Guide to the Fritz Mauthner Collection,
1765-1968

AR 3392

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mauthner, Fritz
Title: Fritz Mauthner Collection
Collection Dates:1765-1968
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence of Fritz Mauthner with translators, newspapers, publishing houses, family members, and other individuals, including Martin Buber, Lion Feuchtwanger, Hermann Hesse, Erich Muehsam, Walther Rathenau and others. Also included are clippings by and about Mauthner, manuscripts of essays and plays, diaries and notebooks; family papers and photographs.
Languages:This collection is in German, French, and English.
Extent: 9.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Call Number: AR 3392
Repository: Leo Baeck Institute
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Biography

Born in Horitz, Austria-Hungary (now Horice, Czechoslovakia), on November 22, 1849, Mauthner was an author, journalist, theatrical critic, and philosopher, known for his work on the philosophy of language. He moved to Berlin in 1876, to Freiburg im Breisgau in 1900, and died in Meersburg on June 29, 1923.

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Scope and content note

This Collection represents the complete literary estate of Fritz Mauthner, as preserved by the Catholic priest, geistlicher Rat Wilhelm Rostle of Meersburg, Germany, who kept it since Mauthner's death in 1923 and donated it to the Leo Baeck Institute in 1966.

Collection contains correspondence with family members, newspapers, publishing houses, translators, and many prominent writers, philosophers, historians, politicians, actors, musicians, and other individuals, including Berthold Auerbach, Ferdinand Avenarius, Julius Bab, Hermann Bahr, Ludwig Bamberger, Gerson von Bleichroeder, Otto Braun, Martin Buber, Alfred Doeblin, Johann Gustav Droysen, Kurt Eisner, Paul Ernst, Ernst Feder, Lion Feuchtwanger, Heinrich Friedjung, Walter Friedlaender, Ludwig Fulda, Edmond de Goncourt, Maximilian Harden, Hermann Hesse, Arno Holz, Siegfried Jacobsohn, Josef Kainz, Karl Kraus, Gustav Landauer, Helen Lange, Lilli Lehmann, Theodor Lessing, Detlev von Liliencron, Paul Lindau, Emil Ludwig, Ernst Mach, Helmut von Moltke, Theodor Mommsen, Rudolf Mosse, Erich Muehsam, Boerries von Muenchausen, Engelbert Pernerstorfer, Josef Popper-Lynkeus, Walther Rathenau, Alexander Roda-Roda, Rene Schickele, Werner von Siemens, Georg Simmel, Helene Stoecker, Hermann Sudermann, Ferdinand Toennies, Frank Wedekind, and Bruno Wille.

Included are also clippings by and about Mauthner; manuscripts of essays, plays, poetry, proofs, offprints and articles by him; diaries and notebooks of Mauthner, including a diary from the first years of World War I; personal and family documents from Horitz, Berlin and Prague; photos and photo albums of Mauthner's friends and of his family, particularly in Horitz.

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Arrangement

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use restrictions

Originals closed, use microfilm only. Publication of correspondence and diaries not permitted.

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Access points

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Fritz Mauthner Collection; AR 3392; box number; folder number; Archives of the Leo Baeck Institute at the Center for Jewish History.

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Container List

 

Box 1: Inventories, Correspondence to "A-H," Personal, Documents, Photos, Artwork, etc., 1848-1966,1998

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Inventoriesundated, 1998
12Photos, Artwork, etc.ca. 1886-1919
13Personal Correspondenceca. 1878-1906
14Personal Documents, etc.1878-1966
15Notesundated
16Correspondence of Minister Wilhelm Restle1963-1966
17Correspondence to "A"1886-1923
18Correspondence to "BA"1863 - 1934
19Correspondence to "BE"1871 - 1923
110Correspondence to "B1-B6"1848-1923
111Correspondence to "BO-B2"1848-1928
112Correspondence to "BU"1884-1958
113Correspondence to "C"1878-1923
114: Correspondence to "C"1895
115Correspondence to P.N., COSSMAN, Paul Nikolaus1896-1920
116Correspondence to "D"1902-1920
117Correspondence to "E"1879-1923
118Correspondence to "EN-ER"1888-1898, 1914
119Correspondence to "F"1877-1921
120Correspondence to "G"1878-1921
121Correspondence to "H-HANSTEIN"1874-192?
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Box 2: Correspondence to: "Harnack-Lehmann", 1873-1926

