Arthur Ponsonby papers

Scope and Content

Christmas card (Dec. 1914); Publication The Ruhleben Bye-Election (1915); Tercentenary Shakespeare Festival song-sheet (26 Apr. 1916); 2 photographs (12 Dec. 1917); Leaflet regarding standard parcels of food (n.d.); 2 pamphlets The Ruhleben Prisoners: A Reasoned Plea for Immediate Release, Pamphlet No. 2 (n.d.); Article "Ruhleben - The Third Anniversary", reprinted from The Daily Mail (6 Nov. 1917); Issues No. 1 and No. 2 of Ruhleben Camp News (Jan. 1915); Extract "The Bishop of Ruhleben" from Land and Water (4 Dec. 1915); 2 letters from the "Ruhleben Prisoners' Release Committee" (19-20 Apr. 1918); Cricket scorecard (n.d.); Typescript song "When Are We Going Home?" (n.d.); Pamphlet Further Correspondence Respecting the Conditions of Diet and Nutrition in the Internment Camp at Ruhleben and the Proposed Release of Interned Civilians (July 1916); Manuscript recollections (n.d.); Open letter "The Release of Ruhleben Prisoners" (8 Feb. 1917); Letter from the Foreign Office (8 Aug. 1916); 3 press cuttings (30 Oct. 1915-18 June 1916, n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Gordon Ponsonby, a British Civil Prisoner of War, was interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack No. 3.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by A. G. Ponsonby in Aug. 1977. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English

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