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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 KCLCA Pickering
PICKERING, Frederick Pickering (1909-1981)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Pickering, Frederick Pickering, 1909-1981, Professor of German

Administrative / Biographical history

F P Pickering, to whom the manuscript notes are attributed, is probably Francis Pickering Pickering, born in Bradford, 1909; educated at Grange High School, Bradford; Leeds University (BA); Gilchrist Travelling Studentship; Germanic literature and languages at Breslau University (PhD); Lektor in English, 1931-1932; Assistant Lecturer and Lecturer in German, University of Manchester, 1932-1941; Bletchley Park (Hut 3), 1941-1945; Head of German Department, University of Sheffield, 1945-1953; Professor of German, University of Reading, 1953-1974; later Emeritus Professor; Dean of the Faculty of Letters, University of Reading, 1957-1960; Goethe Medal, Goethe Institute, Munich, 1975; died, 1981. His connection with King's College London is not known. Publications: Christi Leiden in einer Vision geschaut (1952); Augustinus oder Boethius? (2 volumes, 1967, 1976); University German (1968); Literatur und darstellende Kunst im Mittelalter (1968), translated as Literature and Art in the Middle Ages (1970); The Anglo-Norman Text of the Holkham Bible Picture Book (1971); Essays on Medieval German Literature and Iconography (1980); articles and reviews in English and German journals.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The notes were removed from a King's College copy of Johannes Rathofer, Der Heliand: theologischer Sinn als tektonishce Form (Koln, 1962).

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript notes (attributed to F P Pickering, [1962]) on Johannes Rathofer, Der Heliand: theologischer Sinn als tektonische Form (Koln, 1962).

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


Finding aids

Collection level description available in reading room at King's College London Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachel Kemsley as part of the RSLP AIM25 project. Sources: brief description in King's College London Manuscripts and Private Papers: A Select Guide (1982); Who's Who.

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Jan 2001

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  • European history
  • European literature
  • German history
  • German literature
  • National history
  • National literatures

Personal names

  • Pickering, Frederick Pickering, 1909-1981, Professor of German
  • Rathofer, Johannes, fl 1962, German theologian

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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