University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Ludwig Lewisohn:

An Inventory of His Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Lewisohn, Ludwig, 1882-1955
Title: Ludwig Lewisohn Collection
Dates: 1924-1939, undated
Abstract: Includes a manuscript for The Case of Mr. Crump (1926) and letters written and received by the American novelist, critic, and translator Ludwig Lewisohn and his wife, Thelma Lewisohn. Letters from Sholem Asch, Padraic Colum, Albert Einstein, Emma Goldman, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Mann, Edgar Lee Masters, Bertrand Russell, and Stefan Zweig are present in the collection.
Call Number: Manuscript Collection MS-2482
Extent: 1 box (.42 linear feet)
Language: English and German
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center



Open for research

Administrative Information

Processed by:

Joan Sibley and Michael Ramsey, 2011

Note: This finding aid replicates and replaces information previously available only in a card catalog. Please see the explanatory note at the end of this finding aid for information regarding the arrangement of the manuscripts as well as the abbreviations commonly used in descriptions.

Container List


1.1-3 The case of Mr. Crump, typescript with handwritten title page and emendations, 354 pages, 30 November 1926-16 May 1927 (Paris). Included with this: typescript list of suggested excisions.


1.4 TLS to Covici, Pascal, 13 November 1937.
3 TLS to Howard, George E., 1932-1933, undated.


1.5 Asch, Sholem, 1880- . ALS to Lewisohn, undated. From the Hanley Collection.
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. TLS to Lewisohn, 18 June 1935. In German. From the Hanley Collection.
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940. TLS to Lewisohn, 28 May 1926. From the Hanley Collection.
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885- . 3 TLS to Lewisohn, 19 October 1925, 8 January 1927, 15 December 1932. From the Hanley Collection.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. ALS, 7 TLS to Lewisohn, 1925-1939. In German. From the Hanley Collection.
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1869-1950. TLS to Lewisohn, 14 October 1924. From the Hanley Collection.
Russell, Bertrand Russell, 1872- . ALS to Lewisohn, 22 November 1928. From the Hanley Collection.
Wassermann, Jakob, 1873-1934. 2 TLS to Lewisohn, 17 December 1926, undated. In German.
Weizmann, C. TLS to Lewisohn, 14 November 1927.
Zweig, Stefan, 1881-1942. ALS, 2 TLS to Lewisohn, 1925, undated. TLS are in German. From the Hanley Collection.


1.6 Albatross Verlag. Memorandum of agreement with Ludwig Lewisohn re Roman summer, signed printed document, 2 pages, 7 December 1931.
Asch, Sholem, 1880- . TLS to Lewisohn, Thelma, 14 November 1934. From the Hanley Collection.
Colum, Padraic, 1881- . ALS to Lewisohn, Mrs., undated. From the Hanley Collection.
Lewisohn, Thelma Bowman Spear. ALS to Prahl, Victor, undated. Enclosed is ANS Thelma Lewisohn to Arthur Eloesser, undated. Removed from PS 3523 E964 F5 1927.
Mann, Thomas, 1875-1955. TLS to Lewisohn, Thelma, 6 September 1936. In German. From the Hanley Collection.
Stern, Gladys Bronwyn, 1890- . ALS to Lewisohn, Thelma, 1 December no year. From the Hanley Collection.

Explanatory Note Concerning Manuscript Collections Cataloged in the Card Catalog

Prior to 1990 when archival cataloging procedures were adopted at the Ransom Center, all manuscript collections were described in a card catalog.

Organization of Collections:

Manuscripts for each author collection were organized into four categories:

  • Works: manuscripts by the author, arranged alphabetically by title;
  • Letters: the author's outgoing correspondence, arranged alphabetically by recipient name;
  • Recipient: the author's incoming correspondence, arranged alphabetically by the author of the letter; and
  • Miscellaneous: all other manuscripts and correspondence, arranged alphabetically by creator.

Materials that did not fit into these categories, such as art, photographs, books, and near-print materials such as newspaper clippings, were dispersed to other Ransom Center collections for cataloging and storage.

Abbreviations Used in Descriptions:

The symbols below were used in combinations. For example ALS means autograph letter signed; Tccms means typed carbon copy manuscript, etc.

  • A = autograph (i.e., handwritten)
  • T = typed
  • S = signed
  • I = initialed
  • Ms = manuscript
  • Mss = manuscripts
  • L = letter
  • FL = form letter
  • N = note
  • D = document
  • C = card
  • PC = post card
  • cc = carbon copy
  • p = page
  • pp = pages
  • l = leaf
  • ll = leaves
  • nd = no date
  • inc d = incomplete date