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The 'English Lehfeldts', 1830-1994


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Papers, including personal documents, correspondence and memorabilia by, or relating to, the English branch of the Lehfeldt family.


  • Creation: 1830-1994

Language of Materials

  • English

Full range of shelfmarks:

MS. Braun 101-103

Biographical / Historical

Francis William Albert Lehfeldt (1820-1876), son of Carl Robert Lehfeldt who was a brother of Betty Bamberg (from whom most Lehfeldts recorded in this archive are descended), emigrated to England in 1853. He had three sons from his first marriage with Johanna Elise Emily Essmann: Martin Alexander Charles Lehfeldt (1854-?), Albert Lehfeldt (1855-1856) and Frederick Charles Emil Lehfeldt (1857-1925, he later changed his name to Leyfield). F.W.A. Lehfeldt's sons from his second marriage with the pianist Maria Jane Browne (1821-1897) were Thomas Albert Lehfeldt (1859-1939) and Robert Alfred Lehfeldt (1868-1927). Sylvia Edith Lehfeldt (1896-1984) and Winifred Mary 'Mollie' Lehfeldt (1900-1991) were the daughters of Thomas Albert Lehfeldt and Mary Lehfeldt née Harrison (1862-1949).

Kate Lefeld (née Spanier, 1891-1974) married Moritz Lehfeldt, a descendant from another branch of the Lehfeldt family. They emigrated to London in the early 20th century and later changed their name to Lefeld.

Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom