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).
R. F. G. Burrows papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection POW 010
- Dates of Creation1914-1972
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish German
- Physical Description1 box; manuscript, typescript, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material Includes 2 parole cards
Scope and Content
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.
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Access is unrestricted
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
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