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White, Arnold, journalist (1848-1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0064 WHI
Held at: National Maritime Museum
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Full title: White, Arnold, journalist (1848-1925)
Date(s): 1903-1905
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 7ft; 214cm; 202 files
Name of creator(s): White | Arnold | 1848-1925 | journalist


Administrative/Biographical history:

By the end of the nineteenth century, White was well-known as an upholder of anti-German policies and an advocate of a strong navy, exerting his influence through articles in the Daily Express and a column in the Referee under his pseudonym 'Vanoc'. He thus became involved in the naval policies of the day and was an active member of the British Navy League, For Herbrand Arthur, eleventh Duke of Bedford (1858-1940), he also acted as supplier of information and political agent.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Arnold White. The topics covered by the collection include gunnery, 1903 to 1905 and naval policy and strategy, on which White exchanged letters with Lord Fisher (1841-1920), Lord Charles Beresford (1848-1930) and Sir Percy Scott (1853-1924). On lower deck conditions the correspondence is largely with Lionel Yexley (1861-1933) and there are notes and letters on Ireland, emigration and eugenics.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically, as White left them, by subject. A number of original letters were removed by White but it was his practice to leave typed copies in their place; those of Lord Fisher come into this category.

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 Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were deposited on permanent loan by the Bedford Estate Office in 1972.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 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:

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