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Detmold mss., 1874-1882

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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Detmold, Christian Edward, 1810-1887.

Detmold mss., 1874-1882

Collection No.
LMC 1308

6 items.

Materials are in English and French.

The Detmold mss., 1874-1882, consists of the papers of Christian Edward Detmold, 1810-1887, a civil engineer born in Hanover, Germany.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Christian Edward Detmold, 1810-1887, was a civil engineer born in Hanover, Germany. After an extensive career in the United States in railroads, iron manufacturing, foundation work on Fort Sumter, and work with the Crystal Palace of New York City in 1853, he spent much time in Europe for his health. While there he engaged in the writings of this collection.


The collection is organized into one series: Writings and Translations.

Scope and Content Note

The Detmold mss., 1874-1882, consists of the papers of Christian Edward Detmold, 1810-1887, a civil engineer born in Hanover, Germany. The papers are his translation from the Italian of the historical, political, and diplomatic writings of Niccolo Machiavelli (published in 4 volumes by J.R. Osgood of Boston in 1882), four miscellaneous pieces in French and English, and Un Disappointment Heureux (fiction).

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Gift. 1984
Usage Restrictions
Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.
Preferred Citation
[Item], Detmold mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Series: Box 1 Writings and Translations, 1874-1882

1. 1874-1882. The Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli. A.D.S.

(1066 pp.)

2. 1877, Feb. 6. Ceux qu'ils sont le plus attachés à la doctrine...[first line] A.D.

(2 pp.)

3. 1877, Feb. 10/11. Translation of a dispatch from Mr. Harris (Lord Malmesbury) to the Earl of Suffolk, St. Petersburg, 31 July 1778. Paris. A.Ds.

(2 drafts, 3 pp. and 4 pp.)

4. 1877, Apr. 21. Un disappointment heureux. Paris. A.D.

(46 pp.)

5. Undated. Gallician Stories. Lieutenant Halofernes. A.D.

(2 pp.)

6. Undated. Rien de plus interessant que le livres/Nothing more interesting than books... A.Ds.

(2 drafts, 2 pp. each)