Letters To Ernst Curtius And Ernst Robert Curtius, 1841-1956.

Collection Number: 6957

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, 1841-1956.
Collection Number:
6957
Creator:
Ernst, Curtius 1814-1896.
Quantity:
1 cubic foot (circa 140 items).
Forms of Material:
Correspondence, Manuscripts
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, covering the period 1841-1956
Language:
Collection material in English, French, and German.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Ernst Curtius (1814-1896) was an eminent philologist and archeologist. From 1844-50 he served as tutor ("Zivilgouverneur") to Prince Friedrich von Hohenzollern, afterwards Emperor Friedrich III. He was also professor of classical philology, archeology, and eloquence at the Universities of Göttingen and Berlin. In 1874 Curtius concluded an agreement with the Greek authorities by which the excavations in Olympia were entrusted exclusively to the Germans. What he found there ultimately led to the re-institution of the Olympic Games by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1894.
His grandson Ernst Robert Curtius (1886-1956) was a foremost literary scholar of the 20th century. The son of high-ranking civil servant, he grew up in Alsace, a French province annexed by the Reich between 1871 and 1918, and was thus bilingual in German and French -- and also fluent in English, Italian, and Spanish. Under the aegis of Strasbourg Professor Gustav Gröber, he devoted his doctoral dissertation to editing an Old French epic, but his "Habilitationsschrift" in Bonn was on the contemporary French critique Ferdinand Brunetière: thus emerged the two paths, i.e. the study of "medieval literature" and the critical appraisal of recent works, that he was to follow throughout his life. Curtius rejected Brunetière’s "scientific" method, instead favoring intuition, attention to nuances, and "elected affinities" as the most meaningful avenues toward literary knowledge. After being mobilized and wounded in Poland during World War I, he obtained a tenured position at the University of Bonn in 1916. Eevn though he considered the politicization of spiritual and intellectual life as a betrayal of the truly independent thinker, his scholarship in the 1920s often seemed to support a political, pan-European agenda: "Der Europagedanke, he would say, mußte geistig gebaut werden. Dazu wollten meine Bücher helfen." Curtius took part in international symposiums in Pontigny (Burgundy) and Colpach (Luxemburg); was in touch with the Austrian prince von Rohan (who had launched an "Europäische Revue" in 1925, and would join join the Nazi Party in 1938); and corresponded with Parisian intellectuals of all stripes, despite the divisions generated by two wars (1870-71, 1914-18). The exchange slowed down considerably after 1933 however, and not only because of the passing of his beloved Catherine Pozzi (1882-1934), a poetess and former lover of Paul Valéry who wrote scientific articles and translated the poetry of Stefan George. Curtius dedicated to her his essay, "James Joyce’s Ulysses" (1929) and also corresponded with Pozzi's son, Claude Bourdet, a young engineer who would become a major figure of the Resistance and create the weekly "L'Observateur" (after 1964 "Le Nouvel Observateur.") In 1931, Catherine Pozzi wrote to Curtius: "In Frankreich scheint das Geistige noch in keiner Gefahr zu stehn, wie bei Ihnen." Indeed, with Hitler leading the new Reich, life became almost impossible for German intellectuals. A fervent patriot and a Stoic, Curtius decided to stay in Germany and to focus on medieval and Renaissance literature, where less political interference would be encountered. Despite his commitment to "European unity" he would reject any "collaboration" between Germany and France after 1940 -- to the disappointment of his admirer Jacques Benoist-Méchin (1901-1983), a brilliant journalist, military historian, and Proust scholar who occupied a number of high positions in the Vichy regime. In 1950, back from the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton, Curtius wrote to Anne Heurgon-Desjardins: "Les querelles franco-allemandes m’ennuient. Je considère ces deux peuples comme des collégiens mal élevés qui se chamaillent. J’ai fait métier de rapprocheur pendant vingt ans. J’ai maintenant droit à la retraite."

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

This collection contains about a hundred and fifty letters and some drawings addressed mostly by Parisian intellectuals, poets and scholars to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, two prominent members of the German educated upper middle-class (Bildungsbürgertum) between 1841 and 1934.
Letters to Ernst Curtius are in series 1.
Letters to Ernst Robert Curtius are in series 2.

