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Letter, Hermann to Jessie, 1933

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 13
Identifier: DM

Scope and Content

From the Record Group:

The David Muller Collection of Hermann Muller contains original correspondence as well as some photographs and artifacts, and spans the years 1900-1945. This collection consists of about 470 items of original correspondence, as well as a few items enclosed in the correspondence including about 15 photographs, and some artifacts. The correspondence is primarily personal and can be generally categorized as correspondence from H.J. Muller to Jessie (his first wife), correspondence from H.J. Muller to David, or correspondence from Jessie to Carlos (Jessie’s second husband and H.J. Muller’s graduate student). Other correspondence includes letters and postcards from Hermann Muller Sr. (H.J. Muller’s father), Ada Muller Greismaier (H.J. Muller’s sister), Edgar Altenburg (H.J. Muller’s childhood friend and colleague), and other graduate students, friends, and family of H.J. Muller and Jessie. The artifacts include notes, marriage certificates, newspaper clippings, a flower, leaves, a cigarette, and an aluminum disc voice recording.

The David Muller Collection of Hermann Muller is arranged into three series:

From the Record Group:
  1. Correspondence, 1900-1945
  2. Notes & Memorabilia, 1917-1943
  3. Photographs, 1922-1937


  • Creation: 1933


Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Bulk of materials in English

Access Restrictions

There may be some restrictions on materials in this collection since a significant portion of this collection contains material photocopied from the Lilly Library. These items contain notes indicating their provenance. Researchers wishing to publish material originally from the Lilly Library should check with an archivist how to use and cite such material. Access is given only by appointment, 8a.m. to 4:45p.m. Monday through Friday.


From the Record Group: 3 Linear Feet (7 0.4 archival boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

Library & Archives
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
One Bungtown Rd
Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724 USA