Jules G. U. Mauritzson papers
1841-1992 and undated
5.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
|Name of Creator(s):||
Mauritzson, Jules G. U. (Jules Göthe Ultimus), 1868-1930.
There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.
Augustana College (Rock Island, Ill.)--Faculty--Personal and professional papers.
|Finding aid prepared by:||
Rebecca Hopman, 2009. Updated by Samantha Crisp, July 2014.
[identification of item], in MSS 123 Jules G.U. Mauritzson papers, Special Collections, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
Augustana College Special Collections
|Scope and Content|
|System of Arrangement|
According to a letter dated November 3, 1976, the Mauritzson papers were housed in the Lutheran Church of America for “several decades” before the materials relating to Mauritzson’s career as a professor and dean were sent to the Augustana College library in the 1950s. The Lutheran Church of America also returned Mauritzson’s personal books to his family, but how they became part of his papers in Special Collections at Augustana College library is unclear.
Jules Göthe Ultimus Mauritzson was born on July 19, 1868 in Balkåkra, Sweden to Anders Wilhelm and Gustava Lovisa Mauritzson. He attended the Gymnasium in Hällsingborg, Sweden from the fall of 1884 to May 21, 1886, then continued his education in the Philosophy department at Lund University, Lund, Sweden from 1886-1889. In February 1889, Mauritzson enlisted in the Lund infantry. After he served in the military, he attended the Axel Eklund Accounting Institute, Lund, Sweden, beginning on October 21, 1894. During that same year, he was certified as a journeyman bookbinder in the 2nd degree from the Fobriks-Och Handtverks-Föreningen in Ystad, Sweden. He then travelled to Germany, where he attended the Horn and Patzelt Institute for Hand Illumination, Gera, Germany from May 26 to October 4, 1894.
|SCOPE AND CONTENT|
The Jules G. U. Mauritzson papers contain Mauritzson’s vital records, sermons, lectures, teaching materials, programs and publications from his student life in Sweden, a scrapbook, memorabilia, and personal and family books including numerous Bibles and Psalm books. The collection also contains sermons and programs from Mauritzson’s father, Anders Wilhelm Mauritzson.
|SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT|
The collection is arranged into the following series:
Series I. Mauritzson and Thorsson family vital records, 1886-1930
*Indicates books removed from the collection.
Gymnasium diploma, including grades and conduct report from the Gymnasium in Hällsingborg, Sweden, May 21, 1886.
Student registration papers for Lund University, Lund, Sweden, September 17, 1886. Handwritten notes indicate that Jules G.U. Mauritzson entered a Philosophy course on November 12, 1886, and became a member of Skånska Nationen on September 21, 1886.
Acceptance papers for the Philosophy department in Lund University, Lund, Sweden, December 14, 1886. The document certifies Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s ability in Latin, as demonstrated by the translation of a Latin work into Swedish.
Military records book, February 1889. The entries indicate that Jules G.U. Mauritzson enlisted in the Lund infantry in February 1889, and then moved to Stockholm on November 20, 1894.
Certificate issued by O. Boberk, approving Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s participation in a double commercial accounting course at the Axel Eklund Accounting Institute, Lund, Sweden, October 29, 1894.
Certificate approving Jules G.U. Mauritzson as a journeyman bookbinder in the 2nd degree from the Fobriks-Och Handtverks-Föreningen in Ystad, Sweden, April 27, 1894.
Gesällbok, April 27, 1894. A journeyman’s record book that includes an entry stating that Jules G.U. Mauritzson worked with Frithiof Erikson on May 4, 1894.
Passport issued by the mayor and city council of Ystad, Sweden, allowing Jules G.U. Mauritzson to move to Germany, May 10, 1894.
Certificate of graduation from the Horn and Patzelt Institute for Hand Illumination, Gera, Germany, October 5, 1894. The document includes Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s grades in different subjects of bookbinding, and a note that he was awarded 3rd prize in school on September 23, 1894.
Letter of recommendation from the bookbinder Gerhard Norlander, March 2, 1895.
Emigration papers, including: a permit to emigrate, signed by Axel Rappe for King Oskar II, May 10, 1895; a handwritten application for permission to emigrate from Balkåkra, Sweden to America, signed by Jules G.U. Mauritzson, May 3, 1895; a certificate accompanying the application for permission to emigrate, signed Anders W. Mauritzson, May 2, 1895.
Passport issued by E.P. Liedqvist and Olof Cederholm, authorizing Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s trip from Malmö, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark to New York, New York to Chicago, Illinois as a student in first class, June 8, 1895.
Diploma from the Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois, June 1, 1899.
