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Letters and postcards from Franz Kafka to his sister Ottla Kafka and to Ottla and Josef David (her husband) jointly, Sep. 1909-Jan. 1924

MS. Kafka 49


  1. (fol. 17) postcard from Riva on lake Garda with a reference to Goethe
  2. (fol. 43) letter in which Kafka mentions his first hemorrhage
  3. (fols. 53-54) letter in which Kafka describes his final break with Felice Bauer
  4. (fol. 79) postcard with six small drawings by Kafka entitled by him 'Ansichten aus meinem Leben' ('Scenes from my life')


  • Creation: Sep. 1909-Jan. 1924


174 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • German

Conditions Governing Access

The letters and postcards in MSS. Kafka 49 are owned jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach, where their accession number is HS.2011.0037.00006-HS.2011.0037.00108. As this correspondence may be in either institution at any time, it is advisable to check its availability prior to a visit.


MS. Kafka 49

Existence and Location of Copies

A surrogate is available for use at the Weston Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom