Volume of notes about Dresden possibly for Anna Jameson. The flyleaf of the volume is inscribed 'Anna Jameson, Dresden August 24 1859'
Personal Papers of Ottilie von Goethe
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Ottilie von Goethe and Anna Jameson met in 1833 in Weimar and became close friends. Ottilie von Pogwisch married August Goethe, the poet's son in 1817. Although Ottilie acted as hostess for literary and society functions in the Goethe household, and cared for her father-in-law in his last illness, the marriage was not a happy one. After its collapse, Anna Jameson helped Ottilie von Goethe rehabilitate. Jameson much admired her friend's intellectual and literary gifts - their friendship was formed when they were both in their late thirties and lasted for the rest of their lives.
Conditions Governing Access
Please cite as Girton College Archive, Cambridge, Personal Papers of Ottilie von Goethe, GCPP von Goethe
Purchased from Hammersmith Books, Barnes High Street, London, 1999.
Other Finding Aids
As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue was available at http://janus.lib.cam.ac.uk/
Collection Description taken from JANUS in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project