Ruhleben Horticultural Society at Ruhleben Civilian Internment Camp, Berlin, Germany: records

Scope and Content

The archive comprises papers relating to the affiliation of the Ruhleben Horticultural Society with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) including correspondence, annual reports, testimonial of appreciation, and 115 (including duplicated images) photographic postcards and photographs of Ruhleben Horticultural Society activities. A camp magazine, Dec 1916, was donated to the RHS in 2014. Digital copies of the papers of David Tulloch, Ruhleben internee, c.1900-c.1960s, were donated between 2014 and 2017

RHS/Ruh/1/1-8 Annual reports, correspondence and papers, including plans and membership card, 1916-1918

RHS/Ruh/2/1/1-110 Photographic postcards and photographs, 1917-1918

RHS/Ruh/2/2/1-12 Photograph album, 1917

RHS/Ruh/3/1 Testimonial of appreciation, Jun 1918

RHS/Ruh/4/1 Leather pouch, c.1918

RHS/Ruh/5/1 The Ruhleben Camp Magazine, Dec 1916

RHS/Ruh/Z1 Associated archive: papers of David Tulloch, Ruhleben internee, c.1900-c.1960s

Arrangement

This archive has been temporarily catalogued as though it is a collected archive, in order to provide early access to it; in time it will be catalogued as part of the official archive of the RHS and reference numbers will be changed accordingly. Loose photographs were found in no particular order and arranged according to the photographer’s running numbers (which appear to be chronological) inscribed on the negatives and printed on most photographs. Photographs with no number were inserted in the arrangement according to their date

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Papers relating to the affiliation of the Ruhleben Horticultural Society with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) were generated in the course of RHS business. A camp magazine, Dec 1916, was donated by David Freemantle in 2014. Digital copies of the papers of David Tulloch, Ruhleben internee, c.1900-c.1960s, were donated by Doreen Black between 2014 and 2017

Other Finding Aids

The Lindley Library descriptive catalogue, available on-line via the Archives Hub, and as a paper copy in the research

Custodial History

The majority of material in this archive was sent by the Ruhleben Horticultural Society to the Royal Horticultural Society during the period of affiliation. The 'Ruhleben Camp Magazine' was donated by David Freemantle in 2014. Digital copies of the papers of David Tulloch, Ruhleben internee, c.1900-c.1960s, were donated by Doreen Black between 2014 and 2017

Related Material

Foreign Office, Colonial Office, Treasury and Ministry of Transport records relating to Ruhleben civilian internment camp, 1914-1918, are held at the National Archive, 1914-1918, references FO 383, CO 323, CO 693, MT 9 and CAB 24/63. The Maruice L. Ettinghausen and the John C. Masterman collections of Ruhleben civilian internment camp papers, 1914-1937, are held at Harvard Law School Library, references HOLLIS 601715 and HOLLIS 12512521. Collections of personal papers of men interned at Ruhleben civilian internment camp, 1914-1918, are held at Leeds University Library Special Collections, references LIDDLE/WW1/RUH and objects, LIDDLE/MUS/RU. Ruhleben camp magazines, 1915-1917, are held at the National Library of Scotland, references DJ.s.807(1) and DJ.s.806. Bound copies of camp magazines, 1915-1917, and copies of ‘La Vie Francaise de Ruhleben’, 1916, are held at Kings College London Archives, reference KCLMA MISC 82

Bibliography

Articles based on this archive were published in the ‘Journal of the RHS’, volume 113 part 11, Nov 1988, and in ‘The Daily Telegraph’ Gardening supplement, 1 Feb 2014