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Collection Level Description: Papers of Mike Bevan

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 359
Title: Papers of Mike Bevan
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 22 ff.

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Mike Bevan was interned by the Japanese in Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, 1940-1945.

Scope and Content

Diary, 1941-1945, written by Bevan while interned in Stanley Camp, Hong Kong, 1940-1945 and typed up in 1965 from his notes; with copy of Sweet Waters by Lieut. John Gibson on the surrender of Hong Kong by the Japanese, [fron] Blackwood Magazine, January 1946, and press cutting on the surrender.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The diary was in the possession of Mrs. Naomi Price, a fellow internee with Bevan. After her death, her niece authorised Mrs. Bernice Archer, a friend of Mrs. Price, to donate the diary to the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were donated to the library by Mrs. Archer on 6th February 1993.

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Bodleian reader's ticket required.

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No reproduction or publication of personal papers without permission. Contact the library in the first instance.

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Access Points

Bevan | Mike | fl 1940-1945

World War, 1939-1945 | Hong Kong

World War, 1939-1945 | Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Personal narratives

Prisoners of war | Hong Kong | Biography

Stanley Civilian Internment Camp

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