Edward Harris papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

6 bound photocopied diaries (1915-1918); Bound volume of photocopied miscellaneous papers, press cuttings and photographs (n.d.); Letter to Mrs Harris from Harold W. Bligh (21 July 1916); Typescript recollections, 1914-1919 (n.d.); Notice certificate (6 July 1916); Official prison letter to his mother (17 Dec. 1918); Typescript letter from the Central Tribunal (6 Feb. 1918).

Administrative / Biographical History

Edward Sewell Harris (b. 1895) attended St John's College, Cambridge. A conscientious objector, he was initially exempt from war service because of heart trouble, but eventually court-martialled in Dec. 1916 and imprisoned at Wormwood Scrubs. He was court-martialled again in Apr. 1917 and imprisoned at Canterbury. He was court-martialled a third time and eventually released from Canterbury Prison circa June 1919.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Note

In English

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available

Microfilmed

Related Material

Tape 639: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Oct. 1981.