Fonds MSG 105 - Oliver Warner Fonds

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Oliver Warner Fonds

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  • 1939 (Creation)
    Warner, Oliver, 1903-1976

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4.5 cm of textual records

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British naval historian Oliver Warner was educated at Cauis College, Cambridge (B.A. 1925), and worked for the publishing firm of Chatto and Windus as a reader from 1926 until 1941. From 1941 until 1947 he was on the staff of the Admiralty, serving as Secretary of the Naval Honours and Awards Committee (1946-1947) and on the War Artists Advisory Committee (1944-1946). Warner was Director of Publications for the British Council (1947-1963) and was elected to the boards of many maritime museums and naval history societies. He published many works, largely in the 1960s, on naval history, including studies of maritime painting, Joseph Conrad, Lord Nelson and the Royal Navy.

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Fonds consists of an unpublished manuscript autobiography of Warner entitled "The Grey Mayor".

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