George Adalbert von Mülverstedt

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George Adalbert von Mülverstedt

Johann George Adalbert von Mülverstedt (born July 4, 1825 in Neufahrwasser , † September 29, 1914 in Magdeburg ) was a German archivist , historian , numismatist and heraldist .


His parents were Johann Karl von Muelverstedt (* 1765) Prussian lieutenant and later salt store inspector and his wife Maria Emilie Schütz (* 1792), daughter of the war council and provincial salt director Johann Friedrich Schütz and Louisa Helena Kunze . His paternal grandparents were Johann Georg von Muelverstedt and Maria Eleonora von Mackrodt .


He attended grammar school in Tilsit until 1844 and then began studying philology at the University of Königsberg . For health reasons, he had to break off and began studying law in 1847, which he finished in 1849.

In June 1850 he took up the position of auscultator for the court of appeal at the Königsberg district court and passed the legal clerkship examination two years later. In his free time he was concerned with the history of the nobility, using archives from the provincial and later state archives in Königsberg. He soon took part in the organization of this archive and created a collection of genealogical data on noble families, the so-called aristocratic archive . From 1855 to 1857 he rearranged the archive of the state estates of the Mark Brandenburg in Berlin (archive of the Brandenburg provincial estates ) and presented a first publication the following year. His work with the title “The older constitution of the state estates of the Mark Brandenburg, mainly in the 16th and 17th centuries” received general recognition.

On April 1, 1857, he officially entered the state archives service and the following year he was appointed head of the provincial archive (later the state archive) in Magdeburg . He held this position until he retired in June 1898. During his tenure he published numerous articles in the journals of historical associations; In the annual reports of the Altmark Association for Patriotic History and Industry alone, he published 37 articles from 1864 to 1906 (without additions and supplements).


For his services he received the House Order of Albrecht the Bear 1st Class (1870), the Red Eagle Order 3rd Class (1896), the Order of the Crown and the Lippe House Order 3rd Class (1898).

In 1865 he was appointed Archives Councilor and in 1877 the Secret Archives Councilor. The Altmark Association for Patriotic History and Industry made him an honorary member in 1888.

Works (selection)

  • About the name of the church Juditten . Lecture at the assembly of the Prussia on October 1st. Held in 1853 . In: Prussian provincial sheets . Volume 4, Königsberg 1853, pp. 367-377.
  • Religious foundations in Prussia . In: New Prussian Provincial Papers . Volume 10, Königsberg 1856, pp. 1-23 and pp. 125-152.
  • Origin and age of the Countess v. Lehndorff sex. A historical and genealogical treatise . In. New Prussian Provincial Papers . Another sequence, Volume 9, Königsberg 1856, pp. 1–30 and pp. 89–110.
  • List of official governors, hereditary officers, magistrates, district judges, lords of the lords, caste lords, fish masters, hunters, mill masters, etc. in Prussia 1525–1806 . In: New Prussian Provincial Papers . Volume 10, Königsberg 1856, pp. 32–25 , pp. 182–186 , pp. 364–370 and?
  • The von Helffenstein in Prussia . In: New Prussian Provincial Papers . Volume 10, Koenigsberg 1856, pp. 401-428.
  • The names Ermeland and Warmien. - The heath castles of the Bartergau. Heinrich von Sorbaum, Bishop of Ermeland . In Preußische Provinzial-Blätter , year 1857 (= Neue Prussische Provinzial-Blätter , Volume XI), Königsberg 1857, pp. 65–73 , pp. 179–198 and pp. 283–296.
  • Documents, registers on the history and genealogy of the von Kotze men, along with an introduction to the family history, a brief overview of the same and the family property, family, ancestral, coat of arms and seal panels, also a view of the Germersleben Castle in 17th century and a register. Baensch, Magdeburg 1866. Digitized
  • Magdeburg Coin Cabinet of the New Era , 1868
  • Who was allowed to be buried in Magdeburg Cathedral in the Middle Ages? At the same time a contribution to the history of the ministerial system in the ore monastery of Magdeburg , 1871
  • About the noble family Valie u. some other knightly families in the vicinity of Stendal . 1875 digitized
  • The dead nobility of the province of Saxony , excluding the Altmark. In: Siebmacher's large and general Wappenbuch, Vol. VI, Department 6 (2 volumes), 1874
  • The dead Prussian nobility, the province of Prussia (East and West Prussia). In: Siebmacher's Large Book of Arms, Vol. VI, Department 4, Nuremberg 1874.
  • The dead Prussian nobility, the province of Prussia (East and West Prussia). (Additions). In: Siebmacher's large book of arms, vol. VII, section 3, a, Nuremberg 1900
  • Regesta Archiepiscopatus Magdeburgensis (3 volumes), 1876–1899 digitized BSB
  • Codex Diplomaticus Alvenslebianus. Collection of documents on the history of the von Alvensleben family and their possessions (5 volumes), 1879–1900
    • Volume 1: By the year 1412 . Magdeburg 1879 ( e-copy )
  • Regesta Stolbergica (Ed.), Magdeburg 1885
  • Historical news from the old Prussian noble family von Ostau , Magdeburg 1886
  • The Brandenburg military power under the Great Elector. Source-based representation of all individual Kurbrandenburg regiments and other independent troops and fortresses, the Navy & c. Existing in the period from 1640 to 1688. ; with an addition of previously unprinted documents, as well as 127 ranking lists and sample rolls . Baensch, Magdeburg 1888 ( digitized version )
  • A lost noble family of Upper Lusatia in Prussia; along with a few thoughts on the nationality of old Oberlausitzircher noble families. 1891 ( digitized version )
  • Document book on the history of the noble family von Oppen. 2 volumes, Magdeburg 1893–1896
  • Document book for the history and genealogy of the family v. Kalckstein , Magdeburg 1906
  • The vassal registers and tables of the main offices in Masuria . - On the history of Masurian towns. In: Communications of the literary society Masovia, issue 11, Lötzen 1906


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