Extracts of parish records for the births and baptisms of Jules G.U. Mauritzson and his wife, Maria Thorsson Mauritzson, acquired February 5, 1909 and February 12, 1900, respectively.
Letter from the Royal Consulate of Sweden in Chicago, Illinois, thanking Mauritzson for spreading the Swedish language and culture in America and at Augustana College, including a paper explaining the provision for Swedish awards, December 8, 1924.
Order of the North Star, awarded to Jules G.U. Mauritzson, December 9, 1924.
Obituary for Jules G.U. Mauritzson, Augustana 20 Feb 1930: 119-122. Print.
Obituary for Jules G.U. Mauritzson, Svenska Monitoren 14 Feb 1930. Print.
Series II. Jules G. U. Mauritzson memorial materials, 1930
Copy of the special Augustana Observer edition on Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s death, February 7, 1930 [housed in oversize folder OPF-123/1]
Photocopies of the special Augustana Observer edition on Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s death, February 7, 1930
C.L. Esbjorn’s eulogy on the occasion of Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s funeral, 1930
Augustana Swedish Institute Yearbook, 1968-1969. Contains article written by Dr. Conrad Bergendoff about the Mauritzson Exchange Fellowship, which was established in honor of Jules G.U. Mauritzson after his death.
OPF-123/1-2 [formerly box 3]
Series III. Lund University materials, 1880-1900
Kantata on the inauguration of the University building, Lund, December 27, 1882
“To Women,” a poem by E.W. on the occasion of the Nordic fest, February 25, 1887
“To Women,” a poem on the occasion of the Nordic fest, February 24, 1888
“Vid Oresund,” a poem by Gustav Åsbrink and dedicated to Martin Weibull, April 12, 1890
A poem by T.H. Dedicated to the ladies on the occasion of granting honorary degrees, Lund, May 31, 1892
“To the ladies of the Nordic fest in Lund,” a poem dedicated to Jules Mauritzson, February 25, 1892
Carnival ballads, 1880-1892
“The blood bath in Landskrona,” 1880
“The birth of Minerva,” 1880
“An entirely new recruit ballad etc.,” 1882
“Union Universelle,” 1882
“A very pleasant and entertaining ballad regarding the beautiful things that Karna Skmoagarens Jins saw at the agricultural meeting in Malmö last year,” 1882
“An entertaining and yearnful ballad expressing the complaint of the Italian girl sitting at the keyboard,” 1882
“A complete new ballad on the wondrous ways of love by a farm hand from Verpinge,” 1888
“A new and very shocking ballad about a girl who died in her youth,” 1888
“A brand new ballad about the wondrous ways of love, or what the Carnival achieved,” 1890
“An uplifting and moving ballad about the death of a hero, or love and gun powder,” 1890
“A pitiful ballad written in Jåns by a little poet,” 1892
“A new and uplifting ballad etc.,” 1892
Carnival cartoons [7 items]
Carnival newspapers, several of which are signed by Clemens Cavall, 1880-1900
“Svenska Familj-Fällan,” May 13, 1880
Karneval Program, “Barnum Kommer,” 1882
“Dagens Hurrah,” May 13, 1882
“Julekost,” December 24, 1886
“Den Unge Gubben,” April 10, 1886
“Den Unge Gubben,” April 29, 1887
“Granskaran,” May 15, 1888
Program for the Lund student Karneval, May 15, 1888
“Typer från Karnevalen in Lund,” 1888
Eko [special Christmas issue], December 1889
“Det Grona Sverige,” May 1889
“Lund Jus Nu,” 1890
“Det Groneste Sverige Lundensiskt Myblad,” May 1891
“Studenternas Karnevals-Tidning,” 1892
“Iunda,” May 1892
Program, “Vid Lunds Student Karneval,” May 14, 1892
“Folktribunen,” May 14, 1892
Program for the Lund “Studentkars Majkarneval,” May 19, 1900
“Kongressbladet,” May 19, 1900
D.U.G. [student club], 1888-1890
Speech given at the annual meeting of the academy of the 19 immortals, November 17, 1888
Menu, November 17, 1888
Statutes for the Debate Society, 1889
Stadgar for the Debate Society, 1889
Poem on the occasion of the term festival, 1890
BOX 2 (continued)
Series IV. Confirmation memorabilia, 1884
Several cross-stitched crosses on red ribbons
“Confirmations-Löften,” a Swedish prayer signed by Jules G.U. Mauritzson, May 11, 1884
Calling cards, May 11, 1884 [6 items]
Note in unidentifiable code, May 18, 1884
*Biblia. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerup, 1874. A bible presented to Jules G.U. Mauritzson on the occasion of his confirmation. An inscription on the first page indicates that the bible was given to Mauritzson by the Balkåkra Church in 1884.
Series V. Sermons, 1897-1928
1897-1900 [8 items]
1902 [7 items]
1903 [10 items]
1903 [9 items]
1904 [10 items]
1904-1905 [9 items]
1906-1908 [10 items]
1909-1910 [10 items]
1911-1912 [10 items]
1913-1914 [11 items]
1915-1919 [14 items]
1920-1923 [10 items]
1924-1925 [8 items]
1926-1928 [10 items]
undated [43 items, 4 folders]
Series VI. Augustana College teaching materials, 1908-1924
Course outlines and lecture notes [2 folders]
Series VII. Essays and lectures, undated
Note explaining the purpose and content of the lectures “Svensk-Amerikaner i helg och söcken hemma och borta,” and “Chicago: from open prairie to a city of one million in fifty years.” Probably written by Dr. Conrad Bergendoff
Photocopy of a letter from Dr. Conrad Bergendoff to Mrs. Maria Mauritzson concerning his translations of Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s lectures
Photocopy of a letter from Dr. Conrad Bergendoff to Mrs. Elsa Arp concerning his translations of Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s lectures
“Sverige i Amerika: supplement I-II,” probably an earlier draft of the “Svensk-Amerikaner i helg och söcken hemma och borta” lecture
“Svensk-Amerikaner i helg och söcken hemma och borta,” a lecture by Jules G.U. Mauritzson, 1903
“The Swedish-American: at work and play, at home and away,” Conrad Bergendoff’s translation of the Jules Mauritzson lecture, March 1992
Photocopy of a handwritten version of “The Swedish-American: at work and play, at home and away,” Conrad Bergendoff’s translation of the Jules Mauritzson lecture, March 1992
“Chicago: fråu õde prairie till million-stad på femtio år = [Chicago: from open prairie to a city of one million in fifty years],” a lecture by Jules G.U. Mauritzson, 1903
“Chicago: from open prairie to a city of one million in fifty years,” Conrad Bergendoff’s translation of the Jules Mauritzson lecture, April 1992
Handwritten version of “Chicago: from open prairie to a city of one million in fifty years,” Conrad Bergendoff’s translation of the Jules Mauritzson lecture, April 1992
Additional essays and lectures
1. Lecture notes on Frithiof’s Saga
2. The poet of Frithiof’s Saga
3. Esaias Tegnér
4. Religious literature of the Middle Ages [fragment, pg. 7-23]
6. Introduction to the social literature of the Middle Ages
7. Thomas Thorild
8. Benght Lidner
9. Drinking and temperance in Sweden in the 1500s
10. Traces of Old Norse paganism in Swedish Christmas customs of today
11. The life of the Swedish theological student in the 1500s
12. Johannes Kessler’s story of a meeting with Luther
13. Our Swedish Psalm book in the light of literary history
14. Swedish history, the age of liberty, 1718-1772
15. Swedish home life during the 1500s
16. Speech given at the laying of the cornerstone for the new Washington Park Hospital building, Chicago, September 5, 1905
17. Correct spelling in Swedish
18. On Patriotism
19. Speech given at the Wennerberg fest at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1902
20. How boys and girls were raised in Sweden 1000 years ago
21. Wedding customs and marriage among our Nordic forefathers 1000 years ago
22. Revivalism and the beginning of the Romantic age
23. Swedish culture, 1809-1830
24. The St. Olav’s cult in Sweden
25. Our Swedish Reformer, Olavus Petri
26. To the memory of Carl Von Linné
27. Speech given at the Gustav Adolf fest, November 4, 1909
28. Holiday customs and usages in Sweden 400 years ago
29. Fundraising in the Zion Congregation, Thanksgiving 1905
30. Speech given to the Rock Island District Young Peoples Association, Ophiem, June 26, 1906, and revised version
31. Carl Jonas Ludvig Almquist
32. Strindberg and the woman question
33. The Luther letter in Strindberg’s “Master Olof,” for the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, University of Wisconsin, May 7, 1927
34. Gustaf II Adolf
35. August Fröding
36. August Strindberg, given at the University of Minnesota, July 24, 1912
37. Esaias Tegnér, July 24, 1912
38. Migration Period, 400-800
39. Influence of the Reformation on Swedish Language and Literature, given at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, April 1920
40. Christmas customs – old and new
42. The St. Olav’s cult in Sweden
43. Utkast till föreläsningar öfver den s.k. – äldra Eddan
