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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 51

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel papers

Letters and manuscripts of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.


  • 1821- 1830

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German and French.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


.5 linear feet (1 box)

Autograph draft manuscripts in German of Hegel's philosophical writings, including fragments of the Encyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften and Philosophische Propädeutik, drafts for lectures, and a draft of a resignation speech (never given) from his rectorship in Berlin. Also includes unsigned autograph drafts of letters to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Fürst Karl August von Hardenberg who received presentation copies of Hegel's Die Philosophie des Rechts, Victor Cousin (in French), and to Freiherr Friedrich von Schuckmann, petitioning the release of Victor Cousin.

Biographical / Historical

Hegel was a German philosopher. He held a chair of philosophy at the University of Berlin, 1818-1831, and was appointed rector of the university in 1830.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Recataloged from TP 4960.37F*.

Gift of an anonymous donor; received: 1910 Nov. 23
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel papers: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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