PROVENANCE

The letters were given to the Division of Rare Books and Manuscripts in Kroch Library in 2001 by Mrs. Jane Marsh Dieckmann, widow of Herbert Dieckmann (1906-1986), a professor of Romance Studies at Harvard (1950-66) and Cornell (1966-74.) Born in North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Dieckmann wrote his doctorate in Bonn under the direction of Ernst Robert Curtius, and left Germany in 1933. A specialist of Diderot, he spent his last years co-editing and annotating the voluminous correspondence between his former professor and André Gide, Valéry Larbaud, and Charles Du Bos. Letters from other European intellectuals and writers were handed over to the Dieckmann by Ilse Curtius, but not selected for publication -- they form the present collection.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Aragon, 1897-1982.
Balzac, Honore´ de, 1799-1850.
Balzac, Honore´ de, 1799-1850--Appreciation--Germany.
Beach, Sylvia.
Benois-Me´chin, Jacques, 1901-
Blanche, Jacques-Emile, 1861-1942.
Bourdet, Claude, 1909-1996.
Cocteau, Jean, 1889-1963.
Coudenhove-Kalergi, Richard Nicolaus, Graf von, 1894-1972.
Curtius, Ernst, 1814-1896.
Curtius, Ernst Robert, 1886-1956.
Crevel, René, 1900-1935.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321--Appreciation.
Du Bos, Charles, 1882-1939.
George, Stefan Anton, 1868-1933.
Gide, André, 1869-1951.
Green, Julien, 1900-1998.
Joyce, James, 1882-1941.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955.
Maritain, Jacques, 1882-1973.
Paulhan, Jean, 1884-1968.
Pozzi, Catherine, 1882-1934.
Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922.
Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926.
Rohan, Karl Anton Prinz, 1898-1975.
Sieburg, Friedrich, 1893-1964.
Thibaudet, Albert, 1874-1936.
Valéry, Paul, 1871-1945.
Action franc¸aise.

Subjects:
Anti-Americanism-- France.
Archaeology.
Biography in literature.
Communism.
Criticism.
De´cades de Pontigny.
European Cooperation--History.
Literature.
National socialism.
National socialism and literature.
National socialism and scholarship.
Philology--Germany--History--19th century.
Philology--History--20th Century
Philology History and criticism.
Politics in Literature.

Places:
France -- Civlization.
Paris (France)-- History.
Vence (France).

Form and Genre Terms:
Correspondence.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Letters to Ernst Curtius and Ernst Robert Curtius, #6957. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library. There is no restriction in terms of access.

RELATED MATERIALS

"Deutsch-französiche Gespräche, 1920-1950. La Correspondance de Ernst Robert Curtius avec André Gide, Charles du Bos et Valery Larbaud" Herbert et Jane M. Dieckmann ed., Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann, 1980.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series 1 : Letters from and to Ernst Curtius
Box 1 Folder 1a
Hase, Karl Benedict [Curator at the Département des Manuscrits of the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris], to "Monsieur Curtius, Professeur de littérature ancienne à l'Université Royale de Berlin"
30 November 1844
2 leaves
ALS in German: "Wir gehen einer Zeit entgegen, wo es von der größten Wichtigkeit sein wird, daß der Beherrscher des einzigen waffenmächtigen protestantischen Staates in Europa (England ist keine Landmacht) teutschen Sinn habe, klug und fest sei, gleich entfernt von Gleichgültigkeit für das Höchste und von befangener Frömmelei. Und kann irgend etwas in Ihrem Zögling solche Gefühle wecken, solche Eigenschaften entwickeln, so sind es gewiß Ihre Lehren und Ihr Beispiel.".
Box 1 Folder 1b
Hase, Karl Benedict [Curator at the Département des Manuscrits of the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris], to "Monsieur Curtius, Professeur de littérature ancienne à l'Université Royale de Berlin"
2 July 1845
2 leaves
ALS in German: "Bedenken Sie, verehrtester Freund, wie wichtig es für das Wohl eines ganzen Landes ist dass dessen künftiger Herrscher nicht bloß Hofstaat und Hofprediger um sich habe, sondern auch Männer voll Geist, Wissenschaft und Verstand, teutsch gesinnt, vertraut mit den großen Alten."
