JELLICOE, J R, 1st Earl, letters, autographs, documents, manuscripts



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Jellicoe 'too much occupied' in 1916

JELLICOE, J R, 1st Earl (1859-1935). Admiral of the fleet.
Typewritten Letter Signed with autograph salutation to Captain Dicker, 1 page 4to with envelope, HMS Iron Duke, 28 February 1916. Written in the middle of the first World War, whilst commander-in-chief, Grand Fleet, declining to support a proposal to give the French a memorial to Joan of Arc.
'... I much regret that I am not able at present to express an opinion upon your proposal, as I am too much occupied to afford the time needed for the consideration of so important a subject.'
The present letter dates from a crucial year in Jellicoe's career in which he was appointed to the Order of Merit and created First Sea Lord, and only two months before the Battle of Jutland.
[No: 20744]


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