC/28

Newpaper cutting from the London Gazette regarding Jackson's promotion to Commander.

JAC/29

Commission as Commander.

JAC/30

Letter and cutting regarding Jackson's marriage to Miss Burbury.

JAC/31

Letter from the Hon. Secretary of the United Services Recreation Ground, Portsmouth, expressing regret at Jackson's resignation from the management committee after 4 years.

JAC/32

Letters and cuttings relating to the collision of the HENRY ANNING with HMS EDINBURGH. Jackson was commended on his actions during this incident, which allowed all crew to escape safely.

JAC/33

Newpaper cutting form the Malta Naval News, regarding the visit of Lord Spencer, who inspected a mine invented by Jackson.

JAC/34

Admiralty letter regarding the manufacture of the 18" torpedo.

JAC/35

Commission as Captain.

JAC/36

Map of the route of the diamond jubilee procession from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul's Cathedral.

JAC/37

Letters from the Foriegn Office and the Admiralty relating to Jackson's appointment as Naval Attaché.

JAC/38

Letters from the Foriegn Office, the Admiralty and the British Embassy, Paris.

JAC/39

Admiralty letter relating to the design of a small, fast vessel to escort torpedo boat destroyers.

JAC/40

Remarks on Captain Jackson by his Commander-in Chief.

JAC/41

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of his appontment as Assistant Director, Naval Ordnance.

JAC/42

Invitation to court at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/43

Cutting from Electrical Investments magazine. Report on Jackson's paper to the Royal Society.

JAC/44

Order of Service for a Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Cathedral for the recovery of H.M. Edward VII.

JAC/45

Cutting from Page's Magazine. Article entitled "Wireless Telegraphy".

JAC/46

Admiralty letter regarding the favourable report on HMS CAESAR.

JAC/47

Admiralty letter regarding the favourable gunnery prize firing of HMS DUNCAN.

JAC/48

Admiralty letter regarding the wireless telegraphy trials with tuned apparatus aboard HMS DUNCAN.

JAC/49

Admiralty letter regarding the report of the Committee on Control of Fire in Action.

JAC/50

Admiralty letter regarding HMS BULWARK.

JAC/51

Correspondence between Jackson and Admiral John Fisher.

JAC/52

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of his appointment as Controller.

JAC/53

Newspaper cutting of an article accusing Jackson of being too young to be Controller.

JAC/54

Invitation to dinner at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/55

Invitation to an afternoon party at Windsor Castle.

JAC/56

Magazine article: "Wireless Telegraphy Measurements. Paper Read at the I.E.E. 25th May, by W.H. Duddell and J.E. Taylor. Discussion by Mr John Gavey and Capt. H.B. Jackson, R.N." Published in The Electrician magazine.

JAC/57

Invitation: "Dinner at the Savoy Hotel (White Room) to meet Their I.M. Prince and Princess Arisugawa."

JAC/58

Invitation to the State Ball at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/59

Programme: "Dejeuner in the Guildhall. Visit of the Officers of the French Fleet to the City of London."

JAC/60

Invitation: "Dinner at Fishmonger's Hall on the eve of Nelson's Centenary."

JAC/61

Invitation to dinner on board the ALBERT AND VICTORIA.

JAC/62

Invitation to the launch of HMS DREADNOUGHT by H.M. the King, at Portsmouth Dockyard.

JAC/63

Invitation to court at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/64

Invitation to court at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/65

Commission as Rear-Admiral.

JAC/66

Letter to Lord Knollys regarding Jackson receiving the KCVO.

JAC/67

Newspaper cutting from The Times, listing new Knights

JAC/68

Letter from the Secretary of the Royal Victorian Order, informing Jackson of his being appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order.

JAC/69

Invitation to court at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/70

Invitation to Dinner at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/71

Invitation to an Afternoon Party at Windsor Castle.

JAC/72

Invitation to the State Ball at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/73

Invitation to the launch of HMS BELLEROPHON at Portsmouth by H.R.H. Princess Henry of Battenberg.

JAC/74

Invitation to the inspection of the Home Fleet by His Majesty the King aboard HMS ENCHANTRESS.

JAC/75

Invitation to the State Banquet in Honour of the German Emperor and Empress. Also seating plan and programme.

JAC/76

Invitation to a service in memory of his late Majesty the King of Sweden at St. Jame's Palace.

JAC/77

Three letters from Vincent Baddeley, Private Secretary to the First Lord of the Admiralty.

JAC/78

Invitation to Court at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/79

Letter from Mr Macnamara.

JAC/80

Invitation to the State Ball at Buckingham Palace.

JAC/81

Letter from Admiral Jellicoe, 19 December, 1908.

JAC/82

Three letters from unidentified person at the Admiralty, regarding estimates, gossip, etc.

JAC/83

Letter granting Jackson the appointment as Ordinary Member of the Military Division of the Second Class, or Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath.

