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MS Ger 198

Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894. Hermann von Helmholtz letters and other papers, 1847-1891: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 198
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894.
Title: Hermann von Helmholtz letters and other papers,
Date(s): 1847-1891.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Letters written by German scientist and philosopher Hermann von Helmholtz and other materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

47M-329. Purchased with the Duplicates fund from Edith Von Branca, Haus Backer No. 5, Au bei Aibling, Bayern; received: 1947 November 21.
47M-330. Purchased with the Duplicates fund from Charlotte Kronecker Tengstrasse 60/II München, Bayern; received: 1947 November 20.

Processing Information:

Reprocessed by: Bonnie B. Salt; collection was recataloged and reordered in 2014 February.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Hermann von Helmholtz Letters and Other Papers, 1847-1891 (MS Ger 198). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a German scientist and philosopher.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Consists of letters from Hermann Helmholtz to his first wife, Olga (von Velten) von Helmholtz (1826-1859) and a typescript memoir about her. Also includes letters from Hermann Helmholtz to Professor Hugo Kronecker, and letters from Anna (von Mohl) von Helmholtz (1834-1899), second wife of Helmholtz, to Hugo Kronecker and his wife.

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