London, South Kensington
2 June 2008
STEIN, Karl, Reichsfreiherr von und zum (1757-1831, Prussian statesman) -- Johann Albrecht Friedrich von EICHHORN (1759-1856, Prussian statesman). Autograph letter signed ('Stein'), n.p., 3 May , a draft, 2 pages, 4to, on integral blank of a letter addressed to him by Eichhorn, Berlin, 16 April 1819, 2 pages, 4to, bifolium. Provenance: Stargardt sale, 22/23 March 1983, lot 1529; the Albin Schram Collection.
On the newly-founded Society for early German historiography, in which both Stein and Eichhorn were involved: Eichhorn discusses the choice of collaborators, including the jurist Friedrich Carl von Savigny; Stein discusses the recording of sources in the collection of Monumenta Germaniae historica ('die Absicht bey der vorhabenden litterarischen Unternehmung ist, eine vollständige und wohlfeile QuellenSammlung der deutschen Geschichte ihren Freunden zu verschaffen') to replace sources which are either rare or out of print -- they should include Merovingian and Carolingian history, in order to facilitate the work of Frankish historians.
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