Wieland, Christoph Martin, German writer (1733-1813). Autograph letter signed ("Wieland").

No place, 8 Jan. 1810.

8vo. 1 page. With autogr. envelope.


To Eleonore Maximiliane Ottilie Henckel von Donnersmarck, née Countess von Lepel (1756-1843), widow of the Lieutenant-General and Prussian Governor of Königsberg, Victor Amadeus von Henckel zu Donnersmarck (1727-93), and Grand Mistress of the Court with the Grand Duchess Helena of Russia and from 1804 onwards with the Duchess Maria Paulowna von Sachsen-Weimar. Wieland wishes to visit the Crown Princess and asks that he be informed of the date and time he will be able to appear: "I beg Your Excellency to please be kind enough to obtain permission to stand at the feet of H.A.J. Madame La Princesse Herediaire […]" (transl. from the French original). Her granddaughter Ottilie was to become the wife of August von Goethe in 1817.

Somewhat spotty and browned, some small tears to edges.