Curt Abel-Musgrave (born April 4, 1860 in Berlin , † November 3, 1938 in Cambridge , Massachusetts , USA ), born Curt Emil Josua Abel , was a German-American chemist , physician , educator , journalist , author , publicist , and translator Local politician who lived in Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, the Netherlands and the United States.
He published political and socially critical works, a utopian anti-war novel, theater comedies, dramas, fairy tales, poems, novels and essays, some under the names or abbreviations C. Abel, Curt Abel, Kurt Abel, Curt A.-Musgrave, Kurt A. Musgrave, C. Musgrave, C. Abel-Musgrave, Curt Abel-Musgrawe, and under the pseudonyms Ernest Lunge, W. Rosen and Curt A. Freiburg and anonymously.
The correct family name was Abel . The name Musgrave, arbitrarily added by Curt Abel, had no reference to his family. Curt Abel had a family name of the English-speaking world by hyphen (rather resolutely English. Hyphen add) and hit upon the right to use for this purpose a fictional character of his friend, the doctor and writer Arthur Conan Doyle. In his literary work, Musgrave is a fellow student from the college days of the detective Sherlock Holmes .
From today's point of view, there does not seem to be a requirement for this name change, because the Hebrew name Abel ( Hebrew הֶבֶל ; Hevel ) was common and easy to pronounce both as a first name and as a family name due to its biblical tradition in the Anglophone-speaking area.
In addition to a certain fascination, the reason for the addition of his family name could possibly have been the attempt to disguise his own partly Jewish origin by the English pronunciation of the future family double name, at least in the German-speaking area. The trigger for this may have been the affair of an anti-Semitic insult in February 1890, through which he lost his fellow student and friend in a duel. His family name Salomon ( Hebrew שְׁלֹמֹה ; Šəlomoh ) also suggested a Jewish ancestry.
According to the publications under his actual name Curt Abel, the addition of the name Musgrave can be dated to the mid-1890s at the earliest. Conan Doyle's fictional character Musgrave should not have become known to Abel until around this time, because Conan Doyle's work The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual first appeared on May 13, 1893 in the American Harper's Weekly and on May 29, 1893 in the British The Strand Magazine . The British periodical was the most important literary magazine in the United Kingdom at the time , so it can be assumed that it was read by the writer Curt Abel during his years in England. Abel's name change to Abel-Musgrave probably took place on the occasion of an official registration during a stay in the USA.
His son Richard dropped the hyphen between these two surnames when he applied for US citizenship in 1937 . As a result, the son used his actual family name Abel, abbreviated as Richard A. Musgrave, which made it look like a middle name in a spelling customary in Anglophone countries. In some cases the son omitted the family name Abel or the abbreviation A. completely. Richard's later dissertation was nonetheless registered under both Abel-Musgrave and Musgrave at Harvard .
Curt Abel was the son of the philology pioneer teaching at the Berlin Humboldt Academy , the professor of comparative linguistics and ethnic psychology, Carl Kalonymos Abel (1827–1906) and his wife, Auguste Karoline (1831–1903), née Schwarz. Curt Abel had siblings; a presumably older sister who emigrated to the United States is considered secure.
Both of his parents' families had members of Jewish descent, such as Curt Abel's paternal grandfather, the banker Gerson Abel (* 1791), and his maternal grandmother, Friederike Charlotte Schwarz (* 1803), née Guergens. Both had converted to the Christian faith. Curt Abel grew up Evangelical Lutheran . However, he evaded his confirmation one day before the event, so that his father Carl Abel felt compelled to withdraw the invitations issued for the occasion at very short notice. The family was not religious in the strict sense; Curt Abel was, however, very aware of his partly Jewish ancestors.
Curt Abel-Musgrave's marriage in 1907 to the daughter of the politician Richard Karl Adalbert Prüfer , the passionate mountaineer Annemarie Charlotte "Lotte" (1871–1923), née Prüfer, resulted in two children, the later educator Ellen Abel , who was born in Clifton near Bristol -Musgrave (1908–1988) and the then internationally known economist Richard Abel-Musgrave (1910–2007), born in Königstein im Taunus . In 1923 Curt Abel-Musgrave's wife died of leukemia at the age of 52 . She was buried in Königstein.
After primary school, Curt Abel first attended the Königliche Wilhelm-Gymnasium in Berlin-Tiergarten , where Johannes Biermann , William Küster , Wilhelm Liebermann von Wahlendorf , Carl Ludwig Reimer , Max Rötger and Georg Witkowski were taught at about the same time . The family had meanwhile moved from Berlin's Hohenzollernstrasse 10 ( Zehlendorf ) to Keithstrasse 9 ( Schöneberg , near Wittenbergplatz ). In 1876 he moved to Bruchsal to the Grand Ducal Badisches Gymnasium , at that time a Progymnasium . The reason for this change is unclear, especially since the Berlin address books show that his parents continued to live in Berlin. One source establishes an incomprehensible connection with Curt Abel's refusal to give confirmation, which, however, should be dated about two years before the school change. A connection with his tuberculosis disease would be more likely , because of which affected children from the big city were often sent to the country (mountains, forest, lake, light, air, sun) to strengthen and recover. Because of this illness, he was only able to take his school leaving examination in 1882. By this time the Progymnasium had been expanded into a grammar school.
In Berlin, Curt Abel began studying medicine at the Friedrich Wilhelms University and also took literature and new languages (including English). At that time, high school students were mostly only taught in the old language.
" Socrates and Anaxagoras , Galileo and Pythagoras ... Columbus , Copernicus , Kepler , Giordano Bruno , Lavoisier , Fulton , Franklin , Harvey , Curie , Zeppelin ... they are landmarks on the path of suffering of the human race."
From October 1882 he did military service as a one-year volunteer with a cavalry regiment stationed in Berlin , most recently as a non-commissioned officer or Royal Prussian officer aspirant (= officer candidate).
In October 1883, Curt Abel, 23 years old, traveled on the brand-new, luxurious express steamer Elbe from North German Lloyd via Bremerhaven and Southampton to New York City , and from there by train via Chicago to San Francisco to visit his brother-in-law and sister, who lived in California . At first he worked as a harvest helper on their orchards for a few weeks.
He later worked as a journalist as the local editor (City Editor) of the German-language daily newspaper San Francisco Abend Post , published between 1860 and 1903, under editor-in-chief Hugo Herzer (1845-1921). This sheet had in 1880 z. B. an early work by Karl May ( Der Waldkönig ) was printed without authorization.
