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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's letters to Cécile's family from the Wach collection, 1836-1847

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 31

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1. (fols. 1-29c) 14 letters to Cécile's sister Julie Jeanrenaud, who married Julius Schunck in Jun 1839. 26 Jul 1836-30 Aug 1846. Fols. 23-25 are two letters to Julius Schunck, 29 Nov 1838 and 29 Dec 1841.

2. (fols. 30-31) Letter to Cécile's uncle's wife, Adelheid Souchay née Dethmar, Manchester. Leipzig, 14 Feb 1837.

3. (fols. 32-50) 10 letters to Cécile's great-uncle's wife, Julie Schunck née Bauer, 29 Jan 1837-23 Sep 1846. The signature on fol. 32 has been removed.

4. (fols. 51-54) Two letters to Cornelia Schunck (1821-1910, daughter of Julie Schunck, née Bauer), 29 Dec 1841 and 1 Jan 1847.

5. (fols. 55-56) Printed programme of the Birmingham Musical Festival, 1840, directed to Julia Schunck (1819-1899, daughter of Julie Schunck, née Bauer). 5 items (57 leaves)


  • 1836-1847


5 Leaves


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 31

Custodial History

The letter on fols. 29b-c belonged to Harold Weber (d. 1959).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Miss Wach of Wilderswil, 1960-1970.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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