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Larking, Captain Dennis Augustus Hugo (1876-1970)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 LAR

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Larking, Captain Dennis Augustus Hugo (1876-1970)

Date(s): [1914-1928]

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 1 box

Name of creator(s): Larking | Dennis Augustus Hugo | 1876-1970 | Captain


Administrative/Biographical history:

Larking entered the Navy in 1889, served on the Mediterranean, West Indian and China Stations and became a lieutenant in 1898. He retired from active service in 1906. On the retired list he was promoted to commander in 1916 and to captain in 1918. He was Naval Attachee in Rome from 1915 to 1919 and in the Balkans from 1939 to 1941. He was then recalled to the Admiralty until 1945.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Cpt Dennis Augustus Hugo Larking, consisting of private letters to Captain Larking from Admiral of the Fleet Earl Beatty (1871-1936) and Lady Beatty (d 1932). Lady Beatty's letters, 1914 to 1918, were mostly written from Aberdour House, Fife. The letters from Earl Beatty, 1914 to 1928, date mostly from the war, when the Admiral commanded the First Battle Cruiser Squadron, later the Battle Cruiser Force, and then the Grand Fleet.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were purchased from Messrs. Francis Edwards in 1974.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Sep 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2011-03-08

Naval affairs | Military affairs | Military science | Social sciences
World War One (1914-1918) | World wars (events) | Wars (events)

Personal names
Beatty | David | 1871-1936 | 1st Earl Beatty of the North Sea and of Brooksby | Admiral of the Fleet
Larking | Dennis Augustus Hugo | 1876-1970 | Captain

Corporate names
Royal Navy