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Guide to the Cassirer collection, 1906-1933
Special Collections M0287  
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Series Description

 

I. Papers (1906-1933)of the Bruno Cassirer publishing house including the original verdict of the Königlich Preussisches Landgericht Berlin in the 1906 obscenity case against Bruno Cassirer and Frank Wedekind, regarding Wedekind's Die Büchse der Pandora.

 

II. Papers (1916-1919)of the Paul Cassirer publishing house including ca. one hundred letters of correspondence between Paul Cassirer, Leo Kestenberg (Cassirer employee), Walter Hasenclever (author), and Fritz Neuberger (agent for O. Kokoschka and Hasenclever) mostly concerning the performance of Hasenclever's play Der Sohn and Kokoschka's paintings; also includes manuscripts by Eduard Bernstein, Hasenclever and Peter Meyer, and letters to the editor of the journal Pan, published by Cassirer.

 

III. Paul Cassirer papers: manuscripts for plays, short stories, poems, and fragments. (1890s and n.d.)

 

IV. Additions: 90.077 (85-02)

Container List

 

Series I. Bruno Cassirer Verlag Papers (1906-1933)

Folder 1

Preußisches Landgericht II, Berlin.

 

March 9, 1906.Court decision re: Frank Wedekind's Die Büchse der Pandora. (Gift of George Hill, 1979).

Physical Description: TD, 53 pp.,
Folder 2

Mendelsohn, Franz V.

 

June 21, 1924.To Fritz Cassirer re: death of Julius Cassirer. (Gift of George Hill, 1980).

Physical Description: TLS, 1 p.,
Folder 3

Grosz, George (1893-1959)and Eva.

 

(Dec. 1932).To [Bruno] Cassirer. (Gift of George Hill, 1978).

Physical Description: ALS, 1 p.,
Folder 4a

Hesse, Hermann (1877-1962).

 

Nov. 20, 1933,To Bruno Cassirer. Poem Besinnung. (Gift of George Hill, 1978).

Physical Description: TMsS (carbon), 1 p.,
Folder 4b

2 Bruno Cassirer Verlag catalogs, 1936 [UNK]

 

Series II. Paul Cassirer Verlag Papers (1916-1919)

 

A. Cassirer-Kestenberg-Hasenclever-Neuberger Correspondence

Folder 5

Hasenclever, Walter (1890-1940)

 

Jan. 26, 1917.To Leo Kestenberg.

Physical Description: ALS, 3pp.,
 

May 24, 1917.To Leo Kestenberg.

Physical Description: ALS, 1p.,
 

June 25, 1917.To Leo Kestenberg. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: ALS, 2pp.,
Folder 6

Cassirer, Paul (1871-1926)

 

July 27, 1917.To Walter Hasenclever.

Physical Description: TL (carbon), 5pp.,
 

July 30, 1917.To Fritz Neuberger.

Physical Description: TL (carbon), 2pp.,
 

n.d.,To (theater director). (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: TL (pencil corrections, revisions), 1p.,
Folder 7

Kestenberg, Leo

 

May 3, 1917-March 20, 1918.To Fritz Neuberger. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: 24 TL (carbon); 27 leaves;
Folder 8

Neuberger, Fritz

 

July 27, 1917.To Paul Cassirer.

Physical Description: ALS, 2pp.,
 

Jan. 27, 1918.To Paul Cassirer. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: TLS, 1p.,
Folder 9

Neuberger, Fritz

 

Nov. 14, 1916-June 29, 1917.To Leo Kestenberg. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979)

Physical Description: 38 ALS, 2 ACS, and 4 TL; 50 leaves;
Folder 10

Neuberger, Fritz

 

July 1, 1917-March 21, 1919.To Leo Kestenberg. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979)

Physical Description: 20 ALS, 7 TLS, 9 ACS, 1 TCS, and 3 TL; 52 leaves;
Folder 11

Pan. (Journal published by Paul Cassirer Verlag). Incoming Correspondence: 1910-1911.

Physical Description: 8 letters;
 

B. Manuscripts of Authors of the Paul Cassirer Verlag

Folder 12

Bernstein, Eduard (1850-1932)

 

Aug. 22, 1919.Forward to the works of Ferdinand Lassalle, published by Paul Cassirer, 1919. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: AMsS, 3pp.
Folder 13

Hasenclever, Walter (1890-1940)

 

Autumn 1917. Tod und Reichstag. Ein Flugblatt. Original manuscript with corrections, revisions; sent to Leo Kestenberg Nov. 4, 1917.

Physical Description: AMsS, 38pp.,
 

n.d. Gottes Hand in Lowen.

Physical Description: TMs (carbon), 2pp.,
 

n.d. Der politische Dichter. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: TMs (carbon), 3pp.,
Folder 14

Meyer, Peter

 

n.d. Über die Form. (Gift of Peter Paret, 1979).

Physical Description: TMsS (carbon), 78pp. (missing p. 1)
 

Series III. Paul Cassirer Papers

 

A. Manuscripts

Folder 15

Manuscript of the Novel Josef Geiger, incomplete, (Gift of Peter Paret, 1983).

Physical Description: 75pp.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

The published version of this manuscript is available in Folder 20 of this collection.
Folder 16

Manuscript of the Comedy Der gelbe Frack, two versions, (Gift of Peter Paret, 1983).

Physical Description: 35pp.,
Folder 17

Manuscripts of short stories, plays, poems: (Gift of Peter Paret, 1983):

Physical Description: (10 items)
 

Der Anstoß

Physical Description: 7 pages
 

Eine Lüge

Physical Description: 4 1/2 pages
 

In der Nacht

Physical Description: 4 1/2 pages
 

Verheiratet

Physical Description: 30 pages
 

Der kleine Engel

Physical Description: 7 pages
 

Das Versprechen

Physical Description: 14 pages (2 versions)
 

Herr Frühling

Physical Description: 1 page
 

Nocturno

Physical Description: 6 pages (and other stories)
 

Chapter 4

Physical Description: 9 pages (of untitled novel)
 

Fragments

Physical Description: 11 pages
Folder 18

Manuscripts of Plays (Gift of Peter Paret, 1986)

Physical Description: (4 items)
 

Schlaf, Kindchen, Schlaf (1894)

Physical Description: 9p.
 

Der kleine Engel, (different version)

Physical Description: 7p.
 

Fragment, n.d.,

Physical Description: pp. 243-262 (19p.)
 

Fragment, n.d.,

Physical Description: p. 24 (1p.)
 

B. Books

Folder 19

Paul Cassirer, Fritz Reiner, der Maler (Dresden and Leipzig, 1894),(Gift of Peter Paret, 1983).

Physical Description: xerox copy.
Folder 20

Paul Kahrs (=Paul Cassirer), Josef Geiger (Leipzig, 1895),(Gift of Peter Paret, 1983).

Physical Description: xerox copy and 2 proof title pages.

Alternative Form of Materials Available

The manuscript version of this book is available in Folder 15 of this collection.
 

Series IV. Additions:

 

90.077 Stefan Searge: n.d.

Physical Description: 2 photos
 

Fredrich Gundolf: 1 publishers announcement, 1932.

 

Envel in searge's hand to Gundolf