User:J N Winkler

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Via SABRE.

Personal collection

NB--My collections have significant duplication with other members'. Titles listed below are not thought to be duplicates. Secondary and primary sources are mixed.

JW 01 William Rees Jeffreys, The King's Highway (1949)
JW 02 Robert Caro, The Power Broker (1972)
JW 03 Franz Seidler, Fritz Todt: Baumeister des Dritten Reichs (1988)
JW 04 Francisco Javier Rodriguez Lázaro, Primeras autopistas españolas 1925-1936
JW 05 William Plowden, The Motor Car and Politics 1896-1970 (1972)

...more to be added later

Scuttlebutt

A selection of old National Archives laundry lists, mostly cut-and-pasted from the original text files:

Photographable PRO files 2005-09-07
Photographable PRO files 2006-12-13 Done files omitted
PRO files to examine 2007-05-12

Some aspects of British traffic signing at the National Archives remain essentially untouched, notably the administrative run-ups to the 1922 circular letter on standardisation of road direction posts and signs, and the 1933 (?) traffic signing committee report.

Raw notes files from archives visits

When I visit an archives, I typically create a notes file which contains information on each file examined. This section contains a selection of raw notes files arranged in date order, lightly edited to remove information considered private or otherwise inappropriate for publication on the open Web. In general, a notes file will be included in the following list only if it contains a substantive description of at least one file. A list of the files consulted and described in the notes follows each date entry.

Earlier entries for the National Archives may include retyped extracts from memoranda since they pre-date the general grant of permission for digital photography in (approximately) the summer of 2003. Typically these extracts will be flagged at the start with [BQ] (for "block quote") and will be full of uncorrected typographical errors.

Currently I keep notes files in plain text format in order to allow easy searching and recompilation using command-line tools, but in the past I kept them in Microsoft Word format. No attempts have been made here to preserve formatting as used in the original Word files.

Some notes may use obscure abbreviations but typically the expansions will be obvious from the context. Examples: M = motorway; cttee = committee; bd = board; LBM = London-Birmingham Motorway; BBM = Bristol-Birmingham Motorway; AP = all-purpose (i.e., open to all vehicles with no control of access for agricultural traffic); BP = bypass; DC = dual carriageway; DRE = Divisional Road Engineer.

