The Paul Mauser private archive represents a unique and irreplacable source of original documents that has been preserved until now and must be preserved for future generations. It allows discovering Paul Mauser not only as engineer and inventor but also his relationships with the relatives, friends, competitors and enemies. The study of his archive is a great adventure for historical weapon researchers and enthusiasts.For a complete description of all types of documents available in the Archive visit the web site: www.paul-mauser-archive.comThe new book from the author “Paul Mauser - His Life, Company, and Handgun Development 1838 - 1914” is totally based on Archive researches.After over 6 years of research from original archival material comes the book. In all, the book is composed of 586 pages and more than 1000 pictures. The book is printing now, more information will be provided.Download the PDF Brochure that provides an overview about the content of the new book.For additional information, contact the author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archive is composed by his Personal Diaries, Letters. Telegrams, Drawings, Studies and much more. Below a very short list of document types is provided. The complete list is available in the web site: www.paul-mauser-archive.com
The Paul Mauser diaries covers most of the working years of Paul Mauser, providing a day-by-day picture of his activity and life.
The Archive contains interesting letters received by Paul Mauser from personalities and institutions. The letters are most often related to business but also to Paul Mauser personal activity like.
In the Paul Mauser archive it is possible to find an high number of received and sent telegrams. The telegrams are from and to collaborators and personalities.
The technical notes are often undated. They describe technical solutions, new ideas...They are an evidence of the creativity and competence of Paul Mauser.
The Paul Mauser collaborators could leave notes to Paul using a specific document called Rapport. In the archive, several of them from different collaborators are available. It is interesting to note that most of these rapports have been used by Paul Mauser to write additional notes and calculation. This is quite common in the archive; it seems that Paul was writing down his ideas quickly to all kind of papers available.This is just an incomplete overview of the different types of documents composing the Paul Mauser Private Archive.For the complete list of documents composing the Paul Mauser Private Archive visit:www.paul-mauser-archive.com