John Lloyd papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 30
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French German
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, photographs, postcards, and printed material Includes hot water coupons, a curriculum vitae, and 2 defraction rings

Scope and Content

Letter written to his wife and baby daughter at Ludwigshafen before his internment at Ruhleben (Nov. 1914); Diary, with additional notes (1914-1917); 9 mounted family photographs with captions (1914-1918); Photocopied letter in diary form, written by Mrs Lloyd in Ludwigshafen to her parents (6 Aug.-14 Oct. 1914); Miscellaneous German papers, one with translation (1914, 20-21 Nov. 1918); 4 internal Ruhleben postcards (15 Dec. 1915, 14 Jan. 1916, n.d.); 3 postcards (n.d.); Bound issues of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (Mar. 1916-June 1917) and La Vie Franaise de Ruhleben (Apr.-July 1916); 2 envelopes, opened by the censor (6 Nov. 1918, 8 Nov. 1918); Hot water coupons (n.d.); Book Ivanhoe, bound by J. A. Lloyd at Ruhleben (n.d.); Folder of papers and correspondence relating to the recovery from Germany of shares, interest and bank balances (28 Aug. 1919-15 Dec. 1923); Curriculum vitae (n.d.); "The Stadium Club" dinner menu, with words of Ruhleben Song (9 Nov. 1929); Ruhleben Association Life Membership Card (5 Dec. 1930); 2 defraction rings (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

John Alexander Lloyd (1878-1960) was born in Birmingham and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham, and at London and Birmingham Universities. Working in Ludwigshafen at the outbreak of War and held British Civil Prisoner of War, he was interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack No. 11. There he taught physics, studied leatherwork and bookbinding, and took part in amateur dramatics.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Frances Waite between 1977 and 1983. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English, French, and German

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