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Lion Feuchtwanger as a Manuscripts Collector Exhibit

September 11 - October 27, 1995

Charles Darwin's photo
Charles Darwin

Charles Dickens' manuscript
Charles Dickens

Warren Hastings' manuscript
Warren Hastings

Sir Walter Scott's manuscript
Sir Walter Scott

Lion Feuchtwanger (1884-1958) was a German-Jewish writer who lived in Los Angeles from 1941 until his death in 1958. During the final three decades of his life, he wrote historical fiction which he researched using books and manuscripts from his personal library.

Feuchtwanger was a passionate collector of literary and historical materials. The current exhibit celebrates the recent opening of the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library (located on the second floor of Doheny Library) and highlights some of the treasures from his library. Both his love of collecting and his keen interest in history can be seen throughout this exhibit.

On display is just a sampling of the autograph letters and historical documents from his impressive collection. He primarily gathered manuscripts by and about writers he admired. However, he also collected correspondence from members of the nobility and documents about historical periods that fascinated him. The exhibit includes manuscripts written by Beaumarchais, Darwin, Dickens, Dumas, Flaubert, Friedrich II, Hugo, Offenbach, Philipp IV, Sand, Zola, and many others.

See Complete inventory of this exhibit.

For more information contact the Feuchtwanger Librarian.

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