Enslin, Christian
Christian Enslin: Letter to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., August 1849-1849.

1 letter.

Emmanuel Christian Gottlieb Enslin, known as Christian Enslin, was a German immigrant who arrived in British North America ca. 1830, later settling in Berlin about 1833. Enslin established a book bindery, bookstore and printing operation. He also served as editor of the Deutsche Canadier, the only German language newspaper in British North America from 1841-1848 and held numerous public offices.

Christian Enslin died on March 29, 1856. Source: Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.


File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin, bookseller and bookbinder, Waterloo, Ontario to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., Lancaster, Pennsylvania requesting the right to "Mother Drops", a medicine created by Dr. Heinitsch on which he held the patent.

The letter also includes information on bookbinding and printing practices in Upper Canada and makes reference to local figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.


  • Purchased in 2005 from Thomas Cullen Rockland Bookman, Orchard Park, New York.

Call number: GA 177