Edward Addison papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection CO 001
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, a map, and printed material Includes a wallet and a passport

Scope and Content

3 Friends' War Victims Relief Committee reports, two relating to the Marne and Chlons-sur-Marne (n.d., Nov. 1914-Feb. 1915, Dec. 1914-Feb. 1915); French identification permit (18 Sep. 1917); Certificate of exemption (19 Mar. 1916); Friends' War Victims Relief open letter requesting donations (Apr. 1917); 2 booklets of pictures of work of Friends' War Victims Relief "Reconstruction" (n.d.); 2 letters from the British Red Cross Society (16 Sep. 1919, 20 Sep. 1919); French Red Cross certificate (15 Mar. 1918); Typescript essay "After 4 Years" (n.d.); 53 photographs (21 Mar. 1917-22 Sep. 1919, n.d.); Wallet (n.d.); No. 17 Ambulance Train diary (28 Nov. 1915-9 July 1916); 4 photograph albums relating to Friends' War Victims Relief and Friends' Ambulance Unit work (1915-1917, n.d.); Notebook (29 Sep. 1916); 8 manuscript letters to his brothers (4 Dec. 1915-9 Feb. 1919); Diary, used also as an accounts book (29 Sep.-31 Dec. 1916); Reports Nos. 1-3 of the Friends' War Victims Relief Committee (Sep. 1914-Sep. 1916); Small map of the Somme (n.d.); Typescript letter to Mary and Jack (15 June 1919); Passport (15 Sep. 1916-17 May 1918); Events programme for Canadian Pacific ship, Empress of Canada (26-27 Oct. 1961); Letter from Queen Anne's Bounty requesting remittance for rent (5 Feb. 1934); Leaflet of 26th Annual Conference of Devon and Cornwall Area of the "Peace Pledge Union and the Fellowship of Reconciliation", 5-6 Nov. 1977 (1978); Manuscript and photocopied recollections (1977); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Mar. 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Addison (b. 1895 in Westmoreland) of the Friends' War Victims Relief and Friends' Ambulance Unit served on the Western Front, 1914-1918, first with No. 17 Ambulance Train at Boulogne until July 1916, then in agricultural work in the Somme region.

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Related Material

Tapes 504 and 517: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Mar. 1978.