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PICKERING, Frederick Pickering (1909-1981)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Pickering
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: PICKERING, Frederick Pickering (1909-1981)
Date(s): [1962]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

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.

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2001

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