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Hermann C.G. Brandt Papers

Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-335

Content Description

Notes for the German Dictionary originally housed in a wood file cabinet, from Professor of German Hermann C.G. Brandt, Class of 1872. The dictionary was published in 1925: A German-English dictionary, by H. C. G. (Hermann Carl George) Brandt, London, New York etc. G.E. Stechert & Co.


  • Majority of material found within 1900-1920


Biographical / Historical

Hermann Carl George Brandt (1850–1920) was a German-American scholar who published German grammars and German-English dictionaries among other works. Brandt was born at Vilsen, Germany. He graduated in 1872 from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and was an instructor there from 1874 to 1876. From 1876 to 1882, he was associate professor of German at the Johns Hopkins University. In 1883, he was appointed professor of German language and literature at Hamilton, and remained in that position for the rest of his life. His publications include a German-English and English-German dictionary, an edition of Lessing's Nathan der Weise (1879), a German grammar (1884; several subsequent editions), and a useful German reader (1889).

(Source:; accessed Apr. 2022)


1 Linear Feet (4 archival 4x6 index card boxes)

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Original order maintained. Collection is arranged in alphabetical order other than box 3 which contains miscellaneous letters of the alphabet. A couple of correspondence between Brandt and the publisher are folded up at the beginning of the collection.

Processing Information

Index cards removed from wood file cabinet and stored in archival 4x6 shoe boxes.

Jeremy Katz
Apr. 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Hamilton College Archives Repository

198 College Hill Road
Clinton NY United States