| June 30. 70.

Dear Engels,

As you are so deep in Irish lore you could perhaps give Kugelmann the information he asks for in the  Vermutlich ein nicht überlieferter Brief von L. Kugelmann an Jenny Marx (Tochter). Siehe L. u. G. Kugelmann an Marx, 29.6.1870.
enclosed letter
. I, of course, am unable to do anything for him.

What do you think of the project of dedicating the book of Irish songs to O’Donovan Rossa & of publishing his likeness? It seems to me to be a good idea—not because, as Kugelmann hopes, by so doing to make known to some German ballad-mongers the sufferings of Ireland, it does’nt matter what a few musical bourgeois think on the subject—but because the news that the “convict” Rossa has had a book dedicated to him in Germany will jar very unpleasantly upon ears in England. However much the English may be given to setting up altars to martyrs at the expense of Russia & Austria, they won’t much relish the spread of hero-worship at their own cost. Fancy John Bull—the avenger of oppressed nationalities—in the character of tyrant & “Pösewicht”!

I am happy to say dear Mohr is in pretty good health, his cough is less troublesome. The trip to Manchester has done him good … Tussy wishes to post her note to Mary Ellen so I must say good bye for to-day. I hope soon to have a chat with you in London & to make the acquaintance of Mrs Engels, whom please give my kindest regards.

I am, dear Engels,
affectionately yours,
Jenny Marx.

Zeugenbeschreibung und Überlieferung


Veröffentlichung nach einer Ersttranskription des RGASPI. Die Originalhandschrift konnte nicht eingesehen werden.



Jenny Marx (Tochter) an Friedrich Engels in Manchester. London, Donnerstag, 30. Juni 1870. In: Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe digital. Hg. von der Internationalen Marx-Engels-Stiftung. Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin. URL: http://megadigital.bbaw.de/briefe/detail.xql?id=M8376670. Abgerufen am 13.04.2024.