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Albert Schweitzer Letter, "Cher Monsieur..."

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 10 May 2016

Biographical History

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) was a German theologian, philosopher, musician, musicologist, doctor, surgeon, and medical missionary. He is best known for his theological writings and for founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, now in Gabon, west central Africa.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Albert Schweitzer Letter, "Cher Monsieur..." consists of a single letter to an unknown recipient, evidently in the military. A Professor Skillings is mentioned. The letter is in French; a translation is included in the collection.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has several collections related to Schweitzer, including the Albert Schweitzer Papers. For a complete list, please search our collections .

Subject Headings


Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965.
Skillings, Everett, 1873-1956.


Organ (Musical instrument)

Genres and Forms


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Albert Schweitzer Letter, "Cher Monsieur...",
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lois Bradford, 2014.

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