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MS Ger 58.13

Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953. Richard Von Mises papers concerning Rainer Maria Rilke, 1919-1953: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 58.13
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953.
Title: Richard Von Mises papers concerning Rainer Maria Rilke,
Date(s): 1919-1953.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Papers concerning Austrian-born American mathematician Richard von Mises' friendship with the Austro-German poet Rainer Maria Rilke and von Mises' collection of Rilke materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

64M-227. Gift of Mrs. Richard von Mises, 1572 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1965.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Richard Von Mises Papers Concerning Rainer Maria Rilke, 1919-1953 (MS Ger 58.13). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Von Mises was an Austrian-born American mathematician, engineer, and positivist philosopher who notably advanced statistics and probability theory. Rilke was an Austro-German poet.

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence concerning von Mises' Rilke collection, a catalog of the von Mises' collection, and several documents concerning the friendship between von Mises and Rilke, among other items.

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