Arthur Barlow papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection POW 002
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  • Physical Description
      3 boxes; manuscript, typescript, press cuttings, photographs with negatives, postcards, a map, and printed material

Scope and Content

Press cuttings relating to aeroplanes (19-20 Oct. 1909); Mounted press cuttings relating to famous pilots (n.d.); Manuscript list of names (n.d.); National Registration Certificate (30 Oct. 1916); RFC (Royal Flying Corps) Engine Specification chart (n.d.); Training Brigade Transfer Card (14 June 1917); Gunnery Card (13 Mar.-27 Apr. 1917); RFC (Royal Flying Corps) typescript training notes (n.d.); Pilot's Flying Log Book (3 Feb.-17 July 1917); Field Service Pocket Book (1916); POW (Prisoner of War) Camp currency and money vouchers [1917-1918]; 4 stamps (n.d.); Christmas card from the 19th Division (Dec. 1918); New Year card from the RND (Royal Naval Division) (n.d.); 5 postcards with illustrations of POW (Prisoner of War) life (1918); 14 Schweidnitz theatre programmes (25 Jan.-22 Nov. 1918); Map of Schweidnitz (n.d.); Published photograph album of Schweidnitz (n.d.); Photograph album (n.d.); 25 photographs and one negative (1909-1918); Negatives (n.d.); Typescript note relating to his Observer, C. D. Hutchinson, who was shot in the stomach as the plane crashed (3 Oct. 1917); Letter to A. Barlow Esq. from War Office relating to personal effects of A. N. Barlow (26 Sep. 1917); Ration card (30 Nov. 1917); 2 envelopes relating to The Barb magazine (Nov. 1918); 9 issues of The Barb magazine, Vol. 1, Nos. 4-5, 7-13 (8 Dec. 1917-30 July 1918); Issue of The Barb magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Oct. 1918); Photocopied letters and certificates (n.d.); 33 letters to his mother and father (12 Aug. 1917-28 Dec. 1918); ca. 100 letters (1917-1918); 27 postcards from his family (1917-1918); Official papers relating to British POWs (Prisoners of War) (Dec. 1916-June 1918; Letter to his father from Pattinson (30 Oct. 1917); Letter to his mother from the father of his Observer, Hutchinson (3 Sep. 1917); Letter "Dear Major", relating to his crash and capture (12-13 Aug. 1917); Group photograph (n.d.); 2 issues of the monthly journal The British Prisoner of War, Vol. 1, Nos. 7-8 (July 1918, Aug. 1918); Photocopied certificate relating to mention in The London Gazette, 16 Dec. 1919 (n.d.); Typescript recollections (n.d.); Issue of Flight magazine (20 Dec. 1917); 2 issues of Airways magazine, Nos. 1-2 (Aug. 1924, Sep. 1924); Issue of Air Stories (July 1939); Transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (Sep. 1982); Typescript recollections (July 1989); Letter to Peter Liddle (26 Oct. 1989).

Administrative / Biographical History

Arthur Norman Barlow (b. 1897 at Blackburn, Lancashire) was educated at Rugby. As 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, he was seconded to the RFC (Royal Flying Corps) and later became a Lieutenant. Whilst serving as a pilot with No. 57 Squadron on the Western Front he was hit by enemy fire and crashed at Ingelmunster, 10 Aug. 1917. He was held as a POW (Prisoner of War) at Heidelberg, Holzminden and Schweidnitz, 1917-1918.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by A. N. Barlow between 1983 and 1989.


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Related Material

Tape 648: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Sep. 1982. See also Newspaper Section: The Daily Sketch (19 Oct. 1919).