Guide to the Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz Collection

Processed by Carrie Marsh
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Libraries of The Claremont Colleges
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Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz Collection

Collection number: H1959.1

Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library

Libraries of The Claremont Colleges

Claremont, California
Processed by:
Processed by Carrie Marsh
Date Completed:
March 2007
Encoded by:
Encoded by Kelley Bachli
© 2004 Claremont University Consortium. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz collection
Dates: 1851-1934
Bulk Dates: 1870-1920
Collection number: H1959.1
Creator: Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942
Creator: Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912
Collection Size: 1 linear foot
Repository: Claremont Colleges. Library. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library.
Claremont, CA 91711
Abstract: The collection consists mainly of correspondence of Theodore Gomperz and his son Heinrich Gomperz with friends and associates including Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Hendrich Jaques, Lily and Heinrich Braun, Hermann Diels, and Ernst Mach.
Physical location: Please consult repository.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English German

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Theodore and Heinrich Gomperz collection. Special Collections, Honnold/Mudd Library, Claremont University Consortium.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip and Franciszka Merlan, 1959.

Biography / Administrative History

Philosopher and classics scholar Heinrich Gomperz, born in Vienna in 1873, was the son of philosopher Theodor Gomperz. While living in Vienna, Heinrich Gomperz was on the periphery of the Schlick Circle, a discussion group organized in 1924 by the physics professor Moritz Schlick. This discussion circle was pluralistic and committed to the ideals of the Enlightenment; The Circle sought to make philosophy scientific with the help of modern logic on the basis of scientific and everyday experience.
Heinrich Gomperz came to Southern California in 1936 as Visiting Professor at the University of Southern California when his position at the University of Vienna was eliminated. In 1938, Gomperz, who was Jewish, made the decision to permanently emigrate to the United States. He died in 1942. His widow, Ada, gave this collection of correspondence to long-time friends, Claremont Colleges professor Philip Merlan and his wife Franciszka.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists mainly of correspondence of Theodore Gomperz and his son Heinrich Gomperz with friends and associates including Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Hendrich Jaques, Lily and Heinrich Braun, Hermann Diels, and Ernst Mach.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Diels, Hermann, 1848-1922 -- Correspondence
Gomperz, Theodor, 1832-1912 -- Correspondence
Gomperz, Heinrich, 1873-1942 -- Correspondence
Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
Mach, Ernst, 1838-1916
Philosophy, Ancient
Classicists -- Austria -- Correspondence


Container List

Folder 1

Inventory lists for this collection

Folder 2

Heinrich Braun 1909-1913

Physical Description: 8 Items
Physical Description: 43 Pages
Folder 3

Lily Braun 1909-1914

Physical Description: 14 Items
Physical Description: 61 Pages
Folder 4

Lewis Campbell 1896-1908

Physical Description: 29 Items
Physical Description: 63 Pages
Folder 5

Hermann Diels 1871-1889

Physical Description: 53 Items
Physical Description: 141 Pages
Folder 6

Hermann Diels 1890-1896

Physical Description: 43 Items
Physical Description: 107 Pages
Folder 7

Hermann Diels 1897-1912

Physical Description: 30 Items
Physical Description: 100 Pages
Folder 8

H. [Goering?] 1900[?]-1912

Physical Description: 2 Items
Physical Description: 7 Pages
Folder 9

Hendrich Jaques 1851-1883

Physical Description: 14 Items
Physical Description: 58 Pages
Folder 10

Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton 1860-1862

Physical Description: 19 Items
Physical Description: 56 Pages
Folder 11

Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton: [1863-1866] undated

Physical Description: 17 Items
Physical Description: 35 Pages
Folder 12

Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton 1863-1869

Physical Description: 21 Items
Physical Description: 76 Pages
Folder 13

Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton 1871-1890

Physical Description: 11 Items
Physical Description: 67 Pages
Folder 14

Mss. of poems by Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton 1861

Physical Description: 4 Items
Physical Description: 10 Pages
Folder 15

Edith Lytton 1892-1912

Physical Description: 9 Items
Physical Description: 31 Pages
Folder 16

Ernst Mach 1895-1912

Physical Description: 21 Items
Physical Description: 30 Pages
Folder 17

Heinrich Maier 1903

Physical Description: 2 Items
Physical Description: 15 Pages
Folder 18

Richard Mueller-Freienfels 1917

Physical Description: 3 Items
Physical Description: 5 Pages
Folder 19

Johann August Nauck 1864-1892

Physical Description: 45 Items
Physical Description: 153 Pages
Folder 20

Edvard Norden 1915-1925

Physical Description: 3 Items
Physical Description: 5 Pages
Folder 21

S. Luria to Heinrich Gomperz 1927

Physical Description: 1 Items
Physical Description: 5 Pages
Folder 22

Unidentified correspondent Robert Di--? 1917, [1930]

Physical Description: 2 Items
Physical Description: 3 Pages
 

Miscellaneous Correspondence 1873-1934

Physical Description: 11 Items
Physical Description: 26 Pages
Folder 23

a. 9/22/73 - signed letter Wallisrode

Physical Description: 1 Pages
Folder 23

b. 12/13/73 - signed letter [Ludwig?] Wallisrode

Physical Description: 4 Pages
Folder 23

c. 7/7/74 - from [S.? T.?] Bush to Max Mueller (in English) with note from Mueller

Physical Description: 2 Pages
Folder 23

d. 3/22/78 - signed letter to von Wertheimstein (with envelope)

Physical Description: 3 Pages
Folder 23

e. 6/13/93 - signed by [Niyra?] (in French)

Physical Description: 1 Pages
Folder 23

f. 2/5/94 - from C. [Homelle] (in French)

Physical Description: 1 Pages
Folder 23

g. 11/18/98 - from Friedrich Marx

Physical Description: 7 Pages
Folder 23

h. 1/12/05 - from L. [Muelleray?]

Physical Description: 1 Pages
Folder 23

i. 4/30/30 - from Maurice Croiset (in French)

Physical Description: 2 Pages
Folder 23

j. 11/30/30 - from J.L. Stocks (in English)

Physical Description: 2 Pages
Folder 23

k. 11/4/34 - signed letter, Dr. Egmont Colerus

Physical Description: 2 Pages
 

TOTALS

Physical Description: 362 Items
Physical Description: 1097 Pages