Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer collection
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0.95 Cubic Feet (2 letter size document boxes, 1 letter half-size document box)
He also made over 450 pencil sketches and drawings of what he saw - a photo album of sorts for the 19th-century adventurer. "If I had not drawn it, it is if I had not seen it," he wrote in a letter to his father, Sept. 4, 1828. A collection of Hessemer's drawings was published (1990) in English: Historic designs and patterns in color from Arab and Italian sources. Letters to his father are included in the published volume, Lettere dalla Sicilia (Palermo: Sellerio, 1992) to be added to Rare Books, Special Collections.
Hessemer returned to Germany to accept a position at the Staedel Art Institute in Frankfurt, and settled into the intellectual life of the city. He presented lectures on architecture and art, worked on problems related to optics and mathematics, and wrote poetry.
Friedrich Maximilian Hessemer died December 1, 1860 in Frankfurt, Germany.
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