Navy Records Society List

The Navy Records Society was established in order to make rare and unpublished works relating to British naval history available on a broader basis. This is a list of their publications from 1894 to 2001. Note: several volumes have been published since this date – the Society is still very active.

All originals were bound in blue over white cloth, with gilt lettering and a gilt emblem on the front cover. As multi-volume sets have been issued sometimes years apart, their appearance is occasionally not uniform.

Our main catalogue entries can be found here.

 

Vol Num Author Title Date Pages Illus
1, 2 Laughton, John Knox (ed) Defeat of the Spanish Armada 1894, 1894 lxxxiv, 365; 418 pp  
3 Hannay, David (ed) Letters of Sir Samuel Hood 1895 170 pp b/w frontis
4 Brassey, T A (ed) Index to James' Naval History 1895 188 pp  
5 Markham, Clements R (ed) Life of Captain Stephen Martin 1895 xxxix, 223 pp b/w plates
6 James, Bartholomew Journal of Rear-Admiral Bartholomew James1752-1828 1896    
7 Holland, John Holland's Discourses of the Navy 1896 lxxxiii, 419 pp  
8 Oppenheim, M (ed) Naval Accounts and Inventories of Henry VII 1896 lvi, 349 pp  
9 Browning, Oscar (ed) Journal of Sir George Rooke 1897 xliv, 272 pp fldg charts
10 Spont, Alfred The French War of 1512-13 1897 xlviii, 219 pp color frontis
11 Corbett, Julian S (ed) The Spanish War, 1585-87 1898 xlix, 363 pp b/w frontis
13, 17, 30, 37, 41, 66 Gardiner, Samuel Rawson (ed) First Dutch War, 1652-54 Vol 1 1898, 1900, 1905, 1909, 1911, 1930 6 vol, various pagination  
14, 21 Leyland, John (ed) The Blockade of Brest, 1803-5 Vol 1 1898, 1901 lxvi, 369; liv, 390 pp b/w frontis, fldg charts
15 Bridge, Cyprian A (ed) The Russian Fleet Under Peter the Great 1899 xxvi, 161  
16 Jackson, T Surges (ed) Great Sea Fights, 1794-1805 1899 2 vol, xv, 345; 343 pp color frontis, fldg chart
20, 40, 63, 92,125 Laughton, John Knox (ed) The Naval Miscellany 1901, 1910, 1927,1952, 1984 5 vol, various pagination b/w plate, fldg chart
22,23, 43, 45, 47 Oppenheim, M (ed) Naval Tracts of Sir William Monson, Vol 1 1902, 1912, 1913, 1914 5 vol, various pagination b/w plates, fldg charts
24, 12, 19 Hamilton, Sir Richard Vesey (ed) Letters of T Byam Martin, Vol 1 1902, 1898, 1900 3 vol, various pagination b/w frontis, b/w plates, color flag chart
25 Gutteridge, H C (ed) Nelson at the Napolitan Jacobins 1903 cxvii, 351 pp b/w fldg frontis
26, 27, 36, 57 Tanner, J R (ed) Catalogue of the Pepysian Manuscripts 1903, 1904, 1908, 1922 4 vol, various pagination  
28 Markham, Sir Clements (ed) Letters of Admiral Markham 1904 451 pp  
29 Corbett, Julian S (ed) Fighting Instructions, 1530-1816 1905 xvi, 366 pp  
31 Hamilton, Sir R Vesey, (ed) Recollections of James Anthony Gardiner 1906 xx, 287 pp  
32, 38, 39 Laughton, Sir John Knox (ed) Letters of Lord Barham 1906, 1909, 1910 3 vol various pagination b/w frontis
33 Firth, C H (ed) Naval Songs and Ballads 1907 cxxiii, 387 pp  
35 Corbett, Julian S (ed) Signals and Instructions, 1776-1794 1908 xv, 403 pp  
42 Richmond, Captain H (ed) The Loss of Minorca 1911 xl, 224 pp fldg chart
44 Grant, James (ed) The Ol Scots Navy, 1689-1710 1912 xxix, 448 pp b/w frontis
