MSS SC 121
Title: Presber Family fonds
Dates: , 1996
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Biographical Sketch: Rudolph Presber was born
in Frankfurt am Main, Germany on July 4, 1868. He earned a doctorate
at Heidelberg and was long connected with the newspaper world and
was editor of the Frankfurte Generalanzeiger and the Berlin
Post. Presber was the author of a large number of short stories,
sketches, novels, and several volumes of verse. Perhaps his best-known
work was Gefchichten um Bubchen, a humorous collection
of short stories, intended for non-German students of the language.
Presber's son, A.A.W. Presber emigrated to Canada and worked for
the Canada Grain Council, and produced a research paper entitled
An enquiry into the origins, cultivation and utilization of
the small faba bean (horsebean) in Austria, the Federal Republic
of Germany and England. Rudolph Presber's grandson Julian Presber
graduated form the University of Manitoba in 1980 with a B.COMM.
in 1980 and now resides in the Duchy of Luxembourg.
Custodial History: The fonds was donated to University
of Manitoba Rare Book Librarian Gaby Divay in 1996 by Julian Presber.
Scope and Content: Fonds consists of a print-out
of the University of Manitoba Libraries description of the fonds,
copies of the cover pages of four of Rudolph Presber's books, the
English language preface to Rudolph Presber's Gefchichten um Bubchen,
a German language bibliography of his works, a short biography pamphlet
of Rudolf Presber believed written in 1928, a copy of the University
of Manitoba libraries holdings of the Presber family, and a printout
of an electronic mail message between Julian Presber and Gaby Divay.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: Open to all researchers.
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.