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Werner Milch: Thesis on Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7975

Scope and Contents

English and German versions of a thesis entitled 'Hugo von Hofmannsthal, the philosophical, theological and political background of his poetical work', which was submitted for a Ph.D. to the University of London in 1945. The English version is a 129-page typescript, with an index, bibliography and manuscript annotations. Attached to the front cover is a note by Dr W. Rose, L.S.E., and a letter from Edna Purdie to Dr Rose, 15 May 1945, regarding the thesis. The German version is a 126-page typescript, with an introduction by Werner Milch, June 1940, and an index. It is accompanied by letters to Professor Leonard Forster from Dr M.E. Gilbert, King's College London, 12 August 1962, and Dr Horst Weber, Columbia University, 19 March 1965, regarding the thesis.


  • Creation: 1945 (Circa)


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1 folder(s) (1 folder)

1 volume(s) (1 volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Professor L.W. Forster, 1973.

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