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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Ger 108.14

Heinrich Heine letters to Mathilde Heine

Overview

Letters from German poet Heinrich Heine to his wife Mathilde (Mirat) Heine chiefly concerning his health.

Dates

  • 1844

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in German.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Extent

.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes 11 letters from Heine, who was visiting family in Hamburg, to Mathilde Heine in Paris, chiefly concerning his health. Nos. 1-3, 5-7, 9 & 11 publ. in German, nos. 4 & 10 publ. in French, see Briefe... ed. Friedrich Hirth (1950). Vol. II, nos. 800, 801, 802, 803, 805, 806, 807, 809, 815, 817, 818 .

Biographical / Historical

Heine was a Jewish-German poet, who married Mathilde Heine (Crescence Eugénie Mirat) in 1841.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Provenance:

Sold by Mathilde Heine in 1869 to Julius Campe. Sold by the Campe family after 1930 to Madame Alexandrine de Rothschild, the previous owner.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

66M-151. Gift of John L. Loeb, 730 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10021; received: 1967 May 2.

Title
Heine, Heinrich, 1797-1856. Heinrich Heine letters to Mathilde Heine, 1844: Guide.
Author
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
Language of description
und
EAD ID
hou00915

Repository Details

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