Edward Harris papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection CO 043
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      1 box; manuscript, typescript, press cuttings, photographs, and printed material (including photocopy)

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.

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