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MS Ger 197

Steiner, Herbert, b. 1892. Herbert Steiner correspondence with Richard and Hilda von Mises: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Ger 197
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Steiner, Herbert, b. 1892.
Title: Herbert Steiner correspondence with Richard and Hilda von Mises,
Date(s): 1947-1960.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Abstract: Letters to Austrian mathematicians Richard and Hilda von Mises from Austrian writer Herbert Steiner concerning professional life and Austrian colleagues.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*76M-65. Gift of Mrs. Magda Tisza, 150 Woodchester Drive, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02167; received: 1976 October 1.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Herbert Steiner Correspondence with Richard and Hilda von Mises (MS Ger 197). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Steiner (1892-1966) was an Austrian writer, poet and publisher. Richard von Mises was an Austrian-born mathematician, engineer, and positivist philosopher; he was was Gordon McKay Professor of Aerodynamics and Applied Mathematics at Harvard. His wife Hilda (Geiringer) von Mises was an Austrian mathematics professor. Elisabeth Dorothea (Spiro) Klossowski (known as Baladine Klossowska and by the pseudonym Merline) was the wife of the painter and art historian Erich Klossowski and mother of the painter Balthasar Klossowski (Balthus).

Scope and Contents

Includes 28 letters from Steiner to Richard and Hilda von Mises concerning professional life and Austrian colleagues, one letter from Hilda von Mises to Steiner referring to letters by Baladine Klossowska, and three letters from Klossowska to Hilda von Mises mentioning an oil painting of Klossowska, Rainer Maria Rilke's book entitled Letters to Merline, and her son Balthus' exhibition in New York.

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