Bocklet in Franconia, 1936
Modern Bad Bocklet on the Franconian Saale River, where Auguste died on 12 July 1800 and is buried.
Wilhelm writes to Johann Diederich Gries on 7 July 1800 to explain the name:
“I am so sorry, my dear friend, for causing your divinatory acumen to be so laboriously and, moreover, also so futilely taxed. It was, however, no doubt less a matter of my own handwriting than that you simply did not want to believe that the name of the locale really was exactly as you read it, and then also a problem with your geographical, statistical, and topographical books, which contained no reference to it. Said mineral spring and spa resort is called Bocklet, written Bocklet, βοκλετ, and is located near Schweinfurt in Franconia, which you will want to add to the address if, for example, you are writing to Caroline. She will be staying there until toward the end of July, and has described the setting and surrounding area there as being quite pleasant.”
(Postcard from 1936.)