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Letters of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, with other correspondence, collected by Marie Benecke, 1830-1847

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MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 42

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1-24: Autograph letters, drafts and copies from 1830-1845:

1. (fol. 1) To Julius Schubring, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Vienna, 15 Sep 1830.

2. (fols. 2-3) To Julius Schubring, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Berlin, 25 Aug 1832.

3. (fols. 4-6) To Julius Schubring, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Berlin, 22 Dec 1832.

4. (fols. 7-8) To Julius Schubring, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Berlin, 27 Mar 1833.

5. (fols. 7-8) To Julius Schubring, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Berlin, 27 Mar 1833.

(fol. 9) Leipzig, 26 Feb 1840.

6. (fols. 10-11) To Dr. Haley Holm, [phrenologist]. [London], 21 Jun 183[2].

7. (fol. 13) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Düsseldorf. 22 Dec 1834.

8. (fols. 14-15) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Düsseldorf, 3 Jan 1835.

9. (fols. 16-17) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Düsseldorf, 5 Feb 1835.

10. (fols. 18-19) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Düsseldorf, 8 Mar 1835.

11. (fol. 20) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Düsseldorf, 19 Mar 1835.

12. (fols. 21-22) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Leipzig, 21 Feb 1837.

13. (fol. 23) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Leipzig, 25 Dec 1837.

14. (fol. 24) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Frankfurt, 16 Aug 1839.

15. (fols. 25-26) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Leipzig, 8 Jan 1841. Draft in Green Book XIV 272a.

16. (fols. 27-28) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Leipzig, 26. Jan 1843.

17. (fol. 29) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Leipzig, 24 Mar 1843.

18. (fol. 30) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Berlin, 30 Oct 1845.

19. (fols. 31-32) To Louis Spohr, owned by Robert von Mendelssohn. Berlin, 13 Nov 1845.

20. (fols. 33-34) To Friedrich Rosen. Leipzig, 6 Feb 1836.

21. (fols. 35-36) To Friedrich Rosen. Freyburg im Breisgau, 29 Apr 1837.

22. (fol. 37) To [Elisabeth Jeanrenaud], 'Mama'. [Leipzig], 24 Jan 1837.

23. (fols. 38-39) To Pietro Mechetti. Berlin, 30 Jul 1841. 1st draft; 2nd draft is printed in Rudolf Elvers, F.M.B. Briefe an deutsche Verleger. (Berlin, 1968), pp. 295-296, in Green Book XIV 22a.

24. (fol. 40) To minister of Friedrich Wilhelm IV. n.d. Draft.

25-33: Correspondence related to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's appointment in Berlin, ca. 1840 (letters received and drafted answers):

25. (fol. 42) Draft to Geh[eim] R[ath Kortum?].

26. (fols. 43-44) [Ludwig] von Massow. Berlin, 11 Dec 1840, with part of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's drafted answer.

27. (fols. 45-46) [Ludwig] von Massow. Berlin, 26 Dec 1840.

28. (fols. 47-48) [Ludwig] von Massow. Berlin, 23 Jan 1841.

29. (fols. 49-50) [Johann Albrecht Friedrich] Eichhorn. Berlin, 6 Jun 1841, (only signature in authograph), with F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's drafted answer and part of a drafted letter to [Ludwig von Massow].

30. (fols. 51-52) [Ludwig] von Massow. Berlin, 14 Jun 1841.

31. (fols. 53-54) [Johann Albrecht Friedrich] Eichhorn. Berlin, 5 Jul 1841, (only signature in authograph), with F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's drafted answer.

32. (fols. 55-56) [Ludwig] von Massow. Berlin, 17 Jul 1841.

33. (fols. 57-58) [Johann Albrecht Friedrich] Eichhorn. Berlin, 26 Jun 1842. (Only signature in authograph).

34-72: Various letters, 1841-1845, including:

34 (fols. 59-60) To Peters, Leipzig (Herr Lehde). Leipzig, 23 Jan 1841.

35-47: Letters to Edward Buxton of Ewer & Co., given to Marie Benecke by E.B.'s granddaughter Mrs Mabel A. Carson (see MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn e. 2, fols. 174-185):

35. (fols. 64-65) Leipzig, 5 Jun 1841.

36. (fols. 66-67) [London], 8 Jul 1842.

37. (fols. 68-69) Leipzig, 14 Mar 1843.

38 (fol. 70) Berlin, 5 Mar 1844.

39. (fol. 71) Copy by Marie Benecke. Berlin, 28 Mar 1844.

40. (fols 73-74) London, 7 Jun [18]44.

41. (fols. 75-76) Frankfurt, 14 May 1845.

42. (fol. 77) Frankfurt, 25 May 1845.

43. (fols. 78-79) Leipzig, 27 Sep 1845.

44. (fol. 80) Leipzig, 13 Feb 1846.

45. (fols. 81-82) Leipzig, 30 Dec 1846.

46. (fols. 83 a-b) Copy by Marie Benecke. Thun, 7 Jul 1847.

47. (fols. 83-84) Interlaken, 15 Aug 1847.

48-63: Letters to William Bartholomew, given to Marie Benecke by W.B.'s sister-in-law, Elizabeth Mounsey (see MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn e. 2, fols. 113v et seq.):

48. (fol. 87) Copy by Elizabeth Mounsey. Berlin, 10 Jan 1842.

49. (fol. 88) Copy by Elizabeth. Mounsey. [London], 5 Jun 1842.

50. (fols. 89-90) Berlin, 4 Oct 1841.

51. (fols. 91-92) Leipzig, 20 Nov 1841.

52. (fol. 93) Berlin, 17 Feb 1842.

53. (fols. 94-95) Berlin, 5 Mar 1842.

54. (fols. 96-97) Berlin, 31 Mar 1842.

55. (fols. 98-99) [London, Jul 1842].

56. (fol. 100) Leipzig, 3 Jan 1843.

57. (fols. 101-102) Leipzig, 24 Mar 1843.

58. (fols. 103-104) Leipzig, 18 Apr 1843.

59. (fols. 105-106) Leipzig, 12 Jun 1843.

60. (fol. 107) Leipzig, 17 Jul 1843.

61. (fols. 108-109) Leipzig, 31 Jul 1843.

62. (fol. 110) Leipzig, 21 Mar 1846.

63. (fols. 113-114) Leipzig, 2 Oct 1847.

64-66: Letters to Julie Schunck née Jeanrenaud, left by her to Marie Benecke:

64. (fols. 117-118) Berlin, 11 Nov 1841.

65. (fols. 120-121) Leipzig, 26 Aug 1843.

66. (fols. 123-124) Berlin, 17 Oct 1844.

67. (fol. 125) Verses to Mme. Schunck, senior, endorsed 'vom Jahre 1839'.

68. (fols. 126-127) To Eduard Maria Oettinger. Leipzig, 23 Nov 1841.

69. (fols. 128-129) To Dr. [Johann Friedrich] Naue. Berlin, 6 Feb 1842.

70. (fol. 130) To [?], about Bach Denkmal in Leipzig. Leipzig, 1 Apr 1843.

71. (fols. 131-132) To Cécile. Berlin, 10 Oct 1843.

72. (fols. 134-135) To [?]. Soden, 27 Jun 1845.

73-74: Letters to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy from:

73. (fols. 137-138) [Johann Friedrich] Rochlitz, announcing his own death. Leipzig, 'Anfang Februars, 1842'.

74. (fol. 139) Koniglyke Maetschappy van Schoonekunsten en Letterkunde te Gent. 20 Jun 1847 (printed).

75-76: Letters of Cécile collected by the family:

75. (fols. 142-143) To Sophie Schloss. Leipzig, probably ca. 23 Nov 1847.

76. (fols. 144-145) To Herr Arnold Wohner. Berlin, 18 Feb 1851.

77-78: Letters given to Marie Benecke by Herr Albert Hering of Cöthen with 'Abendlied für 2 Sopranstimmen':

77. (fols. 146-147) To Albert Hering. Leipzig, 22 Feb 1840.

78. (fols. 148-149) To Committee, Musikfest. Cöthen 1840. Leipzig, 1 Aug 1840, in answer to Green Book XII 21.

79. (fols. 150-151) To Charles Souchay. Berlin, 2 Feb 1844. Given to Marie by Ida Souchay.

80. (fols. 152-153) To Dr. Friedrich Schlemmer, covering letter for present of Op. 65 and F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's edition of Bach's 44 kleine Orgel Vorspiele (Deneke 287). Leipzig, 8 Oct 1845.

81-83 Letters to F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy kept by Marie Benecke: each was received with enclosure towards the end of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy's life, and was not included in the Green Books.

81. (fol. 154) Julius Maier. Mühlhausen, 6 Aug 1847.

82. (fol. 155) Otto Drosel? Frankfurt, 27 Sep 1847.

83. (fol. 157) Hermann Schellenberg. Leipzig, 8 Oct 1847.

84. (fols. 159-160) From L[udwig von] Mühlenfels. Greifswald, 29 Mar 1847.

Dates

  • 1830-1847

Extent

84 items

Language of Materials

  • German
  • English

Shelfmark

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 42

Custodial History

14 letters to Louis Spohr were offered for sale by Liepmanssohn, Berlin, 15-16 Oct 1894, no. 505.

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

Repository Details

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