Carl Maria von Weber an George Smart in London
Dresden, Montag, 6. Februar 1826


Sir George Smart.

No: 91. Great Portland Street.

Portland Place


My dear Sir!

I leave Dresde the 16t February. I shall sleep every night, – because I am forbidden to travel by night, – remain one day at Frankfort, and hope to arrive at Paris the 25th February. There I must remain some days, and therefore I can not be in London, – embarking at Calais, – before the 5th or 6th of march.       Consequently I can only accept the fair offer of our honored friend Mr Kemble, than for the four last oratorios, the 8th – 10th – 16t and 17t for which I hope Mr Kemble will accord me the round Summe of one hundred Pound Sterling.

beyond all this however, I must entirely apply to your goodness, without that I would be a very helpless Beeing. but you prove yet already by your kind letter and the very useful advices which you give me in it – for which I can not be enough indebted to you, – that I can hope every aid by your Friendship.       Your letter shall be my Direction after which I regulate myself; and Mss Weber is a great deal more tranquil, to see me in such hands in England, and looks upon it with harty thanks.

I am not attended by a Servant, but Mr Fürstenau will come along with me. and I am very glad to know that he can reside near me.

The engagement of Mr Braham is a very good news, and gives me great pleasure.

If this letter goes so fast as yours, you can give me – if you think it neccessary – some news at Paris, where my Direction is by Maurice Schlesinger’s.

And now my dear Sir! I give you a hasty shake hands and remain with all regard and esteem Yours
most faithfully



teilt Reiseroute mit; aus Gesundheitsgründen kann er erst zu den letzten geplanten Oratorienauff. in London sein; dankt Smart für alle Hilfe u. Unterbringung (auch Fürstenaus); freut sich über Engagement Brahams u. erwartet Nachricht in Paris;


I leave Dresde the 16: February. I shall sleep



Eveline Bartlitz, Joachim Veit



Cambridge (GB), Fitzwilliam Museum (GB-Cfm)
Signatur: Signatur unbekannt


  • 1 DBl. (2 b.S. einschl. Adr.)
  • Siegel
  • PSt: a) DRESDEN 6. Feb. 26; b) [Rundst.:] FPO / FE 16 / 1826


  • Sotheby (11.-13.12.1902), Nr. 761
  • lt. Liste von Kaiser (vor 1918) im Besitz von Sir Edgar Speyer, London
Weitere Textquellen
  • Hogarth, George: Musical History, Biography and Criticism, New York 1848, S. 142;
  • H. Bertram Cox + C. L. E. Cox (Hg.), Leaves from the Journals of Sir George Smart, London u. a. 1907, S. 243–244 (dort falsch datiert 1826–02–16)


Entwurf: Berlin (D), Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK, Musikabteilung (D-B)
Signatur: Mus. ms. autogr. theor. C. M. v. Weber WFN 6, Mappe XVII, Bl. 92b/v

Weitere Textquellen
  • Kopie: Berlin (D), Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - PK, Musikabteilung (D-B)
    Signatur: Weberiana Cl. II B, 2ß, Nr. 16, S. 904–905


    • dt. Übers.




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