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Guide to the Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz Collection
H1959.1  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography / Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz collection
    Dates: 1851-1934
    Bulk Dates: 1870-1920
    Collection number: H1959.1
    Creator: Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942
    Creator: Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912
    Collection Size: 1 linear foot
    Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
    Claremont, CA 91711
    Abstract: The collection consists mainly of correspondence of Theodore Gomperz and his son Heinrich Gomperz with friends and associates including Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Hendrich Jaques, Lily and Heinrich Braun, Hermann Diels, and Ernst Mach.
    Physical location: Please consult repository.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English German

    Access

    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz collection. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Philip and Franciszka Merlan, 1959.

    Biography / Administrative History

    Philosopher and classics scholar Heinrich Gomperz, born in Vienna in 1873, was the son of philosopher Theodor Gomperz. While living in Vienna, Heinrich Gomperz was on the periphery of the Schlick Circle, a discussion group organized in 1924 by the physics professor Moritz Schlick. This discussion circle was pluralistic and committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment; The Circle sought to make philosophy scientific with the help of modern logic on the basis of scientific and everyday experience.
    Heinrich Gomperz came to Southern California in 1936 as Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California when his position at the University of Vienna was eliminated. In 1938, Gomperz, who was Jewish, made the decision to permanently emigrate to the United States. He died in 1942. His widow, Ada, gave this collection of correspondence to long-time friends, Claremont Colleges professor Philip Merlan and his wife Franciszka.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists mainly of correspondence of Theodore Gomperz and his son Heinrich Gomperz with friends and associates including Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Hendrich Jaques, Lily and Heinrich Braun, Hermann Diels, and Ernst Mach.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922 -- Correspondence
    Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912 -- Correspondence
    Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942 -- Correspondence
    Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
    Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916
    Philosophy, Ancient
    Classicists -- Austria -- Correspondence