John Balfour papers

Scope and Content

Typescript recollections (n.d.); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Mar. 1976).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir John Balfour (1894-1983) was born in London and educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He went to Freiburg on 27 July 1914 to study German and was interned at Baden-Baden at the outbreak of the First World War, later moving to Ruhleben, Nov. 1914-Nov. 1918. There he was the co-founder of the French Circle and on the committee of the Arts and Science Union.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Sir John Balfour in Feb. 1976. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English

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Related Material

Tapes 323 and 327: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Mar. 1976.