Collection Eisler MSS - Robert Eisler Collection

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Eisler MSS


Robert Eisler Collection


  • 1940s (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 box

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Austrian cultural historian, influenced by Jung. Born, Vienna 1882. Died, Oxford 1949. He had a wide range of interests and published controversial books and articles on various subjects including Christianity, astronomy, economics and psychology.

Archival history

Previously with Robert Eisler.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Deposited by his widow in February 1954.

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Scope and content

Three A4 folders containing an unpublished annotated typescript of a monograph on the constellations of the Babylonian and Egyptian sphere and their modifications by the Greeks of the Achaean period.

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System of arrangement

Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper acidic and brittle. Many tracings attached to pages, some in very poor condition.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

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Other Archives:
-Literary estate deposited in the Warburg Institute Archives, University of London.

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Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Box: 0705