Ernest Joly papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript account of the Joly family's experiences during the First World War (nd); Photocopy of typescript letter to Ernest Joly from the American Consul (13 November 1915); Photocopied cartoon 'The Durham Cheese' (9 March 1861); Photocopy of manuscript letter relating to Kenneth Joly from the British Consul (1 November 1914); Photocopied biographical note relating to Henry Wilfred Glocker (nd); Photocopy of typescript letter from Kathleen Joly to Miss Antonia Richard (21 October 1915); Photocopied journal "Lines of Communication", Vol. 5, No. 12 (December 1929); Book Ethelstan Cheese, Saint of No Fixed Abode, by Philip Cousins, with typescript extract (1986).

Administrative / Biographical History

Ernest Joly, the owner of a bank, Henry Heald&Co, in Beirut and head of the Joly family, was held hostage by the Turks in Damascus with his son Kenneth from 10 December 1914. He was later interned with his family in a monastery at Urfa, from which the women and children were evacuated in 1915, and then at Nev Shehir, Anatolia, until 1918.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs M. Drakeford (daughter of Kenneth Joly).

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.

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Personal Names