Father let your (Vater lass dein)


Item Info

Item No: frk01194
Title: Father let your (Vater lass dein)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; ink; graphite

Vatter Laß dein [text breaks off]

[above V]


Father let your [text breaks off]

[above V]

Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the upper area of the document. The first letters of the first two words are written in particularly prominent and decorative style. The fraktur is unfinished.

Attributed by Donald A. Shelley to Christian Peters.  A dated 1777 vorschrift by Peters gives a location in Switzerland.  See also FLP 1193, 1195, and 1196 for related examples; traces of stitching along the left margin suggests the four papers once formed part of a booklet.  See also FLP 1197.


Associated Names: Peters, Christian
Provenance: Donald A. Shelley


"Christian Peter"  in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 2, p. 617.

Donald A. Shelley, The Fraktur-Writings or Illuminated Manuscripts of the Pennsylvania Germans (Allentown, Pa.: Pennsylvania German Folklore Society, 1961); published as fig. 74b; see also figs. 74a,c,d, 75, and 229 for other examples. 

Creation Place State/Province: Creation Place Note:Possibly Switzerland

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1800
Image Dimensions Width: 15.2 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1194
Creator Name: [Christian Peters (active c. 1777)] - Scrivener
[Christian Peters (active c. 1777)] - Decorator

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