Elena Mumm Thornton Wilson

Elena Mumm Thornton Wilson

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Elena Mumm Thornton Wilson (27 August 1906 - 27 July 1979) was a German-Russian aristocrat and partial heir to the Mumm champagne fortune, and the fourth wife of the famed American writer Edmund Wilson. Elena was a central figure in Wilson's journals and helped Leon Edel edit them after his death, as well as editing a book of his literary correspondence. Born Helene-Marthe Mumm von Schwarzenstein in Reims, France, Elena Mumm was the daughter of Peter Arnold Hermann Gottlieb Mumm von Schwarzenstein and Olga de Struve. On her father's side, she was descended from a long line of ancient Prussian nobility, traceable to 1359 in Cleves, Prussia. On March 31, 1873, Kaiser Wilhelm I renewed the Mumm patent on nobility, conferring the "Mumm von Schwarzenstein." Elena's branch had been famed for its champagne and white wine production, with estates founded in Reims, France, in 1827 and in the famous terroir Johannisberg, Germany (where Riesling was produced) in 1822. Her father was head of the internationally famous champagne company "Mumm Co." until the French seized the family's French properties and brand name after World War I as spoils of war.
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134961957
  • 9786134961950