- Letters of Erdmuthe Benigna Reuß-Ebersdorf, German, 18thc
Letters of Erdmuthe Benigna Reuß-Ebersdorf, German, 18thc
The document provides several letters of the countess Erdmuthe Benigna von Reuß-Ebersdorf (1670-1732) from her reign. The writing is very idiosyncratic. Since the scribe has not received any professional training, the spelling differs significantly from that of her contemporaries. Especially striking is the spelling of the word syllables separated by spatia and the frequent, sometimes arbitrary alternation of Kurrent and Antiqua as well as upper and lower case letters. She uses long-s and y with trema. From the Digital Scholarly Edition of the Letters of Erdmuthe Benigna Reuß-Ebersdorf (1670-1732), Jena 2017; http://erdmuthe.thulb.uni-jena.de/erdmuthe-digitale-edition/start.html.
Date. 17th century