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MS Fr 266

Saussure, Ferdinand de, 1857-1913. Ferdinand de Saussure linguistic papers: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Fr 266
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Saussure, Ferdinand de, 1857-1913.
Title: Ferdinand de Saussure linguistic papers,
Date(s): 1874-1889.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French.
Abstract: Notes, manuscripts, and letters of the Swiss linguist Ferdinand de Saussure.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*67M-148. Purchased by the Friends of the Harvard College Library from Dr. Raymond de Saussure, Tertasse 2 1204 Geneva, Switzerland; received: 1968.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Ferdinand de Saussure Linguistic Papers (MS Fr 266). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Saussure, a Swiss linguist, was considered to be the father of modern linguistic science.


Arranged alphabetically by title.

Scope and Contents

Contains Saussure's notes and manuscripts for his works on linguistics, phonetics, and language studies; one letter to Saussure; and an incomplete manuscript of his doctoral thesis, 1880.

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