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Forster, Leonard Wilson, 1913-1997 (German scholar)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1913 - 1997

Biography

Leonard Wilson Forster (1913-1997), German scholar, was born in London on 30 March 1913. He attended Marlborough College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before studying in Germany and Switzerland. During the war, he worked on code-breaking at Bletchley Park, 1941-1945, and on special duties in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 1945-1946. Forster became Professor of German at University College London in 1950, and Schröder Professor at Cambridge in 1961. He retired in 1979, and died in Cambridge on 18 April 1997.

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

 Fonds

Correspondence of Leonard Forster relating to the 'Anglica Germanica' series

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9928
Dates: 1967-1983
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series — Container: SEHR/2/FOR

FORSTER, Leonard Wilson, 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEHR/2/FOR
Scope and Contents

Obituaries

Dates: 1997
 File — Container: SEAR/1/3/1/27

Leonard Wilson Forster, 1961 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0276/SEAR/1/3/1/27
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series:

Comprises correspondence and papers, including testimonials, curriculum vitae, obituaries and orders of service

Dates: 1961 - 2000
 Fonds

Leonard Wilson Forster: Correspondence and Papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9252
Dates: 1935-1993 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Leonard Wilson Forster: Material for obituary of Robert Auty

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8402
Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding Robert Auty; obituaries; supplementary material; and letters to Auty's sister, Phyllis, regarding her brother.

Dates: 1978-1983
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Series — Box: MS Add.8856: Box 1

Letter from Margery Allingham to Leonard W. Forster, 19 Mar. 1962

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/120
Scope and Contents

She is trying to find some of her stories in German translation

Dates: 19 Mar. 1962
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 File

Letters to Leonard W. Forster, 1953-1992 (Circa)

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8856/416-461
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Artificial collection of single item or small collection accessions. Mainly correspondence but includes other papers.

Dates: 1953-1992 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Material for the Obituary of Walter Bruford

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8913
Scope and Contents

Biographical material for the memoir of Bruford in Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol.76, '1990 lectures and memoirs', 1991, including a copy of Bruford's memorial lecture on Jethro Bithell, 1979.

Dates: 1979-1991 (Circa)
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Item

Postcard to Leonard Forster from scholars attending a conference on the Baroque held in Wolfenbüttel, with an explanatory note, September 1974

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10304/24
Scope and Contents A brief greeting to Forster, signed by: Rolf Tarot; Conrad Wiedenmann; Dieter Lohmeier; Mirjam Bohatcová; Wilhelm Kühlmann; Martin Kramer; Dieter Jöns; Adalbert Elschenbroich; Joachim Dyck; Dieter Breuer; Hans E. Braun; Joe Leighton; Herbert Zeman; Ernst-Peter Wieckenberg; Werner Welzig; Wilhelm Vosskamp; Peter Ulema; Harald Steinhagen; Blake Lee Spahr; Volker Sinemus; Wulf Schmidt; Hans-Jürgen Schrader; Ulrich Schindel; Waldtraut-Ingeborg Saur-Geppert; Sibylle Penkert; Jörg Jochen Müller;...
Dates: September 1974
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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ARCHON code (for CUL materials)
Archives and MSS Dept. (GBR/0012) 7
 
Type
Archival Object 5
Collection 4
 
Subject
German literature 1