John Eversley Family Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Family papers of David Eversley (1921 - 1995) Memorabilia, photographs, newspaperclippings and maps of Frankfurt (c 1932 - 1957); Printed leaflets relating to Frankfurt (1922 - 1950); Various personal correspondence addressed to Otto and Adele Eberstadt (1949 - 1969); Various printed material relating to Jewish heritage (1966 - 1991); Newspaperclippings relating to Fernanda Eberstadt (1991 - 1992); Various documents and correspondence relating to Twelve Force (1991 - 1997); Printed material relating to David Irving (1989 - 1990); Various personal and official corrsepondence by David Eversley (1984 - 1993); personal correspondence between David Eversley and Edith Wembridge (1945 - 1948).

Administrative / Biographical History

Otto Robert Eberstadt, was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1885. In 1920 he married Adela (Dela) Morel, and they had two sons, David (1921) and John (1928). Otto Eberstadt died in London, UK in 1975 after having emigrated, probably just before the outbreak of the war.

David Eversley (Eberstadt) came from a gymnasium in Frankfurt to Quaker school in Reading, after which he came through internmentcamp and Pioneer Force to served in "special duties". After marrying Edith Wembridge in 1945, he went on to a flourishing academic career, studying at LSE in London and Birmingham University before taking up position at University of Sussex. He later joined London Greater Council as Chief Planner (Strategy) and lastly moved to the Policy Studies Institute. He died in in 1995.

Together with Edith, he had one son, John Eversley, born in 1955, and three daughters. Edith Eversley died in 1978.

Fried Lubbecke (1883 - 1965) was a art historian actively engaged with the conservation and restoration of Frankfurt between and after the wars. He married Emma Job in 1909.

Conditions Governing Access

Items in the collection may be consulted for the purpose of private study and personal research, within the controlled environment and restrictions of The Keep's Reading Rooms.

Other Finding Aids

An online catalogue is available on The Keep's website .

Archivist's Note

Note created by J Samuelson June 2011. Edited by Joanna Baines, 2011.

Conditions Governing Use

COPIES FOR PRIVATE STUDY: Subject to copyright, conditions imposed by owners and protecting the documents, digital copies can be made.

PUBLICATION: A reader wishing to publish material in the collection should contact the Head of Special Collections, in writing. The reader is responsible for obtaining permission to publish from the copyright owner.

Custodial History

Donated to the University of Sussex by John Eversley in June 2005.