JAC/84

Foreign Office and Admiralty letters relating to Jackson's appointment as a delegate at the International Conference on Aerial Navigation in Paris.

JAC/85

Correspondence between Jackson and Buckingham Palace officials regarding a dispute over Jackson's entitlement to wear the Spanish Order of Naval Merit.

JAC/86

Confidential letter to Jackson regarding the post of Chief of Staff, 31 November, 1912.

JAC/87

Correspondence between Jackson and Winston Churchill, 13-14 November, 1912.

JAC/88

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of his appointment as Chief of War Staff, 31 December, 1912.

JAC/89

Letters relating to Jackson being awarded the French Legion d'Honor, and being granted permission to wear it, 3-30 July, 1913.

JAC/90

Letter from the Royal Society relating to Jackson's appointment to the General Board of the National Physical Laboratory for 6 years, 15 December, 1913.

JAC/91

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of His promotion to Admiral, 11 February, 1914.

JAC/92

Letters relating to Jackson's wearing of the Spanish Order of Naval Merit, 24-30 March, 1914.

JAC/93

Letter granting permission for Jackson to wear the Spanish Order of Naval Merit, 14 July, 1914.

JAC/94

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of his appointment as Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean, 22 July, 1914.

JAC/95

Essay: "Limits of the Mediterranean Station", 22 July, 1914.

JAC/96

Admiralty letter regarding the appointment of Capt. Henry B. Pelly as Chief of Staff, 23 July, 1914.

JAC/97

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of his appointment to Special Service at the Admiralty, 1 August, 1914.

JAC/98

Invitation to the launch of HMS RAMILLIES. The naming ceremony was conducted by Lady Jackson, 12 September, 1916.

JAC/99

Various letters to Jackson relating to being replaced as First Sea Lord, recieving the G.C.B., being appointed President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich, etc.

JAC/100

Letter from the Japanese Embassy relating to Jackson being awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, 4 December, 1916.

JAC/101

Letter regarding the matter of the salary of the President of R.N. College not to be increased, 17 December, 1916.

JAC/102

Letter from the Japanese Embassy relating to the presentation ceremony of the Order of the Rising Sun to Jackson, 26 September, 1917.

JAC/103

Admiralty letter regarding permission to wear the Legion d'Honor, 31 October, 1917.

JAC/104

Invitation to the marriage of H.R.H. Princess Patricia of Connaught with Commander the Hon. Alexander Ramsey at Westminster Abbey, 27 February, 1919.

JAC/105

Envelope containing correspondence and documents relating to the purchase of the lease for No. 37 Catherine Street, 1919.

JAC/106

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of his promotion to Admiral of the Fleet, 30 July, 1919.

JAC/107

Business cards: "Admiral of the Fleet. Sir Henry B. Jackson, RN. Naval and Military Club."

JAC/108

Various letters of congratulations to Jackson on his promotion to Admiral of the Fleet.

JAC/109

Letter relating to Jackson being a pall bearer for the burial of the unknown soldier. Also orders for the pall bearers.

JAC/110

Invitation to the marriage of H.R.H. the Princess Mary with Viscount Lasalles at Westminster Abbey, 28 February, 1922.

JAC/111

Letter from Rowland Jackson regarding the genealogy of the Jackson family.

JAC/112

Invitation to the marriage of H.R.H. the Duke of York with Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyons at Westminster Abbey, 26 April, 1923.

JAC/113

Invitation to a reception with H.R.H. the Prince of Wales at St. James' Palace, 10 July, 1923.

JAC/114

Invitation to the state opening of the Empire Exhibition, 23 April, 1924.

JAC/115

Order of service: Ceromony of the Installation of Knoights of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath in King Henry VIII's Chapel, 21 May, 1924.

JAC/116

Letter from Oxford University requesting Jackson's presence at the Encaenia. Also seating plan, 25 June, 1924.

JAC/117

Admiralty letter from the Accountant-General informing Jackson of his reduction to half-pay.

JAC/118

Admiralty letter informing Jackson of the official date of his retirement, 30 July, 1924.

JAC/119

Admiralty letter, 30 July, 1924.

JAC/120

Letter from Sir William E. Goodenough at the Nore, 1 August, 1924.

JAC/121

Letter from Admiral Sir Charles Madden regarding his succeeding Jackson as Admiral of the Fleet, 11 August, 1924.

JAC/122

Letters relating to Jackson being awarded the Hughes Medal by the Royal Society.

JAC/123

Order of service: "The Most Honourable Order of the Bath. Ceremony of Installation of Knights in the Chapel of King Henry VIII, Westminster Abbey", 10 May, 1928.

JAC/124

Invitation: "Their Majesties Afternoon Party at Buckingham Palace", 25 July, 1929.

JAC/125

Miscellaneous material: including photographs, envelopes, a newspaper cutting, n.d.

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