BoxFolderTitleDate
21Correspondence to: "Harnack - Heldburg"1884-1923
22Correspondence to: "Harden, M.", Letters1889-1914
23Correspondence to: "Harden, M.", Postcards1889-1914
24Correspondence to: "Heller-Huber"1873-1923
25Correspondence to: "Jacobs, M. and J.H."1899-1923
26Correspondence to: "Jacobson-Juenemann"1900 - 1922
27Correspondence to: "K"1883-1923
28Correspondence to: "LA"1886-1926
29Correspondence to: "LE - LU"1875-1922
210Correspondence to: "Lehmann, Lilli"1898-1904
211Correspondence to: "Lehmann, Lilli"1905-1906
212Correspondence to: "Lehmann, Lilli"1907-1913
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Box 3: Correspondence: "L-Z" and Fragmentary Miscellany, 1871-1928

BoxFolderTitleDate
31Correspondence to: "Lehmann, Lilli"undated, 1903 -1919
32Correspondence to: "Lehmann, Lilli"1914-1923, 1982
33Photographs; "Lehmann, Lilli"1904-1912
34Correspondence to: "MA-MI"1974-1919
35Correspondence to: "MO-MU"1882-1921
36Correspondence to: "N"1882-1921
37Correspondence to: "O"1883-1919
38Correspondence to: "P"1879-1923
39Correspondence to: "Q-R"1878-1921
310Correspondence to: "Sa-Schi"1871-1923
311Correspondence to: "Schl-Schw"1883-1920
312Correspondence to: "SE-SP"1878-1920
313Correspondence to: "ST-SZ"1873-1922
314Correspondence to: "T"1880-1922
315Correspondence to: "V"1884-1921
316Correspondence to: "Wa-Wi"1881-1922
317Correspondence to: "Wo-Wu"1880-1922
318Correspondence to: "Z"1880-1922
319Envelopes, Notebook, Misc. Correspondence; Fragmentsca. 1873-1922
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Box 4: Correspondence, Birthdays, Publishers, Periodicals, Family, Business, 1876-1940

BoxFolderTitleDate
4160th Birthday Correspondence1909 Nov.
4270th Birthday; Correspondence; "A-K"1919 Nov.
4370th Birthday; Correspondence; "L-Z"1919 Nov.
4470th Birthday; Publishers' Correspondence1919 Nov.
4570th Birthday; Correspondence, Friends1919 Nov.- Dec.
4670th Birthday; Telegrams1919 Nov.
47Correspondence; Publisher Sales Reports, etc.1885-1927
48Correspondence; re: "Die Bibliothek der Philosophen"; Georg Mueller Verlag1906-1920
49Correspondence; Publishers and Periodicals; "A-K"1891-1920
410Correspondence; Publishers and Periodicals; "L-W"1885-1936
411Family; Correspondence; Grandparents1873-1917
412Family; Correspondence; Brother; Ernst and Malvine1888-1923
413Family; Correspondence; Sister; Marie1907-1922
414Family; Correspondence; Brother; Gustav and Helene1885-1922
415Family; Correspondence; Brother; Alfred1889-1918
416Family; Correspondence; Clara Levysohn1895-1923
417Business; Correspondence; J.G. Cotta'sche1891-1928
418Business; Correspondence; Langen, Meiner, Minden1886-1936
419Business; Correspondence; Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt1883-1940
420Business; Correspondence; Berliner Tageblatt; R. Mosse1879-1933
421Business; Correspondence; Muenchen Verlag1906-1931
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Box 5: Correspondence, "R-V"; Vertrage; Manuscripts; Theater Pieces; Recitations and Other Writings, 1868-1931

BoxFolderTitleDate
51Correspondence; "George Mueller Verlag"1912-1931
52Correspondence; "R-U" (Reissner-Ullstein)1978-1930
53Correspondence; Vertrage "B-U"ca.1878-ca.1924
54Manuscripts; Newspaper Fragmentundated
55Manuscripts; Handwritten Manuscriptundated
56Manuscripts; Handwritten Manuscriptundated
57Manuscripts; Handwritten Manuscript; 2ca. 1875
58Handwritten Manuscript; #2undated
59Manuscripts; Handwritten Manuscript; *3ca. 1922
510Manuscripts; Unknownca.1900-1913
511Manuscripts; Unknownca.1918
512Manuscripts; Typedundated
513Manuscripts; Typed; "A-N"undated
514Manuscripts; Typed; "L-S"undated
515Manuscripts; Typed; "S"undated
516Manuscripts; Typed; "S-Z"; no Titles (Fragments)undated
517Manuscripts; Typed; Theater Piecesca.1873-1887
518Theater Pieces; Recitationsca.1875-1890
519Writings1868-1906
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Box 6: Writings, Manuscripts, [1854], 1880s-1938