LSE Library Archives 2002-10-24
RJ 8/42
RJ 25/25
RJ 25/10
RJ 16/3
RJ 16/1
LSE Library Archives 2002-11-07
RJ 16/2
RJ 5/7
RJ 5/19
RJ 8/5
RJ 6/14
RJ 6/3
RJ 5/15
LSE Library Archives 2002-11-14
RJ 8/52
RJ 6/18
RJ 8/16
RJ 8/6
LSE Library Archives 2002-11-19
RJ 8/13
RJ 11/2
RJ 13/13
RJ 13/28
RJ 8/29
LSE Library Archives 2002-11-21
LSE Library Archives 2002-11-25
RJ 8/53
RJ 8/54
RJ 8/55
RJ 8/38
RJ 8/36
LSE Library Archives 2002-12-04
RJ 14/31
RJ 14/36
RJ 14/38
RJ 8/36
RJ 14/37
LSE Library Archives 2003-01-20
RJ 1/15
RJ 1/12
RJ 1/18
RJ 1/20
RJ 2/5
LSE Library Archives 2003-01-23
RJ 25/24
RJ 25/16
RJ 25/18
RJ 25/22
RJ 25/26
LSE Library Archives 2003-02-12
RJ 25/21
RJ 14/46
RJ 14/45
RJ 14/58
RJ 14/52
National Archives 2003-03-04
MT 116/2
MT 113/46
MT 95/496
National Archives 2003-03-06
MT 113/47
BT 31/32680/205362
MT 113/46
MT 113/48
National Archives 2003-03-11
MT 95/53
MT 116/15
MT 95/494
DSIR 12/323
DSIR 12/474
MT 117/109
MT 95/506
MT 95/501
National Archives 2003-03-13
MT 121/32
MT 39/41
MT 95/652
MT 121/22
National Archives 2003-03-18
MT 39/38
MT 39/556
National Archives 2003-03-20
MT 39/556
MT 39/96
MT 39/145
National Archives 2003-04-01
MT 39/295
MT 39/294
MT 95/531
MT 39/465
National Archives 2003-04-03
MT 121/63
National Archives 2003-04-08
MT 39/147
MT 39/657
MT 39/554
National Archives 2003-04-10
MT 39/555
MT 39/558
MT 39/466
National Archives 2003-04-15
MT 116/3
MT 39/465
National Archives 2003-04-22
MT 39/41
National Archives 2003-04-24
BT 31/30394/235508
BT 31/33164/246553
BT 56/20
MT 39/556
National Archives 2003-05-13
MT 39/305
MT 39/468
MT 39/152
National Archives 2003-05-15
MT 89/217
MT 120/51
MT 100/12
MT 95/384
MT 95/831
MT 95/900
National Archives 2003-05-20
MT 106/331
MT 95/605
DSIR 12/257
MT 95/604
MT 112/392
FCO 76/360
MT 95/606
MT 95/690
AY 26/148
MT 112/351
MT 95/689
National Archives 2003-05-22
MT 95/606
MT 113/108
MT 113/99
MT 126/1
MT 95/537
MT 95/632
National Archives 2003-05-27
MT 55/338
MT 39/516
MT 39/537
MT 120/61
MT 95/894
MT 95/709
T 228/424
MT 95/642
COU 6/128
National Archives 2003-05-29
MT 121/70
MT 121/71
MT 121/517
MT 106/331
MT 109/188
MT 152/120
MT 152/121
MT 121/308
MT 118/122
National Archives 2003-06-05
DSIR 12/189
DSIR 12/188
DSIR 28/520
ZLIB 12/123
MT 120/95
MT 120/96
FCO 76/580
FCO 371/136050
National Archives 2003-06-10
DSIR 12/95
DSIR 12/96
DSIR 12/97
MT 95/743
MT 95/744
MT 95/742
MT 95/335
MT 95/7
MT 95/992
MT 95/8
MT 95/200
MT 95/915
National Archives 2003-06-12
MT 95/1018
DSIR 12/174
MT 148/32
MT 95/301
MT 95/309
BD 30/28
MT 106/427
MT 121/409
LSE Library Archives 2003-10-06
RJ 8/6
RJ 16/1
National Archives 2003-10-07
MT 95/606
MT 113/108
MT 39/556
National Archives 2003-10-14
PRO 30/69/450
MT 95/605
DSIR 27/101
DSIR 27/138
MT 95/709
National Archives 2003-10-09
DSIR 12/294
FO 371/101715
FO 1020/1835
LSE Library Archives 2003-10-11
RJ 14/19
RJ 14/37
RJ 14/38
National Archives 2003-10-21
DSIR 28/218
National Archives 2003-10-28
FO 1014/1083
FO 1013/1068
DSIR 12/292
DSIR 28/227
DSIR 28/208
DSIR 28/207
National Archives 2004-02-17
BT 31/26776/176801
BT 31/29965/224416
National Archives 2004-04-08
MT 95/482
National Archives 2007-03-20
MT 95/650
MT 95/296
MT 95/651
MT 106/188
National Archives 2007-03-22
MT 121/366
MT 120/91
MT 123/59
MT 152/1
MT 152/2
MT 34/119
MT 34/266
MT 95/301
MT 95/831
National Archives 2012-02-09
RAIL 418/209
RAIL 418/208
DSIR 12/190
DSIR 12/183
DSIR 12/186
RAIL 423/1
RAIL 423/2
RAIL 423/6
National Archives 2012-02-14
MT 45/17
MT 39/502
RAIL 418/104
RAIL 418/105
MT 95/135
MT 95/133
T 228/219
T 228/397
T 228/497
MT 95/161
MT 95/262
MT 95/160
MT 95/482
MT 95/494
MT 95/284
RAIL 418/103
RAIL 418/102
National Archives 2012-02-16
T 228/555
T 228/556
T 228/560
T 228/562
MT 95/900
MT 95/1001
MT 45/22
T 230/366
T 230/352
T 230/351
MT 49/151
MT 39/505
MT 39/506
National Archives 2012-02-23
T 162/660
Cambridge University Library 2012-03-02
SB D.3.11
National Archives 2012-03-06
MT 45/17
MT 95/132
National Archives 2012-03-08
CAB 117/183
MT 74/1
MT 74/2
National Archives 2012-03-13
CAB 117/244
National Archives 2012-03-15
MT 112/159
BT 59/24
MT 117/35
National Archives 2012-03-20
MT 95/294
MT 74/2
National Archives 2012-03-22
MT 120/96
MT 39/299
MT 110/3
National Archives 2012-03-27
T 161/169
T 161/560
T 161/577
MT 117/109
National Archives 2012-03-29
DSIR 12/318
MT 6/3397
MT 39/656

Whose initials are these?

This is only a partial key, divided by National Archives file series and fleshed out using information from the Civil Service List, Ministry of Transport office notices, an organigram published in a 1942 issue of Roads and Road Construction, and secondary sources on the twentieth-century Treasury. This list is confined to officials who habitually signed memoranda with their initials.

MT
CWH = Cyril W. Hurcomb (later Lord Hurcomb), originally a Post Office civil servant but at various points from 1920 Permanent Secretary, Director-General for Inland Transport, Chairman of the British Transport Commission, etc.
RHH = Reginald H. Hill, Deputy Director-General for Inland Transport and later director of the modal Executive under the British Transport Commission dealing with ports and inland waterways
FCC = F.C. (later Sir Frederick) Cook, Chief Engineer
EG, sometimes ECG = Sir Eric Campbell Geddes, North Eastern Railway executive who acted as Lloyd George's logistics director during World War I and later became first Minister of Transport; probably best known to historians outside the transport sector as namesake of the "Geddes axe"
T
BWG (sometimes looks like "BWS") = B.W. (later Sir Bernard) Gilbert, Treasury assistant secretary during the interwar years, with responsibilities for expenditure control (in practice, finding credible reasons to say No to schemes proposed by a spending department)