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Title Correspondence from Mrs Gottfried Kinkel to Carl Schurz
Author Kinkel, Mrs Gottfried
Date 9 Nov 1857; Feb 1957
Document Type Correspondence
Reference MSS 79, Box 1, Folder 7
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name National Carl Schurz Association Collection on Carl Schurz, 1843-1965
Description Includes correspondence from Mrs Gottfried Kinkel to Carl Schurz with reports on the activities of her children. There are descriptions of her own life, her studying, music and writing, and descriptions of her husband's life lecturing. There is a manuscript and printed version of this letter. There is also an invitation to Professor Ernst Jockers from The Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation.
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 1862-1864, 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) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Places London, Manchester, England; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality German; English
People Kinkel, Mrs Gottfried; Schurz, Carl; Jockers, Professor Ernst
Keywords family, music, education, children, friendship, politics, health and sickness
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language German; English
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania