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Tudor, Douglas Courtenay, 1891-1914
Douglas C. Tudor Naval Collection
Manuscripts Division
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2 boxes and 1.75 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2


Consists of journals/logs and photograph albums of Royal Navy Midshipman Douglas C. Tudor, later a lieutenant.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of journals/logs and photograph albums of Tudor. Included are journals for the period of 23 September 1908 through 24 November 1912, aboard HMS ships London, Invincible, Temeraire, Skirmisher, Dee, Patrol, Britannia, and HMS Good Hope. These contain tables of distances and daily positions, and daily journal of events, with special coverage of important operations, such as the raising of HMS Venable's steampacket boat, a mock attack and defense of Portland, and the Balkans War in 1912 between Turkey and Greece. They are illustrated with watercolor drawings and sketches of charts, harbors, anchorages, ship's gear, equipment, views, and embellishments. In addition, there are two photograph albums, covering 1905 to 1912, showing Tudor as a cadet at Osborne, then Dartmouth, and at sea in all his ships--in all, about 275 photographs of Osborne and Dartmouth life and events, life aboard ship, ship crews, events and scenes aboard and at home.


Organized by genre: journal albums, photograph albums.

Collection Creator Biography:

Tudor, Douglas Courtenay, 1891-1914

Douglas C. Tudor was a midshipman in the Royal Navy, serving on various ships between 1908 and 1912. Tudor was lost with the whole ship's company when the H.M.S. Good Hope was sunk during the Battle of Coronel off Chile on 1 November 1914. He was a 23-year-old lieutenant by then.

Collection History


Purchase from Fisher National in 2005; Acquired with matching funds provided by the Program in Hellenic Studies with the support of the Stanley J. Seeger Hellenic Fund (AM 2005-135).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Douglas C. Tudor Naval Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-2