Box 1 Folder 1c
Curtius, Ernst, to Theodor Heinrich Travers
14 November 1845
2 leaves
ALS in German about his position as tutor and preceptor of Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm: "Der Prinz entwickelt sich körperlich und geistig zu seinem Vortheile, sein Umgang wird auch für mich immer angenehmer, meine Tätigkeit immer geistiger und würdiger; er geht in sein 13. Jahr, ist aber von meiner Größe, stark und gesund. Im Sommer besuchte ich mit ihm meine Heimat [Lübeck], dann lebten wir auf dem schönen Babelsberger Schlosse [...] bis um Ende Oktober"; also about his academic and social life in Berlin ("Berlin ist jetzt ein ganz anderer Ort geworden, statt des früheren flauen Indifferentismus in allen öffentlichen Dingen ist es jetzt der Ort lebendigen Bewegungen geworden, die durch das ganze Reich pulsieren"); about his friendship with playwright and librettist Emanuel Geibel (1815-1884): "Auch lese ich wieder an der Universität. [...] Dieser Augenblick ist auch Geibel wieder hier, körperlich sehr leidend, aber innerlich sehr produktiv; er schreibt u.A. auch eine Oper jetzt für Mendelssohn [...] Von seinen Gedichten wird die 5. Auflage gedruckt; er steht recht gut"; finally, about his travel projects: "Ich habe entschieden die Absicht, nach Beendigung meiner jetzigen Stellung -- kleine 3 1/2 Jahre -- eine Reise nach Italien und Griechenland zu machen."
Box 1 Folder 2
Laborde, Léon de [Curator of the Départment de Antiquités at the Louvre], to Ernst Curtius
28 August 1844
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 3
Luynes, Honoré d'Albert de [Archeologist and Numismatist], to Ernst Curtius
27 January 1845
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 4
Rochette, Raoul [Curator at the Cabinet des Médailles of the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris]
1841
1 leaf
ALS in French related to his being introduced to Prince Friedrich of Prussia.
Box 1 Folder 5
Rochette, Raoul [Curator at the Cabinet des Médailles of the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris]
11 May 1846
1 leaf
ALS in French: "Vous êtes, Monsieur, du petit nombre des philologues allemands qui joignent à l'étude de la langue, base essentielle de toute connaissance sérieuse de l'Antiquité, le goût et l'intelligence des monuments."
Series 2: Letters to Ernst Robert Curtius
Box 1 Folder 6
Aragon, Louis, to E.R.Curtius
4 May 1921
1 leaf
ALS in German about the poor reception of his poetry in France: "Ich schwöre Ihnen, [dass] kein französicher Kritik, dem ich mein Buch gesendet habe, mir ein einfaches Dankwort geschrieben hat". Offers to send Curtius a copy of "Feu de Joie": "Ich würde zufrieden sein, es Ihnen [zu] senden. Hier aber, hielt man es für unverständliches Pathos, und dafür wage ich nicht selbt diese Jugend- (was sage ich?), [diese] Kindheit-Gedichte jemandem zu geben."
Box 1 Folder 7
Aragon, Louis, to E.R. Curtius
n.d.
1 leaf
ALS in French ("Je crois, Monsieur, que bous ne goûtez guère mes manières de lycéen avec la langue allemande") about his detestation of "literary nationalism."
Box 1 Folder 8
Bainville, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1932]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 9
Bardoux, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
15 March 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 10
Baroja, Pio, to E.R. Curtius
27 June 1924
1 leaf
ALS in Spanish.
Box 1 Folder 11
Beach, Sylvia, to E.R. Curtius
21 December 1928
1 leaf
ALS in English, about James Joyce (his recent books and problems with his eyes.)
Box 1 Folder 12
Beach, Sylvia, to E.R. Curtius
6 May 1930
1 leaf
ALS in English, about James Joyce (his recent books and problems with his eyes.)
Box 1 Folder 13
Benoist-Méchin , Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1922]
2 leaves
ALS in French. B-M. offers to meet in Marburg, rather than France; he’s ashamed of the decadence of his country, doesn’t want to wear the French uniform when they meet.
Box 1 Folder 14
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
27 November 1922
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 15
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [Summer1923]
13 leaves
ALS in French about Claudel, Valéry, Proust. "France can still produce men like Valéry, but not a Rimbaud or a Lenin."
Box 1 Folder 16
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1923]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 17
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1923]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 18
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
9 Oct. 1923
2 leaves
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 19
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [end of 1923?]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 20
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
16 February 1924
3 leaves
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 21
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
2 March 1924
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 22
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
23 May 1924
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 23
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
September 1924
1 leaf
ALS in French: "La France est un vieux pays pourri de littérature et de bourgeoisie"
Box 1 Folder 24
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
January 1925
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 25
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
15 June 1926
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 26
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
September 1926
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 27
Benoist-Méchin, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
3 December1933
2 leaves
ALS in French ("Vous conservez un héritage de piété et de dignité intellectuelles... Le traîner jusqu’à l’autre rive peut-il excéder vos forces, si vous savez que sur l’autre rive, tant d’êtres vous attendent et vous saluent?")
