[INDOLOGY] History of Aufrecht's Catalogus Catalogorum

Walter Slaje walter.slaje at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 09:01:47 UTC 2020

The printing costs of Aufrecht's Catalogus Catalogorum (1891) were borne
entirely by the DMG.
Cp. Richard Pischel et al., "Die Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft
1845-1895". Leipzig 1895: pp. 9; 39f.


Am Fr., 26. Juni 2020 um 10:28 Uhr schrieb Peter Wyzlic via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info>:

> Dear Martin Gluckman,
> The persons behind Aufrecht’s Catalogus Catalogorum were only one:
> Aufrecht himself. Since his stay in Britain he collected as much published
> catalogues, lists, reports and so on as he could find. And during his
> lifetime, he contributed catalogues by himself: he catalogued the Sanskrit
> manuscripts in the Bodleian in Oxford, the collections in Trinity College,
> Dublin, a collection in Florence, Indic manuscripts in the Leipzig
> University Library, and - posthumously published - the Sanskrit manuscripts
> in the Bavarian State Library, Munich.
> Concerning the sponsors behind the Catalogus Catalogorum beside the
> institutions who paid Aufrecht’s salary: it can be that the German Oriental
> Society (DMG) gave financial support, I guess. To know more you have to
> delve into the DMG reports and, maybe, unpublished archival resources.
> There is, furthermore, a still unpublished exchange of letters between
> Aufrecht and Albrecht Weber who knew each other since the 1840s. According
> to the Kalliope database there are 107 letters of Aufrecht to Weber stored
> in the Berlin State Library (ranging from 1847 to 1888, URL: <
> http://kalliope-verbund.info/DE-611-HS-1784593>).
> After Aufrecht’s death, his library was taken over by Eugen Prym
> (1843-1913) who was professor of Oriental languages in Bonn and a colleague
> of Aufrecht there (but not an Indologist by himself). Prym’s widow donated
> the library to Bonn University. So, the Prym library became the base of the
> new department libraries of the Oriental Institute and the Indology
> department in Bonn, after 1918.
> Hope it helps,
> Peter Wyzlic
> Am 26.06.2020 um 01:24 schrieb Martin Gluckman via INDOLOGY <
> indology at list.indology.info>:
> Does anyone know where to find a decent history of Aufrecht's Catalogus
> Catalogurum, when it was started and finished, sponsors, who worked on it
> and so forth?
> Besides: https://whowaswho-indology.info/354/aufrecht-simon-theodor/ (thanks
> Dominik) I have yet to find much.
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