Archive of St. George Cromie
Album amicorum presented by Goethe to St. George Cromie, a member of Goethe's household, on Cromie's departure from Germany in 1826; the album contains inscriptions by Goethe and many of his friends in Weimar. Also miscellaneous papers and letters concerning Cromie which include an account of the provenance of the album and letters from army officers in Canada about the death of Cromie's brother, 1830. Bound with these papers is a wallet belonging to Goethe's son J.A.W. Goethe, evidently given to Cromie in 1826.
- Creation: 19th-20th cent.
0.16 Linear metres (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. German c. 13, fols. 1-2].
Full range of shelfmarks:
MSS. German c. 13, d. 5
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 12885
Archive of St. George Cromie.
Biographical / Historical
St. George Cromie (fl. 1826-30) was a member of Goethe's household.
Other Finding Aids
M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47239-40.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to the Library in 1942.
- See Elizabeth Blochmann, 'Goethe autographs in the album of an Irishman', Modern Language Review, 39 (1944), pp. 58-62.
- Catalogue of the archive of St. George Cromie
- Collection Level Description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
- EAD version 2019
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