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Henkel Press pamphlet and leaves

Identifier: C0389

Scope and Content

One pamphlet and two leaves printed on the Henkel Press in New Market, Virginia.

The eight-page pamphlet is titled "Eine Sammlung auserlesener Gebeter u. Lieder zum Gebrauche der Jungend[.]" The pamphlet, printed in 1829, features the words of German lieder, with an introduction by the printer Ambrose Henkel. The pamphlet is printed in Fraktur with engraving illustrations throughout.

The leaves are printed on blue paper and feature engraving illustrations, one of a rooster and the other of a lion with the Fraktur alphabet printed below it, printed circa 1820s.


  • 1829; circa 1820s


Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

Biographical and Historical Information

Ambrose Henkel was a American reverend and printer who lived from 1786 - 1870. The Henkel family resided in New Market, Virginia and had a large impact on the area. In 1806 with his brother Solomon, Henkel created one of the first German language presses in the American South as a whole. Eventually Henkel ceded the running of the press to his brother, and presumably became a Reverend in the Lutheran Church.


.01 Linear Feet (3 items)

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One pamphlet and two leaves printed on the Henkel Press in New Market, Virginia, printed 1829 and circa 1820s.


This is a single folder collection.

Physical Location

R 72, C 3, S 4

Acquisition Information

The donor is unknown.

Related Materials

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Letter from Reverend Ambrose Henkel to Reverend Socrates Henkel and David Row.

James Madison University Special Collections holds the Henkel Family Papers.

Shenandoah County Library Truban Archives holds materials on the Henkel family

The Handley Regional Library Stewart Bell Jr. Archives holds the Paul Henkel Family Papers and the Alfred D. Henkel Family Collection.


"Caspar C. Henkel's family heritage: 1786-1849].]" U.S. National Library of Medicine, August 18, 2014.

"Henkel Press[.]" Virginia Museum of History & Culture, accessed August 16, 2022.

Sorrells, Nancy. "Huge family left mark on Augusta Co. history," February 20, 2015. News Leader.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Menjivar in August 2022. Finding aid completed by Amanda Brent in August 2022.

Guide to Henkel Press pamphlet and leaves
Henkel Press pamphlet and leaves
Amanda Menjivar
August 16, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center Repository

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