John Rhys an Hugo Schuchardt (02-09515)

von John Rhys

an Hugo Schuchardt


22. 04. 1871

language Englisch

Schlagwörter: Universität Göttingen Universität Oxford Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaftlanguage Walisisch Müller, Friedrich Leskien, August Wolf, Michaela (1993) Leskien, August (1905)

Zitiervorschlag: John Rhys an Hugo Schuchardt (02-09515). Göttingen, 22. 04. 1871. Hrsg. von Dagmar Bronner, Belma Mahmutovic, Verena Schwägerl-Melchior und Markus Wursthorn (2017). In: Bernhard Hurch (Hrsg.): Hugo Schuchardt Archiv. Online unter, abgerufen am 27. 09. 2023. Handle:


Weender Strasse 57
April 22. 18711

Lest you should not have had my note from London I take the liberty of sending you another with my address for the semester for I have just taken rooms here. I only came here yesterday and as it was a very wet and dull day Göttingen made no cheerful impression on my mind; today everything looks brighter and I begin to think I shall be able to pass a semester here without committing suicide, as the only alternative in a place like this is between ennui and hard study: the town |2| appears to be in a very dilapidated state about one half of the houses apparently being ready to fall. I went to Benfey’s2 this morning: the handle of the bell was gone and as I knocked trying to find a portier a female voice from the second floor shouted to me to enter and so I did. However the professor has a snug home there. I liked him very much. He advises me to read the Rigveda privatissime here: Max Müller3 had strongly advised me not to begin the Veda at all. I think of doing so however. Try and get my books sent off as soon as possible: I shall be expecting the “Schein” for them at your earliest convenience for I am very miserable when I have no books especially in a strange place. Please to remember me kindly to Professor Leskien: I |3| will send the Welsh book as soon as I unpack my things too. I wonder if his Altbulgarisches Glossarium4 is ready by this time. With kind regards

I remain

yours truly

J. Rhŷs

1 In Wolf (1993: 327) ist irrtümlich 1891 als Jahreszahl vermerkt.

2 Theodor Benfey (1809–1881), Indologe, seit 1848 Professor für Sanskrit-Philologie an der Universität Göttingen.

3 Friedrich Max Müller (1823–1900), Indologe und Religionswissenschaftler, lehrte an der Universität Oxford seit 1851 zunächst moderne europäische Sprachen und wurde 1868 ebendort zum Professor für Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft ernannt.

4 Siehe vorhergehenden Brief (01-09514); die Bemerkung bezieht sich vermutlich auf Leskiens Handbuch der altbulgarischen (altkirchenslavischen) Sprache. Grammatik. Texte. Glossar (Weimar: Böhlau, 1871).

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