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Guardbook of miscellaneous documents concerning Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and his family, 1847-1960

MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 98

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  1. (fols. 1-15) C├ęcile Mendelssohn Bartholdy's account of the last month of Felix's life (9 Oct-4 Nov 1847). This is a copy in her hand made from the original draft now in the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (MS Ms. 101); two pages of the original were accidentally omitted in the copying process. Printed in Peter Ward Jones, 'Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys Tod: Der Bericht seiner Frau', Mendelssohn-Studien 12 (2001), pp. 205-225. Fol. 15 is a wrapper with seals, in which the document was enclosed; it bears a note made in 1960 by Maria Wach and Margaret Deneke, placing an embargo on opening the packet until the year 2000.


  • 1847-1960


1 volume


MS. M. Deneke Mendelssohn c. 98

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired with the Wach collection, 1960.

Repository Details

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