Skip to main content

Heinrich Schliemann and Family Papers

"Various donors throughout the years have contributed to the Heinrich Schliemann Papers. The first papers the Gennadius Library received were the Calvert letters which Francis Bacon donated in 1923 (cf. Container List, Series BB, Box 1, Folder 2.1 for letter of F.H. Bacon to B.H. Hill). The bulk of the papers, however, was deposited in 1936 by Schliemann''s children, Andromache (Schliemann) Melas and Agamemnon Schliemann. Along with the bequest, the two children each stipulated that the papers were to be placed on loan and that anybody requesting access to the archive should first have written permission from the Schliemann Family. In 1937, the first request for the papers was submitted to the Library when Agamemnon Schliemann sent an "Erklärung" (declaration of support) on behalf of Ernst Meyer. In the declaration, Agamemnon stated that Meyer was a highly capable scholar and was qualified to write the biography of Schliemann and make a record of the papers deposited in the library...."

Format:  Website
Publisher:  The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Publication City:  Athens