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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.  when he leaves home. The next day he boarded HMS Canopus. The last dated entry is 8 June  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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