Excerpt from Richard to Minna Wagner, Vol. 1: Letters to His First Wife In my Introduction to the letters of Richard Wagner to Mathilde Wesendonck (Eng. ed. 1905) I dealt so fully with the home-relations of his first marriage, that, apart from the more intimate light now thrown on them by the present collection itself, I need do little more than recall to mind the barest skeleton of material facts. Wilhelm Richard Wagner, youngest of nine children, was born to his father, Magistrates' Clerk at Leipzig, May 22, 1813. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.