Correspondence with Ainsztein, Reuben

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/47
  • Dates of Creation
      16/11/1954 - 25/04/1962
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      104 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence documents Ainsztein’s long-term freelance work for The Wiener Library, primarily by contributing numerous pieces - articles, reviews, summaries - to its Bulletin. Moreover, work related fees are subject of some letters.

Administrative / Biographical History

Reuben Ainsztein (1917-1981) was a British journalist of Jewish-Polish descent. Living in Belgium, he fled to Spain in 1940, where he was interned. Upon his release he got to England and joined the Royal Air Force. After the war he started a career as freelance journalist writing for Reuters, BBC, The Sunday Times, and also The Wiener Library’s Bulletin. See In Memoriam, in: Information , vol. 37 (1982), no. 2, p. 8.

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