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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 183

Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence


Correspondence of Austrian dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hofmann and his family.


  • 1882-1967

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.


7.5 linear feet (15 boxes)
Includes correspondence of Richard and Paula Beer-Hofmann, and Miriam (Beer-Hofmann) Lens with Leopold freiherr von Andrian, Alexander Moissi, Max Reinhardt, Herbert Steiner, Isabelle Vengerova, and Thorton Wilder, among other correspondents.

Biographical / Historical

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Paula Beer Hofmann is Richard's wife. Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens is Richard and Paula's daughter.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Letters to Richard Beer-Hofmann
  2. II. Letters from Richard Beer-Hofmann
  3. III. Letters to Paula Beer-Hofmann
  4. IV. Letters to Miriam (Beer-Hofmann) Lens
  5. V. Other correspondence
  6. VI. Other documents
Please note that item number 100 was inadvertently omitted from this finding aid.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

*68M-151. Purchased from Mrs. Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens, 412 Cathedral Parkway, New York, New York 10025; received: 1968 June.
Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945. Richard Beer-Hofmann correspondence: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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