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INFORMATION FOR USERS
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.
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.