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MS Ger 215

Buber, Martin, 1878-1965. Martin Buber letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 215
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Buber, Martin, 1878-1965.
Title: Martin Buber letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann,
Date(s): 1961-1965.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann from the German-Jewish writer Martin Buber concerning family matters.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*75M-5. Gift of Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens, 412 Cathedral Parkway, New York, New York 10025; received: 1975 July 11.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Conditions Governing Access:

These manuscripts were restricted until 1 January 1990.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Martin Buber Letters to Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann (MS Ger 215). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Buber was a German-Jewish religious philosopher, biblical translator and interpreter, and master of German prose style. Miriam and Naëmah Beer-Hofmann were daughters of the Austrian dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hofmann and Pauline Lissey.

Scope and Contents

Includes 63 letters from Buber to Naëmah Beer-Hofmann, 18 letters from Buber to Miriam (Beer-Hofmann) Lens, a typescript of recollections by Naëmah Beer-Hofmann of Lucerne, one letter from publisher Lambert Schneider to Buber, and photographs. Letters chiefly concern family matters and annual summer trips to Zurich and Lucerne, where photographs were taken.

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