BoxFolderTitleDate
61Manuscripts; Poetry (No. 2)undated, ca. 1890s
62Manuscripts; Miscellany 293 pagesundated
63Manuscripts; Notes, Writings, etc, (Varia 2)undated, ca.1890
64Manuscripts; Fragments, Miscellaneous (Varia 3)ca.1908-1921
65Manuscripts; Miscellaneous[1854-], ca.1906-1938
66Writings; "Der Letzte Tod"; Unknownundated
67Writings: "Hypatia"undated
68Writings: "Band 6"undated
69Writings: Unknownundated
610Writings:"Woerterbuch der Philosophie"1910
611Writings: "Der Atheismus II"undated
612Writings: "Nach Beruehmten Mustern"undated
613Writings: "Der Atheismus I"undated
614Writings: "Aus dem Maerchenbuch der Wahrheit"undated
615Writings: Variaundated
616Writings: "Xanthippe"undated, 1882-
617Writings: "Schmock" (Satire)undated
618Writings: "Beitraege zu einer Kritik der Sprache"ca.1912
619"Der Atheismus II"1920
620Writings: "Spinoza - Buechlein," "Gespraeche im Himmel," "Don Juan d'Austria"undated
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Box 7: Galley Proofs (edited); Clippings, 1874-1919

Subseries 1: Writings, 1909-1912

BoxFolderTitleDate
71Galley Proofs; p. 201-2091911
72Galley Proofs; "Zu Fahne" (?); p 201-2111910
73Galley Proofs; p. 210-220undated
74Galley Proofs; p. 214-2381910 - 1911
75Galley Proofs; p. 233-2431911
76Galley Proofs; "Schopnehauer"; "Wille"; p. 239-2501911
77Galley Proofs; p.200-3071910
78Galley Proofs; p. 308-4091910
79Galley Proofs; p. 324-3451911
710Galley Proofs; p .325-3351911
711Galley Proofs; p. 348-3641911
712Galley Proofs; p. 359-3691911
713Galley Proiofs; p. 365-3811911
714Galley Proofs; p. 373-378; p. 382-3921911
715Galley Proofs; p. 393-4171911
716Galley Proofs; p. 411-421, 434-4431911
717Galley Proofs; "Spinoza Buechlein"undated
718Galley Proofs; Rossberg, Leipzig1912
719Manuscript; "Fuenfter Abschnitt"undated
720Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophief"'; p. 1-731910
721Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophie": p. 7-45, 59-871909
722Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophie": p.74-95
723Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophie": p. 88-1991910
724Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophie": p. 105-1561910
725Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophie": p. 154-164, 177-2001910
726Galley Proofs; "Woerterbuch der Philosophie": p.165-2001910

Subseries 2: Fritz Mauthner: Clippings, 1874-1919

BoxFolderTitleDate
727"A-J", Nos. 1-377ca.1876-ca.1904
728"K-Z", Nos. 378-762ca.1874-ca.1901
729Fragments, etc.; Berliner Tageblatt1880-1905, 1910-1919
730"Berliner Tageblatt", etc.; Nos.765-8431903-1905
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Box 8: Scrapbooks, Periodicals, Clippings, 1873-1931

BoxFolderTitleDate
81Scrapbook (Clippings)1874-1885
82Periodical: "Kritik der Kritik"1908
83Clippings; "A"1888-1915
84Clippings; "B"1876-1920
85Clippings; "Berliner Tageblatt"1880-1884
86Clippings; "Berliner Tageblatt"1882
87Clippings; "Berliner Tageblatt"1883-1884
88Clippings; "Berliner Tageblatt"1884-1885
89Clippings; "C-F"1886-1927
810Clippings; "G-K"1874-1923
811Clippings; "L-M"1873-1924
812Clippings; "N-S"1876-1923
813Clippings; "T-Z"1874-1923
814Clippings; "VARIA"1880-1912
815Clippings1879-1918
816Clippings1919-1931
817Clippings1902-1931
818Clippings; "Kritiken ueber Vortraege"1894-1922
819Clippings; "Kritiken Seiner Schriften"1879-1920
820Clippings; "Festschriften"1877-1908
821Clippings; "Beitraege zu einer Kritik der Sprache"1901-1921
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Box 9: Periodicals, Clippings, Correspondence, Photographs, [1856], 1882-1923, 1961-1982