He attributed a cholera epidemic among Chinese immigrants in San Francisco described by Abel to general addiction to profit and the corruption of officials. He described San Francisco's Chinatown as hell ("bright") in the sense of a slum . In contrast, he characterized the big city inhabited by his peers ("us") as a healthy paradise and at the same time distinguished himself as privileged from the Asians. He characterized the accommodations of the Chinese immigrants as epidemic caves ("plague caves") and pestilential dens ("pestilential dens"), the air on their streets as soaked with bacilli, mold and stench ("impregnated with bacilli, fungi and stench") . At the time, he was by no means alone with this criticism and his way of describing the situation. In this context, he should be reminded of his own discomfort (Tbc), which may have made him particularly sensitive. He later took a vehement position when he spoke out against the influx of Asian workers to Germany. From the USA he was familiar with the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which largely excluded Chinese from immigrating to the United States until the 1920s. He condemned the suffragette women's rights movement, also known to him from the USA . Both reservations influenced his further work, with which he corresponded to the common discriminatory thought patterns of his time.
In February 1885 he applied for US citizenship, but returned to Germany in January 1886 and settled in Freiburg im Breisgau . There he was immediately called up for a two-month reserve exercise in Strasbourg . He resumed his interrupted medical studies at Freiburg's Albert Ludwig University . However, since he had to repeatedly join the military as a reservist in between , the course of his studies became somewhat erratic, especially since he had also taken the courses in literature and new languages.
Curt Abel, who still sympathized with social democracy in his youth , developed into a passionate supporter of the monarchy and from mid-June 1888 ( three emperor year ) he had high expectations of the young German Kaiser Wilhelm II. From holders of socially respected positions such as nobles and officers , Scientists, politicians, educators, clergymen and journalists expected Abel to have an ethos shaped by moral values .
"A person can be very high in one relationship, very inferior in another."
Abel's journalistic and journalistic activity primarily served socio-political aspects. He wanted to focus on disadvantaged groups that he had become aware of through his various activities and places of work. He mostly argued from a patriotic on the one hand and Christian liberal viewpoint on the other. With a reformist mindset, he pleaded for "Christianity of action" instead of dogmatism , fanaticism or orthodoxy . Abel's point of view formed a basic conception that is largely reflected in his works and activities.
In numerous publications he exposed societal, social and hygienic grievances. He also clearly criticized the increasing Prussian militarism. At that time, his engagement was seen as quite rebellious and, in combination with his partly Jewish family background, was hardly suitable to gain a high social reputation in the predominantly militaristic and authoritarian German Empire. Partly out of disappointment, he moved abroad repeatedly and therefore developed polyglot, also due to existing family ties to England and the United States. At the time, this was rather unusual. Curt Abel, however, followed seamlessly with the cosmopolitanism of his father Carl.
In Freiburg he met the publisher Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld , who was seven years his senior , and who had also attended the Royal Wilhelm High School in Berlin. In 1889, 29-year-old Curt Abel was the first author Fehsenfeld signed for his publishing bookstore, which was in the process of being founded. He became the publisher's in-house author and, in this regard, the predecessor of Karl May. Abel and Fehsenfeld are said to have enjoyed a warm relationship.
During another military service in July and August 1889 as reservist and vice-sergeant of the XV. Army Corps subordinate to Alsatian Train Battalion No. 15 in Strasbourg, Curt Abel documented the gross mistreatment of soldiers by officers in his diary. When he published the relevant excerpt from his diary in Berlin in 1890 (initially bypassing the Fehsenfeld publishing house), it caused a considerable stir. He had not submitted a complaint through official channels. His aim was to make the public aware of the fact that such cases were usually kept secret. As a result, he was demoted to a two-week (withdrawing entitlement officer in peacetime) and by a military court for his service law misdemeanor criminal arrest convicted, he was serving in December 1890th He could easily have avoided taking this sentence because he had meanwhile moved to Switzerland. For reasons of principle, however, he sat this down. As it turned out independently, Abel's chiefly accused officer, a Rittmeister , was apparently a psychopath . He died at the end of 1890 in an " insane asylum ". Abel later followed up with a publication describing the military court proceedings against him, which continued to view him as a provocateur. The cases of mistreatment of soldiers described by Curt Abel in his publication Vier Wochen Vice-Wachtmeister were brought into the debates of the Reichstag by the MP August Bebel (SPD) and dealt with repeatedly. Curt Abel and his publications are therefore mentioned several times in Parliament's minutes.
From February 1890 he was indirectly involved in the Vering – Salomon duel between corporates , as a result of which his (Jewish) fellow student and friend cand. Med from Neuwied . Eduard Salomon (1864–1890) had died. An insult as a "crooked Jewish boy" had been in the room. Through his publication in the Badener Academischen Blätter , which was picked up by well-known publications such as the Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums and the Neue Preußische Zeitung (Kreuzzeitung) , Curt Abel brought the cause of the conflict, which was essentially due to anti-Semitism, to nationwide attention and later published other publications to. In these he also complained about the mild court judgment against the duel opponent who had publicly pronounced the insult. In the following year, Abel also wrote Memoirs of a Couleur Student , which dealt critically with the way of life of a corporation in the Wilhelmine era .
From January 1891 Abel was co-editor of the German national monthly Das Deutsche Reich alongside Edmund B. Miller (* 1855) . His companion Miller, who was five years his senior, was a captain. D. of the 5th Württemberg Grenadier Regiment "King Karl" and, like Abel, had dealt critically in various writings with military conventions, court proceedings and the mistreatment of soldiers. Like Abel, Miller was repeatedly thematized in the Reichstag. From 1891 Abel was editor of the future newspaper of the Germanic League of Nations .
Curt Abel did his practical year as a medical assistant at the University Polyclinic in Zurich . He processed his experiences there with the impoverished workforce, together with the diary entries from his student days at Berlin clinics, for the publication At the Misery. Dedicated to all the rich and carefree (1891). He attributed the rampant tuberculosis, from which he himself suffered, to legislative deficiencies, hygienic and social inadequacies. He published during this time also with the publishing magazine of Jacob Luke Schabelitz . It was a Swiss publishing house that was preferred by German oppositionists , including August Bebel and Friedrich Engels , when they were affected by political censorship in their own country .
After his socio-political advances, disappointed in the lack of reforms, Abel moved to England in 1891/92, where he subsequently worked as an educator and teacher for delinquent (“neglected”) boys, including in Bath ( Somerset ). He retained his German citizenship. The previous close connection to the publisher with Fehsenfeld loosened, so that he looked around for another or a new, profitable in-house author and found Karl May in 1891. In England, Abel befriended the doctor and writer Arthur Conan Doyle.
In 1898 Curt Abel-Musgrave returned to Germany at the age of 38 and began a second degree in chemistry. To this end, he initially enrolled at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, and from the 1900 semester at the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg. From 1898 he worked in Göttingen alongside Karl von Arnswaldt , Carl Hermann Busse , Kuno Graf von Hardenberg , Paul Heyse , Engelbert von Kerkering , Heinrich Leuthold , Agnes Miegel , Carl Mönckeberg , Börries von Münchhausen , Levin Ludwig Schücking , Moritz Graf von Strachwitz , Paul Viertel among other things contributed to the academic-literary Göttingen Muses-Almanac of lyrical poems, ballads and short stories founded in 1896 , the title of which was to recall the famous forerunner of the Göttingen Hainbund of the same name .
“Hell, Abel-Musgrave can do something! The others are terrible amateurs! "
In parallel, he worked as a translator and transferred in 1898 Kipling worldwide success The Jungle Book ( The Jungle Book ) in the German language. In the translation he made some changes compared to Kipling's original text, for example in the title Im Dschungel , which lasted until 1913 before it was adjusted to the English original.
His studies concluded the now 47-year-old Curt Abel Musgrave in 1907 with the promotion to Doctor Rerum naturalium on the subject to knowledge of styrenes from where it comes to the laboratory production and testing of a group of benzene compounds left.
In the same year in which he got married, he moved to England again to work as a teacher and journalist in Bristol and in the well-known seaside resort of Brighton ( East Sussex ) until 1913 . During this phase of his life his two children were born, the daughter Ellen in England, the son Richard in Germany, because Curt Abel-Musgrave's wife "Lotte" had returned to her mother's house in 1910 to give birth.
In Germany as well as in England he published, in the tradition of his literary colleague Charles Dickens, critical considerations of the German and English child and juvenile prison system and corresponded on this subject with the director of the Badisches Landesprison in Bruchsal, Senior Government Councilor Joseph Lenhard. Abel-Musgrave described the Farm School for Boys of the Royal Philanthropic Society in Redhill ( Surrey ) as a model institution to counter the dreary and violent German " welfare educational institutions", often run by unqualified contemporaries, with a positive model. His favorite Farm School for Boys in Redhill, which he had attended repeatedly and for long periods of time, a village-like facility without walls and fences, was based on the French Colonie pénitentiaire in Mettray , but it did not seem opportune to Abel-Musgrave at the time to present the Germans with an exemplary rehabilitation project for France, which was then regarded as an arch enemy. The British, however, were more respected by the Germans.
“As I have come to know in years of struggle, the forces in Germany which are concerned with maintaining the existing situation are very great. But the law of evolution is stronger than them. It will tear down the walls that medieval cruelty piled up between these children and their human rights, as soon as the people have gained an understanding of the actual circumstances. "
In 1909, with the publication of an extensive collection of English parliamentary speeches and press reports, he made it clear that the military balance of power between the weakened United Kingdom and the strengthened German Empire had shifted. This resulted in the latent "danger of a collision between these most outstanding representatives of Germanicism". Five years later his fears came true.
When Curt Abel-Musgrave moved back to Germany with his family, he first lived in Niederwalluf and from 1914 or 1916 in Königstein im Taunus. His mother-in-law, Susette Julie Charlotte Prüfer (1845–1937), née Pick, owned a villa there. He lived there with his family for around fifteen years.
In 1914 Abel-Musgrave corresponded with the surgeon Otto Lanz and the physicist Wilhelm Wien , was the founder and editor of the publication America , a monthly for German-American interests in the field of trade and all progress , and went on a journalistic search after democracy . He compared the form of government of the German Empire with that of Great Britain and the United States. In doing so, he came to the conclusion that a “monarchical centralization of violence” was necessary due to growing political tensions. He called for the establishment of an impartial “Yearbook of German Freedom” for ongoing documentation of the abuse of power. From 1915 a letter has been received to the historian Heinrich Finke , in which he asked the addressee for his frank opinion on his newly published memorandum, The Spiritual and Psychological Care of the German Warriors in the Field .
After the First World War , which Germany lost , he called for far-reaching reforms of the health system, the military, the judiciary and social legislation, for reconciliation with all war opponents. Overall, however, his journalistic and socio-political engagement noticeably decreased. Instead, Curt Abel-Musgrave became involved in local politics, and in 1918, as the second speaker at a meeting in Königstein im Taunus, demanded the "establishment of a people's advice center, a consumer association and a debating club in the local area". At least in 1920 and 1921 he was a member of the Königstein city council.
His interest in spiritualism , a current trend of that time, may have been stimulated by his friend Conan Doyle, who had been interested in spiritualism since around 1886, believed in psychic abilities, was friends with Harry Houdini from 1920 and was one of the leading people after the First World War Voices of this movement counted. Abel-Musgrave translated his work on this in 1921 with the title What is Spiritism? The new revelation . Abel-Musgrave also wrote an extensive introduction to the history and research of parapsychology and spiritualism, which took up almost half of the German-language book edition. In this he formulated his sympathy for spiritism.
Just a year later, Abel-Musgrave's spiritually inspired work The Bacillus War was published . In this anti-war novel, written as a utopia, he expressed his deep mistrust of diplomats and politicians and described true dreams and telepathy interpreted spiritistically .
"Genius and invention are ahead of their time."
Six years after the early death of his wife, he moved to Switzerland with his son Richard in 1929 and to The Hague in the Netherlands in 1931 . In 1937 he emigrated from there to the United States, where he published one last play and an essay on immigration to the United States. In the US state of Massachusetts he lived with his son Richard, who remained in the USA after a scholarship from the Academic Exchange Service (AAD) approved in 1932 after the transfer of power to the National Socialists in his home country had meanwhile been carried out.
Curt Abel-Musgrave died at the age of 78 and was buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery (Pilgrim Path, Lot 8154, Mausoleum G_H, Space 1) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His son Richard was buried next to him in 2007.
The information in the relevant archives (DNB, Worldcat) is not consistently reliable with regard to the author name under which Abel or Abel-Musgrave published his works. Ultimately, only a look at the respective original edition can provide final information.
- The Cholera in San Francisco. A contribution to the history of corruption in California . San Francisco News Company, San Francisco 1885. OCLC 20740370
- The impending revolution in the United States of North America . Walther & Apolant , Berlin 1886.
- as Curt Abel: Fragments of a Newly Discovered Bible . Verlag-Magazin Schabelitz, Zurich 1888. OCLC 729974901
- as Curt A. Freiburg (pseudonym): officers without epaulettes. Experiences of a retired officer . Minden, Dresden and Leipzig 1889. OCLC 43208075
- as Curt Abel: Chinese in Germany? A contemporary view . CF Conrad, Berlin 1890. (Reprint from: Berliner Tageblatt of January 26, 1887) OCLC 977598770
- as Curt Abel: The Vering – Salomon duel. A consideration along with an appendix. Extended separate imprint from the Baden academic sheets . Verlag der Badischen Akademischen Blaetter, Freiburg im Breisgau 1890. OCLC 970848273 Also published in Hebrew the same year; Publisher and location unknown. OCLC 1004848998
- as Curt Abel: four weeks vice-sergeant. Excerpts from my diary . Verlag Adolph Hein, Berlin 1890 (1st edition); Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1890 (from 2nd edition). OCLC 494232831
- as Curt Abel: Before the court martial. Martial court prosecution of my brochure "Four Weeks Vice-Wachtmeister" . Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1890. OCLC 751364342
- anonymous, presumably Curt Abel: Reminder to the German officers. Letter from a German nobleman to his son . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1890.
- as Curt Abel: The Cross! Reflections on the Vering – Salomon duel . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1890. OCLC 163400420
- as Curt Abel: Fourteen days in jail. A true story . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 2, pp. 65–81; 3, pp. 138-158. As a special reprint from Verlag Caesar Schmidt, Zurich 1891. OCLC 637619446
- Germany and the truth. A fantasy . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, pp. 3–5.
- Regional Church and Religion . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, pp. 27-30.
- German culture images . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, pp. 30–39.
- The junk dealer. A parallel between fairy tales and reality . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, pp. 52–58.
- Practical Christianity . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, pp. 58–59.
- Dogmatic Christianity . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, p. 60.
- A loiter in Switzerland . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 1, pp. 11-19; 3, pp. 184-192; 5, pp. 257-269.
- Kaiser Wilhelm as a reformer . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 3, pp. 129-137.
- Red beard. A parallel between fairy tales and reality . In: Das Deutsche Reich 1 (1891) 5, pp. 285–291.
- as Curt Abel: The German studied in the United States of North America. In addition to an appendix: The German ship's doctor . Verlag-Magazin J. Schabelitz, Zurich 1891. OCLC 916960092
- anonymous, possibly Curt Abel: Memoirs of a replacement reservist from Ulm. A contribution to the chapter on ill-treatment of soldiers . Caesar Schmidt publishing house, Zurich 1891.
- as Curt Abel: Christianity, social democracy and true freedom. A consideration . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publisher, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891. OCLC 66114331
- anonymous, possibly Curt Abel: Away with the Jesuits. A wake-up call to all thinking Germans . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891.
- as Curt Abel: With the poor [Zurich] - Dedicated to all rich and carefree . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891. OCLC 831152980
- as Curt Abel: The stepchild of the German army. Critical considerations . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publisher, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891. OCLC 456740288
- as Curt Abel: Memoirs of a Couleur Student. Communicated by Curt Abel . Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891. (Reprint: ISBN 3628370272 ; ISBN 3-944052-83-0 ) OCLC 42690887
- The Caricature of German in English Schools. An appeal to parents . William Rice, London 1893. OCLC 266995990
- German History. A short review of the principal facts. With an appendix containing biographies of poets, statesmen, and others , Schulbuch, Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1894. OCLC 29866408
- German Dramatic Scenes. Twelve short plays for use in schools etc. With a short prefatorial account of the author's method of teaching modern languages , edited short dramas for school lessons. Arnold, London and New York 1895. OCLC 563140354
- French Dramatic Scenes. Twelve short plays for use in schools etc. , edited short dramas for school lessons. Arnold, London and New York 1896. OCLC 316634181
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: French Conversation with the Examiner. Specially adapted to the requirements of Army and Navy candidates . Sunshine & Co., London 1897. OCLC 563140345
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: Heidelberger Schöpfungsgeschichte . The German Times, Berlin 1902. OCLC 314405050
- The higher gentlemen's teacher Hohes Lied zu Tuberkelhausen. A fragment . Mannheimer Aktiendruckerei, Heidelberg 1905.
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: On the Knowledge of Styrenes . Inaugural dissertation from April 18, 1907. Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Verlag K. Rössler, Heidelberg 1907. OCLC 250171775
- as Ernest Lunge (pseudonym) with Bernhard Dukes: Patents and designs. Mr. Lloyd George's Bill as amended . London 1907. OCLC 732092175
- Children in German Prisons - An Appeal to the Public Conscience . E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden 1908. (Reprint: ISBN 978-1-295-56845-1 ) OCLC 756401133
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: Wild Truth. Poems (binding in press gilding and three-sided gilt edging ). E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden 1908.
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: The Redhill Forge. A model institution for neglected boys . Neuer Frankfurter Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1909. OCLC 883176685
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: The sick England - A description of today's England based on the statements of English authorities . Neuer Frankfurter Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1909. OCLC 499341778 (Reprint: ISBN 978-1-361-70366-3 )
- as Ernest Lunge (pseudonym): Compulsory working and revocation of patents . Stevens, London 1910. OCLC 732093874 (Reprint: ISBN 978-1-2401-1653-9 )
- with L. Oppenberg: An English model for German welfare institutions. Reflections on Dr. Curt Abel-Musgraves "Redhill Forge, a model institute for neglected children ." Self-published, Freimersdorf near Cöln 1911. OCLC 174534378
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: In Search of Democracy . Germania-Verlag, Bamberg 1914. OCLC 458352105
- Weestrechtvaardig in uw ordeel! Open letter to the Dutch people door Dr. Curt Abel-Musgrave . Uitgave van d. Schrijver, Verlag der Nürnberger Zeitung, Nuremberg 1914. OCLC 66110890
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: The mental and psychological care of the German warriors in the field - a memorandum . Englert & Schlosser, Frankfurt am Main 1915. OCLC 314648203
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: Neuwelt! The demand for a political community of construction (= war- political individual writings, volume 20). CA Schwetschke & Sohn, Berlin 1917. OCLC 72415549
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: The Bacillus War. A reminder to everyone! Impavidus-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1922. OCLC 754645336
- The title The Redemption , announced as a sequel in the 2nd edition of Impavidus Verlag in 1922 , did not appear (probably due to inflation ); However, its content could have flowed into the title Die Grosse Politik , published ten years later .
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: Des Aktuarius Liebesnot. A sad story in funny rhymes . HW Hendriock, Berlin-Charlottenburg 1930. OCLC 503824306
- as Kurt Abel (arr.): Funny wedding celebration. Humorous lectures, poems and congratulations for wedding and bachelorette parties . Collected by Kurt Abel. Enßlin and Laiblin, Reutlingen 1932.
- The American League of Naturalized Citizens. A proposal . Medor Publishing Company, Boston 1938.
- as Curt Abel: Princess Titisee. Dramatic fairy tale from the Black Forest . Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publisher, Freiburg im Breisgau 1888. OCLC 180416027
- as Curt Abel: Der Hypnotiseur (comedy in four acts). Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1889. OCLC 180416004
- as Curt Abel: In the Land of Gold. Dramatic time picture in five acts . Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1889. ( First performance by students on May 4, 1889 in Freiburg im Breisgau) OCLC 250170871
- as Curt Abel: Der rothe Seppel. Stagger in one act ( Lord Hamilton's bike ride or the red Seppel. Stagger in one act ). Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1889. OCLC 254996876
- as Curt Abel: The new generation. Dramatic time picture in five acts . Conrad, Berlin 1890. OCLC 312948384
- The right to work. Social drama in five acts . Self published in 1890. OCLC 695696162
- as Curt Abel-Musgrave: Die Heidelberger Maid. Comedy in three acts . Verlag Chr. Lehmann, Jugenheim an der Bergstrasse 1901. OCLC 314201279
- Crown and chains . Schmidt, Friedrichroda 1902.
- The great deed. Drama in three acts . Heckendorff, Berlin . (Reprint: ISBN 978-5-519-00683-5 ) OCLC 180687114
- The new maid. Life picture in one act . Self-published, Nieder-Walluf 1912.
- Alarm. A picture of the people's distress in four elevators . Viereck Verlag, Berlin 1927.
- The Ascension. A piece of dying, becoming and living in three parts . Viereck Verlag, Berlin 1927.
- The Big Politics - A piece from the Witches Sabbath of our time in four acts . Zuid-Hollandsche Boek-en Handelsdrukkerij, The Hague 1932. OCLC 250172538
- The Journey to Hell. A play in 5 scenes . 1937.
He translated for example, Rudyard Kipling's work The Jungle Book ( The Jungle Book ) in the German language, but also works of his friend, Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, all under the name Curt Abel Musgrave.
- Rudyard Kipling: In the jungle (= world of journeys and adventure, volume 6). Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1898, from the 4th edition (31st – 40th thousand) published in 1913 under the title Das Dschungelbuch . OCLC 174475249
- Part One:
- ders .: Maugli's brothers (sic)
- ders .: Kaa's hunger dance (sic)
- ders .: Maugli's revenge (sic)
- Part II:
- ders .: The do-gooder
- ders .: Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
- ders .: Toomai, the elephant's darling
- ibid .: servants of the Queen ( Servants of the Queen ). Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publisher, Freiburg im Breisgau 1900. OCLC 248397123
- Stanley John Weyman : The sorcerer (= world of journeys and adventure, volume 7). Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publisher, Freiburg im Breisgau 1900. OCLC 72415548
- Hal Godfrey : Miss Eulalias dreadful adventure (= Fehsenfeld's collection of novels, volume 1, volume 11). Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld publishing house, Freiburg im Breisgau 1900. OCLC 706934147
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: The Congo Crimes ( The Crime of the Congo , 1909). Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin 1909. OCLC 245885340
- ders .: The pot of caviar . E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden 1910. OCLC 72497483
- Edmund Dene Morel : The Future of the Belgian Congo. A critical examination of the Belgian government's proposals for reforming the Congo ( The Future of the Congo ). Dietrich Reimer Verlag, Berlin 1910. OCLC 45957888
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: What is Spiritism? The new revelation . Publishing house Dr. H. Krause, Fürth i. B. 1921. OCLC 38851388 (Reprint: ISBN 978-3-8909-4563-7 )
- including further stories by Charles John Cutcliffe Wright Hyne (1866–1944) and R. Andom (pseudonym of Alfred Walter Barrett, * 1869)
- From 1914 he acted as secretary of the academic association for the intellectual stimulation of the German warriors in the field
- From around 1920 he was a city councilor for the city of Königstein im Taunus
- Literature by and about Curt Abel-Musgrave in the catalog of the German National Library
- Works by and about Curt Abel-Musgrave at Open Library
- The date of death differs in the sources. March 11, 1938 is also mentioned, probably due to the different order of day and month (MM / DD / YYYY) compared to the Anglophone notation of dates. The burial took place on November 6, 1938. On the gravestone itself, the recently renewed inscription inadvertently indicated the year of death as 1937, contrary to the documentation of the cemetery administration.
- Colin Read: The Public Financiers: Ricardo, George, Clark, Ramsey, Mirrlees, Vickrey, Wicksell, Musgrave, Buchanan, Tiebout, and Stiglitz . Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-1-137-34134-1 , pp. 145f.
- Reinhard Hillich: Abel-Musgrave, Curt . In: Kurt Bartsch , Johann Holzner , Norbert Oellers , Peter Pabisch , Ingrid Pergande-Kaufmann, Erhard Schütz and Bernd Witte (eds.): The German literature between 1890 and 1990 (series VI, volume 1). Peter Lang Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main et al. 1990, ISBN 978-3-7728-1860-8 , pp. 22–31 (17).
- Karen Horn : The Nestor. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung No. 12/2006 of March 26, 2006, p. 48.
- Abel-Musgrave, Curt . In: German biography , on; deutsche-biographie.de
- Curt A. Freiburg (pseudonym): Officers without epaulettes. Experiences of a retired officer. In: Princeton University Library, on: princeton.edu
- Abel-Musgrave, Curt. In: Virtual International Authority File , on viaf.org
- Aiga Klotz: Children's and youth literature in Germany 1840–1950. Volume II G-K. Springer-Verlag , Berlin 2016, ISBN 978-3-476-03317-8 , pp. 434-435.
- Dieter Sudhoff (ed.), Hans-Dieter Steinmetz ( collaborator ): Karl May: Correspondence with Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld I (1891-1906) . Karl-May-Verlag , Bamberg u. Radebeul 2009, ISBN 978-3-7802-1791-2 , pp. 240, 331, 347, 425, 467.
- Dieter Sudhoff (ed.), Hans-Dieter Steinmetz ( collaborator ): Karl May: Correspondence with Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld II (1907-1912) . Karl-May-Verlag, Bamberg u. Radebeul 2009, ISBN 978-3-7802-1792-9 , pp. 246, 320-323.
- Hans-Werner Sinn : Please bring me the New York Times. On the European Roots of Richard Abel Musgrave. CESifo Working Paper, No. 2050, July 2007, pp. 4-5.
- Arthur Conan Doyle: The Musgrave Ritual (1893), in: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1894); in Germany: The family ritual , The ritual of the Musgrave family , The catechism of the Musgrave family , The ritual of Musgrave
- Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual . In: Harper's Weekly , Vol. XXXVII, No. 1899, dated Saturday May 13, 1893, Supplement II, pp. 453-458.
- Arthur Conan Doyle: The Adventure of the Musgrave Ritual . In: The Strand Magazine , Vol. 05, Issue 29, Monday 29 May 1893, pp. 479f.
- Richard Abel-Musgrave: The Theory of Public Finance and the Concept of Burden of Taxation . PhD Dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1937. OCLC 77060489
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: curriculum vitae . In: On the knowledge of styrenes . Inaugural dissertation to obtain a doctorate, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, K. Rössler, Heidelberg 1907.
- Municipal cemetery of the city of Königstein im Taunus, grave field III, four-person grave, grave no. 39-42. The local grave site of the Prüfer / Abel-Musgrave family has been leveled since 2012, but the grave monument with grave markings and inscriptions has been preserved as of July 2018.
- Abel, Carl, Dr. phil., Hohenzollernstrasse 10. In: Berlin address book for the year 1875 . VII. Year, Society of the Berliner Bürger-Zeitung, Berlin 1875.
- Abel, Carl, Dr. phil., Keithstrasse 9, ground floor. In: Berlin address book for the year 1876 . VIII. Volume, Societät der Berliner Bürger-Zeitung, Berlin 1876. (The relevant page of the address book is illegible online, but can be read on the microfiches of the Berlin Central and Regional Library in the building of the Berlin City Library. The address book page in question is available to the WP Author scanned as an image file.)
- Edmund-Kara Jendrewski: The Karl May publisher Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld . epubli, Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3-7375-3615-8 , pp. 50-52.
- History of the Schönborn-Gymnasium Bruchsal. In: sbg.ka.bw.schule.de
- Abel, Carl, Dr. phil., Keithstrasse 9, ground floor . In: Berlin address book for the year 1878 , year X. Societät der Berliner Bürger-Zeitung, Berlin 1878.
- Abel, C., Dr. phil., Bülowstraße 99, 2nd floor . In: Berlin address book for the year 1879 , XI. Vintage. Societät der Berliner Bürger-Zeitung, Berlin 1879.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: Foreword by the translator. In: Arthur Conan Doyle: What is Spriritism? The new revelation. Publishing house Dr. H. Krause, Fürth 1921, p. 10.
- Edmund B. Miller: Record-based history of an officer retirement. Critical questions and conditions , Verlag Robert Lutz, Stuttgart 1890, p. 24f.
- The US National Archives and Records Administration: Abel, Curt. Manifest ID 37510.
- Curt Abel or Curt Abel-Musgrave was not listed in Langley's San Francisco Directory between 1884 and 1886 as a resident of San Francisco. He may have lived with his brother-in-law and sister out of town and walked, rode, or commuted to daily work for the San Francisco Evening Post .
- About San Francisco Evening Post, San Francisco, Calif. 1860-1903. In: US Library of Congress, at: loc.gov
- Contemporary address book entry: San Francisco Abend Post Co. (German, daily and weekly), publishers and proprietors, 535 California Street . In: Langley's San Francisco Directory , 1886.
- Dieter Sudhoff (ed.), Hans-Dieter Steinmetz ( collaborator ): Karl May: Correspondence with Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld I (1891–1906) . Karl-May-Verlag, Bamberg u. Radebeul 2009, ISBN 978-3-7802-1791-2 , pp. 11-12.
- Dieter Sudhoff: Karl May's "Christmas!" Igel-Verlag, Hamburg 2007. ISBN 978-3-8962-1222-1 , p. 290.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The Cholera in San Francisco. A Contribution to the History of Corruption in California . San Francisco News Company, San Francisco 1885, pp. 5, 12. Quoted from: Joanna L. Dyl: Seismic City. An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake . University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, 2017, ISBN 978-0-2957-4247-2 , p. 192.
- In 1850 there were 34,776 cholera deaths in San Francisco, in 1866 there were 149,473 deaths. GF Pyle: The Diffusion of Cholera in the United States in the Nineteenth Century , Center for Urban Studies, University of Chicago, 1969. Wiley Online Library, at: wiley.com, pp. 67, 71.
- Nayan Shah: Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco's Chinatown (= American Crossroads, Vol. 7). University of California Press, Oakland, California, 2001. ISBN 978-0-5202-2629-6 , p. 43.
- Nayan Shah: Public Health and the Mapping of Chinatown . In: Jean Yu-Wen Shen Wu, Thomas Chen: Asian American Studies Now. A Critical Reader . Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2010, ISBN 978-0-8135-4574-5 , p. 187.
- Linnea Klee: The "Regulars" And The Chinese: Ethnicity And Public Health In 1870s San Francisco . In: Urban Anthropology , Vol. 12, No. 2, summer 1983, ISSN 0363-2024, pp. 181-207.
- Yoon-Young Choi: Contested Space of San Francisco Chinatown in Sui Sin Far's Mrs. Spring Fragrance and Other Writings . In: English Language and Literature , Vol. 58, No. 6 (2012), pp. 1023-1039.
- Joanna L. Dyl: Seismic City. An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake . University of Washington Press, Seattle, Washington, 2017, ISBN 978-0-2957-4247-2 , pp. 148-149.
- Rebecca Onion: A Map of Vice in San Francisco's Chinatown, 1885. In: The Vault , History Blog, August 2, 2013, at: slate.com
- Curt Abel: Chinese in Germany? A contemporary view . CF Conrad, Berlin 1890.
- Chinese Exclusion Act (1882). In: ourdocuments.gov
- Curt Abel was not listed in the address book of the city of Freiburg im Breisgau from 1887 (as of December 1, 1886) to 1892 (as of December 1, 1891).
- Albrecht Götz von Olenhusen: Minutes of the working session on January 13, 2012. Working group for historical regional studies on the Upper Rhine e. V., on: ag-landeskunde-oberrhein.de
- The Vice-Wachtmeister (military rank within the cavalry) was a sergeant with portepee . Lower-ranking soldiers had to address him as sergeant. The rank corresponded to that of a vice sergeant in the infantry. In companies with no more than two officers, he acted as platoon leader. This was a position that was generally assigned to a lieutenant or first lieutenant.
- Curt Abel. In: Negotiations of the German Reichstag , 88th session, March 13, 1891 and 172nd session, February 15, 1892, volume 116, signature: 4 J.publ.g. 1142 y, A-116, pp. 2036, 2037, 2040, 2041, 4209, 4220, 4226, in: reichstag-abteilungendatenbank.de
- Curt Abel: Four weeks Vice-Wachtmeister. Excerpts from my diary . Verlag Adolph Hein, Berlin 1890 (1st edition); Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1890 (from 2nd edition)
- Tobias C. Bringmann: Duel, Student and Star of David: Satisfaction and Anti-Semitism in Germany 1871-1900 . Hochschul-Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau 1995, ISBN 3-8107-5060-3 , pp. 83-126.
- Isaac Breuer: Early writings on the philosophy of religion . LIT Verlag, Münster 2017, ISBN 978-3-6431-3391-5 , p. 221.
- Tobias C. Bringmann: Reichstag and duel. The duel question as an internal political conflict in the German Empire 1871–1918 . Dissertation, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Hochschul-Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau 1997, ISBN 3-8107-2249-9 , pp. 35, 36, 199, 293.
- Quoted article by Curt Abel from the Badener Academischen Blätter , No. 1/1890. In: The Israelite. February 22, 1890, on: alemannia-judaica.de
- address of the conference rabbi of the Israelites in Baden, Adolf Arye Schwarz , on the fallen in the duel Mr. Cand. Med. Eduard Salomon, b. in Neuwied on August 30, 1864, died i. Freiburg i. B. February 12, 1890, held February 15, 1890 . In: The Jewish Calendar. Karlsruhe 1890; Online edition of the University Library Frankfurt am Main 2008. Quoted from: Michael Brocke , Julius Carlebach (Ed.), Katrin Nele-Jansen (Ed.): Biographical Handbook of Rabbis - Part 2: The Rabbis in the German Empire 1871–1945 . Volume 2 Landau – Zuckermann. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-598-44107-3 , p. 559 (2568).
- Article about Curt Abel on the Vering-Salomon duel from May 2, 1890. In: Allgemeine Zeitung des Judenthums. (Berlin), 54th year, No. 18 from May 16, 1890, supplement Der Gemeindebote. S. 2, in: alemannia-judaica.de
- General Swiss military newspaper. Journal Militaire-Suisse. Gazzetta Militare Svizzera , volumes 37-38, Graphische Anstalt Zofinger Tagblatt 1891, pp. 66, 140.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: Memoirs of a Couleur Student . Edition Jera from WJK-Verlag, Hilden, ISBN 3-944052-83-0 (publisher gives wrong ISBN).
- Michael Georg Conrad, Arthur Seidl (Ed.): Die Gesellschaft , Volume 7, Issues 1-6, E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden 1891, pp. 151, 448, 716.
- The German Empire. German national monthly. In: Edmund Miller's Verlag Zurich and L. Bander's Buchhandlung Leipzig 1891, on: worldcat.org
- An officer in Württemberg . In: Allgemeine Schweizerische Militärzeitung , LVI. Year, No. 38, September 20, 1890, Benno Schwabe publishing house, Basel 1890, p. 319.
- Miller, Edmund. In: OCLC WorldCat, in: worldcat.org
- Edmund Miller. In: Negotiations of the German Reichstag , 88th session, March 13, 1891; 172nd Session, February 15, 1892; 173rd Session, February 16, 1892; 40th session, February 14, 1896; 67th session, March 23, 1896, volume 116, call number: 4 J.publ.g. 1142 y, A-116, pp. 2039, 4220, 4227, 4245, on: reichstag-abteilungendatenbank.de
- Curt Abel: With the wretched. Dedicated to all the rich and carefree. Verlag Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld, Freiburg im Breisgau 1891. In: Library of the Free University of Berlin, call number: 1.Fi.685-1180 / 1201,10, on: slub-dresden.de
- Carl-Eric Linsler: Deutsche Antisemiten-Chronik (1894) . In: Handbook of Antisemitism. Anti-Semitism in Past and Present , Volume 6: Publications , ed. by Wolfgang Benz , Berlin 2013, p. 113.
- Dieter Sudhoff (ed.), Hans-Dieter Steinmetz ( collaborator ): Karl May: Correspondence with Friedrich Ernst Fehsenfeld II (1907-1912) . Karl-May-Verlag, Bamberg u. Radebeul 2009, ISBN 978-3-7802-1792-9 , p. 423.
- Abel, Kurt . In: Address book of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg, summer semester 1900 . University bookstore Karl Groos, Heidelberg 1900, p. 21.
- Paul Viertel's estate, Dortmund State Archives, holdings 608, Nl.LE Schücking, No. 334.
- Gabriele von Radecki: Börries von Münchhausen . Dissertation, Phil. Faculty of the University of Bonn, October 29, 1948.
- Beate E. Schücking (Ed.): "Your eyes over every verse I wrote". Börries von Münchhausen - Levin Ludwig Schücking, correspondence 1897–1945 . Igel-Verlag, Oldenburg 2001. ISBN 978-3-8962-1127-9 , pp. 9, 20.
- Muses-Almanach Göttingen Students , Verlag Lüder Horstmann, Göttingen 1898.
- "Your eyes over every verse I wrote". Börries von Münchhausen - Levin Ludwig Schücking, correspondence 1897–1945 . Igel-Verlag, Oldenburg 2001. ISBN 978-3-8962-1127-9 , p. 20.
- Norbert Hopster, Petra Josting, Joachim Neuhaus: children's literature from 1933 to 1945. A manual , volume 1: Bibliographical part with registers, JB Metzler im Springer-Verlag, Stuttgart 2017, ISBN 978-3-476-01836-6 , p. 1807 (2761).
- Walter Delabar : No harmless family book. In: literaturkritik.de
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: On the knowledge of styrenes . Inaugural dissertation to obtain a doctorate, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, K. Rössler, Heidelberg 1907.
- Letter from Roderich Straub, unknown, Wilhelm Hübsch, C. Reichard, Curt Abel-Musgrave and Richard von Chelius von Vaud / Département de Justice et Police, Paris / Préfecture de la Seine, Central Management for the Protection of Young People and Prisoners in the Grand Duchy of Baden to Joseph Lenhard . In: University Library Freiburg im Breisgau, call number Schad NL35 / 48: 6 ( Johann Martin Schad , 1864–1944), on: kalliope-verbund.info
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The Redhill Forge. A model institution for neglected boys . New Frankfurter Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1909.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: Children in German Prisons - An Appeal to the Public Conscience . E. Pierson's Verlag, Dresden 1908.
- The Royal Philanthropic School at Redhill. In: Surrey History Center, in: surreycc.gov.uk
- Luc Forlivesi, Georges-François Pottier et Sophie Chassat, Éduquer et punir. La colonie agricole et pénitentiaire de Mettray (1839-1937), Presses universitaires de Rennes, Rennes 2005. ISBN 978-2-7535-2347-0 .
- Self-disclosure to The Forge of Souls at Redhill. A model institution for neglected boys , described by Curt Abel-Musgrave, October 1909. In: The sick England - A description of today's England based on the statements of English authorities . Neuer Frankfurter Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1909, pp. 211-212.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The sick England - A description of today's England based on the statements of English authorities . Neuer Frankfurter Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1909, p. 6.
- As of January 1914, several letters by Curt Abel-Musgrave have been received with the sender “Villa Prüfer, Königstein im Taunus”.
- At that time each year to create household lists Curt were Lotte, Ellen and Richard Abel Musgrave first time on October 16, 1916 next to the house owner Susette auditor, the maid Else Deckers and the cook Maria Frank as residents of Villa auditor at Elisabethstrasse 5 (today : Hugo-Amelung-Straße) in Königstein im Taunus. - Written information from the City Archives Königstein im Taunus, Beate Grossmann-Hofmann, dated August 2, 2018.
- For Curt Abel-Musgrave and Richard Abel-Musgrave a deregistration to Switzerland for the year 1929 is archived. - Written information from the City Archives Königstein im Taunus, Beate Grossmann-Hofmann, dated August 2, 2018.
- letter van C (URT) Abel Musgrave aan Otto lance. In: worldcat.org , November 3, 1914
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: Letter to Wilhelm Wien. , January 14, 1914. In: Deutsches Museum, Munich, Vorl. No. 1743, Vienna signature: 296, on: deutsches-museum.de
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: In Search of Democracy. University of Heidelberg, at: uni-heidelberg.de
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: Letter to Heinrich Finke. February 12, 1915, University Library Freiburg im Breisgau, Autograph No. 1526. In: Freiburg historical holdings - digital, on: uni-freiburg.de
- Curt Abel-Musgrave is listed as the second speaker at a “people's assembly” in the Hotel Prokasky in Königstein im Taunus on December 1, 1918. - Written information from the City Archives Königstein im Taunus, Beate Grossmann-Hofmann, dated August 2, 2018.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave was active in local politics and belonged to the city council of Königstein im Taunus at least in 1920 and 1921. In the attendance list, he is listed as “Dr. Abel ”. - Written information from the City Archives Königstein im Taunus, Beate Grossmann-Hofmann, dated August 2, 2018.
- Around 1918 Königstein im Taunus had around 2900 inhabitants. According to the Compiègne Armistice Agreement, the region and city were occupied by French troops from December 14, 1918; this applied to a radius of 30 kilometers around the Mainz bridgehead, ergo also on the right bank of the Rhine.
- Georgina Byrne: Modern Spiritualism and the Church of England, 1850-1939 . Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge and Suffolk 2010. ISBN 978-1-8438-3589-9 , p. 234.
- Matt Wingett: Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light 1887-1920 . Life Is Amazing, Portsmouth 2016. ISBN 978-0-9572-4135-0 .
- Tobias Lehmkuhl: Detective Stories and Spiritism. In: Deutschlandfunk .de , August 19, 2014
- Stefanie Peter: The ghost photographs of Arthur Conan Doyle. In: Die Welt , September 15, 2014
- Arthur Conan Doyle: What is Spiritism? - Chapter 2 Introduction by the translator. In: Project Gutenberg .
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: Introduction of the translator. In: Arthur Conan Doyle: What is Spiritism? The new revelation . Publishing house Dr. H. Krause, Fürth i. B. 1921.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The Bacillus War. A reminder to everyone! Impavidus-Verlag, Frankfurt am Main 1922.
- Erhard Geissler: Biological weapons - not in Hitler's arsenals. Biological and toxin weapons in Germany from 1915 to 1945 . LIT Verlag, Münster 1999, ISBN 3-8258-2955-3 , pp. 111-112.
- Dina Brandt: The German future novel 1918-1945: genre typology and socio-historical localization . Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-484-35113-4 , p. 351.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The Journey to Hell. A play in 5 scenes . 1937.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The American league of naturalized citizens. A proposal . Medor Publishing Company, Boston 1938.
- Cholera in San Francisco. A contribution to the history of corruption in California. In: Library of Congress, on: loc.gov
- Abel, Curt: With the poor - all rich and carefree dedicated . In: Heidelberg University Library, on: uni-heidelberg.de
- Curt Abel: Memoirs of a Couleur Student. Communicated by Curt Abel . In: Princeton University Library, on: princeton.edu
- The Bookseller's Review , July 15, 1897, p. 9.
- Abel-Musgrave, Curt: Heidelberger Schöpfungsgeschichte. In: Heidelberg University Library, on: uni-heidelberg.de
- The sick England - A description of today's England based on the statements of English authorities. In: Library of Congress, on: loc.gov
- Abel-Musgrave, Curt: The spiritual and psychological care of the German warriors in the field - a memorandum. In: Berlin State Library, at: staatsbibliothek-berlin.de
- Abel-Musgrave, Curt: New World! The demand for a political community of construction . In: Princeton University Library, on: princeton.edu
- Curt Abel: The Hypnotist. In: Princeton University Library, on: princeton.edu
- Curt Abel: In the land of gold. Dramatic time picture in five acts. In: Princeton University Library, on: princeton.edu
- Curt Abel: The new generation. Dramatic time picture in five acts. In: Princeton University Library, on: princeton.edu
- The Great Politics - A piece from the Witches Sabbath of our time in four acts. In: Library of Congress, on: loc.gov
- Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. Group 3. Dramatic Composition and Motion Pictures (9106). New Series 1937. Library of Congress, US Copyright Office, Washington, DC, 1937, p. 398 (Copyright November 16, 1937, D 53707).
- Ulrich Scheinhammer-Schmid: "Blur the traces". Young Brecht overhears old May (PDF file; 214 kB). Pp. 76-77.
- Curt Abel-Musgrave: The mental and psychological care of the German warriors in the field - a memorandum . Englert & Schlosser, Frankfurt am Main 1915.
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Abel, Curt Emil Josua (maiden name); Lung, Ernest (pseudonym); Rosen, W. (pseudonym); Freiburg, Curt A. (pseudonym)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German-American chemist, physician, pedagogue, journalist, author, publicist, translator and local politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 4, 1860|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Berlin|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 3, 1938|
|Place of death||Cambridge , Massachusetts , USA|