Civil Letter and Medical Document Concerning the Barber Heinrich Carl Ferdinand Schrader
Berlin: NP, 1841, 1852. Original documents. Loose leaf. Folio. Two folded, double-paged documents, matted behind clear plastic sheets. Rare original historical documents.
1. Civil Letter (printed): Issued to the barber Heinrich Carl Ferdinand Schrader by the mayor and council of the Royal Prussian Capitol Berlin. It declares that subsequent to Schrader's request and qualifications furnished by the applicant, the mayor grants the applicant the rights and benefits of a citizen. The document states that the new citizen has taken an oath to be faithful and obedient to his Royal Majesty of Prussia, and execute his duties as citizen diligently to the benefit of the state and his municipality, with all of his might, and god willing through his son Jesus Christ. The civil Letter is issued on July 21, 1841, with five signatures and embossed city seal (Siegel der Haupt- und Residenzstadt Berlin 1709). The upper left corner features a city stamp with eagle, acknowledging the receipt of half a Thaler and 15 pennies for this document.
The Bürger-Brief (Civil Letter) is a document issued from medieval times on to the beginning of the 20th century. It was issued by many European cities when an application was submitted and it granted immigrants full civil rights.
2. Medical Document (manuscript): Medically certified verification of qualification issued to the barber Heinrich Carl Ferdinand Schrader, residing at Chausseestr. 26, to practice Small Surgery (bleeding, phlebotomy, enema application, etc.) which he executed for a number of years with caution and dexterity. Furthermore notable is his unselfishness in his treatment of sick persons during the Cholera Epidemic of 1849 and 1850, in particular his intrepidness and readiness when called upon. The certificate features the signatures of nine doctors, surgeons, obstetricians and doctors for the poor, eight of them with red wax seals. The document is dated Berlin, August 8, 1852, and signed by Dr. Büning, medical doctor, surgeon and doctor for the poor, Dr. Carl Hoffmann, Dr. Holtendorf, Dr. Markgraf, Dr. Brenest, Dr. A. Benedix, Dr. Perle, Dr. Begius, and Dr. Schulz, all with title and six with current address. Text in German. Light foxing and staining. Overall in very good+ to near fine condition. near fine. Item #43575