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MS Ger 49-49.1

William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941. William II letters to George Sylvester Viereck, 1922-1940: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 49-49.1
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941.
Title: William II letters to George Sylvester Viereck,
Date(s): 1922-1940.
Quantity: 1 collection (2 linear feet (4 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German.
Abstract: Letters to German poet and propagandist George Sylvester Viereck from William II, German emperor and King of Prussia, and his second wife Princess Hermine.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

50M-161 and 50M-162. Gift of Curt H. Reisinger, 730 Fifth Avenue, New York 19, New York; received: 1951 January 8.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

William II Letters to George Sylvester Viereck, 1922-1940 (MS Ger 49-49.1). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

William II was German emperor and King of Prussia (ruled 1888-1918); Princess Hermine of Schönaich-Carolath was William's second wife. Viereck was a German-born poet and propagandist for Nazi Germany; he was also rumored to be the illegitimate grandson of William I.

Arrangement

Organized into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Includes 83 autograph and typescript letters from William II to Viereck, concerning his years after abdication, German politics, and Viereck's numerous essays about the imperial family in American newspapers, as well as one box of letters from Princess Hermine to Viereck.

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