H. Richard Lorenz papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 31
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French German
  • Physical Description
      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material Includes postage stamps, various tickets, 2 glass slides, and a tobacco box

Scope and Content

ca. 150 letters (1914-1918); Hand-painted Christmas card (1918); 10 postcards (1915-1916, n.d.); Ruhleben Lawn Tennis Association membership ticket (1915); 2 issues of In Ruhleben Camp (July 1915, Aug. 1915); 3 issues of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (Apr. 1916, May 1916, Dec. 1917); 2 issues of La Vie Franaise de Ruhleben (Apr. 1916, July 1916); Central Charities Committee advice card (n.d.); 3 leaflets "Communication with Prisoners of War Interned Abroad" (Apr. 1916, Dec. 1916); Receipt (15 Apr. 1916, 6 Apr. 1918); "Central Prisoners of War Committee" letter regarding parcels (Oct. 1916); 2 letters from Thomas Cook & Son (28 Dec. 1914, n.d.); Typescript of the Ruhleben Song (n.d.); Set of Ruhleben postage stamps (n.d.); Tercentenary Shakespeare Festival programme (23-25 Apr. 1916); Chamber concert programme (23 Oct. 1917); Receipt (n.d.); Ruhleben Camp School Spring Term membership card (1917); Receipt for La Vie Franaise de Ruhleben (1 May 1916); Reference Library member's ticket (25 Apr. 1916); Miscellaneous press cuttings (1912-1917); Scrapbook of press cuttings (10 Nov. 1914-27 Oct. 1915, n.d.); 3 notebooks, one belonging to E. B. Sloane (1916, n.d.); ca. 40 tickets and receipts (1914-1918); Tin "Navy Cut" tobacco box (n.d.); "Record Gaslicht-Hart" box (n.d.); 2 glass slides (n.d.); 108 photographs (n.d.); Ruhleben Association Life Membership Card (5 Dec. 1930); Report on Ruhleben Association reunion (1967); 2 typed transcripts of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Oct. 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

H. Richard Lorenz (b. 1892 in Forest Hill, South London, to German parents) was educated at Dulwich College. He went to Hamburg in 1913 for medical treatment and was working in a bank in Berlin at the outbreak of war. He was arrested in Nov. 1914 and held as a British Civil Prisoner of War, interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack 10.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were made available by A. R. Davie in May 1981. See under Lorenz in Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English, French, and German

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tapes 472 and 474: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Oct. 1977.