Box 1 Folder 28
Blanche, Jacques-Emile, to E.R. Curtius
3 January 1927
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 29
Blanche, Jacques-Emile, to E.R. Curtius
14 August 1928
3 leaves
ALS in French. Mostly about Marcel Proust.
Box 1 Folder 30
Blanche, Jacques-Emile, to E.R. Curtius
7 December 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French. About literary critique, Gide, Du Bos...
Box 1 Folder 31
Boillot, Félix, to E.R. Curtius
7 March 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 32
Bourdet, Claude, to E.R. Curtius
1931
2 leaves
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 33
Bourdet, Claude, to E.R. Curtius
7 December 1934
2 leaves
ALS in German, written after the passing of his mother [Catherine Pozzi]: "Ja, wir werden Freunde bleiben."
Box 1 Folder 34
Bourdet, Claude, to E.R. Curtius
March 1935
1 leaf
ALS in German, about publishing Catherine Pozzi's poem "Peau d'âme" and the situation in Europe ("dass die Flucht von Hass, von Dummheit und Kulturvernichtung sich nähert, dass sie fast schon da ist, quelle tristesse!")
Box 1 Folder 35
Brémond, Abbé Henri, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1925]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 36
Brémond, Abbé Henri, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1926?]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 37
Brunschvicg, Léon, to E.R. Curtius
28 march 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French, annotated by Curtius in German: "von Brunschvigg [sic], über "Essai sur la France" aufheben!"
Box 1 Folder 38
Cocteau, Jean, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1924]
1 leaf
ALS in French, about the death of Radiguet and the alleged misperception of his work in France ("La France qui juge vite me croit saltimbanque.")
Box 1 Folder 39
Cocteau, Jean, to E.R. Curtius
22 July 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 40
Cocteau, Jean, to E.R. Curtius
10 October 1929
1 leaf
Telegram in French.
Box 1 Folder 41
Crevel, René, to E.R. Curtius
27 September 1924]
1 leaf
ALS in French, mostly about "the Americanization of Europe."
Box 1 Folder 42
Crevel, René, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1927]
1 leaf
ALS in French, mostly about his writing projects.
Box 1 Folder 43
Crevel, René, to E.R. Curtius
July 1928
1 leaf
ALS in French: writing projects; Paul Éluard reads Proust.
Box 1 Folder 44
Crevel, René, to E.R. Curtius
28 december 1931
1 leaf
ALS in French: "J'aime vos compliments, mais pas ce que vous dites de la Révolution... Notre capitalisme, nos nationalisme, le ridicule pan-européanisme à la Coudenhove-Kalergi ont fait leur preuve. Votre Hitler, notre Action Française se valent -- ne valent pas cher. Si vous avez une minute, dites-moi pourquoi vous traitez ainsi la Révolution. Je ne crois pas au libéralisme."
Box 1 Folder 45
Desjardins, Paul, to E.R. Curtius
31 July 1923
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 46
Evrard, Eugène, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
18 March 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 47
Friess, Ruth [wife of Horace L. Friess], to E.R. Curtius
20 February 1932
1 leaf
ALS in English.
Box 1 Folder 47b
Gide, André , to E.R. Curtius
16 October 1936
1 leaf
ALS in French: a friendly arranging to meet Curtius in Paris; he will not see him at the gathering arranged by "Charlie D.B." [Charles Du Bos], because he will be in Cuverville for his wedding anniversary ; he therefore invites Curtius and his wife to have tea on another day, rue Vaneau, with "Mme Théo [van Rysselberghe]". Gide asks Curtius to give him a phone call "in the morning before 11AM."
Box 1 Folder 48
Green, Julien, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [January 1930]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 49
Green, Julien, to E.R. Curtius
February 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 50
Green, Julien, to E.R. Curtius
August 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 51
Grémillon, Jean, to E.R. Curtius
17 April 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 52
Lyautey, Inès, to E.R. Curtius
23 July 1927
2 leaves
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 53
Lyautey, Inès, to E.R. Curtius
23 August 1934
2 leaves
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 54
Maritain, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
12 July1935
4 leaves
ALS in French: the practice of philosophy, the disciples, Thomas Aquinas...
