Detmold mss., 1874-1882

Finding aid created by Alyssa Mertka

Creator: Detmold, Christian Edward, 1810-1887.
Title: Detmold mss.
Collection No.: LMC 1308
Dates: 1874-1882

Quantity: 1 Box

Abstract: The Detmold mss., 1874-1882, consists of the papers of Christian Edward Detmold, 1810-1887, a civil engineer born in Hanover, Germany known for his translations.
Location: ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility)
Language: Materials are in English and French .
Repository: Lilly Library
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500
Business Number: 812-855-2452

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.

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).


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


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item], Detmold mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Acquisition Information

Gift: 1984

Collection Inventory

Box 1


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

Physical Description: (1066 pp.)

Box 1
2. Ceux qu'ils sont le plus attachés à la doctrine...[first line] A.D. , 1877, Feb. 6

Physical Description: (2 pp.)

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

Physical Description: (2 drafts, 3 pp. and 4 pp.)

Box 1
4. Un disappointment heureux. Paris. A.D. , 1877, Apr. 21

Physical Description: (46 pp.)

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

Physical Description: (2 pp.)

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

Physical Description: (2 drafts, 2 pp. each)