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Preliminary Inventory to the Thomas Andrew Bailey and Paul B. Ryan collection (Bailey-Ryan collection) 1915-1979
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Box 1

Major ship overhead - Requirements

 

Turner, Captain, biographical data

 

Furbringer, Rear Admiral Werner (shipmate of Kept. Lieut. Schwieger of U-20), letter from

 

Analysis of orders given to Captain Turner

 

Analysis of witnesses and their affiliations

 

Summary of 22 witnesses (statements sent in by U.S. Consul Wesley Frost)

 

Biographical data on Lord Mersey, Sir Edward Carson, Sir Fredrick Smith

 

Scott, Admiral Sir Percy, letter to The Times (London)

 

Malone, Dudley Field, obituary and statement

 

"The Great Lusitania Whitewash" by Paul B. Ryan, The American Neptune, January 1975

 

New York, SS, Open Ash Port Sinking

 

American Heritage, article purchased, not published as of May 1975

 

Book reviews - T. A. Bailey, published by American Historical Review

 

The Stephens Letter (copy) - an example of how Simpson handles evidence

 

Readers Digest condensed version of Simpson's book Lusitania

 

Ellis book's charts and diagram and testimony regarding location of torpedo hit

 

Judge Mayer and the Titanic law suit

 

Herzog's review of Simpson's book in Marine Rundschau, 1973

 

A partial tabulation of official British and German sources

 

Great maritime disasters, Titanic, etc.

 

New York Times

 

Questions answered in Bailey-Ryan book

 

New York Times index on Lusitania and news items

 

The Times (London) news items

 

World (New York) news items

 

Von Muller, Admiral, diary

 

British Cabinet and Parliament papers on Lusitania

 

Parliamentary debates, May 10-11, 1915

 

German archives and correspondence

Box 2

Spindler, Admiral Arno, La Guerre Sous-Marine, Volume II, cruise of U-20, U-27, U-28, U-30 May 1915,

 

German Naval Records, Admiral Spindler, Der Handelskrieg mit U-Booten

 

Foreign and German press analysis

 

German Foreign Office information on Lusitania and Schwieger

 

Royal Naval Reserved Merchant Cruisers (Brassey 1914)

 

American lives lost and U.S. ships sunk by U-boats, February 1, 1917

 

Judge Mayer's opinion in Lusitania trial, New York City, 1918

 

International law on visit and search

 

Charts

 

Charts used at Mersey Inquiry (compiled by Captain Turner)

 

Mersey Hearings - Inquiry (open)

 

Mersey Trial Proceedings in Camera

 

Mersey Report (Verdict)

 

List of Americans on board, Lusitania Claims, Senate Documents, 67th Congress, 2nd Session, No. 176

 

Report on loss of S/S Falaba (Mersey)

 

Location of ship sinkings in Queenstown area, May 5-7, 1915

 

Instructions to British merchant captains, 1915

 

Morton, Leslie, the look-out - a hero - decorated

 

Admiralty chart used at Inquiry, Adm. 116/1416, C7943, of steamers Atlantic, May 5-7, 1915

 

article in Journal of American Society of Naval Engineers, a reprint of British Engineering article, August 1907 November 1907

 

Boiler explosions

 

Schwieger, information on, from German sources and authors

 

Plan view of 4 decks and hold of Lusitania

Box 3

Diagram of cargo storage on Lusitania (Mayer trial)

 

Profile of Lusitania, L. Peskett testimony (Mayer trial), Quadruple Screw Turbine Ship

 

Lusitania - Watertight compartmentation

 

Diagram of compartmentation of Lusitania, Peskett testimony (Mayer trial)

 

General correspondence with sources

 

Warning messages sent to Lusitania

 

British Naval Sea Patrol Officer, letter to Vice Admiral, Queenstown Patrol

 

Lord, Walter, correspondence with

 

The Goetz medal

 

Schwieger's war-patrol diary

 

Photographs (xerox copies) - Miscellaneous

 

Diagrams of torpedo run and track of Lusitania, May 7, 1915

 

Defense of the Realm Act

 

Cartoons

 

Photographs from U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

 

Photographs (xerox copies) from U.S. National Archives

 

Engineering (British journal), illustrations, 1907

 

The Blue Riband

Box 4

Copy of Lusitania's manifest

 

May, Commander W. E., R.N., correspondence (research)

 

British Public Record Office files

 

Simpson's books, book reviews

 

Simpson's books (U.S. and British) - Differences in the two editions

 

Churchill, Winston, article on Lusitania 1937

 

Hoehling book Last Voyage of Lusitania, book reviews

 

U.S. press opinion on Lusitania

 

Analysis of boat drills, discipline of crew, life jackets, etc.

 

Microfilm roll #197 (witnesses, etc.)

