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Guide to the Just Christian von Loder papers, 1806-1813

Summary

ALS. Loder writes of his situation and that of friends and family during the Napoleonic Wars, from Narva in 1806 and from Moscow in 1813. In the first letter, he bemoans the defeat of the German states; mentions the student unrest at the University of Halle and the subsequent closing of the university as yet another setback for the German nation; and sees Russia as the only "nation" which can now hope to defeat Napoleon. Loder, educated in Germany, was born in Riga, Estonia, and thus could be considered a Russian. In the second letter, he expresses fierce Russian nationalist sentiments, for which uncharacteristic effusions he explains that he cannot give reasons in writing. Probably he meant to appease the Russian censors. In this letter he details his efforts to organize and oversee the operation of the field hospital in Kassimoff and describes Moscow before and after the siege.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.10636
Title
Just Christian von Loder papers
Date
1806-1813
Creator
Loder, Just Christian von, 1753-1832
Extent
2 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in German

Collection Overview

ALS. Loder writes of his situation and that of friends and family during the Napoleonic Wars, from Narva in 1806 and from Moscow in 1813. In the first letter, he bemoans the defeat of the German states; mentions the student unrest at the University of Halle and the subsequent closing of the university as yet another setback for the German nation; and sees Russia as the only "nation" which can now hope to defeat Napoleon. Loder, educated in Germany, was born in Riga, Estonia, and thus could be considered a Russian. In the second letter, he expresses fierce Russian nationalist sentiments, for which uncharacteristic effusions he explains that he cannot give reasons in writing. Probably he meant to appease the Russian censors. In this letter he details his efforts to organize and oversee the operation of the field hospital in Kassimoff and describes Moscow before and after the siege.

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Just Christian von Loder papers, 1806-1813, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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Provenance

Source unknown

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Finding aid derived from MARC record using DukeMARC2EAD-HOMproject.xsl, December 2014

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General note

Forms part of the Trent Manuscripts Collection.