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Archive of St. George Cromie

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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.

Dates

  • 19th-20th cent.

Extent

0.16 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • German

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. German c. 13, fols. 1-2].
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MSS. German c. 13, d. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12885

Abstract

Archive of St. George Cromie.

Biographical / Historical

St. George Cromie (fl. 1826-30) was a member of Goethe's household.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1942.

Bibliography

  • See Elizabeth Blochmann, 'Goethe autographs in the album of an Irishman', Modern Language Review, 39 (1944), pp. 58-62.
Title
Catalogue of the archive of St. George Cromie
Status
Published
Author
Collection Level Description by Susan Thomas; EAD version 2019 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Date
EAD version 2019
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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