Eigenh. Brief mit U. ("Johann Heinrich").
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A nice, long letter to Beethoven's confidants, Therese and Josephine Brunsvik. The Hungarian countesses had just spent six weeks at Pestalozzi's Yverdon institute to train Josephine's six- and seven-year-old sons, Franz and Karl. They were enthusiastic about the Institute: "They promised to help [Pestalozzi] to recommend him to Vienna and especially to the Hungarian government so that he would be entrusted with the reorganization of Hungarian education" (Weisz, p. 201). In November 1808 they returned to Hungary in the company of the young Lucerneian Georg Sigrist (later clergyman in Horw). Pestalozzi's present farewell letter, which also speaks of the profound touch of the pedagogue, reached them in Zurich.