The material contains: manuscript summary and introduction material including The economic foundations of the German classical period; two loose-leaf notebooks with notes; and, a Cambridge document of 1958 in Latin.
Papers of Professor Walter Horace Bruford (1894-1988)
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-806
- Dates of Creation1958-1968
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish, and Latin.
- Physical Description1 box (part). Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
- LocationGen. 2193/1/1-4
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Administrative / Biographical History
Walter Horace Bruford was born in Manchester in 1894. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and then he studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, and also at the University of Zuerich, Switzerland. During the First World War he served with the Naval Intelligence Division at the Admiralty. After the war he did some research at Zuerich and then in 1920 became a Lecturer in German at Aberdeen University, and then Reader in 1923. Bruford was then Professor of German at Edinburgh University, 1929-1951, though was seconded to the Foreign Office, 1939-1943. From 1951 he was Professor of German at the University of Cambridge until 1961. His publications include Sound and symbol with Professor J. J. Findlay, Germany in the eighteenth century, Die gesellschaftlichen Grundlagen der Goethezeit, Chekhov and his Russia, and Literary interpretation in Germany and much more. He had lived at Abbey-St. Bathans, Duns, Berwickshire. Professor Walter Horace Bruford died in 1988.
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Material acquired from Prof. W. H. Bruford, October 1984, Accession no. E84.47.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the following material: (1) Who's who 1976. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1976.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
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