Most of the documents appear to be unrelated, although they may, with study, reflect a family history. Some documents stand out such as one signed by "Louis," which gave someone passage through France. Another "passport" was signed by William III of England in the late 17th century. There is a group of related 19th century documents from Bavaria and Baden. And there is one in an unidentified Slavic language. Some are in Latin, on parchment and vellum, with official seals still attached.
Commemorative cards inscribed with the godparent's name given to infants at their baptismal ceremony. The cards and envelopes are highly colored and decorated with religious symbols, embossing and gilt designs. One inscribed card is an astrological reading for the sign Libra. Several of the cards with signatures also mention the location, Schönheide.
Conferral of protection (upon payment of the usual fee) for the Jew, Araon Meier, and his wife and children, for his journey to Lichtenfels, about 30 miles north of Bamberg. He is not to be given any trouble or be burdened by anyone.
Autograph letter signed from Spohr to Herr Schmidt, the Director of the Municipal Theatre at Hambourg. The letter discusses Schmidt's search for a musical director. Spohr recommends the brothers Grund, of whom the younger, Edward, is a pupil.
Leipzig : Verlag der Taubert'schen Buchhandlung, 1828.
Book — 323,  pages : mounted color illustrations ; 16 cm
Political satire using the fortune-telling uses of the German deck of cards to comment on the social and political situation of the restoration in Germany. The work was suppressed upon publication in Prussia.
Autograph letter signed from Wagner to Ferdinand Heine of the Dresden Opera House. This fascinating and eloquent letter may be considered as one of the most important written by Wagner as a young man, when he was living in poverty in the countryside near Paris. Wagner has just been informed that his opera RIENZI has been accepted for production at the Dresden Opera House. He expresses his hope that it will be performed either in late 1842 or early 1843, and discusses his concerns for the stage decor, the costumes, and the singers Schröder-Devrient and Tichatschek.
[i] half title: Heine's Deutschland. [ii] advertising, Hoffmann und Campe, [iii] title, [iv] printer's imprint: H. G. Voight's Buchdruckerei, [v]-xii, Vorwort,  half title: Deutschland. Ein Wintermährchen. Geschrieben im Januar
Autograph letter signed from Spohr to a friend in London, referring to his 4th Piano Trio. Spohr also informs him that at the end of June, he is travelling with his wife to London, where there will be an important assembly of foreign artists.