17 Ruhleben Theatre programmes (1915-1916, n.d.); 26 photographs and postcards (1916-1918, n.d.); Typescript and manuscript recollections (n.d.); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (July 1977); 2 obituaries from The Daily Telegraph (Aug. 1977) and The Times (2 Sep. 1977).
George Merritt papers
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
George Merritt (1890-1977) was born at Hackney, London. He was in Magdeburg studying German theatre and teaching at the Berlitz School at the outbreak of War, when he was held as a British Civil Prisoner of War, and interned at Ruhleben, 1914-1918, living in Barrack No. 5. He was involved in over 50 plays at Ruhleben and later became a well-known actor.
Conditions Governing Access
Access is unrestricted
The papers were placed in the Collection by G. Merritt in Sep. 1976 and July 1977. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.
Other Finding Aids
Ruhleben catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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