SCHOULTZ, Madame von. 16970



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mary Howitt, discussing Swedish cuisine, including at the end of this letter a recipe for an “Excellent Hering Salad”, with a reference to Frederika Bremer, the Swedish author, who “makes poems better than puddings, & sonnets than soups”. Together with another 4pp. of recipes for Miss Eliza Acton (care of Mary Howitt). 3 pp. 9 x 5 inches, light creases. Tuesday evening, 7 o’clock, undated. Madame von Schoultz is mentioned in the second volume of Mary Howitt’s Autobiography. She was married to a Swede, who disappeared in mysterious circumstances and lost his life in the Papineau rebellion in Canada. Mary Howitt (11799 – 1888) was an English poet, and author of the famous poem The Spider and the Fly. While residing at Heidelberg in 1840, Mary Howitt’s attention was directed to Scandinavian literature. In company with a friend Madame Schoultz, she set herself to learn Swedish and Danish. She afterwards translated and introduced Fredrika Bremer’s novels (1842–1863, 18 vols) to English readers. Howitt also translated many of Hans Christian Andersen’s tales.