George Merritt papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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).

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

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by G. Merritt in Sep. 1976 and July 1977. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 452: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in July 1977.