Correspondence with Borchard, Lucy

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  • Reference
      GB 1556 3000/9/1/176
  • Dates of Creation
      19/11/1954 - 10/07/1964
  • Language of Material
      German English
  • Physical Description
      7 letters

Scope and Content

The correspondence concerns Borchard’s financial contributions to The Wiener Library as well as an enquiry for writing an eyewitness account for the Library’s eyewitness testimony project.

Administrative / Biographical History

Lucy Borchard, nee May (1877-1969) was a Jewish-German ship owner. A trained teacher, she had married the holder of a Hamburg-based ship company. After her husband’s death in 1930 she took over the management position. Borchard eventually emigrated to England in 1938. See Walk, J.,, Munich et. al., K. G. Saur, 1988, p. 80.

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