Box 1 Folder 55
Maritain, Jacques, to E.R. Curtius
4 August 1935
2 leaves
ALS in French: Dante, Barrès...
Box 1 Folder 56
Massignon, Louis, to E.R. Curtius
5 November 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French, about "L'Essai sur la France."
Box 1 Folder 57
Morand, Paul, to E.R. Curtius
10 April 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French, about "L'Essai sur la France."
Box 1 Folder 58
Nathan, Roger ["L'Europe Nouvelle"], to E.R. Curtius
21 March 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French, about "L'Essai sur la France."
Box 1 Folder 59
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
1 November 1928
1 leaf
ALS in French, about the concept of European culture.
Box 1 Folder 60
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
15 November 1928
1 leaf
ALS in French, about the concept of European culture.
Box 1 Folder 61
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
5 December 1928
1 leaf
ALS in French, about her literary career ("Je n'ai pas de salon, parce que je n'ai pas de diplomatie.") and her interest in the sciences.
Box 1 Folder 62
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
17 December 1928
1 leaf
ALS in French, about languages, the process of learning...
Box 1 Folder 63
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
26 December 1928
1 leaf
ALS in French, about creation, dream, the universe...
Box 1 Folder 64
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
January 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French: New Year greetings, their friendship...
Box 1 Folder 65
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
23 May 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French: their friendship, Rome and Curtius as "a Roman" ("Adieu, tu, Romane!").
Box 1 Folder 66
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
3 June 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French: invitation to go together in Dordogne; the relative importance of France and Germany ("On voit très bien que toutes les aventures spirituelles les plus hardies et les plus gênantes pour la collectivité paraissent partir d'Allemagne... Luther est allemand. Nietzsche est allemand . Cette sorte de volonté d'atteindre quelque chose qui transcende, et de l'atteindre envers et contre tout, et de détruire pour cela, s'il le faut, tout le reste, c'est allemand.")
Box 1 Folder 67
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [ mid-June1929]
1 leaf
ALS in French: personalism, freedom...
Box 1 Folder 68
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
28 June 1929
4 leaves
ALS in French, containing fragments of a poetic essay.
Box 1 Folder 69
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
3 July 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French and German: their literary friendship.
Box 1 Folder 70
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
10 July 1929
1 leaf
Prose poem in German.
Box 1 Folder 71
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
13-14 July 1929
2 leaves + 2 leaves
ALS in French: her social status and social obligations in Paris.
Box 1 Folder 72
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1923]
1 leaf + 1 leaf + 2 leaves
ALS in French, with a photographic portrait of C. Pozzi and Paul Valéry, and by two original watercolors by C. Pozzi, showing her country house in Provence.
Box 1 Folder 73
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
26 July 1929
1 leaf + 1 leaf
ALS in French: Curtius's "Balzac," the "scientific nature" of his work ; with a picture of C. Pozzi as "Séraphitus."
Box 1 Folder 74
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
12 August 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French about her social life in Paris.
Box 1 Folder 75
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [August or September 1929]
1 leaf
ALS in French: philosophical considerations.
Box 1 Folder 76
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
24 September 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French: Hofmannstahl; the political opinions of her son Claude Bourdet ("J'ai un fils de dix-neuf ans. Il est très jeune-français d'aujourd'hui; assez américanisé... travaillant à Zürich et donc en allemand... d'Action Française avec passion... C'est un fait que la jeunesse va en masse à l'A.F. ou au communisme") and her own ("Le rapprochement franco-allemand ne se fera pas par la République [mais] par une politique de droite et par une diplomatie d'Ancien régime.")
Box 1 Folder 77
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [September 1929]
3 leaves
ALS in French and English: Baden; her mood and feelings.
Box 1 Folder 78
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [September 1929]
1 leaf
ALS in French: the nature of their friendship.
Box 1 Folder 79
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [September 1929]
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 1 Folder 80
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [September 1929]
5 leaves
Tapuscript in French.
Box 1 Folder 81
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
12 September 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French: "L'écriture, c'est l'état le moins acceptable aux techniciens [...] Oui, c'est l'état [de] pythie."
Box 1 Folder 82
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
15 September 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French, "envoyé des hyper-mondes" (sic).
Box 1 Folder 83
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
10 October 1929
2 leaves
ALS in French: poems in French, German, and Italian.
