Ursell Family Papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Dr. Siegfried Ursell, German-Jewish refugee in the UK. 5WWI medals in a box (1914 - 1918); Jewish Registration cards for Siegfried and Helene Ursell (1939); Inaugural dissertation by Siegfried Ursell, printed document (1908); Postcards from Hutchinson Internment Camp (1940); Certificate of Medical Register in the UK (1944); Application for British Nationality (1947); Various correspondence (1933/1939/1961); Lists of furniture and books (1939); Correspondence relating to inventory and move to the UK (1939); Various official documents and correspondence (1933 - 1939); University certificates (1899 - 1907).

Administrative / Biographical History

Siegfried Ursell, German-Jewish, born 14 June 1879 in Attendorn. Siegfried Ursell initially studied law in Freiburg but changed to medicine and studied in Berlin, Leipzig and Munich until he qualified in 1909. With his wife Leonore Helene nee Mayer, he lived and worked as paediatrician in Duesseldorf. They had two children, Ilse and Fritz. Fritz left Germany to continue his education in Bristol in 1936. By January 1939 the Ursell family saw themselves forced to emigrate to England with their daughter Ilse. Siegfried Ursell was briefly interned in 1940 in Hutchinson but was able to practice as a doctor thereafter. He died on 4 December 1947 in Cambridge.

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 .

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 by Mrs Ilse Eton to the University of Sussex, c 2000.