46, 48, 58, 59 Corbett, Julian S (ed) The Spencer Papers, 1794-1801 1913, 1914, 1923, 1924 4 vol various pagination  
49, 50 Marsden, R G (ed) Law and Custom of the Sea 1915, 1916 2 vol xl, 561; xxxiii, 457 pp  
51 Perin, W G (ed) Phineas Pett 1917 xii, 244 pp  
52, 53 Martin-Leake, Stephen The Life of Sir John Leake 1918, 1919 2 vol clxii, 333; x, 490 pp b/w frontis
54 Manwaring, G E (ed) Life and Works of Sir Henry Manwaring, Vol 1 1920 xxii, 325 pp  
56 G. E. Manwaring and W. G. Perrin (eds) Life and Works of Sir Henry Manwaring, Vol 2 1921 ? pp  
55, 61 Smith, David Bonner (ed) Letters of Lord St Vincent 1921, 1926 2 vol, 380; 604 pp  
60 Tanner, J R (ed) Samuel Pepy's Naval Minutes 1925 xx, 513 pp  
62, 90, 96 Perrin, W G (ed) The Keith Papers 1926, 1950, 1955 3 vol various pagination b/w frontis
64 Anderson, R C (ed) Journal of the Earl of Sandwich 1928 lxxi, 329 pp  
65 Perrin, W G (ed) Boteler's Dialogues 1929 xxxvii, 341 pp  
67, 68, 70 Tunstall, Brian (ed) The Bying Papers 1930, 1931, 1933 3 vol various pagination  
69, 71, 75, 78 Barnes, GR and J H Owen, (eds) The Sandwich Papers, 1771-1782 1932, 1933, 1936, 1938 4 vol varous pagination  
72 Jones, C G Pitcairn (ed) Piracy in the Levant, 1827-8 1934 xxxiii, 325 pp  
73 Chappell, Edwin (ed) The Tangier Papers of Samuel Pepys 1935 xlix, 376 pp  
74 Bullocke, J G (ed) The Tomlinson Papers 1935 xxix, 400 pp b/w frontis
76 Powell, J R (ed) The Letters of Robert Blake 1937 xxii, 501 pp  
77 Bonner-Smith D (ed) The Barrington Papers Vol 1 1937 478 pp b/w frontis
77, 81 Bonner-Smith D (ed) The Barrington Papers 1937, 1941 2 vol 478; xxxi, 380 pp b/w frontis
79, 80 Anderson, R C (ed) The Journals of Sir Thomas Allin 1939, 1940 2 vol, xiii, 318; lii, 278 pp  
82 Boteler, John Harvey Recollections of my Sea Life, 1808-1830 1942 272 pp fldg map
83 Bonner-Smith, D and A C Dewar (eds) Russian War, 1854 1943 434 pp  
84 Bonner-Smith, D (ed) Russian War, 1855, Baltic 1944 414 pp  
85 Dewar, A C (ed) Russian War, 1855, Black Sea 1945 485 pp  
86 Anderson, R C (ed) Journals of the Narratives of the Third Dutch War 1946 447 pp  
87 Rowbotham, W B (ed) Naval Brigades in the Indian Mutiny, 1857-58 1947 xv, 331 pp fldg map
88 Cranmer-Bying, J L (ed) Peter Bying's Journal, 1718-1720 1948 xxxii, 311 pp b/w frontis, plates
89 Merriman,R D (ed) The Sergison Papers 1949 382 pp b/w frontis, plates
91 Thursfield, H G (ed) Five Naval Journals, 1789-1817 1951 xiii, 400 pp color frontis, plate, fldg map
93 Dillon, Sir William Henry Dillon's Narrative, Vol 1, 1790-1802 1953 xxxiv, 468 pp b/w frontis, plate, maps
95 Bonner-Smith, D and E W R Lumby (eds) The Second China War, 1856-60 1954 xxii, 413 pp b/w frontis
98 Hughes, Edward (ed) Correspondence of Lord Collingwood 1957 xiii, 348 pp b/w frontis
99 Ranet, B Mcl (ed) The Vernon Papers 1958 xi, 599 pp b/w frontis, plate, fldg map
100 Naish, George P B (ed) Nelson's Letters to his Wife 1958 xxxii, 630 pp b/w frontis, plates
101 Lloyd, Christopher and R C Anderson (eds) A Memoir of James Trevenen 1959 xiv, 247 pp b/w frontis, fldg map
102, 106 Kemp, P K (ed) The Fisher Papers Vol 1 1960, 1964 2 vol xxvi, 413; 468 pp  
104 Graham, Gerald S and R A Humphries (eds) The Navy and South America, 1807-1823 1962 xxxxiv, 394 pp  
