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Mach, Ernst 1838-1916  Search this
Baege, Max Hermann 1875-1939  Search this
Einstein, Albert 1879-1955  Search this
Gomperz, Heinrich 1873-1942  Search this
Höfler, Alois 1853-1922  Search this
Haas, William S. 1883-1956  Search this
Helm, Georg Ferdinand 1851-1923  Search this
Kulke, Eduard 1831-1897  Search this
Lampa, Anton 1868-1938  Search this
Petzoldt, Joseph 1862-1929  Search this
Popper-Lynkeus, Josef 1838-1921  Search this
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Physical description:
121 leaves : illustrations, portraits ; 34 cm., in box 38 cm
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Manuscripts (documents).)
Additional material includes Czechoslovakian and German seminar announcements
An unidentified item, probably a printed booklet (based on the size of the frame cut into the preceding leaves that would have surrounded the document) has been removed from one of the endleaves
Most of the letters in this volume were written by Mach to Eduard Kulke. Other correspondents include Josef Popper-Lynkeus and Paul Tausig
The identity of the original owner of the scrapbook and collector of the materials is unknown. A note in the Dibner Library's provenance file speculates that the scrapbook was put together in 1938, but the source of that information is not given
Tipped-in printed booklets include: Gomperz, H. "Ernst Mach." (Separatabdruck aus dem 'Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie;' Bd. 29, 4; pages [321]-328). Einstein, A. "Ernst Mach." (Sonderdruck aus der Physikalischen Zeitschrift, Verlag von S. Hirzel in Leipzig, 17. Jahrgang, 1916; 4 pages). An issue of Die Naturwissenschaften (5. Jahrgang, Heft 5, 2 Februar 1917). Haas, K. "Hofrat Dr. Ernst Mach." (Separatabdruck aus 'Vierteljahrsberichte des Wiener Vereines zur Förderung des physikalischen und chemischen Unterrichtes, Jahrgang 1916, Heft 1; 14 pages). Helm, G. "Ernst Mach, dem naturwissenschaftlichen Denker, zum Gedächtnis." (Abhandlungen der naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft ISIS in Dresden, 1916; pages [45]-54). Höfler, A. "Ernst Mach." (Sonderabdruck aus der Zeitschrift für den physikalischen und chemischen Unterricht. 29. Jahrgang, 2. Heft; März 1916; pages [57]-63 plus portrait). Petzoldt, Joseph. "Ernst Mach." (Sonderabdruck au Kunstwart 29, 12; [2] pages). Lampa, Anton. "Ernst Mach." (Sonderdruck aus der Monatschrift 'Deutsche Arbeit', Jahrgang 15, Heft 11, pages [608]-619). Baege, M.H. Die Naturphilosophie von Ernst Mach. Berlin: Psychologisch-Soziologischer Verlag, 1916 (31 pages). Lampa, Anton. Ernst Mach. Prag: Verlag Deutsche Arbeit, 1918 (64 pages)
Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Manuscripts of the Dibner collection, 1008
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Austrian physicist and philosopher
Collected by Bern Dibner for his Burndy Library in Norwalk, Connecticut, founded in 1941. Donated to the Smithsonian Libraries in 1974 by Dibner DSI
SCDIRB copy 39088003881406 has provenance: Bern Dibner (donor)
SCDIRB copy has a contemporary full leather binding in an art-deco-inspired design, with the name "MACH" appearing in thick raised lettering on the front cover. Housed in a later light green linen-covered clamshell box with printed spine label
Scrapbook containing a mixture of mounted or tipped-in materials, including: 99 letters (typescript and holograph, dating from between 1865-1915; some of the typescript letters were mechanically reproduced; some include hand-drawn diagrams); 40 postcards (typed and holograph); 7 calling cards; portraits and photographs; 1 telegram; 2 holograph manuscripts; 8 newspaper excerpts (obituaries); 2 memorial booklets (1916, 1918); and 13 journal articles by Einstein, Gomperz, Popper, and others
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Call number:
MSS 000909 B
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