Leaving Certificate from Berlin University

Written: 1841
Source: Marx Engels Collected Works Vol 1, pg 703-704.
Publisher: International Publishers (1975)
First Published: Marx/Engels, Gesamtausgabe, Abt. 1, Hb. 2, 1929
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcribed: S. Ryan
HTML Markup: S. Ryan

To No. 26

We, the Rector and Senate
of the Royal Frederick William University
in Berlin,

testify by this leaving certificate that Herr Carl Heinrich Marx, born in Trier, son of the banister Marx there deceased, already of age, prepared for academic studies at the gymnasium in Trier, was matriculated here on October 22, 1836, on the basis of the certificate of maturity of the above-mentioned gymnasium and of the certificate of release of the University in Bonn, has been here since then as a student until the end of the winter term 1840/41, and has applied himself to the study of jurisprudence.

During this stay at our University, according to the certificates submitted to us, he has attended the lectures listed below:

I. In the winter term 1836/37

1. Pandects with Herr Professor v. Savigny, diligent.
2. Criminal law " "Gans, exceptionally, diligent.
3. Anthropology " " Steffens, diligent.

II. In the summer term 1837

1. Ecclesiastical law with Herr Professor Hefter, diligent.
2. Common German civil procedure " ".
3. Prussian civil procedure " ".

III. In the winter term 1837/38

1. Criminal legal procedure with Herr Professor Hefter, diligent.

IV. In the summer term 1838

I. Logic with Herr Professor Gabler, extremely diligent.
2.General geography with Herr Professor Ritter, attended.
3. Prussian law " " Gans, exceptionally diligent.

V. In the winter term 1838/39

1. Inheritance law with Herr Professor Rudorff, diligent.

VI. In the summer term 1839

1. Isaiah with Herr Licentiate Bauer, attended.

VII and VIII. In the winter term 1839/40
and summer term 1840, none

IX. In the winter term 1840/41

1. Euripides with Herr Dr. Geppert, diligent.

v. Medem

In regard to his behaviour at the University here, there is nothing specially disadvantageous to note from the point of view of discipline, and from the economic point of view only that on several occasions he has been the object of proceedings for debt.

He has not hitherto been charged with participating in forbidden associations among students at this University.

In witness thereof, this certificate has been drawn up under the seal of the University and signed with their own hand by the Rector pro tem and by the Judge, and also by the present Deans of the Faculties of Law and Philosophy.

Berlin, March 30, 1841

Lichtenstein. Krause. Lancizolle. Zumpt.

Witnessed by the Deputy Royal Governmental Plenipotentiaries

Lichtenstein. Krause.