SCHWEITZER, ALBERT. Archive of ALs, Photographs, and related material.
Lot 3212
SCHWEITZER, ALBERT. 1875-1965. Approximately 124 Autograph Letters Signed (a few unsigned), approximately 190 pp recto and verso, 4to and 8vo, Lambarene, West Africa, February 20, 1929 to June 23, 1965, to Dr. Robert Weiss, Chief of Pharmacy at General Hospital, Strasbourg, in German and French,
Sold for US$ 20,000 inc. premium
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SCHWEITZER, ALBERT. 1875-1965.
Approximately 124 Autograph Letters Signed (a few unsigned), approximately 190 pp recto and verso, 4to and 8vo, Lambarene, West Africa, February 20, 1929 to June 23, 1965, to Dr. Robert Weiss, Chief of Pharmacy at General Hospital, Strasbourg, in German and French, some toning, chipping and wear, but generally legible and now housed in binders. WITH: 15 carbon copies of ALSs to Dr. Weiss, sent by Schweitzer via an alternative method and duplicating ALSs in collection. AND WITH: 3 ALSs of Helene Schweitzer. AND WITH: small box, 3 by 3 by 1 inches, containing 20 folded packets of "Chlorhydrate de quinine," two packets opened and used, possibly returned from Lambarene by Schweitzer to Weiss.

A LARGE ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND MEDICINE RELATING TO DR. ALBERT SCHWEITZER representing 35 years of correspondence between Schweitzer and a pharmacist in Strasbourg, much of the dialogue regarding supplies and medicines for the native hospital at Lambarene, in what is now present day Gabon, and also details of the day-to-day operations at his hospital and his own health problems. From December 16, 1954, translated: "We're going to land in Dakar in about two hours. Our big fear when we came on board was that there would be problems in the Gulf, but none occurred. It happened that the southeast wind in its softness overcame the stormy southwest, as I believe it will also happen in our lives, that gentleness will be victorious over violence...." Complete English translations of the letters available.
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