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Anthropology Encyclopedia Geography Logic Mathematics Metaphysics Moral Phil. Nat. Law Pedagogy Physics Nat. Theology

List: Manuscripts by Location


[Alphabetical list of libraries and archives, with contact information (below)]

Germany

Bad Homburg
Stadtarchiv.

Natural Theology

 • Magath (Phs 34).


Berlin, Ak.-Archiv
Archiv der Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.  See specifically: NL-Adickes, NL-Kant.

Anthropology

 • an-Berlin 1 (NL-Kant 8).

 • an-Parow (NL-Kant 11).

 • an-Pillau 1 (NL-Kant 10).

 • an-Prieger (NL-Kant 12).

 • Brauer (NL-Kant 7).

 • Reichel (NL-Kant 9).

Physical Geography

 • an-Barth (NL-Kant 14).

 • an-Pillau 3 (NL-Kant 16).

 • Herder 1 (NL-Kant 15).  See also: Berlin, SBPK.

 • Powalski 1 (NL-Kant 13).

 • Volckmann 1 (NL-Kant 15).  See also: Göttingen, StUB.

Logic

 • an-Blomberg (NL-Kant 24 & 25).

 • Volckmann 2 (NL-Kant ??).

Metaphysics

 • Herder 4 (NL-Kant 19).  See also: Berlin, SBPK.

 • von Schön 2 (NL-Kant 17).

 • Volckmann 3 (NL-Kant 18).  See also: Göttingen, StUB.

Moral

 • an-Berlin 2 (NL-Kant 20).

 • an-Dilthey (NL-Kant 22).

 • Brandt (NL-Kant 21).

 • Powalski (NL-Kant 23).


Berlin, GStAPK
Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz.

Metaphysics

 • von Schön 3 (Dep. 35: v. Brünneck #92).


Berlin, SBPK
Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Anthropology

 • an-Friedländer 1 (Ms. germ. quart 399).

 • an-Friedländer 4.3 (Ms. germ. quart. 400.3).

 • an-Marienburg (Ms. germ. quart. 1565).

 • Busolt 1 (Ms. germ. quart. 1295).

 • Philippi I (Ms. germ. quart. 1308).

Encylopedia

 • an-Friedländer 4.1 (Ms. germ. quart. 400.1).

Physical Geography

 • an-Friedländer 2 (Ms. germ. quart. 398).

 • Busolt 2 (Ms. germ. quart. 1296).

 • Herder 1 (NL-Herder XXV.44, 44a, 46a). See also: Berlin, Ak.-Archiv.

 • Philippi 2 (Ms. Diez C. Quart. 16).

Logic

 • Busolt 3 (Ms. germ. quart. 1294).

 • Herder 2 (NL-Herder XXV.37, 37a, 46a).

Mathematics

 • Herder 3 (NL-Herder XXV.45, 46).

Metaphysics

 • Herder 4 (NL-Herder XX.188; XXV.38, 39, 40, 41, 41a, 46a; XXVI.5).  See also: Berlin, Ak.-Archiv.

Moral

 • an-Friedländer 3 (Ms. germ. quart. 401).

 • Herder 5 (NL-Herder XXV.42, 43).

Physics

 • an-Friedländer 4.4 (Ms. germ. quart. 400.4).

 • Herder 6 (NL-Herder XX.188; XXV. 46a).


Breslau
See POLAND/Wroclaw.


Danzig
See POLAND/Gdansk.


Göttingen, StUB
Deposita der Akademie der Wissenschaften, located in the manuscript division of the Lower Saxony State- and University Library

Physical Geography

 • Volckmann 1 (#6).  See also: Berlin, Ak-Archiv.

Metaphysics

 • Volckmann 3 (#7).  See also: Berlin, Ak-Archiv.

Moral

 • Vigilantius 4, copy (#7).  See also: Königsberg, SUB.


Halle, UB
Martin-Luther-Universität.

Natural Theology

 • Mrongovius 6, copy (Yc 4 8°).  See also: POLAND/Gdansk.

 • Volckmann 4, copy (Yc 4 8°).


Leipzig, UB
Bibliothek der Universität Leipzig.

Logic

 • an-Pölitz 3.1 (Rep. VI 42c).

Metaphysics

 • an-Pölitz 3.2 (Rep. VI 42c)


Leipzig, StB
Stadt-Bibliothetik.

Metaphysics

 • an-Pölitz 1 (Bibliotheca Pölitziana).  Lost.


Marburg Kant-Archiv
Institut für Philosophie, Philipps-Universität.

Anthropology

 • Naumburg [catalog?].

Physical Geography

 • an-Werner (NL-Adickes #??).

Moral

 • Kaehler J. J. [catalog?]


Rostock
Universitäts-Bibliothek.

Logic

 • Philippi 3 (Mss. var 33b1).


Thorn
See POLAND/Torun.

Königsberg

All the known lecture notes cataloged in these Königsberg institutions have been missing since World War II.

Königsberg, Ostpreußen
Bibliothek der Ostpreußischen Regierung.

Anthropology

 • an-Ostpreußische Regierung.


Königsberg, StB
Stadtbibliothek Königsberg (destroyed in WW II).

Anthropology

 • Matuszewski (S 123).

Physical Geography

 • an-Karmann (S 94).

 • an-Königsberg 2 (S 73).

Logic

 • Rudolph (S 82. 4°).

Moral

 • an-Königsberg 6 (S. 65).


Königsberg, SUB
Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Königsberg (destroyed in WW II).

Anthropology

 • an-Elbing (Ms. 2585).

 • an-Gotthold 1 (Gotthold, Ub 1 (G)).

 • an-Jacobi (Ms. 2584).

 • an-Königsberg 1 (Ms. 1730).

 • an-Reicke 1 (Ms. 2578).

 • an-Reicke 2 (Ms. 2580).

 • Elsner (Ms. 2579).

 • Flottwell (Ms. 2576).

 • Nicolai (Ms. 2534).

 • Pohl (Ms. 2023).

 • Puttlich 1 (Ms. 2577).

Physical Geography

 • an-Königsberg 3 (Ms. 1729).

 • an-Königsberg 4 (Ms. 1869).

 • an-Prussia (Ms. 2533).

 • an-Reicke 3 (Ms. 2582a).

 • an-Reicke 4 (Ms. 2582b).

 • Crueger (Ms. 2596).

 • Puttlich 2 (Ms. 2599).

 • Vigilantius 1 (Gotthold, Ub 9 fol.).

Logic

 • an-Reicke 5 (Ms. 2583).

 • Grünheide (Ms. 2444).

 • Hintz (Ms. 2582).

 • Hoffmann (Ms. 1946).

 • Vigilantius 2 (Gotthold, Ub 17).

Metaphysics

 • an-Königsberg 5 (Ms. 1731).

 • an-Korff (Gotthold, Ub 3 (G)).

 • an-Reicke 6 (Ms. 2586).

 • Vigilantius (Gotthold).

Moral

 • an-Gotthold 2 (Gotthold, Ub 1 (G) 14551).

 • an-Gotthold 3 (Gotthold, Ub 2 (G) 14555 & 14555.1).

 • an-Reicke 7 (Ms. 2581).

 • Vigilantius 4 (Gotthold, Ub 11 (G) 14563).   See also: Göttingen, StUB.


Poland and the Baltics

RUSSIA-Kaliningrad/Pillau(now: Baltijsk)
Realprogymansium

Encyclopedia

 • an-Pillau 2.  Lost.


LATVIA/Riga
Fundamentala Biblioteka, Latvian Academy of Sciences.

Anthropology

 • Collins 1 (R 2879).

Moral

 • Collins 2 (R 2878).


LATVIA/Riga
National Library.

Anthropology

 • Euchel (R A 182, #4).


POLAND/Gdansk (German: Danzig)
Biblioteka Gdanska Polskiej Akademii Nauk.

Anthropology

 • Mrongovius 1 (Ms. 2217).

Logic

 • Mrongovius 2 (Ms. 2218).

Metaphysics

 • Mrongovius 3 (Ms. 2214).

Moral

 • an-Mrongovius (Ms. 2213).

 • Mrongovius 4 (Ms. 2218).

Natural Law

 • Feyerabend (Ms. 2215).

Physics

 • Mrongovius 5 (Ms. 2218).

Natural Theology

 • Mrongovius 6 (Ms. 2216).  See also: Halle, UB.


POLAND/Szeczecin (German: Stettin)
Marienstiftgymnasium.

Metaphysics

 • Willudovius. Lost.


POLAND/Torun (German: Thorn)
Nikolaus Kopernikus Universität, Biblioteka Glowna. 

Metaphysics

 • Vigilantius 3, copy (R 631).  See also: Königsberg, SUB.


POLAND/Warszawa
Biblioteka Narodowa.

Logic

 • an-Warszawa (Rps II.4192).


POLAND/Wroclaw (German: Breslau)
Uniwerstet Wroclawski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka.

Logic

 • Bauch (R 2472).

Other Countries

AUSTRIA/Wien
Universitätsbibliothek (Vienna).

Logic

 • an-Wien (Ms. II 859).


FINLAND/Helsinki
University Library.

Anthropology

 • an-Dingelstaedt (D.I.18)

Physical Geography

 • Hesse (Eö.V.19).

Logic

 • Hechsel (D.III.31).


FRANCE/Strasbourg
Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire.

Physical Geography

 • Fehlhauer (Ms. 3016).


ITALY/Messina
Messina Biblioteca Universitaria.

Physical Geography

 • an-Messina (Ms. FN 6).


RUSSIA/St. Petersburg
National Public Saltykov-Stschedrin-Bibliothek.

Anthropology

 • an-Petersburg (Q.III N° 168).


SCOTLAND/Glasgow
Glasgow University Library.

Anthropology

 • an-Hamilton (MS Hamilton 59).


USA/New York
Columbia University Library.

Physical Geography

 • Wolter (X 193 K).


USA/Philadelphia, Penn.
Rare Books & Manuscript Library, Van Pelt Library, The University of Pennsylvania.

Physical Geography

 • Kaehler J. S. (Ms. Codex 1120). [facsimile]


Privately Owned Manuscripts

Anthropology

 • Dohna-Wundlacken 1 (Dohna family; Bentheim, Germany).

Physical Geography

 • an-Holstein Beck (Stahlberg family).

 • Dohna-Wundlacken 2 (Dohna family; Bentheim, Germany).

 • Dönhoff (Dönhoff family).

Logic

 • Dohna-Wundlacken 3 (Dohna family; Bentheim, Germany).

Metaphysics

 • Dohna-Wundlacken 4 (Dohna family; Bentheim, Germany).

 

Unavailable Manuscripts

(see also the manuscripts listed under “Königsberg,” above)

 

Anthropology

 • an-Fernow.

 • an-Forberg.

 • an-Hippel.

 • an-Mellin.

 • an-Minerva.

 • an-Pockels 1.

 • an-Reimarus.

 • an-Reinhold.

 • an-Starke 1.

 • an-Starke 2.

 • an-Starke 3.

 • Dohna-Schlobitten 1.

 • von Schön 1.

 • Weber.

Encyclopedia

 • an-Hippel.

Physical Geography

 • an-Gensichen.

 • an-Rink 1.

 • an-Rink 2.

 • an-Starke 4.

 • an-Trescho.

 • an-Vollmer 1.

 • an-Vollmer 2.

 • an-Vollmer 3.

 • Nicolovius.

Logic

 • an-Bering 1.

 • an-Jäsche.

 • an-Vollmer 4.

 • Dohna-Schlobitten 2.

 • Flach.

 • Gerber.

 • Herz.

 • Volckmann 2.

 • Weisflog.

Metaphysics

 • an-Hippel.

 • Motherby 1.

 • Nicolai 2.

 • Rosenhagen (private possession of the Krause family/Hamburg).

Moral

 • an-Bering 2.

 • an-Hippel 4.

 • an-Pockels 2.

 • an-Vollmer 5.

 • Brauer 2.

 • Dohna-Schlobitten 3.

 • Kutzner.

 • Motherby 2.

Natural Law

 • Gentz.

Pedagogy

 • an-Rink 3.

Natural Theology

 • an-Coing.

 • an-Pölitz 2.

 • Volckmann 4.  See: GERMANY/Halle, UB.

 

Alphabetical List of Libraries and Other Public Facilities [top]

(... that are mentioned in these pages as housing manuscripts)

Ak.-Archiv (Berlin): Archive of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (Address: Archiv der Berlin-Brandenburg Akademie der Wissenschaften, Jägerstraße 22/23, 10117 Berlin, GERMANY). [www.bbaw.de/archivbbaw/] [Kantmaterialien, Deposita der Kant-Ausgabe. (NL-Adickes, NL-Kant).]

Bad Homburg: Stadtarchiv (Address: Gotisches Haus, Tannenwaldweg 102, D-61350 Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, GERMANY).  Phone: 49 (6172) 37 882

Gdansk (German: Danzig): Polish Academy of Sciences in Gdansk (Address: Biblioteka Gdanska Polskiej Akademii Nauk, ul. Wa∏owa 15, 80-858 Gdansk, Poland) [www.bgpan.gda.pl/] Phone: 48 (58) 312 970..

Glasgow: Glasgow University Library (Address: Hillhead Street, Glasgow, G12 8QE, SCOTLAND). Phone: (0141) 330 6767 [Special Collections: special.lib.gla.ac.uk/index.html]

Göttingen: Archive of the Göttingen Academy of Sciences (Deposita der Akademie der Wissenschaften, located in the manuscript division of the Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek).  (Address: Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek, Abteilung Handschriften und Seltene Drucke, 37070 Göttingen, GERMANY; Street address: Papendiek 14). [Academy: www.uni-goettingen.de/de/sh/10150.html] [Archiv: wwwuser.gwdg.de/~uniarch/index.htm]

GStAPK: Geheimes Staatsarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Address: Archivstraße 12-14, 14195 Berlin (Dahlem), GERMANY). [www.gsta.spk-berlin.de/]

Halle: University- and Regional-Library Sachsen-Anhalt/Martin-Luther-Universität (Address: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 06098 Halle (Saale), GERMANY). [www.bibliothek.uni-halle.de/]

Helsinki: University Library, University of Helsinki (Address: POB 15, Unioninkatu 36, 00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, FINLAND). [www.lib.helsinki.fi/english/]

Leipzig UB (previously: KMU): University Library of Leipzig (Address: Bibliotheca Albertina, Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 Leipzig, GERMANY). [www.ub.uni-leipzig.de/index.html]

From 1953 until February 1999 the university was called the “Karl-Marx-Universität”; since then it has assumed its old name.  About two-thirds of the old library was destroyed during World War II, but for lack of money was restored only in 1992.

Leipzig, StB: Leipzig City Library (Address: Leipziger Stadtbibliothek, Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz 10/11, 04107 Leipzig, GERMANY). [www.leipzig.de/de/buerger/bildung/bib/sbib/stadtbib/zeiten/]

Lehmann reports that 95% of the contents of the Leipzig city library (where the Pölitz collection was held) was destroyed in an air raid during WWII [1966; Ak. 24: 980].

Marburg Kant-Archiv: (Address: Institut für Philosophie, Wilhelm-Röpke-Straße 6B, 35032 Marburg, GERMANY). [Kant On-Line: www.uni-marburg.de/kant/webseitn/home_inh.htm]

Messina: University Library of Messina (Address: Università di Messina, Biblioteca Universitaria, Via dei Verdi 71, I-98100 Messina, ITALY).

New York: Columbia University Library (Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Butler Library, 6th Fl. East, 535 West 114th St., New York, NY 10027, USA). [www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/rare/index.html]

Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/USA). [www.library.upenn.edu/rbm/]

Pillau (now: Baltijsk): Realprogymnasium.

