Witchcraft collection, unbound manuscripts, 1560-1973.


Bekker, Balthasar, 1634-1698. Witchcraft collection, unbound manuscripts, 1560-1973.

Witchcraft collection, unbound manuscripts, 1560-1973.

Documents, broadsides, letters, and other manuscripts concerning witchcraft and witchcraft trials in Europe, mainly in Germany, from the late medieval through the early modern period, with a few documents from New England. Includes records of witchcraft trial proceedings; confessions of the accused; documents ordering or confirming the torture, sentencing, and banishment or execution of the accused; treatises on demoniac possession, witchcraft, apparitions, and the occult; and sermons on witchcraft. Also included is correspondence of George Lincoln Burr and Andrew Dickson White, with dealers and with each other, concerning purchases for the collection. Significant individuals represented include anti-witchcraft writers Balthasar Bekker, Hermann Löher, and Cornelius Loos. Trial records include those for the trial of Dr. Dietrich Flade, a city judge and one of the highest-ranking victims of the persecutions; and those for the trial of Sister Maria Renata Sänger, subprioress of a convent, executed for witchcraft as late as 1749.

3.7 linear ft. (242 items)

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Bekker, Balthasar, 1634-1698

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White, Andrew Dickson, 1832-1918

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The second International Peace Conference was held at the Hague in 1907. From the description of Hague Peace Conference documents, 1907. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64052217 Ambassador to Russia; first president of Cornell University. From the description of Andrew Dickson White papers, 1901-1902. (New York State Historical Documents). WorldCat record id: 155410378 Andrew Dickson White was born at Homer, New York, November 7, 1832. ...

Flade, Dietrich.

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Burr, George Lincoln, 1857-1938

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Historian and librarian. From the description of Letter, 1910 Nov. 11, Ithaca, N.Y., to Jos. A. Labadie, Detroit, Michigan. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34368242 Professor of medieval history, librarian of the Andrew Dickson White Library at Cornell University. From the description of George Lincoln Burr papers, 1861-1942. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64075187 From the guide to the George Lincoln Burr papers, 1861-19...

Sänger, Maria Renata von Mossau, approximately 1680-1749

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Loos, Cornelius, approximately 1546-1595

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Löher, Hermann, fl. fl. 1676.

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