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"
Hamburg, November 30, 1850
Highly Regarded Mr Froebel!
I am heartened by your friendly reply to my correspondence of August 18th. I recognize in your words just how much you take part in the progress of our common work and also in the individual well-being of your (female) students. I allow myself for this reason to tell you with joy that the temporary directorship of the Second Citizens' Kindergarten was granted to me definitively on November 1st.
I hope for much success with this endeavor due to the understanding of the teachings you gave us and also due to our eternal love of " The Cause." I confess, worthy Mr. Froebel, that I have an active desire in my being that you honor us with a visit to our Kindergarten. I also say with pride that I am awaiting your comments about the condition and progress of our Garden, in which there are presently 50 children.
With the innermost wish for your well-being I remain with great respect,
DOROTHEA HUEBNER, nee STERN
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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