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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 : general ephemera

Call Number: YCGL MSS 27
Abstract: The William A. Speck Collection of Goetheana: General Ephemera is an artificial collection of miscellaneous, non-book materials long associated with the Speck Collection but previously uncataloged. The collection demonstrates how Goethe and his works entered into the popular culture in the late nineteenth century and early decades of the twentieth. The collection includes a few items relating directly to Goethe, such as pens that he used and his grandfather Textor's seal, as well as items...
Dates: 1766-1999