Norman Robson papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 46
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material

Scope and Content

Off-print list of local civilian prisoners of war from the Sunderland Daily Echo (24 Dec. 1915); Receipt (19 Apr. 1916); Ruhleben dental surgery appointment card (n.d.); Prospectus of work for Summer Term at Ruhleben Camp School (1916); 2 price lists of duty free tobacco and cigarettes (1 July 1916, n.d.); 2 typescript copies of letters from John Hatfield relating to the exchange of Ruhleben prisoners (28 Oct. 1916, 4 Nov. 1916); Letter from the Bread Fund for Prisoners of War (4 Sep. 1916); 2 Bread Fund for Prisoners of War receipts (15 May 1916, 5 Sep. 1916); 2 Bread Fund for Prisoners of War acknowledgement cards (31 July 1916, 3 Aug. 1916); 2 letters from A. Leideman & Co (14 Nov. 1916, 17 Nov. 1916); Open letter from the Durham Light Infantry Prisoners of War Fund (1917); Letter from Ruhleben Prisoners Release Committee (5 Apr. 1917); Tickets and vouchers (n.d.); 3 pamphlets The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Case for their Release (n.d.), The Ruhleben Prisoners: A Reasoned Plea for Immediate Release, Pamphlet No. 2 (n.d.) and The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Government Attitude, Pamphlet No. 3 (1917); Issue of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (June 1917); 27 photographs (n.d.); Leaflet relating to food parcels (n.d.); Miscellaneous press cuttings (1916-1918); Manuscript notes "On Our Own Responsibility!" relating to revolution in Germany (n.d.); German pamphlet Die Deutsche Revolution (Nov. 1918); Parcel Office card (4 Nov. 1918); Miscellaneous photocopied papers (n.d.); Booklet Summary of the Allies' Peace Terms to Germany (1919); Booklet relating to the Treaty of Versailles (1919); Letter from The Civilian War Claimants Association (7 Jan. 1931); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Apr. 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

Norman L. Robson (b. 1894 in Sunderland) was working in a shipping office in Lubeck at the outbreak of War, when he was held as a British Civil Prisoner of War, and interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918. There he became Captain of Barrack No. 9.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by N. L. Robson in 1977 and 1978. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English

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Related Material

Tape 439: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Apr. 1977.