Letters and cards from Paul Heyse to Helene Raff
Paul Heyse (1830-1914, Heyse Archive V.105) became famous as the author of over 150 novels, organiser of the literary scene, fighter for his guild's rights and mediator between Germany and Italy. Heyse was one of the founding members of the Munich poets' society "Die Krokodile" (1857-1883) and sought to draw the general public's attention to some not yet established authors.
These 289 documents are letters, cards and leaflets by Paul Heyse sent to Helene Raff (1865-1942) over a period of 25 years. She was especially supported by him and Wilhelm Hertz (1835-1902, Hertziana 129 Klingenfeld, Emma) in her literary development. She published a biography of Paul Heyse in 1910 and had previously dedicated a portrait to him at Munich's Glaspalast. Raff admired Heyse's balanced way of life as an "unbreakable loyalty to himself".