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COHN, Professor Ernst Joseph (1904-1976)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP60
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: COHN, Professor Ernst Joseph (1904-1976)
Date(s): 1944-1975
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 9.5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Cohn | Ernst Joseph | 1904-1976 | Professor of Law and Barrister-at-Law


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1904; Standing Counsel on German Law to Rear Headquarters of the Control Commission for Germany, to the Control Office for Germany and Austria, and to the Foreign Officer German Section; Doctor of Law and Professor of Laws, University of Breslau; Assistant Magistrate in the district of the Appeal Court of Breslau; Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn; PhD, University of London; Visiting Professor of European Laws, King's College London, 1967-1975; died 1976.

Publications: A Guide to Legal Aid for the Poor with Robert Egerton (Stevens & Sons: London, 1947); The Uniform Laws on International Sales Act 1967 A commentary by Cohn, R H Graveson and Diana Graveson (Butterworths, London, 1968); Manual of German law Second edition, 2 vols [Comparative law series. no. 14.] (British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Oceana Publications, Dobbs Ferry, London, 1968, 1971).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Cohn, 1944-1975, mainly comprising legal opinions and affidavits of Cohn as a Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn, mainly in regard to cases and clients touching the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, 1952-1975. With the German basic handbook, containing Part two, Administration, Apr 1944, and Part three, Nazi occupied Europe, Oct 1944; Manual of the Allied High Commission for Germany, 1952; annotated typescript entitled 'Comparative jurisprudence and legal reform', (PhD thesis, University of London); file of correspondence in regard to legal matters with Doris Beghahn of Hamburg, 1956; appointment diary, 1952; correspondence of Cohn as Visiting Professor of European Laws, Centre for European Legal Studies, Faculty of Laws, King's College London, 1974-1975; offprints of legal articles by Cohn, 1959-1972.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and German.

System of arrangement:

The legal opinions given by Cohn as a barrister are arranged in 16 bundles, ordered alphabetically by name of client; each bundle covers 1-2 years.

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 provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services of King's College London.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the College Archives from the Department of Law, King's College London, via the College Law Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Cohn's personal library of legal texts relating to European law, particularly in Germany and Switzerland, is housed in the Special Collections Department of King's College London Library.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
British Library OPAC; King's College Library Catalogue. Compiled by Robert Baxter.

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

Date(s) of descriptions:
July 2000.

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