Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Collection
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.
Overview and metadata sections
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, dramatist, novelist, and natural scientist. Goethe gained early fame with The Sorrows of the Young Werther (1774), but his most famous work is Faust, a poetic drama in two parts.
The collection consists of selected correspondence and documents (original and copies) by Goethe, and miscellaneous pamphlets and other printed material about him and his work. Original Goethe items include a six-line manuscript of a poem, a letter (1821) to his publisher, the last page of a signed, dictated letter (1816) to the German publisher Karl Friedrich Ernst Frommann, a handwritten list (1830), a four-line religious quotation, and an undated note.
Arranged by accession number.
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.
4 line religious quotation is a gift of Mrs. J.P. Caveny in 2008 (AM2008-101). AM17501, 20458, 85-96.
Finding aid written by Dina Britain on March 30, 2006. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
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- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research.
- Use Restrictions
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.