Kyllmann Correspondence

MS18/19/85 - Undated Postcard from Berlin with Christmas and New Year Greetings for 1938-1939

MS18/19/85 - Undated Postcard from Berlin with Christmas and New Year Greetings for 1938-1939

MS18/19/53 - Letter Dated December 23rd 1932 from Otto Kyllmann to Walter Simmons Quoting a Passage from Dante

MS18/19/53 - Letter Dated December 23rd 1932 from Otto Kyllmann to Walter Simmons Quoting a Passage from Dante

MS18/19/100 - Letter Dated September 15th 1942 from Otto Kyllmann to Robert Vansittart Sending the Novel 'Immaturity'

MS18/19/100 - Letter Dated September 15th 1942 from Otto Kyllmann to Robert Vansittart Sending the Novel 'Immaturity'

MS18/19/108 - Annotated Letter Dated August 11th 1943 from Otto Kyllmann to Robert Vansittart Expressing Gratitude

MS18/19/108 - Annotated Letter Dated August 11th 1943 from Otto Kyllmann to Robert Vansittart Expressing Gratitude

MS18/19/124 - Letter Dated August 22nd 1947 from Otto Kyllmann to F. A. Voigt

MS18/19/124 - Letter Dated August 22nd 1947 from Otto Kyllmann to F. A. Voigt

Collection of 133 manuscript and typescript letters from 34 correspondents to Otto Kyllmann (d. 1958), senior partner of the publishing firm, Constable & Co., with typescript copies of 16 of his letters to various correspondents, and one note in his hand; the whole collection spanning the period 1900-1957 and arranged chronologically. Correspondents include the former British Prime Ministers Stanley Baldwin (1867-1947) and James Ramsey MacDonald (1866-1937), the diplomats, Robert Gilbert Vansittart (1881-1957) and Sir Horace Rumbold (1869-1941), and the journalists and writers, Charles Whibley (1859-1930), Henry Spenser Wilkinson (1853-1937) and James Garvin (1868-1947). 10 letters from the suffragette writer, Beatrice Harraden (1864-1936) to Kyllmann can also be found. Subjects discussed in the letters relate principally to publishing and literary matters with passing comments on personal relations and current affairs of the time. One particular strain concerns the increasing unease felt by some in regard to political developments in Germany during the 1930s and the rise of Adolf Hitler. Letters from Kyllmann's cousin,, Dr Walter Simons (1861-1937), President of the German Supreme Court at this time, are particularly enlightening. The collection also contains a number of additional miscellaneous papers relating to Whibley, Wilkinson, Simons and Vansittart, with three Reuters News sheets, June 1934

Strengths

The strength of this collection lies in the series of letters written to Kyllmann during the first half of the 20th century. A mixture of business and personal matters and observations, the letters provide a valuable insight into life during this time.

Physical characteristics

Approx. 165 items consisting mainly of correspondence and other text-based documents

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1900
1957
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Added by Queen's University Belfast | Last updated on: 01 August 2018