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Máchův relikviář dnes
Mácha’s Reliquary Today

Some Remarks on the Mácha Mementos in the Collection of Emanuel Lešehrad

Author(s): Yvetta Dörflová
Subject(s): Czech Literature
Published by: Památník národního písemnictví
Keywords: Karel Hynek Mácha; Michal Mácha; Emanuel Lešehrad; Václav Štulc; maps; collecting

Summary/Abstract: The article is preceded by an edition of a now hard-to-find article by the Czech writer Emanuel Lešehrad (1877–1955), ‘Máchův relikviář’ (Mácha’s reliquary), which describes his approach to collecting documents and souvenirs from the estate of Karel Hynek Mácha (1810–1836). The accompanying essay includes descriptions of the archive materials that he got from this estate. It is the first publication of maps that Lešehrad bought from Mácha’s nephew Václav Mácha. By comparing places that Mácha visited with notes and points drawn on the maps, the author of the article seeks to determine whether they truly did belong to Mácha. She also point out other documents that have previously slipped the attention of Mácha scholars, concerning both the life of Mácha (a vaccination certificate and a school report) and the life of his father.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 255-263
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Czech