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COLLECTION — Volume: 1 Identifier: MS Ger 228

Dieter Bassermann papers concerning Rainer Maria Rilke

Letters and composition by German writer Dieter Bassermann concerning German poet Ranier Maria Rilke.


  • 1953-1956

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.


.1 linear feet (1 volume)

Includes letters from Bassermann and his sister, Johanna Bassermann Baumann, to Gisela Zuckmayer concerning Rilke, a composition by Bassermann titled, Orpheus und die grosse Befreiung, and clippings.

Biographical / Historical

Dieter Bassermann was a German writer, translator, editor, buyer, and teacher. Rilke was a German poet.


Arranged alphabetically by name.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

55M-171-173. Gift of Mrs. Gisela Zuckmayer, 20 Ware Street Cambridge, Massachusetts; received: 1956 March.
Bassermann, Dieter. Dieter Bassermann papers concerning Rainer Maria Rilke, 1953-1956: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

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