44. Notes taken at the lectures given by Professor Södewall on the selected poems of Geiger, Lund, Sweden, 1903
45. Frayja and Isis, with handwritten notes in English and a Swedish newspaper article: “Friggkultens ålder”
Series VIII. Miscellaneous, undated
Photograph of Jules G.U. Mauritzson
Scrapbook of local Swedish newspaper clippings, 1903-1909
John Ericsson League of Patriotic Service membership list and constitution (housed in Box 1)
“Jenney Lind i Amerika,” an article by G.N. Swan (housed in Box 1)
Tickets from Jules G.U. and Maria Mauritzson’s trip to Sweden, 1902-1904 [3 items]
Invitation to “An Address by George Haven Putnam,” October 27, 1924
Invitation to “A Testimonial Banquet given in honor of Rev. Peter Peterson, D.D.,” January 27, 1925
R.S.V.P. card for the testimonial banquet, January 27, 1925
List of Jules G.U. Mauritzson’s Publications Available in Augustana College Library Collections
Series IX. Anders Wilhelm Mauritzson, 1827-1902
Programs and Poems from Sweden
Poem on the occasion of Professor Anders O. Lindfors’ death, Lund University, Sweden, 1841
Invitation from H.M. Melin to participate in the ceremony to be held on the occasion of the birth of His Royal Highness, the Arch Duke of Sweden and Norway, Carl Oscar Wilhelm Fredrik, Lund University, Sweden, May 3-4, 1853 (housed in Box 1)
Poem on the occasion of the Tegnér fest, Lund University, Sweden, Midsummer [June 22], 1853
Greetings from Copenhagen in the form of a poem [in Danish] on the occasion of the unveiling of the Tegnér memorial statue in Lund University, Sweden, 
Poem on the occasion of the unveiling of the Tegnér statue, Lund University, Sweden, Midsummer [June 22], 1853
Poem [in Latin] on the occasion of the retirement of Johannes Henrici Thomander, July 18, 1865
Materials from the 200th anniversary of Lund University, May 27-28, 1868
Cantata, words by Talis Qualis and music by Gnosapelius
Poem written to the king by A.L.
Poem written to King Carl XV in the name of the students by Hlbk.
Poem [in Latin]
Program for the Jubilfest
Poem written to His Royal Highness, Prince Oscar, by H.W.
Poem written to the guests of the university by Hlbk.
1855-1878 [8 items]
1881-1889 [6 items]
1890-1895 [8 items]
“My last word to my children – to Jules,” a handwritten letter from Anders W. Mauritzson, writing from his vicarage in Balkåkra, Skåne, end of 1881 (housed in Box 1)
Blank form for a pastor’s report, 1899 (housed in Box 1)
* Series X. Mauritzson family books, undated
Bibeln. Stockholm: A.L. Normeins Boktryckeri-Aktiebolag, 1898. Inscribed by Jules G.U. Mauritzson, 1899.
Bible History & Catechism. Rock Island, IL: The Lutheran Augustana Book Concern, 1898. Inscribed by Jules G.U. Mauritzson.
Biblia. Lund: Berlingska Boktryckeriet, 1869. Presented to Jules G. U. Mauritzson on July 19, 1878.
Biblia. New York: Amerikanska Bibel-Gällskapet, 1884. A Bible presented to Maria Thorsson on the occasion of her confirmation. An inscription on the first page indicates that the Bible was given to her by the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago, Illinois, April 26 and May 3, 1885.
Biblisk Historia & Katekes. Rock Island, IL: The Lutheran Augustana Book Concern, 1908. Inscribed by Jules G.U. Mauritzson.
Handbok för Svenska Kyrkan. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerup, 1894. Inscribed by Anders [W.] Mauritzson.
Psalmbok. Rock Island, IL: The Lutheran Augustana Book Concern, 1885. [2 copies]
Svenska Psalmboken. Örebro: N.M. Lindhs Boktryckeri, 1848. Inscribed by Anders W. Mauritzson.
Series XI. Other Mauritzson Family materials, undated
Printed sermon by Gotthold Mauritzson, “Grusade Tämpel,” 1909
Funeral sermon by Axel Lindskog for Emmy Mauritzson, August 11, 1911
Letter from Axel Lindskog to Jules G.U. Mauritzson, October 7, 1911
Hallberg, H.E. Minnen från Gamla Skånska Prästhem: Samlade och Utgivna. Lund: Håkan Ohlssons Boktryckeri, 1925.
Letter from Birgen Sandzen to Tyra Mauritzson, September 9, 1937
Letter from Birgen Sandzen to Tyra Mauritzson, January 9, 1940
Cashed check from Tyra Mauritzson to Birgen Sandzen, January 4, 1941
Photocopy of a genealogy chart for the Anders Wilhelm Mauritzson and Matts Thorsson families (housed in Box 1)
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