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Lander, Myer Jack (b 1874)


Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 622

Held at: Wiener Library

Title: Lander, Myer Jack (b 1874)

Date(s): 1900-1945

Level of description: collection

Extent: 1 folder

Name of creator(s): Lander | Myer Jack | b 1874 | writer


Administrative/Biographical history:

Myer Jack Landa was born in Leeds in 1874. He was a British Jewish writer and long time sketch writer in the Press Gallery at the House of Commons. He married Gertrude Gordon, sister of Samuel Gordon, the writer. The two of them published a number of novels and plays together; she often under the pseudonym of Aunt Naomi. His principal interests seem to have been the portrayal of the Jew and Jewish life in theatre and the importance of Palestine as the centre of Jewish life.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Myer Jack Landa, 1900-1945, including papers relating to Jewish organisations including the Jewish Association of Arts and Sciences, the Jewish Fund for Soviet Russia, the Refugee Industries Committee and the Israel Delivered from Bondage Society; correspondence, 3 Sep 1943-27 Feb 1945 and newspaper and journal articles, chiefly reviews of books with a Jewish theme, some of them by Landa, 1900-1943.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The papers have been arranged in the following order: 622/1 correspondence; -/2 papers relation to organisations; -/3 miscellaneous journal articles; 4 newspaper cuttings. In addition there are a number of journals which have been catalogued as part of the Wiener Library periodical series and have been listed at the end.

Conditions governing access:


Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue



Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Received from the family, Dec 1983.


Related material:

Publication note:


Archivist's note: Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2008

Jewish | Cultural identity
Jewish emancipation | Liberation movements | Political movements
Jews | Religious groups

Personal names
Lander | Myer Jack | b 1874 | writer

Corporate names
Israel Delivered from Bondage Society
Jewish Association of Arts and Sciences
Jewish Fund for Soviet Russia
Refugee Industries Committee

London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe