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Letters, manuscripts and documents, primarily from Germany, Austria and Hungary of the 17th-19th centuries; most are 19th century German. Included are materials about music, theatre and contemporary events; documents from the German aristocracy; and 18th and 19th century business and military records; passports and manuscripts of poems.
Several subjects are included: the music world and the theater (Karl Gutzkow, Dresden Hoftheater, Joseph Mainzer, music librarian in Dresden and editor of Redaktion, Adolf Bernhard Marx, music historian, and Julius Rietz, Dresden Conservatory); scholars (Frederick Arnold Brockhaus (1838-1895), lawyer, author and professor at Jena, Basal and Kiel, author Johann Heinrich Schnitzler, Johann Josef Ignaz von Doellinger, historian and professor at University of Munich, August Leskien, Slavic philologist, Franz Joseph Mone, grand ducal archivist, Karlsruhe, Friedrich Wilhelm Schubert, historian and professor at Koenigsberg); and numismatics (Friedrich August Vossberg, numismatics dealer, Berlin). Many of the other letters are concerned with contemporary events (the last two Archdukes of Austria and palatines of Hungary, Joseph Anton Jonathan (1776-1847) and Stephen Franz Victor (1817-1867); Johann de Minckwitz, Duke of Saxe-Weimar and Ambassador to Berlin, Jakob Staempfli, President of the Confederation Suisse, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Prince of Nassau-Weilberg). Earlier documents are from the German aristocracy (Franz Bernhard, Prince of Nassau-Hadamer, Johann, Count of Nassau-Saarbrucken, and Maria, Countess of Nassau-Wiesbaden); those from the 18th and 19th centuries include business and military records from Germany and Hungary, and passports from France and Germany. There are manuscripts of an anonymous poem, "Maedchenlob," Wilhelm von Spezy's Schauspiel's, "Florentina Getreue," and a poetic quotation over her autograph signature by composer Luisa Reichardt.
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Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Haywood papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Autographs Processed J L-W 12/--/85.
2020-04-15 EAD document created by CCR.
History / Biographical Note
Charles Haywood, 1904- (Columbia M.A., 1940; Ph.D., 1949), performed in opera, concerts, on radio and TV; founded and was co-director of the Dici School of Performing Arts on Long Island; was President of the U.S. Committee of the International Folk Music Council; wrote and edited books about and collections of music, especially folk music; and taught at City University of New York, Juilliard and Columbia.