- Scope and Contents
The Ernst Cassirer Papers - Addition includes papers which supplement those found in GEN MSS 98. For this reason, they have been organized into similar series: Essays and Lectures, Correspondence, and Personal Papers. Essays and Lectures includes a number of pieces on Goethe as well as offprints and printed versions of Cassirer essays, the holograph drafts for many of which can be found in GEN MSS 98. The Correspondence is organized into General Correspondence, which includes letters from Gertrud Bing and Fritz Saxl, Hermann Cohen, Dimitry Gawronsky, Ernst Hoffmann, Raymond Klibansky, and Aby Warburg, Third-Party Correspondence, which contains two letters between Kurt Reizler and Aby Warburg, discussing the University of Frankfurt's offer of a chair in philosophy to Cassirer, and Family Correspondence, which contains letters from Ernst Cassirer to several of his immediate family. The Family Correspondence also contains an extensive run of letters from Ernst to Toni Cassirer for the years 1902-1943. This portion of the Cassirer correspondence is Restricted until 2021. Series III, Personal Papers, consists mainly of materials documenting Cassirer's academic career, such as degrees and membership certificates. Also included are a journal, early school notebooks, and a few photographs.
The Addition also includes a small group of Toni Cassirer Papers which, for the most part, pertain to her husband, almost all of them dating from after Ernst Cassirer's death in 1945. The files include letters (mainly of condolence), several third-party letters, memorials, articles about Ernst Cassirer, and prints and clippings.
Series V., Papers from Grandchildren of Martin Cassirer, contains letters (principally to Martin Cassirer), copies of eulogies, clippings, and photographs.
- Language of Materials
In German and English.
- Physical Description
Total Boxes: 13
- Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research. The letters to Toni Cassirer from Ernst Cassirer in boxes 4-5 are restricted until 2021 Aug 30. Restricted Fragile in box 12 may only be consulted with permission of the appropriate curator.
- Conditions Governing Use
The Ernst Cassirer Papers - Addition 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
Acquired by purchase and gift from Anne Appelbaum, 1994 and 1996. Two letters are the gift of John Michael Krois, 1999. Papers in Series V. are the gift of Andrew Bano, B. W. Bano, J. Bano, and Esther Harris.
- 1879 - 1992
- 7.2 Linear Feet
- Related Names
- Cassirer, Ernst, 1874-1945
- Language of Materials