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Hildburg Braun estate papers, 1910-2006

MS. Braun 28
Held in our offsite storage facility

Papers compiled or created by Christopher Braun in the course of the administration of Hildburg Braun's estate, including:

  1. Folder 1: 'Dokumente'. Contents of folder of personal documents and other important information Hildburg Braun had kept. Includes her last will, 1972; her 'living will', 1989; powers of attorney for her sons Thomas Braun and Christopher Braun, 1970 and 1992; 'Advice to my family in the event of my becoming incapable of making my own decisions', 1991; 'Advice to my family in the event of my death, 1970, with updates until 1997; 'Suggestion for my burial', 1999; copies of old wills (Konrad Braun's will, 1964; Hildburg Braun's will, 1970); contents of envelope 'Aufzeichnungen und Ratschläge für meine Angehörigen. Im Falle meines Todes zu lesen." by Konrad Braun, c. 1964; Hildburg Braun's personal documents (birth certificate, 1910; confirmation certificate, 1925; marriage certificate, 1934; Declaration of Acquisition of British Nationality, 1947; 'Einbürgerungsurkunde' (certificate of re-naturalisation) Federal Republic of Germany, 1961); correspondence with German authorities relating to a 'Heimatschein' for Hildburg Braun, 1953-1962; address lists and other information relating to pension, insurances, banks, financial assets, subscriptions etc. Also includes two British passports, 1989 and 1999, a German passport, 1989, and vaccination cards. (= closed)
  2. Folder 2: 'Key Documents'. Documents related to the death of Hildburg Braun and the administration of her estate collected by Christopher Braun, 2004. Includes photocopy of the medical certificate of cause of death, certificate of notification of death, certificate of grant of administration of the estate to Christopher Braun, photocopies of Hildburg Braun's last will, 2000. (= closed)
  3. Folder 3: 'Funeral etc.' papers relating to Hildburg Braun's funeral, including drafts of and correspondence about her eulogy, the memorial meeting at Old Jordans, and the funeral arrangements at Jordans Burial Ground, 2004. (= closed)
  4. Folder 4: Papers relating to the distribution of the estate and inheritance tax, 2004-2006. (= Res.)


  • Creation: 1910-2006


4 box (4 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English
  • German

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MS. Braun 28

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom