Otto Dempwolff

Diaries

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Introduction

The diary index provided here describes bibliographically the diaries and "Wanderbriefe" by Otto Dempwolff (1871-1938). Otto Dempwolff called such letters as "Wanderbriefe", which were addressed to his parents and should be passed on to the circle of acquaintances. They are also referred to below as diaries.
The collection contains over 900 pages in 36 diaries. The rights to publish the diaries are currently available exclusively with his heirs. Private correspondence (several thousand pages) remains private with few exceptions. The letters are almost all without envelopes. A philatelic use does not exist.
The state of preservation is almost without exception good and does not affect legibility. Legibility is affected by the use of a Kurrent handwriting (in his father's transcripts) and by the use of a small handwriting (in some of Otto Dempwolff's postcards). All diaries are written in German.


Examples (medium quality)

Documents/Otto_Dempwolff_1904_10_P03_SWA_Diary_21p_11.jpg Documents/Otto_Dempwolff_1904_04_P09_SWA_Postcards_144p_122.jpg
Documents/Otto_Dempwolff_1904_10_P03_SWA_Diary_21p_11.jpg
http://www.dempwolff.de/Documents/Otto_Dempwolff_1904_10_P03_SWA_Diary_21p_11.jpg

Diary Index

File naming
The sections are indexed as follows:
OD_YYYY_Location_NoDiaries_NoPages,
OD = prefix,
YYYY = publishing year,
Location = country of residence (e.g., "SWA"),
NoDiaries = number of diaries in this particular year,
NoPages = total number of pages of all diaries of this particular year,
e.g., OD_1904_SWA_5d_305p
(Otto Dempwolff, 1904 in South West Africa, five diaries with a total of 105 pages).
	
The diaries are indexed as follows:
OD_YYYY_MM_PMM_Country_Type_NoPages,
OD = prefix,
YYYY = year of the first diary entry,
MM = month of the first diary entry,
PMM = number of month the diary spans (P = period),
Country = country of residence (e.g., "SWA"),
Type = Diary, DiaryTranscript, Postcards, Sketches,
NoPages = number of pages, number of postcards front and back sides,
e.g., OD_1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTransrcipt1_36p
(The transcript No1 of the diaries from the period January to July (P07 = 7 month) 1904 in South West Africa, total 36 pages).


The digitized pages (files) are named as follows:
e.g., OD_1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscript1_36p_001.jpg, …
An optional suffix _YYYYMMDD indicates the scan date.
Dictionary
FWH: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen (Madang)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madang

German colonial troops
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schutztruppe

GEA: German East Africa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_East_Africa

Kurrent (script)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurrent

NGC: German New Guinea Company
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_New_Guinea_Company

PNG: Papua New Guinea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_New_Guinea

SWA: German South West Africa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_South_West_Africa

Vessels "Bayern", Lübeck", ...
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reichspostdampfer

Western Islands
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Islands,_Papua_New_Guinea
OD_1895_PNG_15d_186p
OD_1895_01_P01_PNG_Diary01_04p
OD_1895_01_P01_PNG_Diary01_4p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-01-17
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Berlin, Germany
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (2 sheets, 4 pages) (it's more of a letter)
Paper size: 14.0 cm x 22.0 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_01_P01_PNG_Diary01_4p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, 4)
OD_1895_02_P01_PNG_Diary02_14p
OD_1895_02_P01_PNG_Diary02_14p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-02-17
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: vessel "Bayern", Port Said, Egypt
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (7 sheets, 14 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22,1 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_02_P01_PNG_Diary02_14p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 14)
OD_1895_02_P01_PNG_Diary03_12p
OD_1895_02_P01_PNG_Diary03_12p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-02-23
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: vessel "Bayern", Bab el-Mandeb, Aden
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (6 sheets, 12 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary with one sketch
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_02_P01_PNG_Diary03_12p _xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 12)
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary04_20p
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary04_20p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-03-08
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: vessel "Bayern", Singapore
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (10 sheets, 20 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary04_20p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 20)
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary05_04p
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary05_4p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-03-16
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: vessel "Bayern", Singapore
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (2 sheets, 4 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary05_4p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, 4)
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary06_08p
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary06_8p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-03-27
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: vessel "Lübeck", Singapore-Batavia-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (4 sheets, 8 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary06_8p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, … 8)
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary07_03p
OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary07_3p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-03-29
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: copy (original: Madang Museum)
Place of creation: vessel "Lübeck", Singapore-Batavia-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (2 sheets, 3 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_03_P01_PNG_Diary07_3p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3)
OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary08_04p
OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary08_4p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-04-12
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (2 sheets, 4 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary08_4p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, 4)
OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary09_12p
OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary09_12p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-04-12
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope 1: 1 booklet (6 sheets, 12 pages)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary
Font: Latin
Legibility: good
Note 1: on page 2 the author describes the Dallmann-Einfahrt, …

Medium 2: 1 sketch "Dallmann-Einfahrt, Friedrich Wilhelmshafen, …"
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.2 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
Conservation Status: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten, coloured
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary09_12p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 12)
OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary10_01p
OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary10_1p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-04-13
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope:  1 sheet, 1 page, 2 photos (missing)
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_04_P01_PNG_Diary10_1p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1)
OD_1895_06_P01_PNG_Diary11_26p
OD_1895_06_P01_PNG_Diary11_26p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-06-07
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope 1:  11 sheets, 22 pages , page 21-22 laminated
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
Conservation Status: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good
Note 1: on page 4 the author refers to 4 sketches

Scope 2: 1 sketch "I) Astrolabe Bai"
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Scope 3: 1 sketch "II) Kurrisches Haff"
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Scope 4: 1 sketch "III) Skizze von Friedr. Wilh. Hfn."
Extent: 22.1 cm x 28.2 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Scope 5: 1 sketch "IV) Mein Wohnhaus (My house)"
Extent: 22.1 cm x 28.2 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files:  OD1895_06_P01_PNG_Diary11_26p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, 22)
OD_1895_08_P01_PNG_Diary12_56p
OD_1895_08_P01_PNG_Diary12_56p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-08-03
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope 1:  28 sheets, 54 pages , two pages blank
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good
Note 1: on page 2 the author describes his new apartment

Scope 2: 1 sketch "Skizze meiner neuen Wohnung - Juli 95"
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Scope 3: 1 sketch "Skizze der Hütte am Hansemannberg"
with the note "Zum Familienbrief vom 3.August 1895"
Extent: 14.1 cm x 22.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten
Font: Latin
Readability: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_08_P01_PNG_Diary12_56p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 54)
OD_1895_09_P01_PNG_Diary13_04p
OD_1895_09_P01_PNG_Diary13_4p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1931)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938), Auguste Hertzer (1855-1934)
Date: 1895-09-22
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope:  2 sheets, 4 pages
Extent: 14.3 cm x 22.2 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_11_P01_PNG_Diary13_4p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, 4)
OD_1895_10_P01_PNG_Diary14_02p
OD_1895_10_P01_PNG_Diary14_2p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-10-15
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope:  1 postcard
Extent: 9.2 cm x 14.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_10_P01_PNG_Diary14_2p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2)
OD_1895_11_P01_PNG_Diary15_16p
OD_1895_11_P01_PNG_Diary15_16p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1895-11-14
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Hafen
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope:  8 sheets, 16 pages
Extent: 13.9 cm x 21.7 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1895_11_P01_PNG_Diary15_16p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 16)
OD_1896_PNG_6d_138p
OD_1896_01_P01_PNG_Diary16_25p
OD_1896_01_P01_PNG_Diary16_25p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1896-01-19
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1896
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papu New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (14 sheets, 28 pages, 3 pages blank)
Extent: 14.0 cm x 22.0 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: medium (writing on the back shines through the paper)

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1896_01_P01_PNG_Diary16_25p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 25)
OD_1896_05_P01_PNG_Diary17_11p
OD_1896_05_P01_PNG_Diary17_11p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1896-05-09
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1896
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papu New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (12 sheets,  11 pages, backsides blank, 1 page blank)
Extent: 14.2cm x 22.2 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1896_01_P01_PNG_Diary17_11p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, … 11)
OD_1896_05_P01_PNG_Diary18_50p
OD_1896_05_P01_PNG_Diary18_50p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1896-05-NN
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1896
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papu New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (50 sheets,  50 pages, backsides blank)
Extent: 13.9cm x 21.9 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1896_05_P01_PNG_Diary18_50p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, … 50)
OD_1896_08_P01_PNG_Diary19_12p
OD_1896_08_P01_PNG_Diary19_12p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1896-08-12
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1896
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papu New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (12 sheets,  12 pages, backsides blank)
Extent: 14.0cm x 22.0 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1896_08_P01_PNG_Diary19_12p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, … 12)
OD_1896_10_P01_PNG_Diary20_12p
OD_1896_10_P01_PNG_Diary20_12p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1896-10-NN
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1896
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papu New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (12 sheets,  12 pages, backsides blank)
Extent: 14.0cm x 22.0 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1896_10_P01_PNG_Diary20_12p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, … 20)
OD_1896_12_P01_PNG_Diary21_28p
OD_1896_12_P01_PNG_Diary21_28p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1896-12-NN
Subject: Papua New Guinea 1896
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papu New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
physician at the German New Guinea Company

Scope: 1 booklet (28 sheets,  28 pages, backsides blank)
Extent: 14.0cm x 22.0 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1896_12_P01_PNG_Diary21_28p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 1, 2, 3, … 28)
OD_1898_SWA_3d_73p
OD_1898_08_P01_SWA_Diary_35p
OD_1998_08_P01_SWA_Diary_35p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1898-08-NN
Subject: South West Africa 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 1 booklet (36 sheets,  35 pages, backsides blank, 1 page blank)
Extent: 13.4 cm x 21.0 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1898_01_P01_SWA_Diary01_35p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 35)
OD_1898_11_P01_SWA_Diary_19p
OD_1998_11_P01_SWA_Diary_19p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1898-NN-NN … 1898-11-08
Subject: South West Africa 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 1 booklet (19 sheets,  19 pages, page 31-49, covered)
Extent: 19.2 cm x 23.1 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Note: page 1-30 missing

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1898_11_P01_SWA_Diary_19p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 19)
OD_1898_11_P02_SWA_Diary_19p
OD_1998_11_P02_SWA_Diary_19p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1898-11-29 … 1898-12-16
Subject: South West Africa 1895
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 1 booklet (17 sheets,  32 pages, 1 page blank,  covered), 1 sketch (2 pages)
Extent: 17.0 cm x 20.5 cm, +/- 0.1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary with 1 sketch
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1898_Western_Islands_1d_??p
OD_1902_11_P02_Western_Islands_Diary_??p
OD_1902_11_P02_Western_Islands_Diary_??p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Georg (his father, 1835-1917)
Date: 1902, Nov-Dec
Subject: Seven-week round trip to the Western Islands
Edition: original
Place of creation: Papua New Guinea
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops
in German New Guinea (Stephansort) à la suite
for the purpose of malaria research on behalf of Robert Koch

Scope: ??? pages
Extent: ???
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary with photos
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Notes: easy to read

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OD_1904_SWA_5d_305p
OD_1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscipt_104p
OD_1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscipt_104p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Georg (his father, 1835-1917)
Date: 1904, Jan-Jul
Subject: Herero Wars 1904
Edition: handwritten transcripts of his father
  (original sent to Auguste Hertzer, missing)
Place of creation of the original: South West Africa (SWA)
Place of creation of the transcripts: Germany
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 5 bocklets, enclosed in a cover, 1 photo
Extent: 16,5 cm x 21,0 cm, +/- 0,2 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary with some sketches
Font: Kurrent
Legibility: fair

Cover 1 (1 sheet), provided with a note:
"Vor dem Versenden der großen Tagebuchblätter sind die mit "Privat" bezeichneten
6 Blätter 24, 25, 27, 34, 35 und 36 herauszunehmen und zurück zu behalten."
(Before sending the large diary sheets, the 6 sheets marked "Private"
24, 25, 27, 34, 35 and 36 are to be taken out and retained.)

Cover 2 (1 sheet), provided with a note:
"Abschriften der Tagebuchblätter meines Sohnes, die ich auf seinem Wunsch
an die Schwester vom Rothen Kreuz "Auguste Hertzer"
zu Herbertshöhe in Deutsch-Neu-Guinea geschickt habe."
(Copies of the diary sheets of my son, which I had sent on his request
to the sister of the Red Cross "Auguste Hertzer"
to Herbertshöhe in German New Guinea.)

Booklet 1 (18 sheets)
Great Diary 1904 Jan-Mar, p. 1-33 
Small Diary 1904 Mar, p. 1-8 
Great Diary 1904 Mar, p. 34-40

Booklet 2 (6 sheets)
Small Diary 1904 Apr, p. 9-28  

Booklet 3 (10 sheets):
Small Diary 1904 Apr, p. 9-28

Booklet 4 (6 sheets):
Great Diary 1904 May, p. 41-54

Booklet 5 (12 sheets):
Great Diary 1904 May-Jul, p. 55-74
Hero Wars 1904 Oct, p. 1-7

Photo 1
Attached to Great Diary p. 21

Note 1: only available as a copy of his father
Note 2: handwritten, Kurrent font, hard to read
Note 3: The booklets/diaries are labeled as "Big Diary" or "Small Diary"
Note 4: some pages of the booklets contain more than one diary page

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OD1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscript1_36p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 36)
OD1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscript2_12p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 12)
OD1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscript3_20p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 20)
OD1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscript4_12p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 12)
OD1904_01_P07_SWA_DiaryTranscript5_24p_xxx.jpg    (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 24)
OD_1904_03_P02_SWA_Sketches_3p
OD_1904_03_P02_SWA_Sketches_3p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1904, Mar-Apr
Subject: Herero Wars
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa (SWA)
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 3 sheets
Extent sketch 1 (Gefecht bei Klein Barmen 04.Mar.1904):
  33,0 cm x 21,9 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Extent sketch 2 (Gefecht bei bei Onganjira 09. Apr. 1904):
  20,8 cm x 26,7 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Extent sketch 3 (Südabhang des Waterberges 13. Aug. 1904):
  approx. 21 cm x 50 cm
Page orientation: portrait, landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: handwritten
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Note 1: sketch 1 is available as a transcript of his father

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1904_04_P09_SWA_Postcards_144p
OD_1904_04_P09_SWA_Postcards_144p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1904, Apr-Dec
Subject: Herero Wars
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa (SWA)
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 72 postcards (German: "Feldpostkarten", addressed to his father)
Extent: 9,0 cm x 14,0 cm, +/- 0,2 cm
Page orientation: portrait and landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary with detailed sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: fair

Note 1: very small font, magnification required, a few postcards are missing
Note 2: also available as a transcript of his father
  (handwritten, Kurrent font, hard to read)

Digital document format: JPEG 10,0 cm x 15,0 cm with white image margin
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(xxx = 001, 003, 005, … 143 front of cards, 002, 004, 006, … 144 back of cards)
OD_1904_09_P01_SWA_Diary_33p
OD_1904_09_P01_SWA_Diary_33p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1904, Sep
Subject: Herero Wars
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa (SWA)
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 33 sheets
Extent: 12,9 cm x 22,1 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait and landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Note 1: easy to read
Note 2: two transcripts of his father available
  (handwritten, Sütterlin font, hard to read)

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1904_10_P03_SWA_Diary_21p
OD_1904_10_P03_SWA_Diary_21p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1904, Oct-Dec
Subject: Herero Wars
Edition: original
Place of creation: South West Africa (SWA)
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 21 sheets (page 1-7, 13-26)
Extent: 13,0 cm x 21,9 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait and landscape
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Note 1: easy to read
Note 2: page 8-12 missing
Note 3: two transcripts of his father available
  (handwritten, Kurrent font, hard to read)

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1906_GEA_6d_185p
OD_1906_01_P08_GEA_DiaryTranscript_92p
OD_1906_01_P08_GEA_DiaryTranscript_92p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Georg (his father, 1835-1917)
Date: 1906
Subject: German East Africa 1906
Edition: Edition: handwritten transcripts of his father (some originals missing)
Place of creation of the original: German East Africa (GEA)
Place of creation: Germany
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 2 bocklets
Extent: 14,3 cm x 22,4 cm, +/- 0,2 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary with less sketches
Font: Kurrent
Legibility: fair

Booklet 1 (28 sheets, 56 pages)
Cover 1 (1 sheet), provided with a note:
"56 Seiten u. 1 Photograhie …" (56 pages and 1 photo …)
page 1-11: Diary 1906 GEA Jan, page 1-12
page 11-25: Diary 1906 GEA Feb, page 1-17
page 27-35: Diary 1906 GEA Mar, page 1-10 (with two sketches)
page 37-44: Diary 1906 GEA Apr, page 1-10
page 45-56: Diary 1906 GEA May, page 1-13

Booklet 2 (37 sheets, 36 pages (left sides and last page are blank)
page 1-36: Diary Jul-Aug 1906 GEA , page 1-36

Note 1: only available as a copy of his father (without photo)
Note 2: handwritten, Kurrent font, hard to read

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OD_1906_01_P01_GEA_Diary_12p
OD_1906_01_P01_GEA_Diary_12p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1906, Jan
Subject: German East Africa 1906
Edition: original
Place of creation: steamship "R.P.D. Gouverneur"
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 12 sheets
Extent: 12,8 cm x 22,3 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1906_04_P01_GEA_Diary_10p
OD_1906_04_P01_GEA_Diary_10p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1906, Apr
Subject: German East Africa 1906
Edition: original
Place of creation: German East Africa (GEA), Daressalam
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 10 sheets
Extent: 12,8 cm x 22,3 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1906_05_P01_GEA_Diary_13p
OD_1906_05_P01_GEA_Diary_13p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1906, May
Subject: German East Africa 1906
Edition: original
Place of creation: German East Africa, Amani
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 13 sheets
Extent: 12,8 cm x 22,3 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1906_07_P02_GEA_Diary_37p
OD_1906_07_P02_GEA_37p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1906, Jul-Aug
Subject: German East Africa 1906
Edition: original (also available: 36 sheets transcript, page 10-17 missing)
Place of creation: German East Africa (GEA)
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 36 sheets, 1 cover letter to the parents 
Extent: 12,8 cm x 22,3 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
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OD_1906_09_P01_GEA_Diary_21p
OD_1906_09_P01_GEA_Diary_21p
Author: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Publisher: Dempwolff, Otto (1871-1938)
Date: 1906, Sep
Subject: German East Africa 1906
Edition: original (also available: 21 sheets transcript, last page missing)
Place of creation: German East Africa (GEA)
Language: German

Activity of Otto Dempwolff at this time:
staff physician (German: "Stabsarzt") at the German colonial troops

Scope: 21 sheets
Extent: 12,8 cm x 22,3 cm, +/- 0,1 cm
Page orientation: portrait
State of preservation: good
Writing style: descriptive, handwritten diary without sketches
Font: Latin
Legibility: good

Digital document format: JPEG 21,0 cm x 29,7 cm with white image margin
Files: OD_1906_09_P01_GEA_diary_21p_xxx.jpg (xxx = 01, 02, 03, … 21)