Carl Christian Rafn correspondence, [ca. 1870]


Carl Christian Rafn correspondence, [ca. 1870]

Collection compiled by Rafn's daughters and presented to Willard Fiske, founder of the Fiske Icelandic Collection at Cornell University. Includes copies of unpublished letters from and to Rafn, together with other documents relating to him and four photographs. Correspondents include O.M. Schiotz, Ove Hoegh Guldberg, R. Nyerup, Bjarni Thorlacius, Finnur Magnússon, Rasmus Rask, Sveinbjorn Egilsson, John Russell Bartlett, and Willard Fiske. Photographs depict Rafn's birthplace, Brahesborg, Funch; a portrait of Rafn as a boy, painted by his father; another portrait of Rafn; and Rafn's study at Kronprindsensgade, Copenhagen. Also included are Rafn's genealogy, sections from his diary, his last wishes, and a printed obituary poem by Benedikt Gröndal.

154 leaves : ill. ; 24 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 6919974

Cornell University Library

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