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Heinrich Meidingers Briefe aus Irland

Author: Johann Heinrich Meidinger

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Johann Heinrich Meidinger (1792–1867) was a merchant, geographer and travel writer from Frankfurt am Main. After training as a merchant in Frankfurt, Paris and London he travelled through France, England Scotland and Ireland, and studied geography and statistics privately, also publishing over a dozen books.


    Travel accounts and secondary literature
  1. G. Waterhouse, 'Goethe, Giesecke, and Dublin', PRIA 41 (1933) C, 210–218.
  2. Michael Quane, 'The Feinaiglian Institution, Dublin', Dublin Historical Record 19:2 (March 1964) 30–44.
  3. Andreas Oehlke: Irland in deutschen Reisebeschreibungen des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts, (Frankfurt/Main: Lang 1992.)
  4. Eda Sagarra, Die "grüne Insel" in der deutschen Reiseliteratur – Deutsche Irlandreisende von Karl Gottlob Küttner bis Heinrich Böll", in: Jäger, Hans-Wolf (Hg.): Europäisches Reisen im Zeitalter der Aufklärung. Neue Bremer Beiträge, (Heidelberg: Winter, 1992).
  5. Patrick N. Wyse Jackson, 'Sir Charles Lewis Giesecke (1761–1833) and Greenland: A recently discovered mineral collection in Trinity College, Dublin', Irish Journal of Earth Sciences (1996) 161–168.
  6. C. J. Woods, Travellers' accounts as source material for Irish historians (Dublin 2009).
  7. Eoin Bourke, Poor Green Erin (Frankfurt am Main 2011) [With extract in English translation].
    The edition used in the digital edition
  1. Briefe von einer Reise durch England, Schottland und Irland im Frühjahr und Sommer 1820. Heinrich Meidinger First edition [pages 239] CottaStuttgart & Tübingen (1821)


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Created: By Johann Heinrich Meidinger (1792–1867) (1820)

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