Private Papers of Miss D S Brown

Catalogue number
  • Documents.1729
Subject period
  • File: Weight 1.4 kg
  • Box: Weight 6.7 kg
private papers

History note

Cataloguer VAF

Content description

Two ms diaries (14 and 38pp), with a photocopied ts transcript (38pp), covering her internment in Sumatra, beginning with the sinking of the VYNER BROOKE on which she and her mother had been evacuated from Singapore in February 1942, and going on to record the grim details of internee life and death in camps at Palembang, March 1942 - November 1944; Muntok on Bangka Island, November 1944 - April 1945; and Loebeck Linggau, April - September 1945, together with originals or copies of a number of related items including a camp magazine and concert programme, a handmade English 'grammar', sheet music written by the internees for their vocal orchestra, and records concerning the life of a fellow internee, the missionary Miss Margaret Dryburgh, a copy of whose diary is also held in the Department of Documents (82/19/1).

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