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Correspondence of Cécile from the Wach collection, 1836-1853

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MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 21

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Including letters during Cécile's engagement to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, letters from Lea (which were in some cases to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Cécile jointly) and letters on the deaths of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy and of their son Felix.

1 (fols. 1-58) Letters to Cécile, 1836-1850: 34 letters from Lea, 28 Sep 1836-18 Nov 1842. The first leaf of the letter on fols. 45-46 is from Rebecka Dirichlet to Albertine Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 25 May [1839].

2-6: Letters from the Mendelssohn family to Cécile before her marriage:

2. (fols. 62-63) Dorothea von Schlegel. n.d.

3. (fols. 64-65) Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Berlin, 28 Sep 1836.

4. (fols. 66-67) Albertine Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Leipzig, 11 Nov [1836], with 4 lines and a small drawing by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

5. (fols. 68-69) Paul Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Leipzig, 11 Nov 1836.

6. (fols. 70-77) Rebecka Dirichlet. 28 Dec [1836].

7. (fols. 72-90) 12 letters from Paul and Albertine Mendelssohn Bartholdy. 30 Mar 1838-27 Oct 1847.

8-17: Letters after the death of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy:

8. (fols. 91-92) Rebecka Dirichlet. Berlin, 10 Nov 1847.

9. (fols. 93-101) George Frederick Anderson, Director of Queen Victoria's private band, two letters, for the Queen and Prince Albert and for himself and his wife. Windsor, 12 Nov 1847, with Cécile's drafted answer (translated Petitpierre, p. 206) and an English covering letter to Anderson.

10. (fol. 103) Friedrich Aug [II, King of Saxony]. Weinbergbei Wachwitz, 13 Nov 1847.

11. (fol. 106) Friedrich Wilhelm [IV, King of Prussia]. Sans Souci, 13 Nov 1847, in the hand of an amanuensis, with autograph signature.

12. (fols. 108-109) Rebecka Dirichlet. Berlin, 22 Nov 1847.

13. (fols. 110-111) Karl Klingemann. London, 2 Dec 1847. Partly printed in Briefwechsel, ed. K. Klingemann[the younger], 1909, p. 337.

14. (fols. 113-135) Baron de Trémont. Paris, 16 Dec 1847, with Cécile's drafted answer. Translation printed by Petitpierre, pp. 207-208.

15. (fols. 116-117) P[aul] Appia. Frankfurt, 12 Nov 1848.

16. (fol. 118) Friedrich Wilhelm [King of Prussia]. Charlottenburg, 28 Feb 1849, in the hand of an amanuensis, withautograph signature.

17. 6 letters from Lind, 11 Jul 1849-7 Aug 1850. Translations of parts of the four letters, fols. 120-122, printed by Holland and Rockstro, Memoir of J.L.G. 1891, ii 352, and by Petitpierre, p. 206.

18-26: Letters from Cécile:

18. (fols. 138-165) 16 letters to Cornelia Schunck, 2 May 1836-10 May 1852. The letter on fols. 145-146, 6 Sep 1836, was igned by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The letter on fols. 154-155, 27 Apr [1840], is to the sisters Cornelia and Julia Schunck jointly.

19. 6 letters to the sculptor Ernst Rietschel, 1848. Fols. 167-182. Fols. 177-178 and 181-182 are letters from Cécile's mother,Elisabeth Wilhelmine Jeanrenaud, to Rietschel.

20. (fols. 183-186) 2 letters to her son Karl at Berlin [summer 1851-1853].

21. (fols. 187-190) 2 letters to Livia Frege, 4 Nov 1850 and n.d.

22. (fols. 191-192) 1 letter to her grandmother Helène Souchay, Feb-Mar 1851.

23. (fols. 194-197) 2 letters to Mme. Sophie Hauck née Gogel, 25 Dec 1847, and after 16 Feb 1851.

24. (fols. 198-199) 1 letter to Julius Schunck, 17 Sep852.

25. (fols. 201-208) 3 undated letters, and one 11 and 13 Feb 1853, to Helène, wife of Eduard Souchay.

26. 5 letters to Sophie Horsley, [1842]-12 Jun 1853. Fols. 209-219.

27 (fols. 241-255) 9 letters to Edward Buxton of Ewer & Co., 1847-1850. The letter on fols. 243-244 is incomplete. Given by Mrs Carson, grand-daughther of Edward Buxton, to Marie Benecke, 1893.

Dates

  • 1836-1853

Extent

27 items

Shelfmark

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn d. 21

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Miss Wach of Wilderswil, 1960-1970.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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