Benjamin Wenman papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection RUH 57
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German French
  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material Includes a wallet

Scope and Content

Letter to Mr Chester from J. White (2 Nov. 1914); Typescript extracts regarding conditions in POW (Prisoner of War) camps (1914-1918); 4 letters from Warings Factories (13 Nov. 1914-20 Jan. 1916); Supplement to the Ruhleben Daily News (June 1915); Letter in German (17 Feb. 1915); Issue of The Ruhleben Camp Magazine (June 1917); 4 pamphlets The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Case for their Release (n.d.), The Ruhleben Prisoners: A Reasoned Plea for Immediate Release, Pamphlet No. 2 (n.d.) and The Ruhleben Prisoners: The Government Attitude, Pamphlet No. 3 (1917), The Ruhleben Prisoners: Some Recent Parliamentary References, Pamphlet No. 4 (1917); Ruhleben Exhibition catalogue (1919); 11 postcards (27 Jan. 1917, n.d.); 2 Christmas cards (1917, n.d.); 2 photographs (n.d.); Wallet, inscribed "Prisoner of War Ruhleben Camp 1914/16" and containing a postcard (n.d.) and a receipt (16 July 1918); French vocabulary book (1917); Manuscript diary (4 Aug. 1914-16 Sep. 1915); Open letter from the Ruhleben Prisoners' Release Committee (8 Feb. 1917); Fragment of note in French (n.d.); Seat reservation for a demonstration in London relating to British Civil Prisoners of War (26 Feb. 1917); Programme of a demonstration in London relating to British Civil Prisoners of War (26 Feb. 1917); Off-print from The Daily Mail (6 Nov. 1917); Receipt (14 Oct. 1918); Letter to W. E. Swale (19 Apr. 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

Benjamin W. Wenman, a British Civil Prisoner of War, was interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack No. 2.

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In English, German, and French

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