Box 1 Folder 84
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
25 October 1929
1 leaf + 5 leaves
ALS in French: nature, science, plus corrections on a tatuscript.
Box 1 Folder 85
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d [October 1929?]
1 leaf
ALS in French: sonnet addressed by Curtius to C. Pozzi, with her follow-up in verses.
Box 1 Folder 86
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d [October 1929?]
1 leaf
ALS in French: flowers and insects.
Box 1 Folder 87
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
29 October 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French about Maurice Barrès.
Box 1 Folder 88
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
8 November 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French: about the possibility of translating poems by Stefan George (at Paulhan's request.)
Box 1 Folder 89
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
30 November 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French: Paulhan's "betrayal."
Box 1 Folder 90
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
3 December 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French: René Schwob, Charles Du Bos...
Box 1 Folder 91
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
4 December 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French: Curtius's next sojourn in France.
Box 1 Folder 92
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
21 January 1930
2 leaves
ALS in French: Curtius's marriage; André Siegfried, Edouard Bourdet, Maurice Barrès.
Box 1 Folder 93
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
4 February 1930
1 leaf + 1 postcard
ALS in French: Curtius's marriage; Gide.
Box 2 Folder 94
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
13 February 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: their friendship, journalism.
Box 2 Folder 95
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
16 February 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French about her readings and correspondence.
Box 2 Folder 96
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
31 March 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: Proust, Bernard Groethuysen.
Box 2 Folder 97
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [April 1930]
1 leaf
ALS in French: literary honors ("On ne donnerait plus le Prix Nobel à Dante.")
Box 2 Folder 98
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
26 April 1930
1 leaf + 1 leaf
ALS in French: review of Curtius's book in "Le Figaro." With an undated postcard on the same subject.
Box 2 Folder 99
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
14 May 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French, containing a handwritten poem by her, "Nova."
Box 2 Folder 100
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
1 June 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French (postcard from Vence.)
Box 2 Folder 101
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
10 June 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: Edouard Bourdet, James Joyce, France-Allemagne.
Box 2 Folder 102
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
July 1930
4 leaves
ALS in French: annotated and corrected proofs for "Un Manuel de civilisation française."
Box 2 Folder 103
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
16 July 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: Claude Bourdet and the International Congress of Students in Paris.
Box 2 Folder 104
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
2 August 1930
4 leaves
ALS in French: Europe, China.
Box 2 Folder 105
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
24 August 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: Paulhan's decision not to hire her as scientific journalist for the "NRF."
Box 2 Folder 106
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
4 October 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: Herrad von Landsberg.
Box 2 Folder 107
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
14 October 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: reception of Curtius in France.
Box 2 Folder 108
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
3 January 1931
1 leaf
ALS in French: Sieburg's "Dieu est-il français ?" (Grasset, 1930)
Box 2 Folder 109
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
18 January 1930
2 leaves
ALS in French: Sieburg's "Dieu est-il français ?" (Grasset, 1930); project of an interview of André Siegfried titled "Contre l'Amérique!"; France and Germany.
Box 2 Folder 110
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
14 February 1930
1 leaf
ALS in French: health problems; Vence.
Box 2 Folder 111
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. [1931]
3 leaves
ALS in French: body and soul; Diderot and Montaigne.
Box 2 Folder 112
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
8 June 1931
1 leaf
ALS in French about Gnosticism and Christianism ("Nous sommes catholiques, ER!")
Box 2 Folder 113
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
September 1931
1 leaf
ALS in French: the spirit of the Middle Ages and the present time.
Box 2 Folder 114
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
October 1931
1 leaf
ALS in French: news of her son Claude; her readings: Racine, Corneille.
Box 2 Folder 115
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
18 November 1931
1 leaf + 1 leaf
ALS in French and English. With a poem in German, "Todwasser," composed by her son Claude Bourdet.
Box 2 Folder 116
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
4 December 1931
1 leaf
ALS in German and French.
Box 2 Folder 117
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
December 1931
1 leaf
ALS in German: vacations in Vence and in the Alps.
Box 2 Folder 118
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
December 1931
1 leaf
ALS in French and German: "Comment ne verrais-je pas l'Allemagne à travers vous? Elle vous a fait. Sa jeunesse vous lit et vous écoute..."
Box 2 Folder 119
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
January 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: writings and readings (Jules Romains, Stefan George); friendship with Marie Kiener; her Italian origins.
