Andrew Gummers Collection

Scope and Content

Documents relating to Julius Gummers education (1922 - 1934); Documents relating to Julius and Grete Gummers emigration to Spain and UK (1935 - 1937); Documents and correspondence relating to naturalisation in the UK (1947); Various official documents (1877 - 1936); German newspaperclippings (1929 - 1945) announcing their loss of German nationality; Documents relating to Andrew Gummers education (1945 - 1958); Various correspondence (1929 - 1946); "Papers concerning the Treatment of German Nationals in Germany 1938-1939", printed book (1939); Correspondence (2002).

Administrative / Biographical History

Julius Gummers was born on 18 March 1900 in Heilbronn as Julius Gummersheimer. He studied dentistry in Tübingen, where he qualified as a dentist. Hecame to Britain via France and Spain in March 1937. He was granted permission by the Home Office to practice dentistry under the condition that he would not settle in London. His full naturalization by the Secretary of State came in to effect in May 1947. Therefore he settled in Glasgow where his son Andrew was born and raised. In the 1970s Julius Gummers returned to Germany while his son remained in Glasgow.

Source: London Gazette, 24th June, 1947.

Access Information

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 .

Archivist's Note

Note created by J Samuelson, June 2011. Edited by Joanna Baines, September 2011. Edited by S Teuteberg, November 2017

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 Andrew Gummers in October 2005.