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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's letters, drafts and copies from the Wach collection, 1822-1846

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 32

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1-12: Letters

1. (fol. 1) To Johann Ludwig Casper. [Berlin]. Note, with a postscript from F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's mother.

2. (fols. 2-3) To Johann Ludwig Casper. Frankfurt, 19 Jul 1822.

3. (fols. 4-6) To Johann Ludwig Casper. Interlaken, 27 Aug 1822.

(fol. 7) Cover in which Carl Friedrich Zelter returned one or more of the letters to Casper, 17 Sep 1822.

(fol. 8) Sketch by F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy of himself and his brother Paul, endorsed by E. Schlaeger née Casper, who gave these papers, with the oil sketch by Carl Begas (now MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn e. 5) to Elisabeth (Lili) Wach, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's youngest daughter, in 1896.

(fols. 9-10) Lili Wach's letter.

4. (fols. 11-12) To Heinrich Dörrien. Düsseldorf, 6 May 1835.

5. (fol. 13) To Carl Friedrich Kistner. 2 Oct 1839.

6. (fols. 14-15) To Herrn Landsgerichtsrath Ludwig von Mühlenfels, Naumburg a. Saale. Leipzig, 23 Jan 1841 (given by Mühlenfels to Miss Agnes von Berlepsch for her autograph collection).

7. (fols. 16-17) To Herrn Landsgerichtsrath Ludwig von Mühlenfels, Naumburg a. Saale.Leipzig, 30 Apr 1843 (given by Mühlenfels to Miss Agnes von Berlepsch for her autograph collection).

8. (fols. 18-19) To Johann Peter Lange, Professor of Theology, Zurich. Leipzig, 15 Jul 1843.

(fol. 20) Poem to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy on his departure from Leipzig, 25 Nov 1843.

9. (fols. 21-22) To Dr. Adolf Emil Wendler. Berlin, 31 [Dec] 1843.

(fol. 23) Poem by Wendler in his own hand, beg. 'Ich war es nicht der jene Verse schrieb', sent to Lilly (sic) [Wach], 28 Apr 1879, by Ernestine Platzmann Preusser.

10. (fol. 29) To Jakob Rosenhain. Leipzig, 2 Oct 1845.

11. (fols. 31-32) To Stadtrath Moritz Seeburg. Leipzig, 19 Dec 1845.

12. (fols. 33-36) To Jenny Lind. Leipzig, 18 Mar 1846, with a letter from Marie and Paul. Translation of part printed Memoir of Mme. Jenny Lind-Goldschmidt by H. Scott Holland and W.S. Rockstro, 1891, i 358-362.

13-19: Drafts

13. (fol. 37) 6 lines only [Aug 1831].

14. (fol. 39) To the Rector of the University of Leipzig. Leipzig, 22 Mar 1836.

15. (fols. 40-41) To the Committee of the second Norddeutsches Musikfest [Schwerin]. Leipzig, 2 Feb 1840.

16. (fols. 42-43) To [Johann Albrecht Friedrich] Eichhorn. [1840-1841].

17. (fols. 45-46) Memorandum on the proposed Academy of Music in Berlin, May 1841, printed in Briefe aus den Jahren 1833 bis 1847, ed. Paul and Carl Mendelssohn Bartholdy.

18. (fols. 47-49) Two drafts of a letter to King Friedrich August of Saxony relating to establishment of the Leipziger Conservatorium.

19. (fols. 50-51) Two letters to Queen Victoria relating to the dedication to her of the Scottish Symphony, op. 56, ca. Jul-Sep 1842.

20-22: Copies

20. (fols. 54-55) Letter to Heinrich Bärmann. Düsseldorf, 24 Aug 1834.

21. (fols. 56-57) Part of a letter to Marc-André Souchay. Berlin, 15 Oct 1842. Printed Briefe ... 1833-1847..

22. (fols. 58-59) Two letters to Wilhelm Taubert, both dated Leipzig, 11 Mar 1846. Pp. 25-28 of a copy made by Taubert for Paul H. Mendelssohn Bartholdy.


  • 1822-1846


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MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 32

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Miss Wach of Wilderswil, 1960-1970.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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