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Personal fonds of Ilse Emilie Frida Guðnason

    This fonds contains the correspondence of librarian Ilse Emilie Frida Guðnason (1914–2004, née Fortham or Forthmann) from Hamburg in Germany, who immigrated to Iceland in 1936 and moved to the Westman Islands after marrying Haraldur Guðnason on 28 May 1940. She was in the Westman Islands when the eruption that would eventually lead to part of the village being buried under lava began on 23 January 1973, but she and her husband were able to save the books and the library was rebuild; she was among the inhabitants who returned to the island after the eruption had ended to rebuild the town.

    Original source name : Ilse Emilie Frida Guðnason
    English translation : Personal fonds of Ilse Emilie Frida Guðnason
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : correspondence
    Reference number : Héraðsskjalasafn Vestmannaeyja M-62
    Language(s) : German
    Geographical coverage : Iceland
    Time range : 19th-20th c.
    Year(s) : 1914–2004
    Theme 1 : family
    Link to the item in the catalogue : NB. No catalogue or description online. To access the fonds, one needs to visit the archive in person
    Archive name : Héraðsskjalasafn Vestmannaeyja
    Archive name (English) : Regional Archives of the Westman Islands
    Archive address : Safnahús Vestmannaeyja, Ráðhúströð, 900 Vestmannaeyja, Iceland
    City : Westman Islands
    Country : Iceland
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