Speck, William A. (William Alfred), 1864-1928
- Existence: 1864 - 1928
William A. Speck (1864-1928), founder of the William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
William A. Speck collection of Goetheana : medals and medallions
Call Number: YCGL MSS 28
Abstract: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: Medals and Medallions consists of 178 medals, coins, medallions, and reliefs depicting Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, and other figures, mostly literary. By date, the pieces range from 1740 (a Gutenberg medal commemorating the tercentennial of the invention of printing) to 1934. The earliest Goethe items are a circa 1775 tin medal by Boltschauser and an 1808 medallion modeled by the painter Gerhard Kügelgen (1772-1820). Many...