Five photographs, three relating to Ruhleben Horticultural Society (Nov. 1914, n.d.); Ruhleben Camp Magazine Vol. II, No. 5 (Dec. 1916); 2 Christmas postcards (1914, 1917); Hand-painted and autographed dinner menu (1 Sep. 1915); 2 pencil sketches (n.d.); Hand-painted calendar (1917); Typescript poem (n.d.); 3 letters (Sep.-2 Dec. 1914); 2 letters from German friends upon outbreak of the First World War (31 Aug. 1914, 19 Dec. 1914); 3 postcards and one letter to Mrs Cottrell-Dormer from Alick Garden, a medical friend of Thomas's (1 Dec. 1917, 2 Aug. 1918, 31 Aug. 1918, 29 Sep. 1918); 3 letters to Mrs Cottrell-Dormer from British Civil Prisoners of War, interned at Ruhleben (17 June 1916, 4 Oct. 1916); 5 letters and 7 postcards to his Mother and Father (1 Aug.-18 Dec. 1914); Letter and 8 postcards to his Mother (6 Jan.-25 Sep. 1915); 7 letters and 6 postcards to his Mother (6 Jan.-8 Dec. 1916); 10 letters and 6 postcards to his Mother (15 Jan.-5 Dec. 1917); 7 letters, 6 postcards and 2 telegrams to his Mother (2 Jan.-28 Nov. 1918); Typescript letters and press cuttings relating to negotiations for the release of British Civil Prisoners of War interned at Ruhleben (4 Nov. 1916-6 Nov. 1917); Press cuttings relating to the deaths of his brothers Clement Cottrell-Dormer and Charles Melville Cottrell-Dormer (25 Feb. 1915, n.d.); Memorial service booklet for Clement Cottrell-Dormer (Oct. 1914); Memorial service booklet for Charles Melville Cottrell-Dormer (18 Feb. 1915).
Thomas Cottrell-Dormer papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 10
- Dates of Creation1914-1918
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish German
- Physical Description1 box (3 files); manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material Includes hand-painted items and memorial service booklets
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Thomas Cottrell-Dormer, a British Civil Prisoner of War, was interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
The papers were placed in the Collection by Miss F. Cottrell-Dormer (daughter).
In English and German
Other Finding Aids
Ruhleben catalogue (hard copy). Handlists in each file. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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