1 daughter, Maria Erica Reichardt Wilkinson. Came to the United States, 1938, naturalized, 1944. Lecturer, Old Norse, U. Berlin, 1926-1929.
Assistant and lecturer U. Cologne (Germany), 1930. Professor Scandinavian and Germanic philology, head Scandinavian department U. Leipzig, 1931-1937. Lecturer German and Norse philology U. Gothenburg (Sweden), 1938.
Professorial lecturer philology University of Minnesota, 1938-1939, professor German and Scandinavian langs., 1939-1945, professor linguistics and comparative philology, department chairman, 1945-1947, Chairman of Commission Russian area studies, 1946-1947. Professor Germanic philology Yale, 1947-1970, Leavenworth professor Germanic language and literature, 1970-1972, emeritus, 1972-1976, director graduate studies Germanics, 1961-1972, acting department chairman Germanic langs., 1965-1966, acting department chairman Medieval studies, 1967-1968, adviser on Scandinavian and Icelandic literature to University Library, 1948-1972, fellow Davenport College, Yale, from 1948. Fulbright lecturer, Marburg, Germany, 1957-1958, traveling fellow Norway, 1927, 28.
Delegate Prussian Academy Sciences to investigate German manuscripts, Royal Library, Copenhagen, 1930. Delegate Rask-Orsted Found, 1938, International Germanists Congress, Copenhagen, 1960.
Germanische Welt vor tausend Jahren, 1936.
Etc. Editor: Altnordische Uebungstexte, from 1934. Co-editor Festschrift-H.J. Weigand, 1957. Translator: Sigurd Hoel, Ein Tag in Oktober (from Norwegian), 1932.
Frans G. Bengtson, Karl XII (from Swedish), 1938. Contributing author Grimms Deutsches Wörterbuch, Walde-Pokorny, Indogermanisches Wörterbuch, Hessen’s Irish Dictionary. Also numerous articles German, Swedish and American periodicals.
Chairman editorial committee William Dwight Whitney Linguistic Series, 1949-1972.