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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
ATKINS, Professor Henry Gibson (1871-1942)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Atkins, Henry Gibson, 1871-1942, professor of German

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1871; educated at Queen Elisabeth Grammar School, Atherstone, Warwickshire; studied privately in France and Germany and at Trinity College, Cambridge; Professor of German at King's College London, 1900-1937; Fellow, 1912; Assistant Principal, 1919-1923 and 1925-1937; Member of the University of London Senate, 1918-1933 and of the University Court, 1929-1933; Joint Editor of the Modern Language Review ; died 1942. Publications: include A short history of French literature with Professor Leon Emile Kastner, (Blackie and Son, London, 1900); Goethe's poems with Professor Kastner, (Blackie and Son, London, 1902); A skeleton French grammar (Blackie and Sons, London, 1902); A skeleton German grammar (Blackie and Sons, London, 1902); Johann Wolfgang Goethe (Methuen and Co, London, 1904); The teaching of modern foreign languages in school and university (with Henry Leonard Hutton), (Edward Arnold, London, 1920); A history of German versification (Methuen and Co, London, 1923); The student in purgatory (translated from Hans Sachs); Heine...with a portrait (Routledge and Sons, London; E P Dutton and Co, New York, 1929); The poems of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (Sidgwick and Jackson, London, 1933); German literature through Nazi eyes (Methuen and Co, London, 1941).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Not known.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript volume containing translations of poems by various authors from the German by members of the Department of German, collected by Professor Atkins, 1915-1938.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 (A & C Black, 1996); King's College London, Manuscripts and Private Papers, A Select Guide; British Library online Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiler: Julie Tancell

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

March 2000

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  • German
  • Germanic languages
  • Indo-european languages
  • Literary forms and genres
  • Literature
  • Poetry

Personal names

  • Atkins, Henry Gibson, 1871-1942, Professor of German
  • Atkins, Henry Gibson, 1871-1942, Professor of German

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Department of German

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