Sumner Austin papers

Scope and Content

Typescript recollections (n.d.); six photographs, including three of theatre productions (1917, n.d.); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Oct. 1977).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sumner F. Austin (b. 1888 in South London) was educated at Magdalene College School, Oxford. He studied Opera at Dresden from 1910 and was living in West Berlin at the beginning of the First World War. He was interned at Ruhleben from Nov. 1914 to Nov. 1918, living in Barrack No. 10, and was involved in theatre productions.

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Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by S. F. Austin, Mar.-Oct. 1977. See Ruhleben Correspondence File.


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Related Material

Tape 469: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Oct. 1977.