Henkel Press pamphlet and leaves
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
- Henkel Press (Organization)
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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)
Language of Materials
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.
R 72, C 3, S 4
The donor is unknown.
"Henkel Press[.]" Virginia Museum of History & Culture, accessed August 16, 2022. https://virginiahistory.org/learn/henkel-press.
Sorrells, Nancy. "Huge family left mark on Augusta Co. history," February 20, 2015. News Leader. https://www.newsleader.com/story/life/2015/02/20/koiner-history-german-lutheran-family/23737079/.
Processing completed by Amanda Menjivar in August 2022. Finding aid completed by Amanda Brent in August 2022.
- Christian literature--Publishing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New Market (Va.) Subject Source: Naf
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- Henkel Press pamphlet and leaves
- Amanda Menjivar
- August 16, 2022
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