Autograph letter, signed. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.
Pestalozzi, the Father of Modern Education – Holograph Letter

Autograph letter, signed.

Undated, 1808 or 1809. To Countess Teréz Brunszvik de Korompa (Therese Countess von Brunsvik or Brunswick). In German. Singed by Pestalozzi. 1 page in ink. In fine condition.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi’s (1746–1827) letter to Teréz Brunszvik (1775–1861). Teréz and her sister Josephine (or Kunigunda; 1779–1821) spent two months in Yverdon at Pestalozzi’s institute to learn about his educational methods. On the way home Josephine became ill and remained in Geneva for two months. During this time Pestalozzi visited the sisters twice and they were in correspondence, however Teréz responded only once (actually this is the only letter she sent to Pestalozzi during her entire life). This letter is Pestalozzi’s reply, wherein he thanks Teréz’s letter, asking about Josephine’s health and reports about the life of his wife and their friends in common.

Teréz later became the founder of the first kindergarten in the Habsburg Monarchy and she established the first Hungarian Women’s Association and the first Hungarian institution for educating women. Beethoven taught both sisters piano. Piano Sonata No. 24, “à Thérèse” was written for Teréz, and Josephine was probably the most important women in his life, as it is documented by many love letters.


Price: €6,500.00

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