- Weinert, Susanne
- Call number
- JOB 91-37
- Physical description
- 6 items
- In German
- Preferred Citation
- Susanne Weinert papers relating to Richard and Cosima Wagner, Music Division, The New York Public Library
- Music Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Susanne Weinert was a governess employed in the Wagner household at Villa Wahnfried, July 1875 - April 1876. The German opera composer Richard Wagner had married Cosima Von Bülow (born Liszt), his second wife, in 1870. Diary entitled Im Hause Richard Wagners : ein Beitrag zum Familienleben des grossen Meisters (92 leaves) ; curriculum vitae entitled Mein Lebenslauf ( p.) ; application by Susanne Weinert for assistance, 1893 Apr. 1, to Marie Tittman Foundation, Dresden, with 2 related letters, 1894 ; her references as a governess, including one from Cosima Wagner ("Frau Richard Wagner geb. Liszt"), Bayreuth, 1876 May 15 (probably copied in another hand) ; envelope in which documents were contained when sent by Mrs. Baumgarten to Mrs. Burrell.
Formerly owned by Mary Banks Burrell, who obtained the documents from Mrs. Baumgarten, 1895. Cf. Catalogue of the Burrell collection of Wagner documents, letters, and other biographical material. London : Nonpareil Press, 1929. Item 493.
Source of acquisitionPurchase, Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc, 1978
Excerpts of the diary published in: Richard Wagner Briefe : die Sammlung Burrell / hrsg. und kommentiert von John N. Burk. [Frankfurt am Main] : S. Fischer, 1953 [c1950]
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