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Diary of Lieut.-Colonel Richard P. Morris

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 363

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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.


  • Creation: 20th century


7 ff.

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

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MSS. Ind. Ocn. s. 363

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 3379

Biographical / Historical

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.

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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.

Diary of Lieut.-Colonel Richard P. Morris
Paul Davidson
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom