Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Andrew Fountaine - 1701-11-12

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Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - Andrew Fountaine - 1701-11-12
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AuthorAuthor of the document. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Andrew Fountaine
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . November 12, 1701
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Berlin 52° 31' 1.34" N, 13° 23' 19.90" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Andreas Morell, Jakob Wilhelm Imhof, Henriette Charlotte von Pöllnitz, Sophie Charlotte von Hannover
LiteratureReference to literature. Kemble 1857, p. 253, nr. 1071, Babin - Van den Heuvel - Widmaier 2012, nr. 331, p. 5902, Callataÿ 2015a, p. 311, n° II.13, Burnett 2020b, p. 15914
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-Lettre du 12 Nov. 1701 (de Berlin): « Je ne doute point que Mons. Morel à Arnstat et M. Imhof à Nurenberg ne m’ayent aussi bien de l’obligation. On est heureux quand on a à produire une personne comme vous êtes ; la Reine me tient encore compte de ce que je vous ai introduit, quoique vous le fussiez plus que suffisamment par la lettre de Mad. l’Electrice, et Mlle de Pelniz aussi bien que les autres dames me demandent souvent de vos nouvelles. Sans parler de l’esprit, (vôtre) bonne mine ou plutôt votre beauté leur demeure gravée dans l’imagination, et fait autant de bruit à la cour, que votre érudition en fait parmi nos savants » (Kemble 1857, p. 253, nr. 107 and Babin 2012, nr. 331, p. 590 ; Callataÿ 2015, p. 311, n° II.1; Burnett 2020b, p. 1591).

RemarksRemarks regarding the annotation. (fr)

Translation A. Burnett: I have no doubt that M. Morel at Amstadt, and M. Imhof at Nürnberg, will also be much obliged to me. One is fortunate when one has a person like yourself to produce. The Queen16 still thinks herself my debtor for having introduced you, although you were more than sufficiently so by Madame the Electress’s letter;17 and Mademoiselle de Pellnitz,18 as well as the other ladies, often ask me news of you; not to speak of your wit, your good looks, or rather your beauty, remains engraved in their imagination, and makes as much noise at Court as your learning does among our savans, who have had the advantage of your acquaintance.] 15 Jacob Wilhelm Imhof (1651–1728), historian and genealogist. 16 Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen of Prussia (1668–1705). 17 Sophia, Electress of Hannover (1630–1714), mother of King George I. 18 Henriette Charlotte von Pöllnitz (c. 1670–1722). See below for a letter written by Leibniz to her on 7 December 1703. (fr)


  1. ^  Kemble, John M. (1857), State Papers and Correspondence Illustrative of Social and Political State of Europe from the Revolution to the Accession of the House of Hanover, London.
  2. ^  Babin, Malte-Ludolf, Van den Heuvel, Gerd and Widmaier, Rita (2012), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Allgemeiner politischer und historischer Briefwechsel. 21. April-Dezember 1702, Berlin.
  3. ^  Callataÿ, Fr. de (2015), “Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753) and his early numismatic correspondence with Andreas Morell (1646-1703)”, in R. Bland and D. Calomino (eds.), Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, London, p. 293-316.
  4. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.