A Guide to the Spiero Family Letters 1940-1942 Spiero Family, Letters, 1940-1942 11160

A Guide to the Spiero Family Letters 1940-1942

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Accession Number 11160


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Accession number
Spiero Family Letters 1940-1942
Physical Characteristics
58 letters
The Spiero family correspondence consists of fifty-eight letters written between 1940 and 1942, containing family news and serving as a record of life in wartime Germany.

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Preferred Citation

Spiero Family Letters, 1940-1942, Accession #11160, Special Collections Dept., University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information

This collection of letters was given to the Library by Hans A. Schmitt of Charlottesville, Virginia, on December 5, 1994.

Scope and Content Information

There are fifty-eight letters, 1940-1942, chiefly from Olga Spiero in Berlin-Friedenau, Odenwaldstrasse, Germany, to her daughter, Josepha Warburg in Kasteel Eerde, Ommen O., Netherlands. There are also two letters from Heinrich Israel Spiero (1876-1947), historian of German literature on November 14, 1941 to Max Adolf Warburg and on March 27, 1942 to Josepha Warburg; and, one letter, March 15, 1941, from Wolfgang Jlisch to Josepha Warburg. The letters from the mother to the daughter contain personal family news and serve as a record of life during wartime Germany. The letter from Heinrich Spiero to Max Adolf Warburg appears to discuss certain family documents such as marriage certificates (trauschein) and baptismal certificates (taufscheine) of the grandfather (grossvater) and grandmother (grossmutter). It also mentions Monaten [Martin] Luther's (1483-1546) Briefwechsel,Desiderius Erasmus' (d. 1536) Colloquia,and Kaiser Wilhelm- Gedachtniskirche. These letters are written in German and have not been translated.