Steiner and the Nietzsche Archive

Steiner, Rudolf, Austrian philosopher, esotericist, and founder of Anthroposophy (1861-1925). Autograph letter signed.

Berlin-Friedenau, 4 May 1900.

Large 8vo. 1 p.


To Maximilian Harden, sending some corrections of an article by Ernst Horneffer about the Weimar Nietzsche Archive.

The Nietzsche Archive had seen its first serious crisis in the winter of 1896/97 when Elisabeth Foerster-Nietzsche wanted to win Rudolf Steiner as publisher and dismiss Fritz Koegel. The subsequent negotiations with Steiner failed, however, as he expressed sharp criticism of Foerster-Nietzsche, which culminated in the assertion that Mrs. Foerster-Nietzsche was completely unqualified to judge "in all matters concerning the teachings of her brother".

Slight damage to edges, partly repaired; very rare.

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