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MS Ger 51

Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 51
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831.
Title: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel papers,
Date(s): 1821- 1830.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German and French.
Abstract: Letters and manuscripts of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Recataloged from TP 4960.37F*.
Gift of an anonymous donor; received: 1910 Nov. 23

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Papers (MS Ger 51). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Hegel was a German philosopher. He held a chair of philosophy at the University of Berlin, 1818-1831, and was appointed rector of the university in 1830.

Scope and Contents

Autograph draft manuscripts in German of Hegel's philosophical writings, including fragments of the Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften and Philosophische Propädeutik, drafts for lectures, and a draft of a resignation speech (never given) from his rectorship in Berlin. Also includes unsigned autograph drafts of letters to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fürst Karl August von Hardenberg who received presentation copies of Hegel's Die Philosophie des Rechts, Victor Cousin (in French), and to Freiherr Friedrich von Schuckmann, petitioning the release of Victor Cousin.

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