Norman Gaudie papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection CO 038
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes (5 files); manuscript, typescript, postcards, and printed material

Scope and Content

File 1: 3 diaries and one notebook diary (7 May-3 July 1916); Typescript sermons (n.d.); Typescript diary of events from 25 Apr. 1916 (n.d.); Folder of manuscript and typescript letters (Apr.-May 1916). File 2: 4 copies of The Tribunal (15 June 1916); Photograph, possibly of the Brocklesby family (n.d.); Pamphlet Why I May Not Kill My Brother by Theodora Wilson Wilson (n.d.); Issue of The C.O.'s Hansard, with photocopy (15 May-13 July 1916); Pamphlet Obedience to Conscience (July 1941); Pamphlet Refugees and the Christian Conscience by Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (n.d.); Pamphlet Testimony to the Commons by Alfred Salter M.P. [Nov. 1941]; Pamphlet The Courage That Brings Peace by Norman Gaudie, with photocopy (n.d.); Copy of Military Service Act, 1916, with supplementary communication from the Friends' Service Committee (1916); Copy of journal The Friend, Vol. 131, No. 13 (30 Mar. 1973); Photocopied recollections "I Remember" by Dr Frederick R. Irvine (1898-1962) (n.d.); Photocopied typescript recollections of John Brocklesby, 1914-1919 (n.d.); Press cuttings, some with annotations (7 Aug. 1966, 17 Feb. 1973, 2-8 Jan. 1982, 12 Feb. 1982, 19 May 1986). File 3: Postcard of Conscientious Objectors at Dyce Camp, Aberdeen (1916); 4 press cuttings (n.d., 16 Feb. 1916, 1919); Envelope addressed to No. 672 Private N. Gaudie (n.d.); Booklet The No-Conscription Fellowship: a souvenir of its work during the years 1914-1919 (n.d.); Booklet Troublesome People: a reprint of the No-Conscription Fellowship Souvenir describing its work during the years 1914-1919 (n.d.); Typescript of claim for absolute exemption, with transcript copy (n.d.); Manuscript notes, possibly relating to potential tribunal questions (10 Apr. 1916); Manuscript letter from T. E. Harvey, with photocopy (2 June 1916); 2 manuscript letters from N. Gaudie to H. Gordon Pritchard and Lieutenant F. Taylor (6 Apr. 1916, 16 Apr. 1916); Manuscript list of Conscientious Objectors, including addresses, religion and political affiliations (n.d.); Discharge certificate (30 May 1919); Notice of Hearing (4 Mar. 1916); Duplicate Notice of Appeal (n.d.); Notice of Appeal to Central Tribunal (7 Apr. 1916). File 4: Papers, press cuttings and correspondence relating to Richmond Castle (1981-1983); Postcard of Richmond Castle (n.d.); 2 letters from Peter Liddle (5 Apr. 1982, 22 Apr. 1982); Photocopy of pamphlet The Courage That Brings Peace by Norman Gaudie (n.d.); Photocopy of Brief Statement of My Experience in 1916 by N. Gaudie (n.d.). File 5: Magazine Echoes, Issue No. 9, with article "Prepared to die...", with photocopy (8 Jan. 1991); Sheet of manuscript notes relating to Conscientious Objection of Norman Gaudie in the First World War and Martyn Gaudie in the Second World War, with additional notes on the United Nations and Russia (n.d.); Quaker circular with manuscript notes relating to papers of Norman Gaudie written on reverse (Feb 1982, n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Norman Gaudie (ca. 1887-1954), an Absolutist, was imprisoned at Richmond Castle before being taken to France and sentenced to death, commuted to ten years. He was also imprisoned at Winchester and Maidstone before being released in 1919.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Martyn (son) and Marjorie Gaudie, and by Ruth Gaudie (widow). See Research Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

CO/FAU catalogue (hard copy). Handlists for each file are located at CO 038: Gaudie, N.

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