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Ernst Curtius Papers

 Collection
Call Number: GEN MSS 1025

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to the history and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome, including autograph manuscript notes and lectures, clippings of writings by Curtius, and clippings of reviews of his writings, circa 1830s-1890s; albumen photographs, drawings, and printed and manuscript maps documenting archaeological excavations in Olympia and other sites in Greece, circa 1850s-1890s; and a few autograph letters, signed, to Curtius from unidentified correspondents, 1860s-1880s.

Dates

  • circa 1830s-1896
  • Majority of material found within 1860 - 1896

Creator

Language of Materials

Chiefly in German; some materials are in Greek or Latin.

Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Two bound volumes, "Attica" and "Platons Leben; Aristotles Leben": gift of Joshua M. Sears (Yale 1877), 1896. Other papers: source unknown.

Extent

2.51 Linear Feet (6 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.curtius

Overview

Papers relating to the history and archaeology of ancient Greece and Rome, including autograph manuscript notes and lectures, clippings of writings by Curtius, and clippings of reviews of his writings, circa 1830s-1890s; albumen photographs, drawings, and printed and manuscript maps documenting archaeological excavations in Olympia and other sites in Greece, circa 1850s-1890s; and a few autograph letters, signed, to Curtius from unidentified correspondents, 1860s-1880s.

Ernst Curtius (1814-1896)

German archaeologist and historian; author of Griechische Geschichte (Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1857-1867).

Processing Information

This collection consists of materials formerly classed as MS Vault Shelves Curtius, MS Vault Curtius, Z111 121, and Z111 O171. In 2013, the collection received a baseline level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization. Most folder titles were transcribed from original portfolios, while some were assigned by Library staff. Labels and annotations on original portfolios were photocopied, and most original portfolios were discarded. Folder titles were not verified against contents.
Title
Guide to the Ernst Curtius Papers
Status
In Progress
Author
by Karen Spicher
Date
2013 December
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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