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Preferred Citation:

Cite As:Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, #6957. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. There is no restriction in terms of access.

Aquisition Information:

PROVENANCEThe letters were given to the Division of Rare Books and Manuscripts in Kroch Library in 2001 by Mrs. Jane Marsh Dieckmann, widow of Herbert Dieckmann (1906-1986), a professor of Romance Studies at Harvard (1950-66) and Cornell (1966-74.) Born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Dieckmann wrote his doctorate in Bonn under the direction of Ernst Robert Curtius, and left Germany in 1933. A specialist of Diderot, he spent his last years co-editing and annotating the voluminous correspondence between his former professor and Andre Gide, Valery Larbaud, and Charles Du Bos. Letters from other European intellectuals and writers were handed over to the Dieckmann by Ilse Curtius, but not selected for publication -- they form the present collection.