R. F. G. Burrows papers

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 010
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
      English German
  • Physical Description
      1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material Includes 2 parole cards

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.

Access Information

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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