Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 26
 

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AN INTERESTING PRIVATE ARCHIVE KEPT BY...

AN INTERESTING PRIVATE ARCHIVE KEPT BY CAPTAIN, LATER THE REV. VICE-ADMIRAL, A.R.W. WOODS
beginning from around the outbreak of war in 1914 until 1925 with some later insertions and comprising signal and cypher logs liberally over-filled with a mass of ephemera including photographs, letters, programmes, menus, personal and official papers, etc. from his career aboard several vessels, the first volume predominantly war-related, the second volume includes several photographs of King George V aboard, the second inscribed with owner's name and marked 'PRIVATE'
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Rev. Vice-Admiral Alexander Riall Wadham Woods, D.S.O. (1880-1954) joined the navy in 1894. He served throughout the Great War and was present at the Battle of Jutland as flag officer to Jellicoe aboard Iron Duke, for which he was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the D.S.O. Later in the War he commanded the light cruiser Topaze. After the War he was Captain of the Dockyard and the King's Harbourmaster at Portsmouth. He retired a rear-admiral in 1931 and promoted vice-admiral in 1936. He was ordained deacon in 1933 and priest a year later. He made his home the Red Ensign Club in Stepney and was a familiar and popular figure there and in the dockland parish of Whitechapel.

Sold for £1,984
Estimated at £500 - £800

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
As viewed: Bindings stretched, pages over-filled, ragged edges, dust, creases etc.

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AN INTERESTING PRIVATE ARCHIVE KEPT BY CAPTAIN, LATER THE REV. VICE-ADMIRAL, A.R.W. WOODS
beginning from around the outbreak of war in 1914 until 1925 with some later insertions and comprising signal and cypher logs liberally over-filled with a mass of ephemera including photographs, letters, programmes, menus, personal and official papers, etc. from his career aboard several vessels, the first volume predominantly war-related, the second volume includes several photographs of King George V aboard, the second inscribed with owner's name and marked 'PRIVATE'
(2)

Rev. Vice-Admiral Alexander Riall Wadham Woods, D.S.O. (1880-1954) joined the navy in 1894. He served throughout the Great War and was present at the Battle of Jutland as flag officer to Jellicoe aboard Iron Duke, for which he was mentioned in dispatches and awarded the D.S.O. Later in the War he commanded the light cruiser Topaze. After the War he was Captain of the Dockyard and the King's Harbourmaster at Portsmouth. He retired a rear-admiral in 1931 and promoted vice-admiral in 1936. He was ordained deacon in 1933 and priest a year later. He made his home the Red Ensign Club in Stepney and was a familiar and popular figure there and in the dockland parish of Whitechapel.