Papers of Heinrich Simon, University of Manchester : Miscellaneous Material

Papers of Heinrich Simon, University of Manchester

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The eighth and last volume of the Heinrich Simon papers differs in appearance as well as content from the previous volumes. In contrast to volumes one to seven, volume eight, with its damaged front cover and spine, contains a collection of miscellaneous printed items referring to the years 1823 to 1834 and an extensive diary of Heinrich Simon.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The most interesting item in this volume is item <a dir='auto' href='' onclick='store.loadPage(199);return false;'>SIM/8/54</a> , a handwritten diary (276 pages) by Heinrich Simon entitled "Sammel, summel, surium-Buch". It comprises chronologically arranged notes and jottings of a miscellaneous character, e.g. diary entries, time planning, notes relating to his studies and a map (see page 96), as well as short essay-like writings, amplified by several notes from other people, e.g. statements, sayings and mottos, covering the time from August 1826 to March 1833. It also contains separate notes: on page 33 a motto written by Heinrich Simon, dated 15 Mar 1834 (SIM/8/54a); on page 157 a note referring to page 177 (SIM/8/54c); and on page 241 a letter to his family including his last orders and talking, amongst other things, about his completely ruined chest ("total ruinierte Brust"), dated 18 Jun 1831 (SIM/8/54b).</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The printed material covering the years from 1823 to 1834 consists of papers, journals, pages from small books or booklets, clippings and other small pieces of printed matter relating to certain periods, interests, and events in Heinrich Simon's life. For example, items relate to legal subjects, legal procedures concerning duels and a mother's guardianship of her children. Several of the printed papers contain handwritten notes or remarks.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>The remaining books, booklets and papers include items such as clippings, single sheets, and incomplete documents relating to students, comedy, language, and the education of children. Published materials include complete (and some incomplete) issues of: the Kunst-Blatt (Art Paper); the Der Gesellschafter oder Blätter für Geist und Herz (Papers for Mind and Heart); the Blätter für literarische Unterhaltung (Papers for Literary Entertainment); the Morgenblatt för gebildete Stände (Morning Paper for the educated classes), containing an article on the English nobility; the Leipziger Literatur-Zeitung (Leipzig Literature Paper); the Börne Literatur-Blatt (Literature Paper); the Der Eremit. Blätter für Politik und öffentliches Leben (The Hermit. Papers for Politics and Public Life). In addition, there are lyrics: "Der Cyklope" (The Cyclops), "Das Schloss Boncourt" (The Palace of Boncourt), and "Nachtwächterlied" (Night watchman’s Song).</p>

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