William Cormack papers

Scope and Content

6 photocopied letters (June-July 1918); Photocopy of Home Office Work Scheme employment certificate (n.d.); Photocopy of concert programmes (15 Feb. 1919, 15 Mar. 1919); Photocopy of Fancy Dress Ball programme (12 Apr. 1919); Photocopies of three Post Office Telegraphs (17 June 1918, 24 June 1918, 4 Apr. 1919); Photocopy of prison regulations (n.d.); Photocopy of official prison letter to his mother (26 July 1918); Photocopy of discharge certificate (31 Mar. 1920); 12 photographs, with caption cards (Oct. 1918-Apr. 1919); Photocopied extract from The Tribunal (28 Nov. 1918); Photocopy of statement of conscientious objection (13 Mar. 1944); Article "A Century of Further Education" by W. S. Cormack, published in The Scottish Educational Journal (19 May 1972); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Aug. 1972); Letter to Peter Liddle (17 Oct. 1972); Manuscript recollections "Conscription & Conscientious Objection, 1914-1918" (17 Sep. 1972).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Sloan Cormack (b. 1898 in Glasgow), a conscientious objector, was imprisoned in Wormwood Scrubs, and later worked on the Home Office Work Scheme at Dartmoor.

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Tapes 60 and 53: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Aug. 1972.