Claparède-Spir family papers, 1867-1940.


Claparède-Spir family papers, 1867-1940.

Papers include: compositions by and about African Spir, Hélène Spir Claparède, and Jean Louis Claparède; clippings; diary excerpts; family photographs; obituaries; translations; transcripts; an autobiographical memoir written by Hélène Spir Claparède; and a list of family materials held by at the Universié de Genève. Correspondence of African Spir and Hélène Spir Claparède include prominent correspondents: J.G. (Joseph Gabriel) Findel, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, William Ernest Hocking, A. (Auguste) Penjon, and Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy. Topics discussed include African Spir's philosophical ideas, the publishing of his works, his influence on the thought of philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, and philosophy and world peace.

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SNAC Resource ID: 7795324

Houghton Library

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Claparède, Hélène Spir. (person)

Förster-Nietzsche, Elisabeth, 1846-1935 (person)

Penjon, A. (Auguste), 1843-1919 (person)

Spir family. (family)

Findel, J. G. (Joseph Gabriel), 1828-1905 (person)

Tolstoy, Aleksey Konstantinovich, graf, 1817-1875 (person)

Claparède family. (family)

African Spir (1837-1890) was a Russian-born philosopher. His daughter was Hélène Spir Claparède, and her son was Jean Louis Claparède. From the description of Claparède-Spir family papers, 1867-1940. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369136 ...

Spir, African, 1837-1890 (person)

Claparède, Eliane (person)

Hocking, William Ernest, 1873-1966 (person)

Hocking graduated in 1901 and taught philosophy at Harvard. From the description of Philosophy D : technique of thought and of argument. [1942-1943] (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 228512457 From the description of Papers of William Ernest Hocking, 1927-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973067 Hocking was a professor of philosophy at Harvard University. Together with his wife, Agnes Hocking, they founded the Shady Hill School. ...

Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 (person)

German philosopher and poet. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Nice, to his banker, H.C. Kürbitz in Naumburg a. d. Saale, 1887 Dec. 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610619 ...

Claparède, Jean Louis. (person)