Theodor Herzl Writes of a Matter Unknown, He Says, Even to His Editor, Amidst the Dreyfus Affair

July 27, 1899

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Theodor Herzl Writes of a Matter Unknown, He Says, Even to His Editor, Amidst the Dreyfus Affair
Autograph Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 736

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      Whether this enthusiastic letter has to do with Dreyfus’ having just been brought back from Devil’s Island to face a second trial in Paris, is not clear. But whatever is at hand, Eduard Bache, the editor and the part-owner of the New Free Press, “knows nothing of this affair,” Herzl writes, and so, urging his correspondent “not lose one day due to the current situation,” he hastily sends “the manuscript back…with warm thanks!”


      Autograph Letter Signed, in German, 1 page, quarto, on the letterhead of the New Free Press, Editorial Department, Fichtegasse No. 11,  Vienna, July 27, 1899. To Dear Sir.
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      NEW FREE PRESS.
      EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT:
      VIENNA
      Kolowratring, Fichtegasse No. 11.


      27 VII 99

      Very honored Sir,

      Even Dr. Bacher knows nothing of this affair, and so that you should not lose one day due to the current situation, I hasten to send the manuscript back to you with warm thanks.

      Faithfully and devotedly yours

      TH HERZL

      [Translated from German]