Material chiefly relating to C.E. Gough's edition of, and further work on, Wernher der Gartenaere's poem Meier Helmbrecht

Scope and Content

Comprises: (1) Photostatic facsimiles of manuscripts A and B of Meier Helmbrecht, 5 vols; (2) Manuscript drafts of the edited text and notes, 5 vols; (3) Manuscript of the final revision of the work, finished 2 December 1950, 1 vol.; (4) Notes on the text and metre of the poem, dated 23 November 1950, 1 vol.; (5) Interleaved copy of his edition, dated 1942, heavily annotated, 1 vol.; (6) Bound notebook containing manuscript "Studies on Meier Helmbrecht" by Gough, 1 vol.; (7) Bound notebook containing offprints of Gough's articles on "Texts A and B of ... Meier Helmbrecht", published in the Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, [ca. 1926-1932], 1 vol.; (8) Bound notebook containing "Miscellaneous papers", by Gough on various subjects relating to German literature, and including a few letters and newspaper cuttings relating to him, 1 vol.; (9) Correspondence by Professor A. Gillies of the German Department relating to Gough's donation of most of this material to the Department in May 1956

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Edward Gough (1875-1957) was Professor of German at the University of Leeds, 1924-1939

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The gift of the German Department through Dr Richard Byrn in August 2002


In German and English

Related Material

See also MSS 141 and 636