E. R. Vincent papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 56
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English Italian
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, press cuttings, postcards, a map, and printed material

Scope and Content

Letter from the Foreign Office (14 Oct. 1914); Letter to his parents (17 Mar. 1915); Issue of L'Eco with assorted cover pages (7 June 1917, n.d.); 3 concert programmes (8 Jan. 1916, n.d.); Typescript notes (n.d.); 2 printed caricature sketches of named Ruhleben prisoners (n.d.); Colour cartoon of Ruhleben horsebox (1917); Programme of a demonstration in London relating to British Civil Prisoners of War (26 Feb. 1917); List of Ruhleben Association members (n.d.); Press cuttings with photographs and illustrations of Ruhleben (n.d.); Photocopied extract from typescript recollections (n.d.); Note (n.d.); Prospectuses of work for Autumn terms at Ruhleben Camp School (1916-1917); 5 Christmas cards (1914-1918); Issue of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (June 1917); 2 pamphlets The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Case for their Release (n.d.) and The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Government Attitude, Pamphlet No. 3 (1917); 6 postcards (1916, 1918); 2 Christmas cards (1916); Map of Ruhleben from Ruhleben Exhibition catalogue (1919); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Apr. 1977); Letter to Peter Liddle from A. M. Timpson of The Salonika Society (10 June 1979).

Administrative / Biographical History

E. R. Vincent (b. 1894 in Hampstead, London) was studying German at Gotha at the outbreak of War, when he was held as a British Civil Prisoner of War, and interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack No. 6 and Barrack No. 11. Later he became a professor.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by E. R. Vincent in 1977. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English and Italian

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Related Material

Tape 434: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Apr. 1977.