Box 2 Folder 120
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
31 January 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: her translations of Lucretius.
Box 2 Folder 121
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
February 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: relation of a dinner with the Nietzsche scholar [and Nazi sympathiser] Friedrich Würzbach and René Schwob, "le Boswell de Gide."
Box 2 Folder 122
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
5 February 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: St Paul, Maritain...
Box 2 Folder 123
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
11 February 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: Tibullus, Colette...
Box 2 Folder 124
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
mid-February 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: André Siegfried, Italy...
Box 2 Folder 125
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
21 February 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French about metaphysics.
Box 2 Folder 126
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
27 February 1932
2 leaves
ALS in French: philosophy and science.
Box 2 Folder 127
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
8 March 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: her writings and interest in science.
Box 2 Folder 128
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
14 March 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: the death of her mother.
Box 2 Folder 129
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
end of March1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: "Suivre votre travail aura été le dernier plaisir d'un certain moi appliqué au monde."
Box 2 Folder 130
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
26 May 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: her travels in Europe.
Box 2 Folder 131
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
16 June 1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: despair.
Box 2 Folder 132
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
9 September 1932
2 leaves
ALS in French and German: her property in Dordogne.
Box 2 Folder 133
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
26 December1932
1 leaf
ALS in German.
Box 2 Folder 134
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
22 January 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French: Proust, Benda...
Box 2 Folder 135
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
26 January1932
1 leaf
ALS in French: the task of the cleric, the importance of erudition...
Box 2 Folder 136
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
5 February 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French: chronology and style.
Box 2 Folder 137
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
13 July 1933
1 leaf
ALS in German: news from the house, her son...
Box 2 Folder 138
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
9 October 1933
1 leaf
ALS in German: considerations about life, the animals...
Box 2 Folder 139
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
31 October 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French ("Vous voulez que je vous écrive en français"): her mood and writings.
Box 2 Folder 140
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
31 October 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 2 Folder 141
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
17 November 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French: their correspondence; Curtius's "Balzac."
Box 2 Folder 142
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
30 December 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French and ancient Greek: her friends in Paris (Abel Bonnard, Jacques Maritain); the correspondence with Rilke.
Box 2 Folder 143
Pozzi, Catherine, to E.R. Curtius
20 february 1934
1 leaf
ALS in French: "Je vais entreprendre de vous écrire avec un stylo cassé." Annotated by Curtius: "letzter Brief."
Box 2 Folder 144
Rambaud, Henri, to E.R. Curtius
18 March 1933
2 leaves
ALS in French: Balzac, Stendhal, Valéry; Curtius's "Essai sur la France."
Box 2 Folder 145
Schlumberger, Jean, to Ilse Curtius
4 May 1956
1 leaf
ALS in French: condolences.
Box 2 Folder 146
Thibaudet, Albert, to E.R. Curtius
15 April 1924
2 leaves
ALS in French about Curtius's essay on Balzac: "Vous avez fait de la critique créatrice, celle qui s'impose quand on a à parler d'un créateur comme Balzac."
Box 2 Folder 147
Thibaudet, Albert, to E.R. Curtius
22 April 1924
1 leaf
ALS in French: Bergson; Décade de Pontigny.
Box 2 Folder 148
Thibaudet, Albert, to E.R. Curtius
22 August 1924
1 leaf
ALS in French: sojourns of young French intellectuals (incl. Armand Bérard) in Heidelberg, Germany, at Curtius's invitation.
Box 2 Folder 149
Thibaudet, Albert, to E.R. Curtius
n.d. (1928)
1 leaf
ALS in French: notions of literary critique.
Box 2 Folder 150
Thibaudet, Albert to E.R. Curtius
30 June 1929
1 leaf
ALS in French about their respective publications.
Box 2 Folder 151
Valéry, Jeannie, to E.R. Curtius
9 December 1955
1 leaf
ALS in French.
Box 2 Folder 152
Valéry, Paul, to E.R. Curtius
24 August 1933
1 leaf
ALS in French. Responding to a pressing request made by Curtius to employ German scholars who would otherwise be facing persecution by the Nazi regime, Paul Valéry explains why, in his capacity as the general administrator of the "Centre Universitaire Méditerranéen" in Nice, he is unfortunately unable to do anything : his authority is limited by government regulations as well as by financial constraints; an academic center is not a university, and therefore can offer only lectures to visiting faculty, not regular teaching; there are no professorial chairs, unless foreign governments wish to endow them, etc.