Miscellaneous German autographs

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Several of the autograph letters in the collection are addressed to Hermann Georg Fiedler, though the collection also includes some of his own autograph material, as well as autograph material that he collected. Other items were collected by the Library. Some of the individuals represented are listed below:

  • Hermann Georg Fiedler, 27 items, late 19th-early 20th century
  • Ferdinand Freiligrath, 5 items, 1845-66
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 5 items, 1798-1829
  • Gerhart Hauptmann - mainly letters written by Gerhart and Margarete Hauptmann to H.G. Fiedler and Mrs Fiedler, as well as images of Gerhart Hauptmann, and letters written to Miss Herma Fiedler concerning the friendship between her father, H.G. Fiedler, and Gerhart Hauptmann, 201 items, 20th century
  • Joseph Kainz, 2 items, 1877
  • Heinrich Laube, 4 items, 19th century
  • Friedrich Max Mller, 22 items, late 19th century
  • Jean Paul Friedrich Richter, 2 items, 1807-11
  • Rainer Maria Rilke - 6 autograph letters of Rilke, 1899-1926, with letters and notes regarding them, mainly by H.G. Fiedler, 1939-43
  • Georg Sauter, 23 autograph letters to H.G. Fiedler, with images of Sauter, early 20th century
  • Ernst Stadler, letters to H.G. Fiedler, 1911-14, and letters concerning Stadler, many addressed to Fiedler, from others, 1911-83
  • Ludwig Tieck, 2 letters, 19th century

The full shelfmarks of the collection are as follows: MSS. G/ANONYMOUS.1-2; MS.G/ANZENGRUBER.1; MS.G./APATHY.1; MSS.G/BAHR.1-2; MS.G/BANKNOTES.1; MSS.G/BAUMBA.1-2; MSS.G/BECKER.1-3; MS.G/BERNSTORFF.1; MS.G/BERNUS.1; MS.G/BETTINGEN.1; MSS.G/BINDING.1-16; MS.G/BLCH DC;THGEN.1; MS.G/BODENSTEDT.1; MS.G/BONDI.1; MSS.G/BONSELS.1-2; MSS.G/BRAHMS.1-2; MS.G/BROADBENT.1; MSS.G/BRU.1-2; MSS.G/BULTHAUPT.1-5; MSS.G/BUSCH A.1-2; MSS.G/BUSCH G.1-6; MS.G/CAROSSA.1; MS.G/CHAMISSO.1; MSS.G/COX.1-2; MSS.G/DCHAuml;UBLER.1-2; MS.G/DAHN.1; MSS.G/DAHRENDORF.1-3; MSS.G/DAUTHENDEY.1-2; MSS.G/DAVID.1-2; MSS.G/DEHMEL.1-6; MS.G/DICKINSON.1; MS.G/DIEZ.1; MS.G/DINGELSTEDT.1; MSS.G/EBNER-ES ENBACH.1-2; MS.G/EDSCHMID.1; MSS.G/EULENBERG.1-2; MS.G/FALKE.1; MS.G/FIEDLER E.1; MSS.G/FIEDLER H.1-4; MSS.G/FIEDLER H.G.1-27; MS.G/FLAISCHLEN.1; MS.G/FRANKL.1; MSS.G/FREILIGRATH.1-5; MS.G/FRENSSEN.1; MSS.G/FREYTAG.1-4; MSS.G/FRIEDLCHAuml;NDER.1-10; MS.G/FULDA.1; MS.G/GANGHOFER.1; MSS.G/GERRANS.1-2; MS.G/GODLEY.1; MSS.G/GOETHE J.W.v.2-6; MS.G/GOETHE O.v.1; MS.G/GRAF.1; MS.G/GREGOROVIUS.1; MS.G/GREIF.1; MSS.G/GRIMM H.1-14; MS.G/GROTH.1; MS.G/GR DC;BER.1; MS.G/GURA.1; MS.G/HAECKEL.1; MS.G/HNDEL-MAZZETTI.1; MS.G/HALM.1; MS.G/HAMBURG.1; MSS.G/HAUPTMANN G.1-95; MSS.G/HAUPTMANN M.1-106; MS.G/HAYDN.1; MSS.G/HESSE.1-2; MS.G/HESSE-ROTHENBURG.1; MS.G/HEUSER.1; MS.G/HEYSE.1; MSS.G/HOES.1-6; MS.G/HOLZ.1; MSS.G/HUCH.1-3; MS.G/JAEGER.1; MSS.G/JENSEN.1-2; MSS.G/KAINZ.1-2; MS.G/KARL AUGUST.1; MS.G/KASSNER.1; MS.G/KESSEL.1; MS.G/KIRCHWEY.1; MS.G/KLAPROTH.1; MS.G/KLINGLER.1; MS.G/KOTZEBUE.1; MS.G/KREMSER.1; MSS.G/LAUBE.1-4; MSS.G/LAUTERBACH.1-2; MS.G/LAVATER.1; MS.G/LERSCH.1; MS.G/LILIENCRON.1; MS.G/LUDWIG.1; MS.G/MENDELSSOHN.1; MS.G/MEYER A.1; MS.G/MEYER A.R.1; MSS.G/MEYERBEER.1-2; MS.G/MEYER K.1; MSS.G/MIEGEL.1-3; MS.G/MOMBERT.1; MS.G/MOMMSEN.1; MS.G/MCH DC;HLFELD.1; MSS.G/M DC;LLER.1-22; MSS.G/M DC;NHAUSEN.1-3; MS.G/MUIRHEAD.1; MS.G/NEURATH.1; MS.G/OESER.1; MS.G/PAOLI.1; MS.G/PICHLER.1; MSS.G/PRESBER.1-7; MS.G/RAPP.1; MS.G/RASPE.1; MSS.G/RAUMER.1-3; MS.G/REICHART.1; MS.G/REINECKE.1; MS.G/REISCHACH-SCHEFFEL.1; MSS.G/RICHTER H.1-2; MSS.G/RICHTER J.P.F.1-3; MSS.G/RILKE.1-12; MS.G/RODA.1; MS.G/ROSEGGER.1; MS.G/SAAR.1; MSS.G/SALUS.1-2; MSS.G/SAUTER G.1-26; MSS.G/SAUTER L.1-4; MSS.G/SAUTER R.1-2; MSS.G/SAUTER V.1-5; MSS.G/SAXE-COBURG.1-8; MSS.G/SCHAUKAL.1-5; MS.G/SCHEFFEL J.1; MSS.G/SCHEFFEL V.1-2; MSS.G/SCHLEGEL.1-2; MS.G/SCHNEIDER.1; MS.G/SCHNITZLER.1; MS.G/SCHUBART.1; MS.G/SEIDENFADEN.1; MSS.G/SPINDLER.1-2; MS.G/SPITTELER.1; MSS.G/STADLER.1-29; MS.G/STANGE.1; MSS.G/STRAUSS.1-5; MS.G/STRAUSS U. TORNEY.1; MSS.G/STRONG.1-2; MSS.G/TIECK.1-2; MSS.G/UNRUH.1-3; MS.G/VARNHAGEN.1; MSS.G/VOSS.1-3; MS.G/VULPIUS.1; MS.G/WASSERMANN.1; MSS.G/WERFEL.1-2; MS.G/WIENBARG.1; MSS.G/WILDENBRUCH.1-2; MS.G/WINCKLER.1; MS.G/WOLZOGEN.1; MS.G/ZAHN.1; MS.G/ZARNKE.1; MS.G/ZIMMERMANN.1

