Friedrich Froebel

Letters to the Friend of Children and Humanity

translated by Johannes Froebel-Parker, from the German "Mein Lieber Herr Froebel!, Briefe an der Kinder und Menschenfreund"
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August 19, 1850

Most highly respected Sir!

For the longest time have I had the wish to become a Kindergarten teacher. I have been highly encouraged in this goal by Fraeulein Bothmann from Schweinfurt and wish to actualize this in the near future. I allow myself to ask you if might be able to register for the teachers' course which begins in October. Please tell me the requirements and what personal effects I should bring along. Also please tell me by what day I must arrive in Liebenthal. Another young lady from here, Fraeulein Ki▀ling from Rothenburg, will also accompany me to Liebenstein to participate in the training course. I am so looking forward to it. Please, send me a reply as soon as possible.

With great respect,

My address: Johanna Hebart in Nuernberg c/o H. Silberhorn Innere Laufergasse Nr. 79B

NOTE FROM FROEBEL ON LETTER: ANSWERED on September 20, 1850. 1/2 Year- 120 Taler 6 Taler for for Laundry, half year prepayment for bed, cutlery, 3 napkins and heat for the workroom.

JOHANNA HEBART: from Nuernberg, took part in Academic year 1850-1851 in Marienthal where she received a diploma. She was a Kindergarten teacher in Nuernberg from 1851 on. JFP

read the German text in "Mein Lieber Herr Froebel!, Briefe an der Kinder und Menschenfreund" Berlin (DDR): Verlag Volk und Wissen, 1990

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