Describes a ceremony where a honorary doctorate was conferred on Gerhart Hauptmann (German poet and Nobel Prize winner for literature). He describes Hauptmann's appearance and personality and Germany's opinion of him. He moves on to discuss German literature in comparison to elsewhere and how the Germans have acknowledged that they are behind on the literary front.
Hovell also discusses German Philosophy, with particular reference to Professor Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920), who had been working at Leipzig University for 37 years. He suggests in a generation or two people will think of Wundt as they do of Immanuel Kant (1724-1804).
Dated at: Ferdinand Rhode Strasse 7, Leipzig, Germany.