This collection of letters is drawn from the Eugen and Emma Klee Papers, held by the Joseph P. Horner Memorial Library of the German Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The bulk of the letters presented here were sent by Eugene Haas of Knittelsheim (a small settlement located near Karlsruhe) to his uncle Eugene Klee, a musician who had settled in Philadelphia in the early 1900s. They record Haas’ life in Germany before, during, and in the years after World War I. Letters from other relatives of Eugen Haas, including members of the Cherdron family, are also part of the collection. A separate collection of Eugen Klee letters from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania includes letters dating from the 1890s to 1911, many of which were written by the same family members.
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Archive: Horner Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Further Information Finding aid for the Eugen and Emma Klee Papers