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Diaries of Erika Haarman (Mrs. Michael Spender)


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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.


  • Creation: 1932-5


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Language of Materials

  • German
  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. German e. 16].

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MSS. German e. 16-19

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13707

Biographical / Historical

Erika Haarmann was the wife of Michael Spender.

Other Finding Aids

A description is availailable in the Library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Related Materials

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.

Diaries of Erika Haarman (Mrs. Michael Spender)
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom