Clara Mundt Muhlbach letter to Hochgeehrter Herr, between 1865 and 1869?


Clara Mundt Muhlbach letter to Hochgeehrter Herr, between 1865 and 1869?

Mühlbach writes, in German, to Hochgeehrter Herr about her attempts to get information pertaining to Pauline Kern, the wife of a master builder, who last was known to have moved to Wismar. She then asks if there is any news concerning her books being published by Appleton, and writes how much she would like to go to America. She briefly makes some comments about American politics and refers to President Andrew Johnson as an "uneducated tailor." She also discusses a friendship between U.S. Ambassador George Bancroft and Cecilia Meyerbeer and mentions them horseback riding in the Berlin Zoological Garden. The letter is only dated "Apr. 15" but because of the mention of President Andrew Johnson, it was probably written between 1865 and 1869. The recipient is unnamed, but from the contents of the letter, she is probably writing to a friend in the United States.

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Bancroft, George, 1800-1891 (person)

George Bancroft was an American historian and statesman, and an active promoter of secondary education both in his home state and at the national level. As U. S. Secretary of the Navy under James K. Polk, Bancroft established the Naval Academy at Annapolis and later served as U.S. Minister to Great Britain (1846-1849), Prussia (1867-1871), and the German Empire (1871-1874). He is best remembered however for his 10-volume History of the United States, a work which fellow historian Leop...

Meyerbeer, Cecilia (person)

Mühlbach, L. (Luise), 1814-1873. (person)

Luise Mühlbach (1814-1873), a German novelist, was the pen name of Clara Mundt. She wrote more than fifty novels, chiefly historical romances that became quite popular in her native Germany and overseas in England and America. She was a prominent advocate of women's suffrage and actively participated in several reform movements. Her husband, Theodore Mundt, was for some years a teacher at the University of Berlin, and later became a professor of general history and literature in Breslau. Clara ...