John George Robertson Papers

Scope and Content

Comprises typescript (incomplete) of a work entitled History of Swedish Literature in the 18th and 19th Centuries, intended for publication in book form; typescript of A short history of Swedish Literature, and notes on various aspects of Swedish literature.

Administrative / Biographical History

John George Robertson (1867-1933) was Professor of German Language and Literature and director of the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of London. He is author of a number of works on German literature including, A History of German Literature, 4th edition, (1962) and works on Schiller and Goethe.


Material is arranged according to type and incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions Governing Access

Open to all users

Acquisition Information

J.G. Robertson's widow gave the material to H.G. Wright who was Professor of English Literature at the University of Wales, Bangor. He deposited it with the Archives Department.


Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, February 2002.

Other Finding Aids

Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 17478-17482

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Related Material

Also held at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor are the Herbert G. Wright Papers. A collection level description is available on the HE Archives Hub .