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Title Correspondence Between Carl Schurz and Gottfried Kinkel
Author Schurz, Carl
Date 8 Mar 1849 - 8 Sep 1959
Document Type Correspondence; Pamphlet
Reference MSS 79, Box 2, Folder 2
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name National Carl Schurz Association Collection on Carl Schurz, 1843-1965
Description This document contains two copies of a catalogue containing transcripts of letters written in German between Carl Schurz and Gottfried Kinkel, as well as a photocopy of an article printed in the American-German Review detailing how Schurz sprung Kinkel from Spandau Prison.
Series Description This collection was separated from the records of the National Carl Schurz Association. It contains scattered writings by Schurz; letters by Schurz's mentor, Gottfried Kinkel; biographical writings about Schurz and members of his family; and letters and telegrams concerning the celebration of Schurz's seventieth birthday.
Biographical Note / History Carl Schurz was born in Liblar, near Cologne, Prussia. After participating in the 1848-1849 German Revolution, he immigrated to the United States with his wife Margarethe in 1852. They settled in Wisconsin, where Schurz was admitted to the bar and became active in Republican Party politics. He served as American minister to Spain in 1861-1862, as a general in the Union Army from 1862 to1864, was elected to the Senate from Missouri in 1868, and served as Secretary of the Interior in 1877-1881. Throughout his career he was an active spokesman for the German-American community.
Theme(s) Motives for Emigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Germany; Great Britain
Country (to) Great Britain; United States of America
Places Spandau, Berlin, Bonn, Germany; Paris, France; London, England; New York City, New York, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, United States
Nationality German; American
People Schurz, Carl; Kinkel, Gottfried; Krüger, Friederich
Keywords prison, prison break, revolution, politics
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English; German
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania