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Title Letter [manuscript]: Neuwied [Germany], to Mr. H.E. Lloyd, 1841 Feb. 7
Author Wied, Maximilian, Prinz von (1782-1867)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written by Prince Maximilian of Wied on Feb. 7, 1841 to Hannibal E. Lloyd in London. Lloyd, a philologist, served as the translator for Maximilian’s English edition of Travels in the Interior of North America published in 1843-1844. This letter contains information of the progress of the printing and publication by Ackermann and Co. of this edition. Maximilian also mentions that the art work of George Catlin is inferior - "his drawings are very poor, not at all good likenesses" - compared to Bodmer’s illustrations.
Names Lloyd, Hannibal Evans (1771-1847); Catlin, George (1796-1872); Bodmer, Karl (1809-1893); Hoelscher, Mr.
Places Neuwied, Germany; United States
Keywords translator, literature, travel, travelogue, art, expedition, science, vocabulary, language
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Great Plains
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Prince Maximilian of Wied spent two years on a natural science expedition to the American West in 1832-1834 along with Swiss artist Karl Bodmer. In 1839 Maximilian published his account in German titled Reise in das innere Nord-America in den Jahren 1832 bis 1834. Eighty-one aquatints engraved from Bodmer’s original art work were issued separately between 1839-1841.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 3215
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue