William Marwick collection

Scope and Content

Photocopied typescript recollections (n.d.); Typed transcript of journal, 1916 (n.d.); Typescript journal extracts, Oct. 1916 (n.d.); Charge sheet (19 Sep. 1916); Typescript summary of evidence (12 Sep. 1916); 2 Certificates of Exemption (16 Mar. 1916, 30 Apr. 1918); Certificate of Registration (n.d.); Manuscript diary, with photocopy (n.d.); Typescript copy of letter relating to the harsh treatment of Edgar Arthur Turner (17 June 1916); Official papers relating to tribunals including manuscript testimonials, some with photocopies (9 Mar.-14 Oct. 1916); Typescript rules issued by the Committee on Employment of Conscientious Objectors (n.d.); Manuscript rules and regulations relating to Wakefield Work Centre, with photocopy (n.d.); Manuscript letter from James Fraser (7 Nov. 1916); Transfer certificate (1 Nov. 1916); 3 Notice Papers (20 June 1916, 15 Aug. 1916, 30 Aug. 1916); Offprints from the Scottish Journal of Science, Vol. 1, Part 3, with articles "Scots Science and Theology" by Thomas M. Donn and "Conscientious Objection in Scotland in the First World War" by W. H. Marwick (Sep. 1971, June 1972); 2 typescript statements signed upon exemption from military service and upon being given permission to take up exceptional employment (n.d., Mar. 1918); Typescript Home Office letter releasing W. H. Marwick from the undertaking he gave upon being given permission to take up exceptional employment (26 May 1919); Discharge certificate (31 Mar. 1920); Press cutting (7 Sep. 1916); Classification certificate (7 Sep. 1916); Typescript letter to Peter Liddle (4 Dec. 1971); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Aug. 1972).

Administrative / Biographical History

William Hutton Marwick (b. 1894 in Nigeria) was educated at Edinburgh University. A conscientious objector during the First World War, he was imprisoned at Wormwood Scrubs before being employed on the Home Office Work Scheme at Wakefield and in Wales. He served with the Friends' War Victims Relief on the Western Front, 1918-1919.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by W. H. Marwick in Dec 1971.


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Related Material

Tape 59: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Aug. 1972.