Diaries of Erika Haarman (Mrs Michael Spender)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. German e. 16-19
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      German, and English.
  • Physical Description
      4 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Diaries of Erika Haarmann, Oct. 1932-May 1933, July 1933-11 July 1934, 12 July 1934-Feb. 1935, 28 July 1934-May 1935, with a few entries by Michael Spender and annotations by John Layard, who subsequently owned the diaries.

Administrative / Biographical History

Erika Haarmann was the wife of Michael Spender.

Access Information

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

Acquisition Information

The diaries were given to the Library by Robin Waterfield Ltd. in 1986.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is availailable in the Library.

Related Material

Three letters from Haarmann to Spender, 1933-7, found loose in MSS. German e. 17-18 are now MS. Eng. lett. c. 650, fols. 245-51.