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Fonds RC0547 - Richard Parr

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Richard Parr

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RC0547

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  • 1914-1915 (Creation)

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Parr, Richard ([18--]-[19--])

Biographical history

Richard Parr served aboard HMS Canopus during the First World War. HMS Canopus, a pre-dreadnaught, took part in battle at the Falkland Islands. The ship later served at the Dardanelles.

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The fonds consists of Parr's journal, a bound manuscript, 90 pages in length. The first entry in the first section is 2 Aug. [1914] when he leaves home. The next day he boarded HMS Canopus. The last dated entry is 8 June [1915] which notes orders to proceed to Malta. The next section, titled "Our Food Supply" covers the same time period. The third section contains some reflections on the ship's officers.

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Fonds was purchased at Sotheby's auction on 28 May 1985.

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RC0547

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