Sylvia Clare Harris (1931-2001) was awared the MA degree of the University of London in 1954 for her thesis: 'An early New High German translation of the Historia trium regum by Johannes de Hildesheim edited from Pap. Man. no. 15, Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv, Aschaffenburg'. Sylvia Harris was Lecturer at Birkbeck College, London, and retired in 1984.

The Papers

The archive comprises correspondence with academics and academic libaries on texts of the Historia trium regum, with microfilms and photocopies (1953-1980); correspondence on Max Behland and his work (1962-1963); correspondence with Marion Lee Miller on consultation of his thesis (1977); correspondence on an article on Johannes von Hildesheim for the Verfasserlexikon (1978-1979); handwritten transcripts of manuscripts of the Historia trium regum; Notes and papers on the Historia trium regum, including copy of Harris's thesis (1954-1974); photocopies and other reproductions of Historia trium regum manuscripts; miscellaneous papers including a copy of 'A study of the language of medieval German homiletics' (the London PhD thesis by Lawrence M Rice [1973]);  and notes on German literature, 1400-1700.

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