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Borgese Family Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Borgese, Elisabeth Mann

Elisabeth Mann Borgese, youngest daughter of the German author Thomas Mann, was a founding member of the environmental organization The Club of Rome. Her husband, Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, was a noted Italian writer, journalist, and literary critic.

The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, postcards, and clippings of Elizabeth Mann Borgese, her husband, Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, and her mother, Katia Mann. The manuscripts include a typed "Draft of the Constitutional Commission Report for the World Movement Congress in Rome"; a typescript of E. M. Borgese's unpublished play "Pieces and Pawns"; and an autograph typescript by G. A. Borgese of his poem "Easter Sunday." The correspondence is chiefly with Erich Kahler.

The collection was formed as a result of a Departmental practice of combining into one collection material of various accessions relating to a particular person, family, or subject.

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Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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The collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Typescript of "Pieces and Pawns" by Elizabeth Mann Borgese, copy of her article "The Other Hill", newspaper clippings, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

Correspondence of Elizabeth Mann Borgese, 1940-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

4 photographs: E.M. Borgese, the daughter of E.M. Borgese, E.M. in India, small seated E.M. Borgese, 1963 March 15. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Correspondence between Giuseppe Antonio Borgese and Eric Kahler, poem "Easter Sunday", 1942-1949. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Misc. Correspondence and Papers of Katia Mann Borgese, 1941-1968. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Copies of letters and poems from Erich Kahler to Katia and Erika Mann, 1937-1970. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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