105 Powell, J R and E K Timings (eds) Documents Relating to the Civil War, 1642-48 1963 xvi, 430 pp  
107 Lloyd, Christopher (ed) The Health of Seamen 1965 320 pp b/w frontis, plates
108, 111 Patterson, A Temple (ed) The Jellicoe Papers 1966, 1968 2 vol xi, 315; xiv, 497 pp b/w frontis
109 Williams, Glyndwr (ed) Anson's Voyage 1740-44 1967 ix, 303 pp b/w frontis, plate, fldg map
110 Ryan, A N (ed) The Saumarez Papers, 1808-12 1968 xxv, 287 pp b/w frontis, fldg map
112 Powell, J R and E K Timings (eds) The Rupert and Monck Letter Book, 1666 1969 x, 307 pp b/w frontis, plates, fldg map
113 Roskill, S (ed) The Naval Air Service Vol 1 1969 xvii, 790 pp  
114 Syrett, David (ed) The Siege and Capture of Havana, 1762 1970 xxxv, 355 pp fldg maps, b/w plates
115 Lumby, E W R (ed) The Mediterranean, 1912-14 1970 xvi, 481 pp b/w frontis, fldg chart
115 Lumby, E W R (ed) The Mediterranean, 1912-14 1970 xvi, 481 pp b/w frontis, fldg chart
116 McGowen, A P (ed) The Jacobean Commissions of Enquiry, 1608 and 1618 1971 xxvii, 319 pp b/w frontis, plates
117 Halpern, Paul G (ed) The Keyes Papers Vol 1 1979 xxiv, 547 pp b/w frontis, fldg map
118 Gwyn, Julian (ed) The Royal Navy and North America 1973 xlv, 463 pp b/w frontis, plates
119 Bromley, J S (ed) Manning Pamphlets 1693-1873 1974 xliv, 409 pp  
120 Baugh, Daniel A Naval Administration, 1715-1750 1977 xv, 523 pp b/w plate
123 Rose, Susan (ed) The Navy of Lancastrian Kings 1982 288 pp b/w frontis
124 Sumida, Jon Tetsuro (ed) The Pollen Papers 1984 xv, 400 pp  
126 Halpern, Paul G (ed) The Royal Navy in the Mediterranean, 1915-18 1987 xv, 623 pp fldg maps
127 Wernham, R B (ed) The Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal, 1589 1988 lxvi, 380 pp b/w frontis, illus
128 Ranft, B McL (ed) The Beatty Papers, Vol 1 1989 xxiv, 600 b/w frontis
129 MacKay, Ruddock F (ed) The Hawke Papers 1990 xix, 521 pp b/w frontis
130 Simpson, Michael (ed) Anglo-American Naval Relation, 1917-19 1991 xvii, 648 pp  
131 Hattendorf, etc (ed) British Naval Documents, 1204-1960 1993 xviii, 1196 pp b/w frontis
132 ed. Professor B. McL. Ranft The Beatty Papers, vol. II (1916-1927)      
133 Transcribed by Professor William Matthews and Dr Charles Knighton; ed. Robert Latham Samuel Pepys and the Second Dutch War      
134 ed. Michael Simpson, with the assistance of John Somerville. SP. The Somerville Papers      
135 Grainger, John D (ed) The Royal Navy in the River Plate, 1806-7 1996 xiv, 384 pp  
136 ed. Professor Nicholas Tracy. A. Papers relating to the Collective Naval Defence of the Empire, 1900-1940      
137 Dr Eric Grove. A. The Defeat of the Enemy Attack on Shipping, 1939-1945 1997 8vo, lxii, (4), xiv, 380, xiv, 33 pp 126 plates
138 Brian Lavery. A. Shipboard Life and Organisation, 1731-1815 1998 8vo, xxvi, 656 pp ill., 1 fold. plate
139 Professor David Syrett. A. The Battle of the Atlantic and Signals Intelligence: U-Boat Situations and Trends, 1941-1945      
140 Michael Simpson. A. The Cunningham Papers, vol. I, The Mediterranean Fleet, 1939-1942      
141 Ed. Dr. R. A. Morriss. The Channel Fleet and the Blockade of Brest, 1793-1801 2001    
142 Ed. Dr. N. Lambert. The Submarine Service.1900-1918 2001 xliv, 397pp  

 

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