BoxFolderTitleDate
91Clippings; Reviews of "Der Atheismus" and "Abendlande"1919-1923
92Clippings; Reviews of "Aturen-Briefe"1885-1921
93Clippings; Reviews of "Anna", "Aristoteles"1874-1921
94Clippings; Reviews of "Bibliothek der Philosophen"ca.1910 -1913
95Clippings; Reviews of "Bodenseebuch" etc.1896-1970
96Clippings; Reviews of "Cale...", "Credo","Deutschland"1886-1904
97Clippings; Reviews of "Dilettanten-Spiegel"; "Einsame Fahrten"; "Erinnerungen"1879-1921
98Clippings; Reviews of "Leidige Goldfrage", etc.1876-1921
99Clippings; Reviews of "Erste Bank"; "Fanfare" etc.1888-1894
910Clippings; Reviews of "Gespraeche..." - "Kein Guth"1872-1916
911Clippings; Reviews of "Nach Beruehmten Mustern"1878-1923
912Clippings; Reviews of "Neve Ahasver" etc.1882-1904
913Clippings; Reviews of "Philosophie.."; "Quartett"; "Schmock"etc.1885-1923
914Clippings; Reviews of "Luegenohr"..."Muttersprache..."1881-1921
915Clippings; Reviews of "Sonntage..." - "Steinerne Riese"1881-1921
916Clippings; Reviews of "Todte Symbole"..."Villenhof"1890-1915
917Clippings; Reviews of "Vom Armen Franischko", "Von Keller zu Zola"1880-1920
918Clippings; Reviews of "Der Wilde Jockey" et al1898-1915
919Clippings; Reviews of "Woerterbuch der Philosophie"1901-1919
920Clippings; Reviews of "Wortwaffe"; "Xanthippe"; "Zehn Geschichten"1883-1915
921Clippings; Miscellany1883-1913
922Clippings; Miscellany1914-1922
923Clippings; "A-K"1877-1924
924Clippings; "L-R"1897-1929
925Clippings; "S-W"1899-1921
926Periodicals; "A-O"1910-1928
927Periodicals; Politischer Rundbrief"; #1-55 (inc.)1918-1919
928Periodicals; "P-Z"1895-1921
929Periodicals; Sonderschriften1877-1927
930Clippings, etc.; VARIA1876-1934
931Correspondence (xerox); Photographs; Clippings[1856] 1882-1923, 1961-1982
932Addenda 1: Manuscript "Aufstieg und Fall einer Familie: Die Mauthners: ein Stueck des altern Oesterreichs" (by Remus Fighter); article about the life and work of Fritz Mauthner.
933Addenda 2: Correspondence between Edmond de Goncourt and Fritz Mauthner concerning Mauthner's translation of Henriette Marechal (4 typewritten, transcribed letters in French from 1889); 2 letters by Prof. Roy Jay Nelson concerning the Goncourt-Mauthner correspondence.
934Addenda 3: Letters by Helene von Mauthner to her family, translated by Eleanor Alexander under the title: "Family letters from Austria 1887-1927"1887-1927
935Addenda 4: Brochure: "Ernst Mauthner's letters to his brother" (34 p., 7 p., ill.), translated and assembled by Eleanor Alexander.
936Addenda 5: Description and transcription of documents and correspondence relating to Wilhelm Restle who donated the Fritz Mauthner Collection to the LBI by Eleanor Alexander.
937Addenda 6: Typewritten brochure "Letters to Fritz Mauthner from family, friends and colleagues; 1887-1923," translated by Eleanor Alexander, winter 2001 (144 p., ill.).2001
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Box 10: Addenda, 1887-1927, 2001-2002

BoxFolderTitleDate
101Addenda 1: Manuscript "Augstieg und Fall einer Familie: Die Mauthners: ein Stueck des altern Oesterreichs" (by Remus Fighter); article about the life and work of Fritz Mauthner.
102Addenda 2: Correspondence between Edmond de Goncourt and Fritz Mauthner concerning Mauthner's translation of Henriette Marechal (4 typewritten, transcribed letter in French from 1889); 2 letters by Prof. Roy Jay Nelson concerning the Goncourt-Mauthner correspondence.1889
103Addenda 3: Letters by Helene von Mauthner to her family, translated by Eleanor Alexander under the title: "Family letters from Austria, 1887-1927".1887-1927
104Addenda 4: Brochure: "Ernst Mauthner's letters to his brother" (34 p., 7 p., ill.), translated and assembled by Eleanor Alexander.
105Addenda 5: Description and transcription of documents and correspondence relating to Wilhelm Restle who donated the Fritz Mauthner collection to the LBI by Eleanor Alexander.
106Addenda 6: Typewritten brochure "Letters to Fritz Mauthner from family, friends and colleagues; 1887-1923," translated by Eleanor Alexander, Winter 20014 (144 p., ill.)1887-1923
107Addenda 7: Correspondence related to online version of Fritz Mauthner's letters2001-2001
108Addenda 8: Letters by Helene von Mauthner to her family, translated by Eleanor Alexander, and clipping on Eleanor Alexander.
109Transcripts of Fritz Mauthner's war diary and Erinnerungen II.
1010Personal documents including his statement of leaving the Jewish faith.
1011Misc. correspondence.
1012Two notebooks and loose notes.
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Oversized Materials

Box TitleDate
[OS 49]: II.28 Reproduction of painting of Lilli Lohmann as Donna Anna by Hans Volkmer, with dedication "'Tu ben sai quant io t'amai, tu conosei la miafe'. Donna Anna II. Act. Meinem lieben alten Fritz. Lilli 1906".
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