Photo of Humanities event

Prince Pückler’s Letters of a Dead Man

Friday, October 27, 2017

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Presented by Linda B. Parshall, Ph.D.

In 1826, German Prince Pückler-Muskau embarked on an extended tour of England, Wales, and Ireland, hoping to acquire a wealthy bride and restore the dream of transforming his vast estate in central Germany into an ideal landscape park. His travels are recounted in vivid letters that are part travelogue, part memoir. His observations as much as the beauty of his own properties drew international attention, including that of important American landscapists throughout the 19th century.

Support for the Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation