Letter 399b

399b. Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung to Schelling in Würzburg: Jena, 7 December 1805 [*]

Jena, 7 December 1805

Might we kindly request that your esteemed sir deliver as soon as possible the reviews of the publications we sent you for this purpose lest by becoming too dated they lose some of their interest for our readers. Please also kindly forgive the liberty we take in contacting you thus; in anticipation of a quick and satisfactory response we remain

Your Esteemed Sir’s
most devoted
Distribution Department of the
Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung

We would very much also like to have a review from you of the book noted on the enclosed sheet. We can send you a copy immediately upon request. [1]


[*] Source: Fuhrmans 3:282. Back.

[1] The editor of the Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung was Heinrich Karl Abraham Eichstädt, who likely either sent this letter himself or had it sent.

Although specifics cannot be ascertained concerning this missive, Schelling had already sent several reviews to the Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung, probably all by Caroline (see Fuhrmans 3:282n1). See in general the section on Caroline’s literary reviews, volume 2 and the specific section on the reviews for the Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung). The archives of the Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung note reception of a response from Schelling on 3 February 1806 (see Karl Bulling, Die Recensenten der Jenaischen Literatur-Zeitung im ersten Jahrzehnt ihres Bestehens. 1804–1813 (Weimar 1962), 107, 108, 109).

The next review by Caroline and Schelling appeared in the Jenaische Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung (1806) 35 (11 February 1806), 273–80.



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