N.S. Deane papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection AF 02
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German
  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, photographs, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material. Includes 3 maps and a small Kodak camera.

Scope and Content

4 pocket note book diaries (January 1914-January 1916); 2 medical diaries with loose notes (1914-1915); bundle of personal and medical letters, postcards and newspaper cuttings (ca. 1914-1916); 3 maps / sketch plans of Duala, etc (ca. 1914); file of manuscript recollections, with photographs and related papers enclosed (nd); framed portrait photograph; photograph album with printed German captions (nd); small Kodak camera.

Administrative / Biographical History

N.S. Deane served with the West African Medical Service, attached to the West African Rifles (West African Expeditionary Force). He was present in the Cameroons from 1914 to 1916, and witnessed the SS Appam incident.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs N. Page (daughter) in ca. 1987. See Research Correspondence File.


In English, but with a little German.

Other Finding Aids

West Africa catalogue (Cameroons and Togoland) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See Museum Section: German (for German Imperial Flag). See also Newspaper Section for various newspapers (1915-1916).

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Corporate Names