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Ernst, Baron Von Feuchtersleben (1806-1849)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.2352-2357, 5149
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Ernst, Baron Von Feuchtersleben (1806-1849)
Date(s): 1826-1858
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 210 items
Name of creator(s): Feuchtersleben | Ernst | Von | 1806-1849 | Baron | Austrian psychiatrist and poet
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Baron Ernst von Feuchtersleben (1806-1849) was a distinguished philosopher, poet and critic who qualified at Vienna University in 1833. In 1840 he was secretary of the newly founded Vienna Medical Society, and in 1844 professor of mental diseases becoming Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in the next year. In the national troubles of 1848 he was Under-Secretary of State, but shortly resigned as his liberalizing views were rejected. His patients were frequently from the Viennese artistic and literary circles.


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal correspondence and papers of Baron Ernst von Feuchtersleben, mainly relating to medical topics and to the Faculty of Medicine in Vienna, 1826-1858. The papers are mainly copies of medical texts with mansuscript annotations and copies of medical essays by him - some unpublished. Also, his case book 1836-1842. The records often relate to the Viennese Medical Faculty, his interest in medical education, and addresses given by him. The correspondence is primarily from medical colleagues in Austria and Germany.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German, partly Latin.

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: The papers of Joseph von Schneller contain a piece on Feuchtersleben's work (MS.4443).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 2009

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