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Franz Schneeweiss: A '48er in New Brunswick

F. Gunther Eyck


Eyck looks at a collection of papers on and by Franz Schneeweiss, an Austrian immigrant to New Brunswick, New Jersey, held in the Library.  He left Austria after the abortive revolutions of 1848-1849 and arrived the United States in 1851 as a nineteen-year-old deserter from the imperial army of Austria.  He became a promoter of German cullture in America and founded the Association for the Furtherance of German Sciences, whose aims were to deliver and discuss lectures of a scientific nature "with the strictest exclusion of non-Christian tendencies."

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