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Chlingensperg family diaries

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1495

Scope and Contents

The Chlingensperg Family Diaries, which span from 1769 to 1830, contain diaries kept by four members of a prominent Bavarian family: Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensperg, Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg, Karoline von Chlingensperg, and Joseph von Chlingensperg. The subject matter of the entries ranges from financial and professional records to details of the sexual affairs of Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg.

The diaries are written in annual editions of a Schreib-Kalender printed in Munich.

Entries from 1805 through 1830 authored by Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg are encrypted with cipher of his own construction. Some passages have been decoded into German in notes laid in through select volumes. The 1811 volume has been decoded in full in a 33-page manuscript included in the collection.

Dates

  • 1769-1830

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials are in German, Latin, and French.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Chlingensperg Family Diaries is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Jonathan A. Hill, Bookseller Inc. on the Henny and Rudolf Engelbarts Fund, 2018.

Arrangement

Organized into three series: I. Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensperg diaries, 1769-1778. II. Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg diaries, 1801-1830. III. Karoline von Chlingensperg diaries, 1823-1825.

Extent

3.25 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.chlingensperg

Overview

The Chlingensperg Family Diaries, which span from 1769 to 1830, contain diaries kept by four members of a prominent Bavarian family: Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensperg, Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg, Karoline von Chlingensperg, and Joseph von Chlingensperg. The subject matter of the entries ranges from financial and professional records to details of the sexual affairs of Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg.

Chlingensperg Family

Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensperg (1749-1811) was Lord of Schönhofen near Regensburg and of Berg near Landshut. He was involved in the legal profession in Bavaria and served as privy councilor to the Bavarian Elector in Munich.

Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg (1777-1830) was the son of Joseph Maria Bernhard von Chlingensperg. He was involved in the legal profession and served as a courtroom councillor under the King of Bavaria.

Karoline von Chlingensperg (1789-1826), born Baroness von Asch, was the wife of Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg. She married Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg on 13 August, 1806. She managed the Chlingensperg household.

Joseph von Chlingensperg (1808-1837) was the son of Joseph von Chlingensperg auf Berg (1777-1830).

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections [as they are acquired], and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Chlingensperg Family Diaries
Status
Completed
Author
by Kristen E. Muenz
Date
July 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Location

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Access Information

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