Doris Bailey papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection DF 006
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  • Physical Description
      2 boxes; manuscript, typescript, postcards, and printed material

Scope and Content

c. 150 letters, mainly from Doris Bailey to John (Jack) Thornton, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, with typescript summary notes (2 Jan. 1916-4 Sep. 1917, n.d.); Photographic postcard (21 Aug. 1917); Christmas card (1916); two Easter greetings cards (1917); St Peter's Church Men's Class and Mission Monthly Notes, Nos. 124, 126, 132 and 136, the last with manuscript letter to John (Jack) Thornton and pamphlet The Soldier's Dream or Prayer Answered (Sep.-Oct. 1916, Dec. 1916, Apr. 1917); 3 postcards (n.d.); Birthday card from his sister, Lily (1917); Sepiatone letter card with views of Blackpool (1917); Concert programme (26 Aug. 1917); Pamphlet The Gospel Trumpet (n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Doris Bailey was the fiance of Private, later Lance Sergeant, John (Jack) Thornton, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, who served on the Western Front and was held POW (Prisoner of War) at Chemnitz

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Alan M. McFarland (son-in-law).


In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy)

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See POW 065: Thornton, J (fianc).