Douglas Jones papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 27
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English French
  • Physical Description
      2 files; manuscript, typescript, photographs, a postcard, a press cutting, and printed material Includes various works of art

Scope and Content

Edition of The Ruhleben Daily News (25 Aug. 1917); German press cutting (n.d.); Prospectus of work for Summer Term at Ruhleben Camp School (1917); Postcard in French (21 Dec. 1917); Hand-painted Christmas card (1918); Note from T.H.M. (n.d.); Manuscript journal (Nov. 1917); Fragments of manuscript verse (n.d.); 20 chalk drawings, sketches, watercolours and oil paintings (1917-1918, n.d.); 2 photographs (n.d.); Bound issues of In Ruhleben Camp (June-Oct. 1915) and The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (Mar.-May 1916); Hand-painted illustrated book A Anthology of English Verse (1918); Manuscript diary (n.d.); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Sep. 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

Douglas D. Jones (b. 1886 in Colchester) was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. A solicitor, he was visiting clients near Gotha at the outbreak of War and was held British Civil Prisoner of War, interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack No. 11.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by D. D. Jones in Sep. 1977. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English and French

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tapes 470 and 484: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Sep. 1977.