Riga: Fundamentala Biblioteka, Latvian Academy of Sciences ?(Address: Latvijas Lauksaimniecibas universitates Fundamentala biblioteka (LLU FB), Liela iela 2, Jelgava, LV - 3001, LATVIA). [www.llu.lv/]

Riga: National Library (Address: Latvijas Nacionala biblioteka (LNB), K.Barona 14, Riga, LV - 1235) [www.lnb.lv/eng/index.htm]

Rostock: University Library, Rostock. (Mailing address: Universitätsbibliothek Rostock, 18051 Rostock, GERMANY; Street address: Universitätsbibliothek Rostock, Altbettelmönchstr. 4, 18055 Rostock)  [www.uni-rostock.de/ub/]

SBPK: Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz [www.staatsbibliothek-berlin.de/]
Haus Unter den Linden (Address: Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Under den Linden 8, D-10117 (Mitte), GERMANY).
Haus Potsdamer Straße (Address: Handschriftenabteilung, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Potsdamer Straße 33, D-10785 Berlin (Tiergarten), GERMANY).

The SBPK consists of two buildings.  Haus I (Unter den Linden 8) was built in 1914 to house the Königliche Bibliothek (founded in 1701) and re-named the Preußische Staatsbibliothek in 1918.  It was partially destroyed during WW II, although most of the rarities had been warehoused in depots throughout Germany.  After the war, those holdings stored in what became “East Germany” (the Deutsche Demokratische Republik (DDR) or German Democratic Republic) were returned to the repaired library (now part of East Berlin), and beginning in 1954 it was called the Deutsche Staatsbibliothek (or Stabi, or “Stabi-Ost,” once its western counterpart was constructed on the other side of the Berlin Wall).  Along with the Deutsche Bücherei in Leipzig, it served as the national library for the DDR. In 1990 the holdings were joined with its counterpart in former West Berlin (the SBPK).

Haus II (Potsdamer Straße 33) was built in 1978 to serve as the “Staatsbibliothek Preußischer Kulturbesitz.”  The rarities housed during World War II in what became “West Germany” (the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (BRD) or Federal Republic of Germany) were collected at Tübingen and at Marburg, and in 1978 were moved to the newly opened library on Potsdamer Straße, close to the Berlin Wall, but on the western side. These two institutions — Haus 1 and Haus 2 — whose buildings stand about two kilometers from each other) were brought together in 1990 as the “Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin — Preußischer Kulturbesitz.” All manuscripts are in Haus II on Potsdamer Straße.

StB: Stadtbibliothek Königsberg (destroyed in WW II).

St. Petersburg: National Public Library, St. Petersburg  (Address: Saltykov-Schtschedrin-Bibliothek, Sadowaja Ul. 18, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA). [www.goethe.de/oe/pet/buchulit/debib-ss.htm]

Szeczecin (German: Stettin): Marienstiftgymnasium.

Strasbourg: Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire (Strasbourg/FRANCE). [www-bnus.u-strasbg.fr/]

SUB: Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Königsberg (destroyed in WW II).

Torun (German: Thorn): Nicolaus Copernicus University Library (Gagarina 13, 87-100 Torun, POLAND). [www.bu.uni.torun.pl/en/]

Warszawa: National Library in Warsaw (Address: Biblioteka Narodowa, al. Niepodleglosci 213, 02-086 Warsaw, POLAND). [www.bn.org.pl/]

Wien: University Library (Address: Universität Wien Bibliotheks- und Archivwesen, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, A-1010 Wien, AUSTRIA). [ub.univie.ac.at/]

Wroclaw (German: Breslau): University Library of Wroclaw (Address: Uniwerstet Wroclawski, Biblioteka Uniwersytecka, ul. Karola Szajnochy 10, 50-076 Wroc∏aw, POLAND). [www.bu.uni.wroc.pl/]

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Last modified: 23 Sep 2011
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