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Collection Level Description: Papers of St. George Cromie

Reference: MSS. German c. 13, d. 5
Title: Papers of St. George Cromie
Dates of Creation: 19th-20th cent.
Extent: 2 shelf marks
Name of Creator: St. George Cromie

Language of Material: German

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1942.

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Further Information

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.

Publication Note

See Elizabeth Blochmann, 'Goethe autographs in the album of an Irishman', Modern Language Review, 39 (1944), pp. 58-62.

Access Points

Cromie | St George | fl 1826-30

Goethe | Johann Wolfgang Von | 1749-1832 | German poet

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