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1070 DANN FAMILY PAPERS AND THE RECORDS OF HAMPSTEAD NURSERY AND
BULLDOG BANK (1774)-(1987)



Donor: Sophie and Gertrud Dann
Accession Number(s): 45970; none
Date: 17 Nov 1983; 1980s-1990s
Extent: 1 box
Condition: documents need numbering and metal work needs removing




1070
DANN FAMILY PAPERS AND THE RECORDS OF HAMPSTEAD NURSERY AND BULLDOG BANK
(1774)-(1987)

INTRODUCTION





This collection comprises two separate, though linked, archival fonds. The papers at 1070/1-4 record the lives of the Dann family, a renowned Augsburg Jewish family. Documents relating to Sophie and Gertrud Dann, the depositors of this collection, feature most prominently.[1]





At 1070/5 are papers which document the history and activities of the Hamstead Nursery and Bulldog Bank. The latter was a house in Sussex which was bought by a wealthy philanthropist, Lady Clarke, for the purpose of caring for the youngest concentration camp orphans who came to this country in the immediate post war period. Sophie and Gertrud Dann worked at both the Hampstead Nursery and Bulldog Bank. For an account of the sisters’ work there see some of the autobiographical accounts in the personal papers of Sophie Dann at 1070/3.





A closure date of 100 years has been placed on some of the material relating to the children due to its personal nature.





Only one part of this collection was ever formally accessioned: secondary material on the history of the Jews in Augsburg at 1070/4. The rest came from Sophie Dann via Christa Wichmann as multiple deposits over the course of a decade from the early 1980s.





Arrangement





The original file structure has been largely retained. Papers relating to each of the family members represented have been ascribed a separate reference number, as have those relating to the history of the Augsburg Jews and those relating to the Hampstead Nursery and Bulldog Bank. The papers within each of these classes have been arranged chronologically.




1070
DANN FAMILY PAPERS AND THE RECORDS OF HAMPSTEAD NURSERY AND BULLDOG BANK
(1774)-(1987)




See also additional material at 1070/6 re visit to the Dann family home in Augsburg, Bavaria in November 2003.





There were also a number of books in the collection, the bibliographical details of which are entered at the end of this list.





DESCRIPTION




1070/1
/1-29: Personal papers of Albert Dann
(1774)- (1960)




These papers include correspondence and documentation both original and copies which record details of the life of Albert Dann, Sophie and Gertrud’s father, and his ancestors. At 1070/1/24 there is a detailed list of these documents. At 1070/1//25-26 there is a biographical outline of Albert Dann written by Sophie Dann.





Mostly German




1070/2
/1-6: Personal papers of Gertrud Dann
(28 Jan 1939)-
(Oct 1986) copy nd; nd




This miscellaneous collection of mostly copy documents includes an autobiographical account (in English) at 1070/2/5 and a detailed list at 1070/2/6.




1070/3
/1-20: Personal papers of Sophie Dann
1919-
(11 Mar 1987)




Some original but mostly copy correspondence and personal papers including a brief historical account of the Jewish community in Augsburg (in German) by Albert Dann (1070/3/13); a copy letter of dismissal from Sophie Dann’s position as a nurse in Augsburg, 1933 (1070/3/4); several autobiographical accounts; and a copy of West Sussex County Record Office’s catalogue entries for material which Sophie Dann had deposited there (1070/3/12).





English German




1070/4/
/1-12: Secondary material on the history of Jews in Augsburg
(1914)-1984; nd




Mostly copies of journal articles.





English German Hebrew




1070/5/
Hampstead Nursery and Bulldog Bank: reports, observation cards and other papers




1
/1-27: Monthly reports on the developmental progress of the babies and toddlers at the Hampstead Nursery, Jan 1943- June 1945 with December 1943 and December 1944 missing. Also yearly report for 1967.
Jan 1943-1967

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL END 2067





2
/1-8: Correspondence and notes regarding the logistics of setting up Bulldogs Bank as a home for orphan toddlers from concentration camps
22 Aug 1945-
24 Sep 1945; nd



3
Two boxes of ‘observation cards’ containing notes on the developmental progress of the Bulldog Bank toddlers. They are arranged according to subjects based on a therapeutic model
1945-1946

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL END 2046





4
/1-11: Miscellaneous correspondence and notes including funeral address and obituaries for Anna Freud
1963-1982; nd



5
Typescript follow-up notes on the children from Bulldog Bank by Alice Goldberger
1972

CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL END 2072





6
Copy journal article: Beobachtungen an Kleinkindern bei der Anpassung an eine neue Sprache by Sophie Dann from Schule und Psychologie, 7 Jahrgang, Dez 1960
(1960) copy nd



1070
DANN FAMILY PAPERS AND THE RECORDS OF HAMPSTEAD NURSERY AND BULLDOG BANK
(1774)-(1987)



1070/6
Letter to Christa Wichmann re visit to the family home in Augsburg made by Lotte Treves, one of the Dann sisters who lives in Rome. Also brochure documenting an event to which Lotte Treves was invited at the Jüdischen Kulturmuseum
17 Nov 2003




Books





Leopold Stein


Briefe und Gedichte


Augsburg 1916





Leopold Stein


Stufengesänge


Würzburg 1834





Leopold Stein


Morgenländichem Bilder in Abendländichem Rahmen


Frankfurt a. M. 1885





Leopold Stein


Die Schrift des Lebens


Frankfurt a. M. 1910





INDEX TERMS



Dann family Hampstead Nursery

Bulldog Bank Refugees


Children Augsburg, Bavaria

Family documents Documents


[1] For an account of Sophie’s and Gertrud’s lives and those of the other two sisters, Lotte and Elisabeth see Vier Schwestern: die Lebenserrinerungen von Elisabeth, Lotte, Sophie und Gertrud aus Augsburg by Gernot Römer, Wisner, Augsburg, 1998.