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von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang, 1749-1832

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1749 - 1832

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was was a German writer and statesman. His works include: four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him have survived. He is considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe letter

Mss 814317
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 814317
Scope and Contents Four-page letter from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Frau Gevatterin in Göttingen, informing her that he went to a bog for alleviation of ailments and expresses sympathy at the illness of her child. He is also sorry to hear of Blumenbach's loss and mentions Madame de Stael and the Frau's husband Prof. Sartorius.