How to pronounce "Fontane"

Fontane, Theodor, German writer (1819-1898). Autograph letter signed ("Th. Fontane").

Berlin, 16 Jan. 1883.

Large 8vo. 2 pp. on double leaf.


To an unidentified recipient, about the correct pronunciation of "Archibald Douglas", the main character of his like-named ballad (he "most decidedly" favours 'Ar-khi-bald Doo-glass'), and of his own name (as in French, rather than the germanised forms "Fóntan, Fontáne, Fontané").

Not recorded in the edition of Fontane's letters.

Foldings with small tears.

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