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ID: 04/Mss027

Primary Creator: Schnauffer, Carl Heinrich (1822-1854)

Extent: 2.8 Linear Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Materials in this collection are arranged by type, with correspondence materials subdivided by date. Manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title, with incomplete manuscripts and poetry manuscripts stored unalphabetized behind the complete, non-poetry manuscripts.

Subjects: Poets, German - 19th century, Schnauffer, Carl Heinrich, 1822-1854

Languages: German, English

Abstract

Carl Heinrich Schnauffer (1822-1854) was a German political poet, soldier, and editor who emigrated to the U.S. in 1851.

The Carl Heinrich Schnauffer Papers date from 1844 to 1871 and contain correspondence, manuscripts in various states of completeness, student notebooks, memorabilia, and miscellaneous items, including a medical chest.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Carl Heinrich Schnauffer Papers date from 1844 to 1871 and contain correspondence, manuscripts in various states of completeness, student notebooks, memorabilia, and miscellaneous items, including a medical chest.

The Schnauffer papers provide a thorough picture of the experiences and political and philosophical development of a German liberal political emigrant who came to the United States after the abortive German revolutions of 1848 to 1849.

Collection Historical Note

Carl Heinrich Schnauffer (1822-1854) was a German political poet, soldier, and editor who emigrated to the U.S. in 1851.

Due to his father's premature death, young Schnauffer was not able to complete his education; however, an employer in Mannheim, Germany did allow him time to further his education. In 1846, Schnauffer entered the University at Heidelberg, where he associated with liberal student groups and published his first volume of poems, Gedichte.

In 1848, Schnauffer left the staff of the "Mannheimer Abendzeitung" and joined in the abortive uprising of the German liberals. He fled to Switzerland, but returned for the renewed fighting of 1849. Captured in battle, Schnauffer escaped from prison and fled again to Switzerland, where he wrote his Todtenkranze, a "call to battle for freedom in the name of those executed by the reactionaries." Shortly thereafter, Schnauffer was forced to leave Switzerland.

Schnauffer fled to London, where he joined Gustav Struve. They found asylum on the estate of Thomas Fothergill, a friend from Heidelberg. Schnauffer and Struve supported themselves through manual labor. In 1850, Schnauffer renewed correspondence with his fiancee, Elise Wilhelminia Moos, whose family had immigrated to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1847. In 1851, Schnauffer joined her in Baltimore, and they were married.

Also in 1851, Schnauffer identified himself with the "Turner" movement and founded a German daily newspaper, Baltimore Wecker, which championed popular education, freedom, and enlightenment. In 1854, at the age of thirty one, Schnauffer died from Typhoid Fever.

Subject/Index Terms

Poets, German - 19th century
Schnauffer, Carl Heinrich, 1822-1854

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Alternate Extent Statement: 7 boxes and a medical chest

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Lula Martin McIver, class of 1921, who was married to John Dickinson, grandson of Carl Heinrich Schnauffer.

Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], Carl Heinrich Schnauffer Papers, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information: Processed by Archives Staff.


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