German philosopher (1770-1831), Hegel was one of the founders of modern European philosophy and his work profoundly influenced the work of Marx and Sartre. We have an autograph letter signed, in German. This lengthy, rare letter was written to Johann Martin Daniel Wohlfahrt, a priest from Gehren, Uckermark, (1773-1837). Wohlfahrt asked Hegel to recommend a person who wished to gain a job as a house teacher. Hegel, in his most detailed reply, recommends Mr. Boos. Signed, "Your servant, Prof. Hegel.” at the close. The degradationThis letter is written in bold ink, causing one small whole in the paper. It also has one clean tear in part of the text, but no text is missing. Two pages 4to, Berlin, November, 3, 1830, with integral address leaf. A superb and rare letter, written late in life when he was rector in a Berlin school. In full: "I am very grateful that you thought of me and showed me your benevolence in your kind writing of the 15th of last month. Following your wish, I looked around for a student who had just graduated and who was willing to assume a position as elementary teacher. Mr. Boos, who had been previously unknown to me, is said to be a bright and decent young man of flawless behaviour and lively character, and he comes highly recommended. His sensible, respectable demeanour, lacking all pretence, confirmed this description to me. He believes himself up to the task of teaching music but no French. If I may say so, the expectations are significant compared to the salary. He will write to Your Honour himself, or has no doubt done so already. I hope that the situation will continue to develop to your and your patron's satisfaction and ask you to leave any further requests to me. With my respect to Your Honour’s kindness".