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MS Ger 108.4-108.8

Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856. Heinrich Heine compositions and other papers, 1820-1870: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b (box 1 shelved with bMS Ger 108.2-108.3)
Call No.: MS Ger 108.4-108.8
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856.
Title: Heinrich Heine compositions and other papers,
Date(s): 1820-1870.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Language of materials: Chiefly in German; some French.
Abstract: Autograph manuscript compositions by Heine, manuscript transcripts of Heine's works, letters, transcriptions of letters, visiting cards, notes, and other materials relating to German poet Heinrich Heine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

The first portion of this collection was given to the Harvard College Treasure Room on May 28, 1935 and was named the "Carl M. Loeb Heine Collection." After that date, later accessions from the Loeb family were folded into this collection, but kept separate by folder. Accession numbers for each item are listed in the descriptive notes.
No accession number. Gift of Carl M. Loeb, Esquire; received: 1935 May 28.
48M-88, 49M-18F. Gift of Carl M. Loeb, 61 Broadway, New York, New York; received: 1948 October 11 and 1949 October 31.
50M-31, 50M-32, 50M-33, 50M-34. Purchased from Kurt L. Schwarz, 450 North Beverly Hills, California, as the gift of Carl M. Loeb, Esquire, 61 Broadway New York, New York; received: 1950 September 20.
51M-140, 51M-141. Purchased from William H. Schab, as the gift of Carl M. Loeb, Esquire, 61 Broadway, New York, New York; received: 1952 January 10.
52M-106, 55M-208. Purchased from Walter Schatzki, 127 East 56th Street, New York, New York as gift of Carl M. Loeb, 61 Broadway, New York, New York; received: 1953 January 8 and 1956 April 10.
52-1145. Transferred from Houghton Dept. of Rare Books.

Processing Information:

bMS Ger 108.8: Processed by: Michael Austin

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Heinrich Heine Compositions and Other Papers, 1820-1870 (MS Ger 108.4-108.8). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also the following Heine collections, many of which are gifts of the Loeb family:

Biographical / Historical

Heinrich Heine was a German poet of Jewish origin.


Organized in call number order:

Scope and Contents

Includes: manuscript transcripts (with some autograph revisions by Heine) of Nachlese and Gedichte 1853 und 1854, as well as other autograph manuscript compositions; autograph manuscript notes and letters from Heine to others; copies of Heine letters (originals not at Houghton); letters sent to Heine, manuscripts and letters by others concerning Heine; Heine family documents for birth and marriage; documents concerning censorship of Heine's work; pressed flowers; visiting cards; transcripts of Heine letters compiled by Harvard students of German (fall 1958); and other materials. Correspondents with Heine include: Julius Campe; Friedrich Merkel; Hermann von Pückler-Muskau.
References in parentheses are to volume and page in Heine's Sämtliche Werke (Leipzig, 1911-1913).

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