Sagan, Henry

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Bibliographer of Rainer Maria Rilke, and collector of his works -- probably had the second largest Rilke collection in the United States. Original name, Heinrich Sagan, he emigrated from Germany in 1935. Doctor of Medicine.

From the description of Henry Sagan papers, 1948-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122448097

Dr. Henry Sagan was a major 20th-century collector of manuscripts of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The correspondence in this collection documents the "repartriation" of certain works by Rilke associated with the princely Thurn and Taxis family and their seat at Castle Duino, Trieste.

Note: Names of the Thurn und Taxis brothers are given in various versions in the correspondence and elsewhere. For example, Prince Raimund, when writing in German, signs himself "Prinz Raimund von Thurn u. Taxis"; in English, "Prince Raymond of Thurn and Taxis". This branch of the family was naturalized in Italy in 1923; hence the most authoritative version of his name is "Raimundo Alexander Maria Louis Lamoral, Principe della Torre e Tasso, Duca di Castel Duino". His younger brother, Ludwig, signs himself "Louis Torre Tasso".

From the guide to the Henry Sagan correspondence regarding Rainer Maria Rilke papers, 1957-1959., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Sagan, Henry. Correspondence : concerning his Rainer Maria Rilke collection, 1957-1959. Houghton Library
creatorOf Sagan, Henry. Henry Sagan papers, 1948-1959. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Correspondence of Henry Sagan., 1928-1957 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Department of Special Collections
creatorOf Henry Sagan correspondence regarding Rainer Maria Rilke papers, 1957-1959. Houghton Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Bernhardt Zeller person
associatedWith Blumenthal-Weiss, Ilse. person
associatedWith Deutsche Schillergesellschaft, corporateBody
associatedWith Goll, Claire. person
correspondedWith Henry Sagan person
correspondedWith K. Hannemann. person
associatedWith Kippenberg, Anton, 1874-1950. person
associatedWith Leishman, J. B. (James Blair), 1902-1963. person
associatedWith Morse, B. person
associatedWith Obermüller, Paul. person
correspondedWith Raimund Thurn und Taxis person
associatedWith Rilke, Rainer Maria, 1875-1926. person
associatedWith Schiller-Nationalmuseum, corporateBody
associatedWith Sieber-Rilke, Ruth, 1901- person
correspondedWith Steiner person
associatedWith Steiner, Herbert, 1892-1966. person
associatedWith Thurn und Taxis, Johannes, Fürst von, 1926- person
correspondedWith Thurn und Taxis, Ludwig, 1908-1985 person
correspondedWith Thurn und Taxis, Raimund, 1907-1986 person
associatedWith Thurn und Taxis, Raimund, Fürst von, 1907-1986, person
associatedWith Von Mises, Margit. person
associatedWith Von Mises, Richard, 1883-1953. person
associatedWith Westhaus, Margrit. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
German literature--20th century


Active 1948

Active 1959






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