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection includes autograph material of the following individuals: Hermann Georg Fiedler (1862-1945), Taylor Professor of German; Ferdinand Freiligrath (1810-76), poet; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), poet; Gerhart Hauptmann (1862-1946), poet; Joseph Kainz (1858-1910), actor; Heinrich Laube (1806-84), writer; Friedrich Max Mller (1823-1900), Taylor Professor of Modern European Languages; Jean Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825), writer; Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), poet; Georg Sauter (1866-1937), an artist who painted a portrait of H.G. Fiedler; Ernst Stadler (1883-1914), a poet and Rhodes scholar who read for a B. Litt. in Modern Languages at Oxford, and was supervised by H.G. Fiedler; Richard Strauss (1864-1949), composer; and Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853), poet. Further details on most of the above are in the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie or the Neue Deutsche Biographie.

Arrangement

The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by author, except where the subject is deemed to be more important.

Conditions Governing Access

For admissions procedures please contact the library on tay-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Acquisition Information

Several of the German autographs in the Taylor Institution Library came by gift, largely from the estate of Professor H.G. Fiedler. Others were acquired from dealers' catalogues, or bookshops, during the librarianship of the late Donald Martell Sutherland, Librarian 1949-70.

Note

Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

D. Santini, The letters and papers of modern European writers and others in the library of the Taylor Institution (Oxford, 1996) is mounted at: http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/taylor/finding-resources/special-collections.

Related Material

Papers of Hermann Georg Fiedler (MSS. 8CH#176; G. 27-61; MSS. Fol. G. 11-21); Papers of Friedrich Max Mller (MSS. Octavo E. 10-14; MSS. Fol. E. 1, 31-2).