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New priceless historical finding by AMU researchers

Prof. Ewa Syska and Prof. Piotr Pokora from the AMU Faculty of History have found a letter written by Fryderyk Chopin, considered to be lost. The discovery is priceless, although the letter was valued at only PLN 150 in 1938. Another recovered document is a business card on which the musical genius notifies his friend of a visit.

However, these are not the only surprises that historians from Adam Mickiewicz University encountered during their search for Latanowicz's treasure in the Raczynski Library. Significantly, a substantial part of the Poznań bibliophile's collection will be displayed in the Atanazy's Gallery starting today - including the aforementioned letters. The opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

- I think the exhibition's proverbial highlight is the Chopins' letters that have been found. Yes, yes. The Chopins. Of father and son," says Professor Piotr Pokora. - "Mikołaj Chopin left behind documents indicating his military activity as chief of the artillery headquarters of one of the Polish divisions stationed near Kalisz. The discovery of a letter from Fryderyk to Julian Fontana believed to have been lost, is simply a miracle. In it, we find correspondence on renting a flat in Paris - if only closer to Georg Sand."

Source & photo: Życie Uniwersytecie