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Loder: The Papers of Brigadier Robert E. ('Bobby') Loder

Reference Code: GBR/0272/REL

Scope and Contents

The collection contains notebooks, diaries and photographs relating to entertainments of British Prisoners of War (P.O.W.s) in camps at Laufen, Eichstatt and Dossel near Warburg in Germany.


  • Creation: 1940 - 1976

Biographical / Historical

Robert Eric Loder (b 23 March 1911). Robert was educated at Lancing and RMC Sandhurst. He was Brigadier in the Royal Sussex Regiment and was made CBE in 1965. His father Basil Charles Robert Loder (1885-1934) was Major in the 4th Battalion Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, formerly the Scots Guards.


11 envelope(s) : paper

11 volume(s)

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Former / Other Reference

Misc. 22

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The majority of the collection was given to King's College Library by Brigadier Loder in 1976. REL/19, 'Notes for Play', was given to the College by the Royal Sussex Regimental Association in June 1985. The other papers were presented to the Archive Centre owing to Loder's friendship with the Librarian, A. N. L. Munby.


This catalogue was completed in August 1978, with additions relating to Basil Loder made in September 2012. Biographical details are from, most confirmed by DeBrett's Debrett's Handbook of Distinguished People in British Life (1982).

Date information

DateText: Many items are undated. Most items originated between 1940 and 1945.


Loder, Robert E.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archive Centre, King's College, Cambridge Repository

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