 

Letters regarding London BBC broadcast on Lusitania

 

Chronology

 

The Zig-Zag issue

 

U-boat characteristics

 

Survivor from ship William P. Frye, sunk by U-boat

Box 5

Mayer Trial (New York Testimony), exhibits listed

 

John Light's marked-up copy of Simpson's book (British version)

 

Woodrow Wilson's note on Falaba to Lansing, June 2, 1915

 

U.S. Naval Attaché, Berlin, reports to Washington (O.N.I.)

 

U.S. Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C. (xerox copies)

 

Ships sunk by U-boats

 

Cunard Company petition for limitation of liability

Box 6

Analysis of instruction to Captain Turner of Lusitania

 

Correspondence - Miscellaneous

 

Federal Records Center (New York City), letters

 

Lusitania's Manifest - Correspondence

 

Port collector - Correspondence

 

Worley, Albert

 

Mayer Trial Testimony II, pages 240-480

 

Mayer Trial Testimony III, pages 481-717

 

Mayer Trial Testimony IV, pages 718-960

Box 7

Wynne Hearings, Volume I, pages 6 1-19

 

Wynne Hearings, Volume II, pages 197-403

 

Proposed final decree by Cunard lawyers at Mayer Trial

 

Value of Lusitania freight - Mayer Trial

 

Interrogations and briefs (Cunard)

 

Mayer Trial Testimony, pages 4a-239 (includes list of witnesses)

 

Stephen's letter - Guns

 

Canadian troops on board?

 

Letter from U.S. Ambassador (Berlin) Dodd to T. A. Bailey, and page 2 of T. A. Bailey's letter 1934,

 

Guns - Greenwich Naval Museum

Box 8

Spindler, Arno (German Admiral)

 

Correspondence regarding Colin Simpson's book

 

Letters in collecting evidence on Lusitania

 

O'Connor, Daniel (NBC)

 

Schwieger, Captain (of U-20)

 

Woodrow Wilson and Mexican question

 

Medal (Lusitania) by Goetz

 

Humfrey Jordan book on Mauretania (sister ship of Lusitania)

 

Professor Arthur Marder on Lusitania

 

Plans of Lusitania (xerox copies)

 

Walter Lord on Lord Mersey question

 

Guns on board Lusitania

 

Explosives, ammunition on board

 

Bryan, W. J.

 

"Was There a Gun?" Sports Illustrated, December 24, 1962

 

Sailing Instructions, British Merchant Marine

 

Light, John - Correspondence

 

Translation of German Documents including Patrol Reports of U-20

Box 9

Xerox copies of originals sent by A. Worley

 

Microfilm #198 - List of officers and passengers, statements of witnesses, U.S. Consul Frost, Mersey Inquiry, lives lost, cargo

 

Letters from Canada's Department of National Defence on Canadian troops

 

Yale University on Colonel House - Letters

 

Cunard correspondence

 

BBC broadcast

 

Nicolas Tomalin of BBC, The Listener

 

U.S. statutes on munition cargo in ships

 

Letters to editors and book reviews

 

Life magazine article by Simpson

 

Correspondence regarding art work on the book

 

Naval Ordnance correspondence and information (guns)

 

International Law: information from American Journal of International Law on Lusitania

 

Dollar awards to survivors

 

U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Secret Dispatches on Unrestricted Submarine Warfare

 

Beach, Captain E. L. - Correspondence

 

Literary Digest excerpts

 

Illustrations - Permissions to reprint

 

Article by T. A. Bailey, "The Sinking of the Lusitania," American Historical Review, ; "German Documents Relating to the Lusitania," Journal of Modern History, September 1936 October 1935

 

List of journal and magazine titles regarding Lusitania

 

O'Connor, Daniel (NBC) - Letters

 

Article written for American Heritage (not published as of June 1975)

 

Light letters

Box 10

Bribery, etc.

 

Miscellaneous British documents

 

Cunard - H.M. Government agreement

 

Mersey verdict (Original)

 

Lusitania trip after turbine 1913

 

Mayer, Judge, obituary

 

Orduna, S/S, 16 inch guns

 

Stahl

 

Mid-Channel issue and Zig-Zag

 

British journal - Miscellaneous

 

New York Times

 

May 1916-1965

 

November 1916

 

June 1915 -September 1915

 

May 1915

 

1913-1915

 

Mayer Trial and press

 

Correspondence (T. A. Bailey), 1930's

 

British Admiralty microfilm reels - List of contents

Reels 1-13

13 microfilm reels

Scope and Contents note

Microfilm reels of British Admiralty records, including records of the department of state relating to internal affairs of Great Britain, the board of trade, and wrecks and collisions of British vessels. Handwritten notes on the microfilm reel contents available in box 10.
Tape cabinet

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