Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927

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San Francisco writer and critic, translated into German several of Thomas Mann's stories, including Bashan and I, and Beatrix Potter poetry; the author of "Dynamic Architecture : New Forms of Architecture" published in Dial in March 1921; died in Germany under mysterious circumstances (he fell out of a window); married to Ethel Talbot Scheffauer, writer of "School Stories."

From the description of Letter to Mr. O'Donnell, 1913 March 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 56994549

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Herman George Scheffauer was born in San Francisco, California in 1878. A poet and playwright of local importance, he was a protégé of Ambrose Bierce and was associated with George Sterling and other Bohemian Grove writers and artists. He married the English poet Ethel Talbot, with whom he had a daughter, Fiona. In 1910, Scheffauer moved to Germany to become a translator and journalist. He committed suicide in 1927.

Scheffauer's published poetry and drama includes Of Both Worlds (1903), Looms of Life (1908), The Sons of Baldur (1908), Drake in California (1912), The Hollow Head of Mars (1915), and The Infant in the News-Sheet (1921). His published translations from the German, many of them posthumous, include Atta Troll (1913), by Heinrich Heine; Bashan and I (1923), Children and Fools (1928), Early Sorrow (1930), and A Man and His Dog (1930), all by Thomas Mann; Gas (1924), by Georg Kaiser; and Peter the Czar (1925), by Klabund.

From the guide to the Herman George Scheffauer Photograph Album, ca. 1885-ca. 1925, (The Bancroft Library. University of California, Berkeley.)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Ambrose Bierce Papers, [ca. 1894-1913] Bancroft Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. Ambrose Bierce : a biographical sketch : typescript, [between 1914 and 1927] UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?. Papers / Ambrose Bierce. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Letter] 1913 August 13, London, England, [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham] My Dear Friends, [Staten Island] / Herman Scheffauer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Letters of Ambrose Bierce to Myles Walsh, 1895-1911 University of Cincinnati, Archives and Rare Books Library
referencedIn Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914?. Ambrose Bierce papers, 1872-1913. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Herman George Scheffauer Photograph Album, ca. 1885-ca. 1925 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Letter] 1908 September 14, San Francisco, California [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Herman Scheffauer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. Herman George Scheffauer papers, [ca. 1900-1912] UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. Herman George Scheffauer papers, 1893-1926. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842?-1928. Papers of Ina D. Coolbrith, 1889-1932 (bulk 1906-1927). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1924-1926. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Letter] 1914 December 12, London, England, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Herman Scheffauer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. Herman George Scheffauer papers, 1895-1927. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George 1878-1927. Some Words with H. G. Wells: A Finger Pointed at the Prophet. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
referencedIn Cox, Eva Crawford. Letter,1939,Oakland, California [to] Mr. Edwin Markham, Long Island, N.Y. / Eva Crawford Cox. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Letter] 1909 April 16, San Francisco, California, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Herman Scheffauer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn American authors collection, 1832-1956. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. Letter to Mr. O'Donnell, 1913 March 8. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Stirling, George. [Letter] 1909 April 9, Carmel, California, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / George Stirling. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Letter] 1920-1930, [San Francisco, California] [to] Mr. [Edwin Markham], [Staten Island / Scheffauer, Herman]. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Henry Meade Bland Papers, ca. 1905-1931 Bancroft Library
referencedIn James Duval Phelan Papers, 1852-1937, 1886-1921 San Francisco History Center
creatorOf Sterling, George, 1869-1926. Papers of George Sterling, 1895-1927. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Letter] 1911, London, England, [to] Mr. [Edwin] Markham, [Staten Island] / Herman Scheffauer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
creatorOf Scheffauer, Herman George, 1878-1927. [Postcard] 1905 July 18, London, England, [to] Mr. [Daniel Murphy] Dear Dan, New York City / Herman Scheffauer. Wagner College, Horrmann Library
referencedIn Jesse Shepard Papers, 1868-1959 San Diego History Center Document Collection
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associatedWith Allen, Clifford, 1902- person
associatedWith Bierce, Ambrose, 1842-1914? person
correspondedWith Bland, Henry Meade, 1863-1931 person
associatedWith Coolbrith, Ina D. (Ina Donna), 1842?-1928. person
associatedWith Cox, Eva Crawford. person
associatedWith Dalliba, Gerda, 1885- 1913. person
associatedWith Doyle, C. W. person
associatedWith Doyle, C. W. (Charles William), 1852-1903. person
associatedWith Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945. person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Förster-Nietzsche, Elisabeth, 1846-1935. person
associatedWith Grierson, Francis, 1848-1927. person
associatedWith Hindenburg, Paul von, 1847-1934. person
associatedWith Housman, Laurence, 1865-1955. person
associatedWith Janvier, Thomas A. (Thomas Allibone), 1849-1913. person
associatedWith Keyserling, Hermann, Graf von, 1880-1946. person
associatedWith London, Charmian. person
associatedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916. person
associatedWith Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. person
associatedWith Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940, person
associatedWith Michaëlis, Karin, 1872-1950. person
associatedWith Murphy, Daniel, person
associatedWith O'Neill, Eleanora. person
associatedWith Phelan, James D., (James Duval), 1861-1930 person
associatedWith Scheffauer, Ethel Talbot. person
associatedWith Schnitzler, Arthur, 1862-1931. person
associatedWith Spengler, Oswald, 1880-1936. person
associatedWith Sterling, George, 1869-1926. person
associatedWith Stirling, George. person
associatedWith Sudermann, Hermann, 1857-1928. person
associatedWith Talbot, Ethel. person
associatedWith Taylor, Rachel Anna, 1876- person
associatedWith Watson, William, 1858-1925. person
associatedWith Wells, H. G. (Herbert George), 1866-1946. person
associatedWith Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942. person
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California
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Authors, American
Poets, American
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Birth 1878

Death 1927-10-07

Germans

English,

German

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