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PREFACE.


to quote opinions or descriptions which, though genuine, were mistaken.

I take this opportunity heartily to thank Doctor Duncker, Librarian of the Ständische Landesbibliothek at Cassel, and the secretary, Herr Schultheiss; Doctor Könnecke, Keeper of the Archives at Marburg, and his assistants; and Doctor Speyer, Court Librarian to his Most Serene Highness the Prince of Waldeck, through whose kindness I have obtained copies of manuscripts in their respective keeping. A part of the contents of this volume appeared in the form of letters to the New York Times in the winter of 1880-1881.