Arthur Groves papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection AFE 11
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  • Physical Description
      4 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and printed material. Includes 4 medals and 1 box of museum objects.

Scope and Content

Typescript autobiography "Looking Back" (nd); duplicated extract from the autobiography "Concerning First World War experiences in the Royal Engineers" (nd); 3 note books [1914-1918]; autograph album (1913-1919); drills book (nd); handbook "Notes for Officers appointed to the occupied territory of German East Africa" (1919); handbook "Regulation for His Majesty's Colonial Service" (1919); handbook: "Instruction in army telegraphy and telephony" (1916 ed.); Typescript lecture: "A short talk on the Mills Bomb [Hand Grenade]" by Corporal A.V. Groves (nd); bundle of 12 photographs, with captions (ca. 1919); 2 medals, with ribbons; 2 miniature medals; 1 file of papers (1919-1949); 1 box of miscellaneous museum objects belonging to A.V. Groves.

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Victor Groves (1897-1986), a sapper with the Royal Engineers, served in East Africa during the First World War.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Marjorie Groves between 1986 and 1990. See Research Correspondence File.


In English.

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Alternative Form Available

Not Microfilmed.

Related Material

See Museum Section for United States Mail Sack (1936).

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