Flatter, Dr Richard

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Two typescript signed letters of 18 and 20 Apr 1957, from Dr Richard Flatter to Dr John Henry Pyle Pafford, then Librarian of the Goldsmith's Library, in reply to a letter of his of 12 Apr 1957 (carbon copy attached), all on the subject of the authorship of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale . With Flatter's first letter he sent a typescript of 'Some remarks on the text of The Winter's Tale ', written by himself in 1941, while in an internment camp in Australia; with his second letter he sent his contemporary 'miscellaneous observations' on the same play.

Administrative / Biographical History

Richard Flatter was born in Vienna in 1891. He was well-known as a translator of Shakespearean sonnets and plays, and was the author of several works on the subject. Flatter emigrated to England in 1938, and was later deported to Australia, where he was held in an internment camp. Following the end of World War Two, Flatter lived in the USA before returning to Vienna in 1953. He died in 1960.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Uncatalogued material may not be seen. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Acquisition Information

Given by Dr. J.H.P. Pafford in 1966.

Other Finding Aids

Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

11¾" x 8¼"

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.