Landsberger Documents in Leipzig

On this site you find the historical documents belonging to and relating to Benno Landsberger which are stored at our institute. The documents (mainly letters and postcards) are given in the order in which they appear in the folders they're stored in and are thus not arranged strictly chronological. Transcriptions from the so-called "German Cursive Script" - in use at the time and barely legible to inexperienced modern readers - have been made by Hannes Leonhardt and Antonia Pohl.

No. Description Date Remarks Scan Transcription
1 Letter from Landsberger to Karl Friedrich Müller, Ankara 12.12.1937 Typewriter, handwritten corrections Scan
2 Letter from Landsberger to K.F. Müller, Friedek 10.07.1936 Scan
3 Letter from Landsberger to K.F. Müller, Friedek 17.09.1935 Scan Transcription
4 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 20.01.1938 Note in steno at the end Scan
5 Manuscript of a letter from Landsberger to Columbia University ? Letter of application for Chair of Semitic Languages at Columbia University, unfinished Scan
6 Letter from R. Hartmann to Landsberger, Heidelberg 09.12.1929 Scan
7 Letter from F. Thureau-Dangin to Landsberger, Paris 02.03.1931 Scan
8 Postcard from Landsberger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 19.12.1935 Front shows the Ankara Citadel Scan
9 Postcard from a female student to Landsberger, Rome ? Front shows the Bacchus Temple in Baalbek, Syria; Letter from a woman Scan Transcription
10 Letter from K. Budde to Landsberger, Marburg 03.01.1930 Scan Transcription
11 Letter from J.F. Kunstmann to Landsberger, Porto Alegre, Brazil 08.09.1931 Scan Transcription
12 Letter from J.F. Kunstmann to Landsberger, Porto Alegre, Brazil 21.09.1931 Scan Transcription
13 Letter from J.F. Kunstmann to Landsberger, Porto Alegre, Brazil 24.11.1931 Scan Transcription
14 Letter from J. Pedersen to Landsberger, Kopenhagen 22.03.1932 Scan
15 Postcard from F. Thureau-Dangin to Landsberger 20.04.1932 Scan Transcription
16 Hand-written Note, below name and London Address of F.R. Kraus, seemingly in his own handwriting, London April 1932 Probably 26.04.1932 Scan
17 Letter from W.G. Kunstmann to Landsberger, Porto Alegre, Brazil 16.05.1932 Scan
18 Letter from W. Andrae to Landsberger 30.06.1932 Scan
19 Letter from H. Holma to Landsberger, Paris, 19.07.1932 Scan
20-22 3 postcards from Landsberger's sister Hilda Rothberger to Landsberger regarding family affairs, Vienna 14.12.1932
16.12.1932
?.?.1932
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Transcription of all three postcards
23 Postcard from R. Zeller to Landsberger, Weinsberg 01.10.1932 Partly in Latin, some German words in Greek characters. Scan Transcription
24 Letter from Landsberger to Torgny Segerstedt in Uppsala, Sweden, Chicago 15.2.1956 Scan
25 Manuscript "Concerning the meaning and function of the Akkadian verbal forms with t-infix" (–) Unpublished manuscript Scan

Die folgenden Briefe 26-43 und 45-69 bilden zusammen mit den Dokumenten 1-3, 71, 82 und 84-86 die erhaltene Korrespondenz Landsbergers mit seinem Schüler K.F. Müller (Pastor in Wiederitzsch). Hauptthema ist neben dessen Promotion vor allem die Entstehung der Edition von ana ittišu unter Mitarbeit des zu dieser Zeit nervlich schwer angegriffenen Hans-Siegfried Schuster. Die Hälfte der Briefe stammt ursprünglich aus dem Nachlass K.F. Müllers (Durchschläge, zudem erkennbar an der fehlenden Unterschrift und nicht hinzugefügten Diakritika).

Die Briefe sind weiterhin nach der nicht-chronologischen internen Numerierung gegeben, zur Lektüre verweisen wir auf die zusammenhängende, chronologische, maschinen- wie handgeschriebene Briefe beinhaltende Umschrift der Briefe, die die ana ittišu-Affäre behandeln.

