Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867

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Maximilian, Prinz zu Wied-Neuwied, German naturalist, ethnographer, and explorer who traveled to the American West in the 1830s, accompanied by Karl Bodmer, artist.

From the description of Letter : Neuwied, to [Samuel George Morton?], 1841 Feb 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81161121

From the description of Letter : Neuwied, to [Samuel George Morton?], 1841 Feb 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702159688

Thomas M. Brewer (1814-1880) was an American ornithologist and oölogist. Maximilian, Prince of Wied, travelled extensively in the United States, describing the indigenous peoples, as well as the flora and fauna of the area.

From the description of Letter : Neu-Wied on the Rhine (Germany), to Thomas M. Brewer, Boston, 1847 Mar. 24. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 39728432

Prince Maximilian of Wied spent two years on a natural science expedition to the American West in 1832-1834 along with Swiss artist Karl Bodmer. In 1839 Maximilian published his account in German titled Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Eighty-one aquatints engraved from Bodmer's original art work were issued separately between 1839-1841.

From the description of Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to Mr. H.E. Lloyd, 1841 Feb. 7. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41078754

Prince Maximilian of Wied spent two years, along with two other German scientists, exploring the coastal forests of Brazil between 1815 and 1817. He made detailed notes and sketches on the aborigines and their customs and later published in 1820-1821 his Reise nach Brasilien in den jahren 1815 bis 1817. This work established Maximilian's reputation as an explorer, naturalist, and ethnologist.

From the description of Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to H.L. Brönner, 1818 July 10. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 41078274

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referencedIn Journey in Italy : in the months of March, April, May, June, July and August 1832....part I from March the 21st to May the 29th, 1832 Mar-May. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. Letter : Neu-Wied on the Rhine (Germany), to Thomas M. Brewer, Boston, 1847 Mar. 24. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
referencedIn Clark, William, 1770-1838. Letter : St. Louis, [Mo.], to Brig. Genl. H[enry] Atkinson, Jefferson Barracks, [Mo.], 1833 Mar. 25. Newberry Library
referencedIn Scientists Collection, 1563-1973 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to Mr. H.E. Lloyd, 1841 Feb. 7. Newberry Library
creatorOf United States. Office of Indian Affairs. St. Louis Superintendency. William Clark, superintendent of Indian affairs, to all whom it may concern : under authority vested in me by the president of the United States to grant permission to citizens or other persons to pass into and through the Indian county, &c., permission is hereby granted to M. Baron Braunsberg to pass through the Indian country by the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains for the purpose of making observations in zoology and botany ... and to take with him Charles [i.e. Karl] Bodmer and David Dreydopple [i.e. Dreidoppel] ... : passport, 1833 Apr. 2. Newberry Library
creatorOf Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. Letter : Neuwied [Germany], to H.L. Brönner, 1818 July 10. Newberry Library
referencedIn Hamilton, J. A. Palmer. Letter : N.W. Indian Territory, Fort Union, [N.D.], to H[enry] Langstaff, London, 1833 Oct. 25. Newberry Library
referencedIn Röder, Josef. Maximilian Prince of Wied : unpublished pictures and manuscripts on the ethnology of Brazil / edited by Josef Röder and Hermann Trimborn, with the assistance of Josefine Huppertz, Udo Oberem and Karl Viktor, Prince of Wied. American Museum of Natural History
creatorOf Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. Letter : Neuwied, to [Samuel George Morton?], 1841 Feb 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wied-Neuwied (Germany). Records relating to citizens of Wied-Neuwied, Germany, 1757-1834. Library of Congress
referencedIn Huntington Free Library. Native American biography vertical file [ca.1850-2000.]. Cornell University Library
creatorOf McKenzie, Kenneth, 1797-1861. Letters, 1834-1835. Newberry Library
referencedIn Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875. Letter : New York, [N.Y.], to James Abbott, Detroit, [Mich.], 1832 July 13. Newberry Library
referencedIn Samuel George Morton Papers, 1819-1850 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn George Ord Collection, 1831-1864 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. Fort Union on the Missouri : aquatint, 1833. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von, 1782-1867. Letter : Neuwied, to [Samuel George Morton?], 1841 Feb 20. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Centennial West: a Celebration of the Northern-Tier States' Heritage Symposium (1989 : Billings, Mont.). Proceedings, 1989 June 22-24. Montana Historical Society Library
referencedIn Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. Karl Bodmer's pencil, pen, and watercolor drawings prepared to illustrate Prince Maximilian of Wied's Travels in the interior of North America [graphic], [ca. 1833-1843]. Newberry Library
referencedIn Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. Etchings, 1840-1843. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846. Charles Alexandre Lesueur Collection of Works of Art on Paper, ca. 1800-1846. Purdue University Library
referencedIn Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871. John Edwards Holbrook papers, 1844-1871. South Carolina Historical Society, SCHS
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associatedWith Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875. person
associatedWith Blumenbach, Johann Friedrich, 1752-1840. person
associatedWith Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893. person
associatedWith Brewer, Thomas Mayo, 1814-1880. person
correspondedWith Brönner, Heinrich Ludwig person
associatedWith Catlin, George, 1796-1872. person
associatedWith Centennial West: a Celebration of the Northern-Tier States' Heritage Symposium (1989 : Billings, Mont.) corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, William, 1770-1838. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Hamilton, J. A. Palmer. person
associatedWith Holbrook, John Edwards, 1794-1871. person
associatedWith Huntington Free Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846. person
correspondedWith Lloyd, Hannibal Evans, 1771-1847 person
correspondedWith McKenzie, Kenneth, 1797-1861. person
associatedWith Morton, Samuel George, 1799-1851. person
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Ord, George, 1781-1866 person
associatedWith United States. Office of Indian Affairs. St. Louis Superintendency. corporateBody
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Birth 1782-09-23

Death 1867-02-03

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