Correspondence of and other material related to Jethro Bithell

Scope and Content

Includes postcards, offprints etc. as well as letters. A small collection of printed books is also shelved with the archive, notably by either Bithell himself or by Alfred Mombert.

Administrative / Biographical History

Jethro Bithell was head of the Department of German at Birkbeck College from 1910 until his retirement in 1938. An obituary notice appeared in The Times for 6 March 1962, and see also the Festschrift issue of German life and letters, N.S. 11, July 1958.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The bequest of Jethro Bithell


In English, Danish, Flemish, Dutch, French and German

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 11. The letters are indexed in the Letters database.


The bequest is noted in University of Leeds Review, 8, December 1962, pp.146-153.