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Collection Level Description: Diary of Lieut.-Colonel Richard P. Morris

Reference: GB 0162 MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 363
Title: Diary of Lieut.-Colonel Richard P. Morris
Dates of Creation: 20th century
Extent: 7 ff.

Language of Material: English



Administrative/Biographical History

During World War Two, Canadian Richard Percy Morris sailed home, 1943, from Hong Kong on the repatriation ship Gripsholm after being in the hands of the enemy.

Scope and Content

Photocopied pages of diary, 1943, of Morris's journey on the vessel Gripsholm from Rio de Janeiro to Canada, and his release from internment by the Japanese; with letter from Canadian Charge d'Affaires regarding procedures at the end of the voyage.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were originally donated to the Oxford Development Records Project in 1983, found in correspondence and accessioned on 13th December 1999.

Access Conditions

Bodleian reader's ticket required.

Reproduction Restrictions

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

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Finding Aids

The library holds a card index of all manuscript collections in its reading room.

Access Points

Morris | Richard P. | fl 1943 | Lieut.-Colonel

Pacific Area | Description and travel

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


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