Letters and postcards to Jethro Bithell, mainly from German writers, with other material on modern German literature

Scope and Content

Letters and postcards, including photocopies of 22 items from Jethro Bithell to Wilhelm Lehmann

Administrative / Biographical History

Jethro Bithell was Head of the Department of German at Birkbeck College from 1910 until his retirement in 1938. An obituary notice appeared in The Times for 6 March 1962

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gifts of Mrs A.E.Bithell and Professor A.Gillies, 1972; and Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach-a.-Neckar, 1975


In German

Other Finding Aids

Contents described in Handlist 32 and the Letters database http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/letters/letintro.htm

Related Material

See MS 199 and Handlist 11


See Festschrift issue of German life and letters; N.S. 11, July 1958, and the University of Leeds Review,8, December 1962, pp.146-153