(ENGLISH VERSION TO FOLLOW)

26 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Leipzig 10.07.1929 Scan
27 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 05.05.1936 With handwritten corrections Scan
28 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 09.05.1936 Scan
29 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 02.06.1936 Scan
30 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 09.11.1936 Scan
31 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 27.11.1936 Scan
32 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 07.11.1936 Scan
33 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 11.11.1936 Scan
34 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 13.12.1936 With handwritten corrections Scan
35 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 25.12.1936 Scan
36 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 29.01.1937 Scan
37 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 09.02.1937 Scan
38 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 01.03.1937 Scan
39 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 05.03.1937 Scan
40 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 24.03.1937 Scan
41 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 29.03.1937 Scan
42 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 01.04. 1937 Scan
43 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 06.04.1937 Year and location added, notations from Landsberger in the margin Scan
44 Postcard from P. Koschaker to K.F. Müller, Berlin-Grunewald 28.01. 1938 Scan Transcription
45 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 13.04.1937 Location added, numerous comments from Landsberger in the margin and at the end Scan
46 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 16.04.1937 With a handwritten addition on page 2 Scan
47 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 29.04.1937 With handwritten additions, handwritten note at the end Scan
48 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 03.05.1937 Scan
49 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 03.05.1937 Scan
50 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 07.04.1937 With a handwritten note at the end. To be read between 43 and 44! Scan
51 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 08.05.1937 Location added Scan
52 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 14.05.1937 Scan
53 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 18.05.1937 Writing partly faded Scan
54 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 26.05.1937 Scan
55 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 01.06.1937 Scan
56 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 05.06.1937 With a handwritten text at the end, for transcription see the transcription document Scan
57 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 19.06.1937 Scan
58 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 25.06.1937 Scan
59 = 60 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 19.07.1937 Scan
61 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 19.07.1937 With handwritten comments at the end (page 1 and 2) Scan
62 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 25.07.1937 With handwritten note at the end Scan
63 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 08.10.1937 Scan
64 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 27.10.1937 Including the original letter from Steiner as attachment Scan
65 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 22.11.1937 Scan
66 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 27.01.1938 Scan
67 Letter from Landsgerger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 29.01.1938 With handwritten corrections Scan

Transcriptions of the hand-written parts of the correspondence within the following group are given in this document.

68 Letter from A. Saarisalo to Landsberger, Helsinki 03.07. 1937 With a handwritten note from Landsberger at the end Scan
69 Letter from F. Thureau-Dangin to B.L 09.07.1935 Scan
70 Postcard from F. Sommer to Landsberger, München 19.09.1934 Scan
71 Letter from Landsberger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 24.081938 Scan
72 Letter from C. J. Gadd to Landsberger, London 08.03.1933 Scan
73 Postcard from F. Thureau-Dangin to Landsberger, Paris 12.09.1933 Scan
74 Love letter from an unknown woman to Landsberger 23.12.1934 Letter from a woman Scan
75 Letter from Peter Jensen to Landsberger, Marburg 14.02.1933 Scan
76 Postcard form Unknown (Hertwig?) to Landsberger, Leipzig 05.10.1934 Torn in the middle Scan
77 Postcard from Wolfram von Soden to Landsberger, Göttingen 18.01.1935 Scan
78 Letter from R.C. Thompson to B.L ? 01.10.1934 Scan
79 Letter seemingly from Giorgio Castellino, signed "Dr. Georg Castellino", to Landsberger, Rom 12.04.1937 Scan
80 Letter from Martin David to Landsberger, 's- Gravenhage/Den Haag 10.08.1933 Scan
81 Postcard from Martin David to Landsberger, Leiden 31.05.1934 Scan
82 Letter from Landsberger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 15.08.1938 With handwritten correction of Address and joking note: "Diese Schreiber immer!" Scan
83 Letter from F. Stummer to Landsberger, Würzburg 17.04.1933 Scan
84 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 18.05.1938 Scan
85 Letter from K.F. Müller to Landsberger, Wiederitzsch 20.04.1938 Scan
86 Letter from Landsberger to K.F. Müller, Ankara 04.08.1938 Scan