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Albert F.W. Schmidt manuscripts

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS2199

Collection Scope and Content

This French manuscript collection contains correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, notes, and an envelope. The materials date from 1644-1997. Topics include the French Revolution, royal marriages, taxation, and land sales. Ray Rackley, a Gelman Library supporter, partially translated, identified and dated these manuscripts in 1997. He included a written synopsis of the manuscript within each folder. His translations notes are included in the collection.

Please note: the material listed in this guide is processed and available for use, but there remains unprocessed portions in this collection. These unprocessed documents are in boxes 1 and 2. The unprocessed manuscripts are in one of the following languages: Italian, Spanish, or Latin. There are eight manuscripts in undetermined languages. Use of these manuscripts requires conservation and translation work. See staff for assistance.

Dates

  • 1644-1997

Restrictions on Access

Some records may be restricted.

Historical or Biographical Note

Alfred F.W. Schmidt, a former professor of classical and Germanic languages, was the George Washington University Librarian from 1906-33 and the director of the Library School at George Washington (no longer in existence) from 1928-38.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Language

French

Abstract

This French manuscript collection contains correspondence, legal documents, pamphlets, notes, and an envelope. The materials date from 1644-1997. Topics include the French Revolution, royal marriages, taxation, and land sales. Ray Rackley, a Gelman Library supporter, partially translated, identified and dated these manuscripts in 1997. He included a written synopsis of the manuscript within each folder. His translations notes are included in the collection.

Acquisition Information

Between 1978-9, Schmidt's daughter, Martha Schmidt, donated portions of her father's private collection of manuscripts and rare books to the Special Collection's Department at George Washington University.
Title
Guide to the Albert F.W. Schmidt manuscripts, 1644-1997
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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