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Collection Level Description: Diaries of Erika Haarman (Mrs. Michael Spender)

Reference: MSS. German e. 16-19
Title: Diaries of Erika Haarman (Mrs. Michael Spender)
Dates of Creation: 1932-5
Extent: 4 shelfmarks

Language of Material: German and English

Administrative/Biographical History

Erika Haarmann was the wife of Michael Spender.

Scope and Content

Diaries of Erika Haarmann, Oct. 1932-May 1933, July 1933-11 July 1934, 12 July 1934-Feb. 1935, 28 July 1934-May 1935, with a few entries by Michael Spender and annotations by John Layard, who subsequently owned the diaries.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The diaries were given to the Library by Robin Waterfield Ltd. in 1986.

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Further Information

Finding Aids

A description is availailable in the Library.

Related Units of Description

Three letters from Haarmann to Spender, 1933-7, found loose in MSS. German e. 17-18 are now MS. Eng. lett. c. 650, fols. 245-51.

Access Points

Diaries | 20th century

Haarmann | Erika | fl 1932-1937

Spender | Michael | fl 1932-1937

Layard | John | fl 1930-1970

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