National Registration card (1915); Photograph of Percy Horton (ca. 1916); Photograph of Roy Richmond and Lydia Smith (n.d.); Manuscript account "The First World War" by Ronald Horton with transcripts of letters from Percy and Harry Horton (n.d.); Letters and Court Martial statements (1916); Statement of Percy Horton at his 3rd Court Martial (17 May 1917); 2 letters from Charles Thomson to Percy Horton's mother (29 Jan. 1917, 14 Feb. 1917); 2 letters written from prison (27 Feb. 1917, 25 May 1917); Letter written by Percy Horton to his parents after release from second spell in prison (5 May 1917); Letters written whilst in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, for an operation (Oct.-Nov. 1917); 3 No Conscription Fellowship Christmas cards (1916-1918); 19 photographs of prison life (n.d.); 22 photographs of drawings and paintings (ca. 1921-1960, n.d.); Book of prison rhymes by Robert Stewart (n.d.); Letters relating to his release from prison (Nov.-Dec. 1917); 2 Christmas cards designed by Percy Horton (1918); 5 photographs (1916-1943); Exhibition catalogue "Percy Horton 1897-1970 Artist & Absolutist" (1982); 3 letters from his brother Harry (3 Mar. 1918, 24 Mar. 1918, 21 Nov. 1918); ca. 50 letters to and from Percy Horton (1916-1918); 4 photographs (1917-1920); 4 rough sketches of prison life (n.d.); Dentist's bill/receipt (5/11 Apr. 1945); Official papers relating to imprisonment and Court Martials (1916-1917); Official papers relating to Conscientious Objection, the National Council Against Conscription and the Military Service Act, with annotations (1916, n.d.); 2 editions of The Tribunal (23 Nov. 1916, 27 Dec. 1917); Mounted photograph of Roy Richmond's 1916 self-portrait (n.d.); Photocopied letters from Edinburgh (Aug. 1916, Nov. 1916); Photocopied statement of Percy Horton at his 3rd Court Martial (17 May 1917); 2 photocopied letters written from prison (27 Feb. 1917, 25 May 1917); Photocopied letter written by Percy Horton to his parents after release from second spell in prison (5 May 1917); Photocopied letter describing operation (1 Nov. 1917); Photocopied letters to parents (Nov.-Dec. 1917, 27 Apr. 1918); Photocopies of prison rhymes by Robert Stewart; 2 photocopied Christmas cards designed by Percy Horton (1918); 2 photocopied drawings by Percy Horton (n.d.); Photocopied photographs of prison life (n.d.); Photocopied obituary from The Times (5 Nov. 1970); Photocopied photographs and illustrations (1917-1947); Photocopied request to be allowed literature to be sent into prison denied (1917); Photocopied miscellaneous correspondence (1917).
Percy Horton papers
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection CO 048
- Dates of Creation1915-1960
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description2 boxes; manuscript, photographs, and printed material (including photocopy)
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Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Percy F. Horton (1897-1970) was born at Brighton and educated at the Royal College of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts. An Absolutist, he served two years of solitary confinement as a conscientious objector during the First World War. He taught art at Rugby School and the Royal College of Art before becoming Ruskin Master of Drawing at Oxford, 1949-1964.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
The papers were placed in the Collection per R. Horton (brother).
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