Friedrich Schiller - Letter to Georg Joachim Göschen from Weimar, 2 April 1789

Friedrich Schiller (Marbach am Neckar, Germany, 1759 - 1805, Weimer, Germany)

Letter to Georg Joachim Göschen from Weimar, 2 April 1789

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Object details

Accession number

ARC.008163

Object Case

Earlier Authors Case

Language

German

Provenance

Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Theodore F. Dwight (1846-1917), librarian and autograph collector, with Ludwig van Beethoven's Letter for $49 on 26 August 1893.

Marks

Inscribed in pencil (recto, lower right corner): [wh] freydag zeibligeich
Inscribed in pencil (verso, upper left corner): A17
Inscribed in pencil (verso, lower left corner): 120

Bibliography

Fritz Jonas (ed.). Schillers Briefe. Vol. 2. (Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1892-1896), pp. 271.
Walter Hettche. "A Friedrich Schiller Letter to his Publisher: A Glimpse of the Poet in Business." Fenway Court (1981), pp. 34-37.


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Commentary

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