Marcus Kaiser papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 039
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      3 boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material

Scope and Content

Typed transcripts of letters, mainly to his parents and to "Rashkum" (the donor) (9 Apr. 1917-12 Nov. 1918); 2 telegrams (24 Dec. 1918, 26 Dec. 1918); Letter to Mr Kaiser (10 Dec. 1917); Correspondence between Mr Kaiser and the parents of D. E. Marshall who was killed (6 Sep.-23 Dec. 1917); Postcard album (n.d.); Large mounted photograph (n.d.); Sketchbook (n.d.); Manuscript letter, with typed transcript, to M. M. Kaiser's parents from S. I. Guard in Holland, formerly with Kaiser at Schweidnitz (17 June 1918); Typed transcripts of 3 letters to his parents from D. E. Marshall of No. 8 Squadron, regarding M. M. Kaiser being missing (9 May-7 June 1917); Letter from Eric to his parents (n.d.); Dinner menu from the Paddock Caf, Hendon (n.d.); Informal curriculum vitae of William Stuart Philcox (n.d.); German passes (n.d.); 16 photographs (Sep. 1917-11 Jan. 1919); Issue of The Barb magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Oct. 1918); 3 framed photographs (n.d.); Photograph album (1915-1922); Photocopied obituaries (Mar. 1984); Letter from Kitty Freund to Peter Liddle (17 Oct. 1987).

Administrative / Biographical History

Marcus M. Kaiser (Kaye) (d. 1984) was born in South London and educated at Dulwich College and, after the War, Cambridge. As a Lieutenant, RFC (Royal Flying Corps) and RAF (Royal Air Force) he served with No. 18 Squadron on the Western Front. He was shot down and captured, 7 May 1917, then held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Stettin, Augustabad and Schweidnitz. Later, as a Wing Commander, he served in the Second World War.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Kitty Freund (cousin).


In English

Other Finding Aids

POW catalogue (hard copy). Handlist for much of the material located at POW 039: Kaiser (Kaye), MM.

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