* MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY, Felix (1809-1847). Autograph letter signed ("Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"), in German to the Lord Mayor [of Leipzig]. Leipzig, 4 October 1843.
1 page, 4to, some toning, a few pale stains. Mendelssohn intervenes on behalf of the Leipzig town orchestra in a dispute over compensation for its members. He writes the Lord Mayor of Leipzig requesting his assistance in forwarding a letter (not present) to the Board of Aldermen, and to "state on my behalf that no personal interest of any kind have moved me to write this petition, and that the reasons for sending it are the love of local musical affairs and the wish to secure for the future the same prosperity that our musicians have always enjoyed in the past. I also would like the entire Board of Aldermen to be fully informed about a matter which concerns the whole city, as far as it is interest in music…"
Estimate $ 2,500-3,500
Property from the Robert L. McKay Collection, North Tustin, California