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The Papers of Felix Deutsch

Reference Code: GBR/0014/KNDT

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of: a translation of Deutsch's autobiography; copies of letters from Lili Deutsch to her brother Paul Kahn; copies of letters between Deutsch and his brother-in-law in the United States, the banker Otto Kahn and other members of their families on subjects including Allied and German war aims leading up to the First World War; copies of AEG publications on Deutsch.


  • Creation: 1896 - 1940


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Felix Deutsch was born on 16 May 1858 at Breslau [Wroclaw, Poland]. He began in the sugar business in the 1870's, and in 1883 joined DEG, which was to become the German Electrical Society, AEG (Allgemeine Elektrizitaets-Gesellschaft). Deutsch became one of the first directors of AEG in 1888, then was made chairman of the executive committee from 1915 until his death, in Berlin [Germany] on 19 May 1928.


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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid is available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre by Deutch's daughter-in-law, Julia Ward, in 1976.

Existence and Location of Originals

The originals of the Kahn-Deutsch correspondence, and Deutsch's autobiography, have been retained by the family.


This fonds (collection) level description and catalogue was prepared by Katharine Thomson of Churchill Archives Centre in February 2004, from an existing catalogue. Biographical information was obtained from the papers, the depositor, and AEG.


Deutsch, Felix


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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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