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MAX MULLER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/18/1892 - HFSID 288177

MAX MULLER Letter from Glasgow, explaining that he has "neither time nor strength" for promoting a proposal Autograph Letter signed: "F. Max Muller", 2 pages (front and verso), 4¼x7. 29 Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow (Scotland), 1892 January 18.

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MAX MULLER
Letter from Glasgow, explaining that he has "neither time nor strength" for promoting a proposal
Autograph Letter signed: "F. Max Muller", 2 pages (front and verso), 4¼x7. 29 Buckingham Terrace, Glasgow (Scotland), 1892 January 18. To "Dear Sir", in full: "I am lecturing at present in the University of Glasgow, and I am so overwhelmed with work of different kinds that I am afraid I cannot help you in reaching your plan. It would require a great deal of organizing, and I have neither time nor strength for that. If your plan was taken up by younger men, I have no doubt it might do a great deal of good, also your idea of having Antiquarian Exhibitions seems to me very practicable, only I have no time to spare. I have just published an almost entirely rewritten edition of my Science of Languages where you would find most of what you want for your essay on the Ladder of Language. If you read [illegible phrase] will give you ample material. Believe me, Yours faithfully". German-born Friedrich Max Muller (1823-1900) was a celebrated - though controversial scholar in the fields of philology, comparative religion and Indian studies. He published a 50-volume work, Sacred Books of the East. At a time when Britain ruled India, he helped develop dialogues between European and Indian intellectuals. He popularized the term henotheism: worshipping one God while acknowledging the possible existence of others. Conservative Christians and Hindus both accused him of trying to undermine their respective faiths. Toned and creased. Multiple mailing folds. Notch at lower right edge. Edges and corners worn. Otherwise, fine condition.


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