The Library of Bernhard Schwenke, Country Parson in Eastern Thuringia (1816-1885)

Bernhard Schwenke, born in 1816, was the pastor of the Protestant parish of Langendembach from 1839 until his death in 1885. In this position he succeded his father Traugott Friedrich Schwenke (1772-1839) and his grandfather Johann Gottlieb Schwenke (1726-1798). A plaque in the Langendembach church commemorates the consecutive services of the "Geschlecht Schwenke" (Schwenke family) over a period of 122 years.

All the books in the attached inventory were in the possession of Bernhard Schwenke when he died. Most likely those published before he took office in 1839 had belonged to his father or to his grandfather.

A few books, marked "Nöthlich", originate from the estate of Ernst Gottlieb Nöthlich, pastor in the neighboring village of Grosskamsdorf. He was the father of Bernhard Schwenke's mother, Amalie Sophie née Nöthlich.

Other marks of ownership relate to:

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Inventory

Box 1   Classical Authors Box 2   Classical Philology – Hebraica – Judaica – History -- Literature
Box 3   Literature (continued) – Philosophy – Psychology -- Pedagogy Box 4   Zoology – Horticulture – Drawing – Biblical Texts/Biblical Criticism – Biblical History – Songbooks
Box 5   Theological Treatises – Lutheriana – Communion Books – Catechisms – Sermon Books – Collections of Sermons Box 6   Collections of Sermons (continued) – Books of Devotion & Reflection

Box 1   Classical Authors

No. 1: Apollonius Rhodius
No. 2: Aristophanes
No. 3: Caesar
No. 4: Cicero
No. 5: Euripides
No. 6: Horace
No. 7: Horace
No. 8: Livy
No. 9: Livy
No. 10: Ovid
No. 11: Ovid
No. 12: Phocylides
No. 13: Pliny
No. 14: Plutarch
No. 15: Plutarch
No. 16: Prudentius Clemens
No. 17: Sallust
No. 18: Seneca
No. 19: Seneca
No. 20: Virgil
No. 21: Virgil
No. 22: Xenophon
No. 23: Xenophon
No. 24: Xenophon
No. 25: Xenophon
No. 26: Xenophon
No. 27: Xenophon
No. 28: Xenophon
No. 29: Xenophon
No. 30: Xenophon

Box 2   Classical Philology – Hebraica – Judaica – History -- Literature

Classical Philology
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Hebraica
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Judaica
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History
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Literature
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Box 3   Literature (continued) – Philosophy – Psychology -- Pedagogy

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Philosophy
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Psychology
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Pedagogy
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Box 4   Zoology – Horticulture – Drawing – Biblical Texts/Biblical Criticism – Biblical History – Songbooks

Zoology
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Horticulture
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Drawing
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Biblical Texts, Biblical Criticism
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Biblical History
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Songbooks
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Box 5   Theological Treatises – Lutheriana – Communion Books – Catechisms – Sermon Books – Collections of Sermons

Theological Treaties
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Lutheriana
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Communion Books
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Catechisms
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Sermon Books
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Collections of Sermons by Individual Preachers
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Box 6   Collections of Sermons (continued) – Books of Devotion & Reflection

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Books of Devotions and Reflection
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