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MS Ger 108.14

Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856. Heinrich Heine letters to Mathilde Heine, 1844: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: MS Ger 108.14
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856.
Title: Heinrich Heine letters to Mathilde Heine,
Date(s): 1844.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 volume (.1 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Letters from German poet Heinrich Heine to his wife Mathilde (Mirat) Heine chiefly concerning his health.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

66M-151. Gift of John L. Loeb, 730 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10021; received: 1967 May 2.


Sold by Mathilde Heine in 1869 to Julius Campe. Sold by the Campe family after 1930 to Madame Alexandrine de Rothschild, the previous owner.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Heinrich Heine Letters to Mathilde Heine, 1844 (MS Ger 108.14). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Heine was a Jewish-German poet, who married Mathilde Heine (Crescence Eugénie Mirat) in 1841.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Includes 11 letters from Heine, who was visiting family in Hamburg, to Mathilde Heine in Paris, chiefly concerning his health. Nos. 1-3, 5-7, 9 & 11 publ. in German, nos. 4 & 10 publ. in French, see Briefe... ed. Friedrich Hirth (1950). Vol. II, nos. 800, 801, 802, 803, 805, 806, 807, 809, 815, 817, 818 .

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