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MS Ger 162

Schweizer, W. R., collector. W. R. Schweizer collection of German autographs: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 162
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Schweizer, W. R., collector.
Title: W. R. Schweizer collection of German autographs,
Date(s): 1529-1935.
Quantity: 1 collection (5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Collection of German autographs, chiefly 19th century German literary letters, writings, and fragments.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*65M-113. Purchased with aid of John L. Loeb, 42 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005 and the Amy Lowell fund; received: 1965 November.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

W. R. Schweizer Collection of German Autographs (MS Ger 162). Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Chiefly 19th-century German literary letters, writings, and fragments of about 275 poets, dramatists, authors, critics, as well as some scientists and other individuals, including: Heinrich Heine, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Christian F. Gellert, Thomas Mann. Includes letters of Karl E. Franzos, editor of Deutsche Dichtung and the Neue Illustrierte Zeitung. Also contains early Latin letters, including one from Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) and letters from Henrik Ibsen (in Norwegian) and Alexander von Humboldt.

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