Papers of Simon Burns

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The papers include a letter from David Cope to Burns, 20 Jan 1939; a typescript account by Burns of `Seeing primitive South Africa', 1939; a carbon of a letter from Burns to Samuel Wolkowicz, Warsaw, 25 Nov 1938; a circular announcing a lecture by Burns: `Is there hope for the Jews ?'; article from the Jewish Chronicle on Britain as a home for refugees, n.d.; article from the Evening Standard: `Trust fund for Jews planned'; two versions of a lecture by Burns on `The Jew and crime', n.d.; lecture by Burns on his visit to Warsaw and Zbaszyn in 1938; lecture: `Magic in the African jungle', 24 Feb 1942; lecture entitled `Have the Jews any future ?'; open letter to a Jewish parent; bulletin on Mr Hellman's visit to Zbaszyn, 10 Nov 1938; chapter 14 of a work reflecting on the trial and conviction of the pantry boy, Henry Jacoby, and of Ronald True.

Administrative / Biographical History

Papers of Simon Burns, lawyer.

Conditions Governing Access

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