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Title Biographical Material (R-W)
Date 14 May 1906
Document Type Manuscript; Ephemera
Reference MSS 81, Folder 10
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Rudolf Cronau Papers, 1858-1930
Description A collection of biographical notes and portraits relating to several public figures.
Series Description The collection is an assemblage of autographs and autograph letters, some accompanied by biographical information, primarily of German Americans. Most were collected by Cronau on his travels in the American West. Also present are a passport for Cronau and watercolor paintings by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel. Addendum, raf 07/05/05: These additions consist of two small drawings made by Big Man and One Bull and presented to Cronau during his stay at Fort Rand, South Dakota, October 1881. Each depicts two men on horseback seen in profile drawn in pencil with red accents.
Biographical Note / History Cronau was born in Solingen, Prussia in 1855 and came to the United States in 1880, settling in Phillips Manor, New York. He was a reporter, writer, traveler, and lecturer.
Theme(s) Politics, Legislation and Governance; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places Denmark; Berlin, Germany
Ports New York City, United States
Nationality German
People Reinecke, Carl; Sigel, General Franz; Lindenschmit (the Younger), Wilhelm; White, Andrew W
Keywords music, composer, conductor, journalism, politics, military, education, art, painter, colonialism, international relations
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English; German
Document(s) linked to Notes and Facsimile of 'Pastorus' Address to Posterity and the Protest of German Quakers Against Slavery (1688)'
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania