Supplement a: G.'s supplementary notes, developing points jotted down in the main diary, are to be found at the end of each section (see p. 13).
Fritz: Charlotte von Stein's 14-year-old son. For Charlotte, see 'G.'s Circle', pp. 156-7.
Archenholz: Johann Wilhelm Archenholz, who had recently ( 1785) published a guide to England and Italy.
Kobel: Franz Kobell ( 1749-1822), a landscape painter who had just returned from a six-year residence in Italy.
physiognomic knowledge: G. contributed actively to the work of his friend Johann Caspar Lavater, a Zurich pastor and theologian, on the classification of human types by outward appearance, published as Physiognomic Fragments in Furtherance of the Knowledge and Love of Mankind ( 1775-8). Unscientific though this study was, G. clearly felt it had sharpened his eye for distinctive human traits.
Herder: Johann Gottfried Herder. See 'G.'s Circle', p. 157.
French traveller: Kaspar Riesbeck Letters of a French Traveller on Germany (German edn. 1783) was enthusiastic about Salzburg, but not about G.
threw herself off: in January 1785 Franziska von Ickstadt committed suicide at the age of 17 because of an unhappy love-affair. As the creator of the most celebrated of all suicides-for-love in his sensational novel The Sufferings of Young Werther, G. was more sensitive than most in this matter.