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Royal Patronage: Selections from the King Ludwig I of Bavaria Gift

By 1852, Saint Vincent had begun to receive shipments of artwork, musical instruments, and books gifted to the nascent community through the auspices of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Employed for their educative and elevative potential, these items were linked to the promulgation of German identity and culture in America. ​Royal Patronage: Selections from the King Ludwig I of Bavaria Gift traces an important link between America’s first Benedictine community and its royal Bavarian benefactor.