Collection: SC MS Bithell: Jethro Bithell correspondence and papers

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Title: Jethro Bithell correspondence and papers

Level: Collection 

Classmark: SC MS Bithell

Creator(s): Bithell, Jethro (1878-1962)

Date: 1908-1962

Size and medium: 6 boxes

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/167065 

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Description

Letters and postcards, including photocopies of 22 items from Jethro Bithell to Wilhelm Lehmann. 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. Comprises two accessions: MS 199, MS 386

Administrative or biographical history

Jethro Bithell was educated at Owens College, Manchester, in the Victoria University, where in 1900 he graduated with first-class honours in Modern Languages (proceeding to the MA in 1903). He continued his studies in Munich and Copenhagen, and in 1904 returned to Manchester as Lecturer in German, a post he vacated in 1910 when he became Head of the Department of German at Birkbeck College, London. He was appointed Reader in 1921 and remained at Birkbeck until his retirement in 1938. He acted as external examiner in the University of Leeds. He died at Paignton on February 26, 1962; an obituary appeared in The Times for March 6. A Festschrift issue of German Life & Letters (NS 11, July 1958) includes (pp 252 ff) a biographical note, a photograph and a list of his publications. A short account of the bequest was published in the University of Leeds Review 8 (December 1962), 146-53.

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