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A War Prisoner's Journal: II Karlsruhe

Includes photographs, sketches, programmes for camp concerts. Also a one-act play, 'A Chelsea Christmas Eve: A Nocturne in A Flat' by Joseph Lee. [Performed at Karlsruhe Camp on 1 January 1918.] [360pp]

A Journal of Captivity'.

Bound manuscript of Lee's writings while a prisoner of war. [A longer version of A Captive at Carlsruhe and written in the form of a diary unlike the published book. Contains spaces marked for illustrations.]

The City Echo.

Local magazine edited by Joseph Lee, for which he also contributed much of the material.

Scots Magazine

The Poet of Dundee' article in The Scots Magazine, June 1952 edition. Tells story of Lee's time during the war and includes a number of his poems.

Audio file, 'Joseph Lee An Introduction'

Audio file titled 'Joseph Lee - An Introduction'. Produced by Donald Lamont when studying for an HND in Creative Industries, Radio at Fife College. Interviewer is Michael MacLaren, a fellow student of Mr Lamont. Includes an interview with Caroline Brown, University Archivist.

Miscellaneous papers

Comprising: manuscript poems including 'The Wonder of it All' and 'The Aged Weaver'; musical arrangement for piano and voice entitled 'All' with manuscript of poem 'The Sheltered Vale' on reverse; photograph of poet, 1912; prospectus and order form for 'Poems'.

Scrapbook relating to music and Dorothy Barrie

Scrapbook containing cuttings of photographs and articles relating to musicians of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Also includes programmes of performances by Dorothy Barrie (later Dorothy Lee) by herself or as part of the Elsie Owen Quartet, photographs and her reports from the Royal Academy of Music, 1916-1918. c 1916-c1940.


Letter from Kathleen Blackwood to Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist University of Dundee reguarding deposit of MS 88/15/1-5.

Journal Volume II.'

[356pp] Includes pencil sketches of Harry Isaacs, [p.144] Dr D.M. Evans and Sybil Eaton [p.248]. 1 August - 6 September 1940; 21 November 1941 [continued from MS 88/2/4] - 31 July 1942.


[388pp] Includes sketches of Oda Slobodskaya and Eileen Rafth [p.283]; Lee and his wife [p.123, p.330]; Ruth Naylor [p.326]; Gabrielle Bernard [p.363]. Also includes: [p.380a] Letter, 9 November 1941, Lionel Tertis to Joseph Lee. Thanks Lee for letter and cheque. Refers to Mrs Lee's viola playing.

Sketch book

Book belonging to Lee containing sketches and notes including sketches made when travelling the world

Photograph album with some loose copies of photographs of Fra Lippo Lippi

Photograph album/scrapbook relating to a performance of "Fra Lippo Lippi, Painter of Florence". The play was written by Joseph Lee and performed by students of the Dundee Technical College and School of Art on 29 April 1914. Includes photographs of scenes from the play, sketches, souvenir programme, press cuttings and chronological notes. Identified in photograph (7) are Frank Coutts as the jester, third from the right in the front row. Above him to the left is Ruby Scott as the nun, and above Ruby and to the left is Agnes Nicol. To the left of Agnes is Meta Mitchell.

Joseph Johnston Lee


Robert Bridges, Oxford, to Joseph Lee, writes that he liked Lee's poem, and expands on his view of Burns. [3pp] [Previously attached to MS 88/5/4.]


John Murray, London, to Joseph Lee, Dundee. Concerns publication and sale of Ballads of Battle and Work-a-Day Warriors. Also gives some personal news and greetings.

Typed letter

Martin Harvey, Theatre Royal, Brighton, to Joseph Lee, c/o Dundee. Comments on Lee's captivity and includes dates of his tour of Britain during 1918. Gives other information about family and friends and gives positive response to possibility of Lee writing a book about his experiences as a P.O.W. [2pp]

Statement of accounts

"Statement of Mr Murray's practice in making up accounts to authors for works on which a royalty is paid to the author", Ballads of Battle.
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