Wilhelm II: Prince and Emperor, 1859-1900

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Bibliography of Manuscript Sources
The manuscript sources listed below have been used in this volume. The dates given indicate the materials consulted, not the full run of the various collections. After the name of the collection is its location, for which the following abbreviations are used:
AI Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, Berlin-Dahlem
BA Bundesarchiv, Koblenz
BA-MABundesarchiv-Militärarchiv, Freiburg i.B.
GSGeheimes Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin-Dahlem
HHStAHaus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, Vienna
PRO Public Record Office, London and Kew Gardens
RA The Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, Berks.
1. Albedyll Papers, GS, Repositur 52. Gen. Emil von Albedyll was the chief of the Prussian Military Cabinet from 1873 to 1888. This is a Restnachlass, consisting of only two letters by Albedyll ( 1887-88).
2. Beresford Papers, Manuscript Division, Duke University Library, Durham, N.C. Capt. Lord Charles Beresford, R.N., was a friend of Wilhelm II's. There are two letters by Wilhelm ( 1888-90).
3. Bismarck Papers, BA. This is a vast collection of microfilm copies of part of the archive deposited at Friedrichsruh near Hamburg; it contains the papers of the chancellor and his family. The microfilms are described in Lamar Cecil, "The Bismarck Papers", Journal of Modern History 47, no. 1 ( 1975): 50511. Cited by reel/frame numbers. The following reels, all of which with the exception of no. FC3028 have legible frame numbers, were used.

Nos. FC2952, 2954, 2962, 2965f, 2980, 2983, 2985-86, 3004, 3011, 3014. Correspondence to and from Prince Otto von Bismarck-Schönhausen and to and from his sons, Counts Herbert and Wilhelm von Bismarck. Nos. FC3018/161-669, contains Herbert's valuable memoirs bearing various titles ("Tagebuch," "Herbert Bismarcks Notizen, Herbst [18]91," "IV Notizen," "Notizen V").

Nos. FC3028, 3030. Correspondence to and from Count Kuno von Rantzau, the chancellor's son-in-law. Nos. FC3030/580-720, contain Rantzau's important memoir entitled "Autobiographische und Andere Aufzeichnungen, 1903-1909."

4. Boetticher Papers, BA. Karl Heinrich von Boetticher was state secretary of the

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Names Appearing in Text and Notes xvii
  • One - The Heir 1
  • Two - The Education of A Prince 30
  • Three - A Potsdam Lieutenant 55
  • Four - The End of A Reign 88
  • Five - The Ninety-Nine Days of Kaiser Friedrich III 110
  • Six - Bismarck in Trouble 125
  • Seven - 1890 147
  • Eight - Caprivi, Eulenburg, and the Fall of Waldersee 172
  • Nine - Caprivi and the "New Course" 189
  • Ten - Uncle Chlodwig 212
  • Twelve - Our Arrogant Cousin, Albion 263
  • Thirteen - Rule Germania 291
  • Fourteen - Greatness and Eternal Glory 319
  • Notes 341
  • Bibliography of Manuscript Sources 441
  • Index 453
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