Malcolm Sparkes papers

Scope and Content

Booklet Carols of a Convict by Allan M. Laing (n.d.); Manuscript Court Martial statement (Feb. 1917); Issue of The C.O.'s Hansard, Vol. 2, No. 68 (9 May 1918); Discharge certificate (31 Mar. 1920); Application for exemption from military service (22 June 1916); Issue of Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 106, No. 48 (16 May 1918); Manuscript letter from John Hilton of The Garton Foundation (28 Nov. 1918); Manuscript letter from Arthur Greenwood (3 May 1917); Manuscript letter from his wife to Mrs Sidney Webb, with typescript reply (19 May 1917, 5 June 1917); Manuscript letter with reply on reverse (10 Feb. 1919, 11 Feb. 1919); 2 folders of manuscript letters (29 Jan. 1917-7 Feb. 1919); Photocopied typescript account "Malcolm Sparkes, 1881-1933: Constructive Pacifist", compiled by his widow (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Malcolm Sparkes (1881-1933) was born in Rochdale, Lancashire, and educated at Ackworth and Bootham Schools. An Absolutist, he was imprisoned at Wormwood Scrubs and Wandsworth, 1917-1919.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Barbara J. Gracie (daughter). See CO/FAU Correspondence File.


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