R. F. G. Burrows papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

ca. 100 typescript, manuscript and transcript letters from R. F. G. Burrows, mainly to his mother (1914-1918); 2 parole cards (Oct. 1918, n.d.): 2 sheets of typescript and manuscript poetry (n.d.); Edition of the Eastern Morning News and Hull Advertiser (18 Nov. 1918); Press cuttings (23 Jan. 1915-21 Feb. 1918); Mounted photographs (1915-1916, n.d.); 14 photographs (ca. 1916-ca. 1926); 125 photographs (1916-1917, n.d.); Negatives (n.d.); Photocopied press cutting (19 Sep. 1914); Photocopied obituary from The White Horse and Fleur de Lys, Vol. VII, No. 2 (1971-1972).

Administrative / Biographical History

R. F. G. Burrows (d. 1971) was educated at Eton and Sandhurst. As a Lieutenant, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, serving on the Western Front, he was wounded and captured, 26 Aug. 1914, held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Mainz and Neisse, and later transferred to Holland. After the War, he served in Ireland, the Channel Islands, India, Burma, and the Sudan.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs P. Bagenal (daughter).


In English and German

Other Finding Aids

POW catalogue (hard copy). There is also a handlist of the letters, kept with the material. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

See GALL (REC) 154: Burrows, MK.

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