Christian Gotthilf Salzmann

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Christian Gotthilf Salzmann

Christian Gotthilf Salzmann (1744–1811) was the founder of the Schnepfenthal institution, a school dedicated to new modes of education (derived heavily from the ideas of Jean-Jacques Rousseau). He wrote Elements of Morality, for the Use of Children, one of the first books translated by Mary Wollstonecraft, under the auspices of liberal publisher Joseph Johnson, when she turned from governessing to earning her living by her pen. Her English version was adapted a century later by Charlotte Mary Yonge into A Storehouse of Stories (1870).