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MS Ger 58-58.3

Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. Rainer Maria Rilke papers, 1895-1953: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Ger 58-58.3
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926.
Title: Rainer Maria Rilke papers,
Date(s): 1895-1953.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in German and English.
Abstract: Correspondence and compositions of German poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

53M-90. Purchased with the Amy Lowell Fund from Mrs. Richard von Mises, 10 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1953 December.

Conditions Governing Access:

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

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Rainer Maria Rilke Papers, 1895-1953 (MS Ger 58-58.3). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Rilke, German poet and author, was born in Prague.


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence and literary manuscripts, including poems and prose (in part, photocopies). Also translations of Rilke's works by B. J. Morse, et al., and critical and other writings about Rilke. Correspondence includes mainly letters to Sidonie, Freiin Nádherný von Borutin, Adolph Bonz, and Axel Juncker. In addition, the collection contains letters of Sophia (Entz) Rilke to Olga Theurner and letters of Clara Westhoff Rilke.

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