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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 131.5

Karl D. Darmstädter letters to Richard Beer-Hofmann


Letters to Austrian dramatist and poet Richard Beer-Hofmann from Karl D. Darmstädter, who translated Beer-Hofmann's work into English, as well as compositions by Beer-Hofmann.


  • 1937-1958


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Includes four letters from Darmstädter to Beer-Hofmann concerning the latter's works, notably Lullaby for Miriam and History of King David, an autograph manuscript of the poem "Ins Stammbuch von Hilla Fischer" by Beer-Hofmann, and an autograph manuscript photocopy of Lullaby for Miriam translated by Darmstädter, among other items.

Biographical / Historical

Beer-Hofmann was an Austrian dramatist and poet. Karl D. Darmstädter was a writer, poet, and professor of German language and literature, who emigrated to the United States in 1940.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition


Gift of Mrs. Miriam Beer-Hofmann Lens, 412 Cathedral Parkway, New York, New York 10025; received: 1981 Mar.
Beer-Hofmann, Richard, 1866-1945, recipient. Karl D. Darmstädter letters to Richard Beer-Hofmann: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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