E. G. Lawson papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Handbook of the Ruhleben Football Association (1915); Typescript roll of honour of Old Boys of an unknown British school who "have offered themselves for their country" (n.d.); 2 bound volumes of Italian Circle magazine L'Eco (1916-1917); Photograph of Soldiers' Council proclamation after the revolution, in German and English (Nov. 1918); Ruhleben Exhibition catalogue (1919); Book of German verse Deutschland belonging to Heinrich Heine (n.d.); 4 issues of In Ruhleben Camp (6 June 1915, 27 June 1915, 11 July 1915, Dec. 1915); 3 issues of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (Apr. 1916, May 1916, Dec. 1916); Issue of The Mosquito magazine, produced by the Salonika Reunion Association (Mar. 1958); Press cutting "Great War Memories of a German POW Camp" (n.d.); "Kitchener Writing Pad" envelope (n.d.); Programme for a "Serata Musicale" (Apr. 1918); Restaurant bill (n.d.); Garden Fete programme (18 July 1959); 2 letters to G. C. Pether from the Ruhleben Prisoners' Release Committee (12 Dec. 1918, 8 Jan. 1919); Prospectus of work for Summer Term at Ruhleben Camp School (1916); Fragment of prospectus of work for Autumn Term at Ruhleben Camp School (1916); Prospectus of work for Summer Term at Ruhleben Camp School (1917); Issue of La Vie Franaise de Ruhleben (14 July 1916); Letter from the Transport Secretary of the Central Prisoners of War Committee (6 May 1919); Photograph (n.d.); Bound issues of In Ruhleben Camp (June-Dec. 1915); Bound issues of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (Mar. 1916-June 1917) and La Vie Franaise de Ruhleben (Apr.-July 1916); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Apr. 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

E. G. Lawson (b. 1892 in Newtown, Montgomeryshire) was educated at University College, Aberystwyth. Whilst teaching in Hamburg at the outbreak of War, he was held British Civil Prisoner of War and interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918. There he represented the Teahouse at football.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by E. G. Lawson in Sep. 1976. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.

Note

In English, French, Italian and German

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed

Related Material

Tapes 497 and 491: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Apr. 1978.