Stanley Laing papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

4 issues of "The Kronical", Vol. 1, Nos 5-9 (February-June 1918); 4 menus, with reproductions of cartoons and photographs on reverse (nd); Photograph (nd); 27 manuscript letters, mainly to and from his family, each with typed transcript (10 August 1914-2 May 1916); Manuscript notes, with typed transcript (29 April-10 May 1916); Manuscript letter transcribed by his mother-in-law (nd); 2 sketch maps, one with copy (nd); Typescript letter to his mother and father (11 January 1916); Memorandum regarding POWs (Prisoners of War) in Turkey (August 1916); 4 postcards (31 July 1916-3 March 1917, nd); Extract 'From Kut to Kastamuni' from Blackwood Magazine (nd); Musical scores (nd); Pencil sketch portrait (15 January 1917).

Administrative / Biographical History

Stanley Van Buren Laing was a Major, 76th and 3rd/1st Battalions, Punjabi Regiment, serving in Mesopotamia and held POW (Prisoner of War). He later became a Colonel and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and MC (Military Cross).

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted.

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Lieutenant Colonel Laing (son).

Note

In English.

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed.